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Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

07-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to [...]
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Australia keen on China-backed infrastructure bank

07-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia on Wednesday said it was keen to join an Asian infrastructure lender seen as a counterweight to Western-backed international development banks, but said changes to [...]
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Asia stocks waver ahead of US jobs report

07-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets wavered between gains and losses Thursday as investors awaited a US jobs report that might deliver a verdict on whether the Federal Reserve’s [...]
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Asian stocks mostly down, Tokyo sees late rally

06-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 7:26 AM

Asian markets mostly fell Wednesday November 05 but Tokyo reversed early selling to add to the 10 percent rally since the Bank of Japan’s surprise monetary easing [...]
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Asia stocks lower after Europe growth downgraded

06-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets mostly fell Wednesday as the slump in oil prices weighed on energy companies and lower growth estimates for Europe dampened sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: [...]
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Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo surges for 2nd session

05-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 7:16 AM

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday November 04 following a soft lead from Wall Street, while Tokyo tacked on another huge set of gains after last week’s surprise monetary [...]
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Asian Airline Industry’s Woes Soar Underlining Warren Buffett’s Prediction

05-Nov-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Most of the Asian airlines that made initial public offerings (IPO) during the last five years have lost money as their share prices plummeted, in line with renowned [...]
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Asia dips as Japan outperforms, dollar close to highs

05-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks dipped on Tuesday with latest signs of slower growth in China and the euro zone dampening the mood, although Japan bucked the trend and rose to new seven-year [...]
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Asian PMI: Most Countries Show Weakening Trend in Manufacturing, India and Vietnam See Uptrend

05-Nov-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Markit’s manufacturing PMI for South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Indonesia have declined while Chinese and Indian numbers edged higher in October, the research firm [...]
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Asian stocks take breather after last week’s surge

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 7:30 AM

Asian markets were mixed Monday November 03 as traders took a breather after last week’s rally, but Shanghai hit a 21-month high on hopes of Chinese stimulus measures after [...]
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Asia Stocks Outside Japan Slip From Month High as Kospi Drops

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A gauge of Asian stocks slipped from a one-month high, dragged down by declines in South Korea, as investors weighed earnings and awaited private manufacturing gauges for [...]
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US Blocks China Efforts to Promote Asia Trade Pact

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The US has blocked China’s efforts to use a leaders’ summit to begin negotiations on a free-trade zone spanning the Pacific, people close to the matter said, as [...]
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Republican gains could aid Obama’s Asia trade pact

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Big Republican gains on Election Day would be a blow to much of President Barack Obama’s agenda, but one stymied item on his to-do list might get a fresh chance to move [...]
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Central Banks Watch: ECB, BoE, RBA, Malaysia, Poland, Thailand and Romania to Set Rates, Poloz, Kuroda and Bernanke to Speak

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

After an eventful central bank month of October, the first week of November will see rate decisions in Eurozone, UK and Australia, while a long list of speakers will be led [...]
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Japan’s huge pension fund to boost share purchases

04-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve investment returns [...]
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