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ADB sees slower growth for Asia, China in 2015, 2016 – Reuters

MANILA Growth in developing Asia will likely be slower than previously thought as a slowdown in China’s economy hurts demand, the Asian Development Bank said, and urged policymakers in the region to strengthen financial-system buffers against external shocks. Developing Asia is now expected to grow 5.8 percent and 6.0 percent this year and in 2016, […]

Australia Leads Asia-Pacific Stocks Lower on Global Growth Jitters – Wall Street Journal

Shares in Australia fell by their sharpest in more than a week and led most Asian markets lower on Monday, as anxiety about the pace of global growth sent investors fleeing to safer assets, including the U.S. dollar. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 2% to end at 5066.2. The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.8% and […]

Asia markets’ key risks: China PMI, Japan inflation – CNBC

As financial markets in Asia recover from the Fed’s decision to keep rates unchanged, other risk events will likely serve up fresh volatility this week. China’s flash Caixin purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for September will be announced on Wednesday at 9.45am local time. In the previous month, activity in the […]

Index Futures Drop With Ringgit on Growth Woes; VW Set to Tumble – Bloomberg

Global markets don’t know what to make of the Federal Reserve anymore. Treasuries and emerging-markets stocks fell as three Fed policy makers argued that interest rates may rise this year, days after a September increase was rejected amid financial-market volatility. U.S. stock futures rose with European shares, while Volkswagen AG plunged 21 percent after admitting […]

Asia-Pacific Stocks Fall on Global Growth Jitters – Wall Street Journal

Shares in Australia fell by their sharpest in more than a week and led most Asian markets lower on Monday, as anxiety about the pace of global growth sent investors fleeing to safer assets, including the U.S. dollar. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 fell 2% to end at 5066.2. The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.8% […]

Asia markets’ key risks: China PMI, Japan inflation – CNBC

As financial markets in Asia recover from the Fed’s decision to keep rates unchanged, other risk events will likely serve up fresh volatility this week. China’s flash Caixin purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for September will be announced on Wednesday at 9.45am local time. In the previous month, activity in the […]

Emerging Currencies, Asia Shares Drop on Growth Woes; VW Tumbles – Bloomberg

Emerging-market currencies retreated with Asian stocks and U.S. equity-index futures as concern global growth is faltering spurred investors to sell riskier assets. Volkswagen AG tumbled the most since 2009 after the company was found to have cheated on U.S. pollution tests. Malaysia’s ringgit and South Korea’s won led losses in developing-economy currencies. Volkswagen fell 13 percent […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia – Omaha World-Herald

Eugene Hoshiko AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, opposition lawmakers surge toward the chairman’s seat to protest as ruling party colleagues rush in to try to protect him during a committee voting of security bills at the upper house of the parliament in Tokyo. Japan’s ruling Liberal […]

European bourses tread water – Financial Times

Michael Hunter in London and Peter Wells in Hong Kong Print Clip Gift Article European bourses tread water – Financial Times}

Asia markets’ key risks: China PMI, Japan inflation – CNBC

As financial markets in Asia recover from the Fed’s decision to keep rates unchanged, other risk events will likely serve up fresh volatility this week. China’s flash Caixin purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for September will be announced on Wednesday at 9.45am local time. In the previous month, activity in the […]