Wednesday, March 26, 2014
President Chain Store Corp. (PCSC, 統一超商) is set to expand this year, opening more stores, including 7-Eleven convenience stores and Starbucks coffee shops, to reach 8,300 in total, domestic and foreign combined.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Asian stocks advanced Tuesday on stronger U.S. factory production and relief that sanctions imposed on Russia following the Crimea reference avoid its vital economic interests. European markets were down.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Australia's unemployment rate was steady at its decade-high level of 6.0 percent for the second straight month in February, despite a surprising rise in full-time positions, data showed Thursday.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Australia's economy expanded a better-than-expected 0.8 percent in the last three months of 2013 as the commodity-powered nation's transition away from its reliance on the mining sector picked up speed, data showed Wednesday.
Wealthy Chinese will pour AU$44 billion (US$39.4 billion) into Australian real estate over the next seven years, potentially pushing prices in one of the world's most expensive housing markets even higher, a study said Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Australia's central bank on Tuesday kept interest rates at a record low 2.5 percent for a sixth straight month despite continued weakness in the economy, and suggested it was likely to hold fire for some time.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Chinese manufacturing activity contracted in February at its worst rate in seven months, British banking giant HSBC said Monday, the latest data indicating trouble in the world's number two economy.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
China's consumer inflation held steady in January, easing pressure on communist leaders to control living costs as they launch ambitious economic reforms.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Australia's unemployment rate in January jumped to 6.0 percent — its worst in a decade — with the economy shedding 3,700 jobs amid a turbulent transition away from mining, data showed Thursday.
Australia plans to raise up to US$117 billion from sales of state assets, the finance minister said Thursday, as the government tries to bridge a gaping budget deficit.