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Corridors of power Week in China 24/04/2015 preview

Corridors of power

China will invest UDD46 billion in Pakistan, focussed on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

India hopes for rain Pranjul Bhandari, Chief India Economist 23/04/2015 preview

India hopes for rain

Forecasted poor rains may have a negative impact on India's disinflation and rural demand.

Japan's weak consumption Izumi Devalier, Economist 21/04/2015 preview

Japan's weak consumption

Private consumption in Japan remains weak, resulting from poor consumer sentiment and a sharp fall in labour income.

Asian rate cuts lose punch Frederic Neumann, Co-head of Asia Economics Research 20/04/2015 preview

Asian rate cuts lose punch

Beyond rate cuts and easing, financial-sector reforms should match monetary policy to lift the economic status of Asia.

The year of the renminbi Qu Hongbin, Chief Economist, Greater China 20/04/2015 preview

The year of the renminbi

Beijing wants the renminbi to be fully convertible under the capital account this year.

Finding commodities' new normal Paul Bloxham, Economist 14/04/2015 preview

Finding commodities' new normal

Higher demand in emerging markets will drive commodity-intensive global growth.

Korea is China's beauty spot Karen Choi, Analyst 10/04/2015 preview

Korea is China's beauty spot

Duty-free outlets in Korea have become major shopping destinations for avid Chinese travellers looking to buy beauty products, particularly cosmetics.

Shale is oil's new swing producer Philip Wickham, Senior Analyst 10/04/2015 preview

Shale is oil's new swing producer

Backing off as the global swing producer of oil, OPEC will now maintain its production volumes and let shale producers do their job.

US oil and weather shocks Kevin Logan, Chief US Economist 10/04/2015 preview

US oil and weather shocks

Impact of decline in oil prices, bad weather and dollar appreciation causes a cut down in GDP growth forecast for 2015.

The avocado advocates Week in China 10/04/2015 preview

The avocado advocates

As the popularity of avocados increases, China is looking at its avocado production.