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Nikkei slides to 1-month low on strong yen as Ukraine, China woes unnerve investors

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 09:00

The Nikkei share average fell 395.04 points to 14,420.94 in mid-morning trade after dropping to a low of 14,408.62 earlier, the weakest since February 17.

China Jan-Feb factory output up 8.6%, a five-year low

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 12:35

Annual growth in factory output in the first two months of the year is the weakest since March 2009.

Asian shares tick up cautiously as China data looms

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:48

Asian shares cautiously rebounded from two-week lows on Thursday though investors were in no mood to embrace risk ahead of a batch of Chinese data that may offer clues about the extent of its economic slowdown.

Gold price near 6-month high as Ukraine, China prompt safe-haven bids

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 08:49

Gold was trading near its highest level in six months on Thursday as investors sought to hedge their bets against geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and economic slowdown fears in China.

China suggests full interest rate liberalisation in 2 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12:12

The government expects the economy to grow 7.5 percent this year, which would be the lowest pace in 24 years.

China targets 7.5% GDP growth for 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 09:26

China on Wednesday targeted a modest 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2014, unchanged from last year, as the government looks to steer the economy onto a more sustainable and balanced path.

China manufacturing growth slows to 8-month low

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 10:32

The purchasing managers` index (PMI) tumbled to 50.2, in the third straight drop from 50.5 in January, 51.0 in December and 51.4 in November.

China's official PMI seen hitting eight-month low, barely showing expansion

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 11:43

China`s factory activity likely expanded only slightly in February, a Reuters poll showed, dropping to an eight-month low that would indicate a modest slowdown is continuing.

China attracts $10.76 billion FDI in January

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:50

China attracted USD 10.76 billion in FDI in January, up 16.1 percent from a year earlier, the government said Tuesday, signalling that global investors are still confident in the world's second-largest economy.

China's Jan HSBC services PMI falls to 50.7, lowest in 2.5 yrs

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:04

China`s services sector grew at its slowest pace in almost 2-1/2 years in January after firms secured a smaller volume of new business, a private survey showed, adding to growing signs of slackening in the Chinese economy.

Fear of China 'hard landing' stalks Davos

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 21:33

The risk of a hard landing for the economy in China as well as the threat of military conflict with Japan stoked fears at the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.

China's 2013 urban unemployment rate at 4.1 %

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 14:47

Over 13 million jobs were created in China in 2013 while the urban unemployment rate in the world's second largest economy stood at around 4.1 percent.