CY Leung: HK government may invest directly to industries

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said Hong Kong government may invest directly to industries if necessary…

Top 10 business stories of the year

The three largest economies – the United States, China and Japan – struggled again in 2012. The 17 countries that use the euro endured a third painful year…

Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

Lawmakers say Congress probably could resolve the so-called “fiscal cliff” if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes…

Obama to fly home early as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms

President Barack Obama was cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening…

Republicans, Democrats face fiscal cliff

After Tuesday’s election, both Democrats and Republicans will be tested by the immediate need for moderation if they are to avoid the feared “fiscal cliff”…

Obama’s victory & the economy

America’s decision to re-elect President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney will affect all that and other elements of the U.S. economy and financial system…

Obama is told: Avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

So what’s the first thing you’d do for the economy if you were president? The Associated Press posed that question to more than a dozen leading economists…

Japan economy shaky as island spat impacts business

A report by J.P. Morgan, released Tuesday, projected Japanese auto exports to China will crash 70 percent during the October-December period. The export of auto parts will slip by 40 percent…

US jobless rate falls to 7.8%

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years…

US economy grew 1.3% in second quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a sluggish 1.3 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, held back by the severe drought that reduced farm production in the Midwest…

US unemployment rate edges up despite more hiring

美國勞工部最新發表的報告指出,美國僱主在7月新增163,000個工作職位,但仍未足以降低失業率,7月的失業率由6月的8.2%微升至8.3%。

US-China trade seminar

中國商務部副部長王超率團訪問舊金山。超過上百名中美雙方經貿代表,今天出席由舊金山市政府主辦的「中美省州經貿合作研討會」…

Bernanke offers no hints of imminent Fed action

聯邦儲備局主席伯南克週二出席國會聽證會時,對美國經濟作出暗淡的評估,他指出如果美國經濟增長沒有加快,聯儲局將會採取進一步行動,但卻沒有透露具體行動是甚麼…

IMF cuts China forecast, ‘hard landing’ possible

中國國務院最快本週三召開年中經濟會議,為下半年經濟定調。 中國總理溫家寶在會議開幕前,去到四川考察,表示經濟困境可能持續,下半年會適當加大政策力度…

US economy appears weaker as retail sales slump

美國商務部的最新報告指出,美國民眾在6月的零售支出持續3個月下跌,令市場憂慮美國經濟前景似乎仍然暗淡,不少經濟師已下調4月至6月季度的經濟增長預測…

China’s 2nd quarter GDP figures lowest in 3 yrs

中國國家統計局週五公佈,中國第二季國民生產總值由上年同期8.1%,下調至7.6%,為三年內最低,顯示中國經濟增長放緩的趨勢持續…

US employers add 80k jobs as economy struggles

聯邦勞工部週五發表最新的就業數據,美國僱主在6月份只新增8萬個工作職位,失業率則維持8.2%不變,就業市場持續疲弱,預料會為爭取連任的奧巴馬總統帶來麻煩…

Factory activity in Philadelphia region declines

費城聯儲局週四表示,費城地區的製造業活動連續兩個月收縮,顯示美國的經濟增長似乎後勁不繼…

US growth slowed to 2.2 percent in first quarter

The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the first three months of this year…

Economy improving but job growth still weak

The U.S. economy is picking up. If only job growth would follow…

Justin Lin demystifying China’s economy

Justin Lin, chief economist and senior vice president at the World Bank, is very optimistic about China’s future….

Americans in November more confident about economy

Americans’ confidence in the economy in November bounced back to its highest level since July…

For Obama, a day of heavy diplomacy in Hawaii

Courting help from Asian powers, President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to improve the beleaguered American jobs outlook with an eye toward next year’s election…

Fed foresees far weaker growth

Fed foresees much weaker growth and higher unemployment than it had in June…