Economic Development In Asia Still Faces Many Challenges, China Minister Says

Economic and trade development in the Asia-Pacific still faces many disturbances and challenges, China’s commerce minister Wang Went said. Wang made the comments at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Detroit, where he met with several leaders and exchanged views on multilateral and bilateral economic and trade issues amid wider global trade rifts and […]

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Asian Stocks Drop Amid Default Fears, Nvidia Boosts Chipmaking Shares

Most Asian stocks fell on Thursday as fears of a U.S. debt default persisted amid little progress toward raising the debt ceiling, although chipmaking stocks outperformed tracking a robust outlook from Nvidia. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6%, supported chiefly by nearly 16% jump in semiconductor testing equipment maker Advantest Corp (TYO:6857). The stock, which […]


Explainer-What India’s Decision to Scrap Its 2000-Rupee Note Means For its Economy

India will withdraw its highest denomination currency note from circulation, the central bank said on Friday. The 2000-rupee note, introduced into circulation in 2016, will remain legal tender but citizens have been asked to deposit or exchange these notes by Sept. 30, 2023. The decision is reminiscent of a shock move in 2016 when the […]


Commerzbank Doubles Quarterly Profit, Helped By Higher Interest Rates

Germany’s Commerzbank (ETR:CBKG) said on Wednesday that net profit nearly doubled in the first quarter, a better-than-expected result helped by higher interest rates. The bank said it sees “upside potential” in net interest income this year, and raised its forecast to 7 billion euros ($7.7 billion) from a previous 6.5 billion euros. The bank’s shares […]