9:26 am April 18, 2014 | No Comment
A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida’s orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets.
10:44 am April 17, 2014 | No Comment
If the principal investment theme of 2013 was the “Great Rotation” out of fixed income into stocks, the early indications this year point to a partial reversal of that flow to a broader “Asset Reflation”.
10:34 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
As cheap money and a shortage of housing in Australia’s biggest cities spurs home values to new heights, first-time buyers face a choice of taking on more debt or dropping out of the market. Australia’s housing debt equaled a record 134.6 percent of disposable income at the end of 2013, up from 130.9 percent a year earlier, according to the central bank.
8:47 am April 15, 2014 | No Comment
Current and former top officials at the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) offered insight into some of the often-secret agency’s inner workings, including its key role in imposing economic penalties on Iran. The 170-person sanctions unit within Treasury, comprised mainly of lawyers and intelligence analysts known as “targeters,” has extraordinary powers — and the ability to interrupt dollar transactions worldwide.
10:10 am April 14, 2014 | No Comment
Thailand's economy, known for its dynamism, is ailing — headed towards recession and held hostage by another crippling bout of turmoil in an eight-year power struggle being fought in Bangkok’s commercial heart and in its politicized courts.
8:56 am April 14, 2014 | No Comment
Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year’s Rana Plaza disaster.
1:50 pm April 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, the Riau haze has become one of major the environmental topics under discussion.
10:28 am April 11, 2014 | 3 Comments
China’s data distortions will muddy analysis of the nation’s trade until at least June, making it harder to assess the strength of the world’s biggest exporter and second-largest economy.
9:20 am April 10, 2014 | No Comment
Manila’s commuters are victims of a decade of neglect that President Benigno Aquino is trying to reverse with the capital’s biggest transport upgrade since the 1990s.