China's economic growth sank to 24-year low in 2014: survey

Jan 18, 2015

China's economic growth sank to 24-year low in 2014: survey

China’s annual gross domestic product growth slowed to its weakest rate in more than two decades in 2014, according to an AFP survey, projecting further deceleration in the world’s second-largest economy this year. The median forecast in a poll of 15 economists saw the ...

'Vibrant India': Modi's superlative act to charm investors

Jan 11, 2015

'Vibrant India': Modi's superlative act to charm investors

Global statesmen and business titans descended on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state on Sunday to pay homage to the man they count on to unleash “big bang” reforms and create one of the few bright spots in a troubled world economy. Big ...

Dec 28, 2014

Four officials reprimanded in China over developer's AIDS scare tactics

Police in central China detained five people and four officials were reprimanded after a construction firm reportedly employed HIV/AIDS sufferers to scare residents into vacating their houses, the state news agency reported on Saturday. Forced demolitions are a frequent cause of unrest and anger ...

Nov 6, 2014

Japan, U.S. to launch joint research on methane hydrate

Japan and the United States agreed Thursday to launch joint research into the development of methane hydrate, an energy source also known as burning ice. Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding in Tokyo with the National Energy Technology ...

Nov 6, 2014

Panasonic, Polypore to collaborate on new battery technology

Polypore International Inc. said its Celgard LLC subsidiary and Panasonic Corp. will jointly develop a component for use in advanced lithium-ion batteries. Polypore, a U.S. maker of chemical membranes and separators, said the two companies will work on the development of coated and uncoated ...

Oct 15, 2014

More than 82 million in poverty in China: official

More than 82 million people in China still live on less than about $1 a day, a senior official said, despite a decades-long boom that made it the world’s second-largest economy. China’s official poverty standard is an annual income of 2,300 yuan ($375), close ...