China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

/ Mar 5, 2017

China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

China’s top economic official trimmed its growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang ...

Japan's third-quarter GDP growth weaker than expected

/ Dec 8, 2016

Japan's third-quarter GDP growth weaker than expected

Japan’s third-quarter GDP was weaker than expected with a 0.3 percent expansion, revised data showed Thursday, as slack corporate spending held back the world’s No. 3 economy. The latest figures were lower than an initial estimate of 0.5 percent growth in the July to ...