| Oct 7, 2013

Results elude new consumer accident panel

After its inception roughly a year ago, the Consumer Safety Investigation Commission came up with a goal of handling 100 consumer product accident cases per year but ended up taking up just six, with none ending in a conclusive report. The Consumer Affairs Agency ...

Apr 16, 2013

World Bank pushes Asia stimulus end

Asia’s emerging economies should consider reining in monetary stimulus to curb the risks of asset bubbles and inflation as policy easing in developed nations, including Japan, spur capital inflows, the World Bank said. Demand-boosting measures that helped sustain growth “may now be counterproductive,” the ...

Apr 13, 2013

IMF says so far, so good with easing by central banks

Global central banks, including the Bank of Japan, buying assets and keeping interest rates low to boost growth have had “positive short-term effects for banks” even as risks from the policies are increasing, the International Monetary Fund said. “The prolonged period of low interest ...