Europe's Refugee Crisis
Souleymane Ouedraogo juggles two mobile phones that are constantly ringing as he speeds on a moped across the capital of Burkina Faso to urge young people to do something for the first time in their lives: vote.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday ordered the compilation of an extra budget for the current fiscal year, in a bid to spur growth in an economy that has contracted in the past two quarters.
Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-biggest miner, approved the development of a $1.9 billion bauxite mine in Australia to meet growing demand from China.
China’s 10-year government bonds headed for the biggest weekly advance in a month as deteriorating economic data spurred speculation the central bank will further ease monetary policy.
Weaker corporate balance sheets and currency market volatility pose risks to Singapore lenders, though the local banking system remains resilient, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said Friday.
A two-week rally in Brent crude spurred the Malaysian ringgit’s biggest gain in emerging markets, adding to improving sentiment for the net oil exporter as a debt-ridden state investment company sells its assets.
Indian stock-index futures gained after benchmark gauges rose to a three-week high amid optimism the government will push economic reforms through a parliamentary session that began Thursday.
A rebound in industrial metals underpinned gains in Asian materials producers ahead of data on Chinese industrial company profits, while crude oil retreated.
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., India’s second-largest drugmaker, could see its sales come under pressure as it faces scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over manufacturing practices at its factories.
Oil buyers in Asia are sure of one thing as OPEC prepares to meet: They’ll emerge as winners from the group’s rift over production.
Japan's 2% inflation target remains a dream for now, although there are some signs of improvement. One measure this morning showed prices rising last month. Meanwhile, Japan's jobless rate fell to 3.1% on the month. Bloomberg's Jodi Schneider reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
China's inquiry into possible rule breaking in financial circles now includes the country's largest brokerage. Citic Securities has confirmed it is under investigation for alleged violations. Bloomberg's Stephen Engle reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
Michael Zink, head of Asean at Citibank, discusses the Asean Economic Community and the progress they have made. He speaks to Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)
Marc Burrage, managing director at Hays Japan, discusses Japan's labor market, the challenges it's facing and what he describes as a talent mismatch. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
Adrian Mowat, the chief Asian and emerging market equity strategist at JPMorgan Chase & Co., talks about why he expects investors to return to emerging-market stocks. He speaks with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)