HONG KONG - The World Bank is trimming its economic growth forecasts for East Asia, reflecting risks from China's gradual slowdown and a looming U.S.
The World Bank's president has begun making the case for an increase of the institution's capital base, arguing that a slowdown in emerging markets and ambitious UN development goals agreed last month mean the bank needs greater resources.
Some of the Europeans who favor opting out of biotech crops (image from greensefa). A deadline passed on 10/3 for countries in the EU to opt out of future “GMO Crop” planting approvals.
TOKYO, Oct 5 - Japan's services sector expanded in September at a much slower pace compared with the previous month as new business slackened in a sign that domestic demand ended the third quarter on a soft note.
SINGAPORE: Oil extended gains in Asia on Monday as a decline in US drilling pointed to a slowdown in production, but concerns over demand remain after a disappointing US jobs report.