Asia-Pacific
  • Beijing will halve the number service and manufacturing industries in which foreign investment is restricted.

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers his work report at the opening of the 3rd Session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2015 in Beijing, China. The government work report presented the main targets of economic and social development, a projected 2015 GDP growth of about 7 percent; and consumer prices rising about 3 percent.
    LAST UPDATE : Mar 05, 2015, 3:20 PM EST
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  • People are seen in front of the building of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan, on February 16, 2015.

    Japan came out of recession in the fourth quarter of last year, but grew at a slower than expected pace.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 16, 2015, 10:43 PM EST
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  • The Japanese national flag flies atop the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

    Acts to deflect criticism that it is sitting idly as slumping oil prices keep inflation well short of its target.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 21, 2015, 3:07 AM EST
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