Economy

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chose five people experienced in business or economics to support his new cabinet. © Reuters

Meet the 5 brains behind Malaysia's Mahathir-nomics

Council of elders includes Hong Kong-based tycoon Robert Kuok

  • Half of Japan's eateries plan price hikes this year

    Nikkei survey shows restaurants struggling with labor and ingredient costs

  • China to cut tariffs for cars, auto parts from July 1

  • Asia's war on 'fake news' raises real fears for free speech

    Governments walk fine line between fighting rumors and stifling dissent

  • A theft at the BOJ raises awkward questions

    A central bank employee is fired for stealing gold coins

  • US shale-based LNG gushes into Asia

    Japan follows South Korea, China and India in signing long-term contracts

  • Many Indian villagers still waiting for promised electricity

    Modi's rural power campaign has yet to reach 31 million homes

  • Datawatch

    Central Asia's north-south divide

    The numbers behind the differing fortunes of five former Soviet republics

  • Thai Q1 GDP grows at best pace in five years

    State agency raises 2018 forecast on strong exports

  • FT Confidential Research

    China property tax push could spark sell-off

    One in five investors would look to sell if Beijing imposes annual levy

  • China curbs infrastructure spending as local debt climbs

    Slowdown exacerbates the plight of depressed regions

  • Japan posts goods trade surplus of 626bn yen in April

  • William Pesek

    Argentina should set alarm bells ringing in Asia

    Indonesia's interest rate rise highlights need for urgent defensive action

  • South Korea's parliament approves extra budget bill -Yonhap

  • China intends for self-driving cars to propel smart megacity

    President Xi's Xiongan project challenges US tech dominance and free market innovation

  • US and China agree to 'substantially' reduce trade deficit: statement

    Beijing will increase purchases but avoids $200bn target figure

  • Malaysia's core cabinet to be sworn in Monday

    Mahathir names ministers, sets up new ministry for domestic economy

  • Sharp increase in reported white-collar crime in Singapore

    Investments to combat such crimes are also rising, survey shows

  • Belt and Road offers path into China for foreign financial firms

    Investors offer vital funding for projects with eye toward looser ownership rules

  • Japan's lower house passes TPP trade deal