China Agricultural Bank reports flat H1 net profit28/8/2015 8:41
The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country's "Big Four" state-owned banks, said its net profit for the first half of 2015 rose only 0.3 percent year-on-year, citing the slowing domestic economy and growing bad loans.
Tokyo stocks surge more than 3% in afternoon trade28/8/2015 7:43
Tokyo shares soared over 3.0 percent Friday afternoon, extending gains from a day earlier after strong US data sent Wall Street flying and fuelled a global rally that saw a surge in Chinese equities.
Dollar ticks up after upbeat US growth figures28/8/2015 7:36
The dollar rose against the yen Friday after upbeat US growth data suggested the world's top economy was weathering a slowdown in China, ahead of a key Federal Reserve summit of central bankers.
US economy grew 3.7% in second quarter27/8/2015 15:45
The US economy grew much stronger than first estimated in the second quarter, at an annual rate of 3.7 percent, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.