South Korea has cut its growth forecast for the second time in three months, amid a slowdown in its exports.
韩国近三个月内第三次调低经济增长预期，因其出口减缓。 The finance ministry now expects the economy to grow by 2.3% in 2013, down from its earlier projection of 3%. Exports, which account for almost half of South Korea's overall output, have been hit by weak demand from markets such as the US and the eurozone. The ministry said that it would unveil a series of stimulus measures in the coming days aimed at reviving growth. South Korea's economy expanded by 2% in 2012, the slowest pace in three years. Double whammy South Korea's exports have also come under pressure from the recent weakness in the Japanese currency. The yen has dipped nearly 20% against the US dollar since November last year, making Japanese goods more affordable to foreign buyers. Meanwhile, the South Korean won has risen by nearly 10% against the US dollar since May, making South Korean goods more expensive. There are concerns that with Japan and South Korea competing in similar markets, South Korean goods may lose out as a result of fluctuations in the currency.
India's industrial production grew by 6.8% in January from a year earlier, easing concerns about a slowdown in its economy.印度一月份工业生产较去年同期增长6.8%，缓解了经济增长缓慢的担忧。The growth w...（查看全文）
The Indian economy expanded at its slowest pace in nearly three years as the manufacturing sector continued to slow.印度制造业发展持续放缓，经济增长达近三年以来最低点。Gross domestic product (GDP) gre...（查看全文）
Japan's exports rose in March, boosted by a surge in shipments of cars.受汽车出货量猛增的影响,日本三月份出口额得以增长。Car exports rose 33.6% from a year earlier, with overall exports up by 5.9%, la...（查看全文）
Internet giant Google has reported a large jump in profits and sales.2012第一季度，互联网巨头谷歌的利润和营业额大幅增长。The company said net income in the first quarter was $2.89bn (￡1.8bn), up 60% ...（查看全文）