Chinese industrial profits fell by 6 percent in August. Making it the fifth month in a row that registered a drop. The goverment has been asked to introduce measure to stop the slowdown and boost economic growth.The Bank of China followed the lead from the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve by cutting lending and deposit rates. The Asian programs have smaller objectives and lagging the action of the West could be beneficial for the region as it can capture some of the benefits of its stronger currencies and higher interest rates.
Malaysia debt is expected to rise 10 percent this year.Growth in the South Asian country is forecasted around 5 percent in line to match last yearâ€™s figures.
Singapore and Hong Kong due to their respective pegs to the Fedâ€™s interest rate and the U.S. dollar could face an inflationary scenario that could fuel the already hot property market.Hong Kong has issued warnings and its looking into cooling the sector to avoid a property crash.
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