Asian economies on the mend

ASIA - While many of Asia's economies are stagnating or deep in recession, anecdotal evidence emerges from Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia that a recovery could be under way.

Singapore's economy, which has seen its exports collapse and the economy suffer its worst recession in 37 years, can finally hope for an end to the downturn.

Non-oil exports in January still fell 4.1% from a year ago, but the data were much better than the 16.7% plunge experienced in December, and much more f

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