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This Wednesday in Asia, Singapore low-cost carrier Tiger Airways is due to report quarterly results, while Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton gives a production update. Jon Gordon reports
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"Just how tricky is it to run a budget airline in Asia? Well, this Wednesday (July 23) we get an update with results from..."
Singapore's Tiger Airways due out.
The low-cost carrier shut down its Indonesia joint venture earlier this year as pricing pressure led to losses.
That hasn't yet lifted the firms' shares off the runway though - down about 13 percent for 2014 year to date. Bad news for its largest shareholder Singapore Airlines.
Over to Australia, the mining sector isn't having it much easier either.
BHP Billiton announces its quarterly production results Wednesday, which will reveal how deteriorating iron ore prices, down nearly 30 percent this year so far, are affecting the mining giant's operations and plans.
BHP's low production costs should shield it from the pain felt by smaller producers, at least in the short term, but the question is for how long?
Finally on the economic front, it's Singapore and Australia again, with inflation data due out from both.
The consensus forecasts here, a relatively cool 2.4 percent for June in the Lion City, while Australia should heat up to 3.1 percent for Q2 which would be the highest reading since end 2011.