Economy

Hong Kong economy cools as trade tension mounts

Nov 16, 2018

Hong Kong's economic growth slows to 2-year low as US-Chinese trade tension mounts

AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan

Nov 13, 2018

Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration

Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

Nov 13, 2018

Pence and Abe meet to discuss bilateral trade and touch base on their policies on North Korea before regional summits

Global stocks, oil slip after Fed points to more rate hikes

Nov 9, 2018

Global stocks are down after the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising interest rates, tightening the supply of money that has supported markets in recent years.

Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom

Nov 9, 2018

China's stock market gloom defies government efforts to restore confidence after 30 percent price plunge

China's exports to US tick up as traders try to beat tariffs

Nov 8, 2018

China's export growth to US ticks up in October as traders rush to beat more tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy

Ministers meeting signals thaw in China-Australia ties

Nov 8, 2018

The foreign ministers of China and Australia are meeting in Beijing in what is being seen as a sign of a thaw in the recently frosty relationship between the key economic partners

Asian economies grateful for reprieve on Iran oil imports

Nov 6, 2018

Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers have welcomed the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran

Chinese, Pakistan leaders prepare to meet amid debt concerns

Nov 2, 2018

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is preparing to meet with China's President Xi Jinping amid concerns over Pakistan's growing fiscal crisis and its ability to repay Chinese loans

Global shares mixed after Wall Street tumble

Oct 29, 2018

Global stock markets mixed after Wall Street slide fuels concern about global market outlook

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