Economy

China's Xi promotes building initiative amid debt worries

Apr 26, 2019

China's Xi says building initiative will set high standards, as countries fret over debt

Asian shares mixed after US stocks retreat from record high

Apr 25, 2019

Asian shares are mixed after U.S. stocks closed lower, giving back some of its gains a day after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs

Kim looks to Russia as sanctions bite North Korea's economy

Apr 24, 2019

After failing to get sanctions eased during Trump meeting, Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win Putin's help as US-led sanctions hurt North Korea's economy

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Apr 23, 2019

As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads into his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he has a long wish list and a strong desire to mark a win after his failed Trump summit _ but will Putin oblige?

World markets mixed, oil rises on Iran concerns

Apr 22, 2019

World stock markets lower in post-Easter trading; oil prices surge on reports Washington wants to block Iran exports

Asian markets mixed in post-Easter trading

Apr 22, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed in post-Easter trading as investors look ahead to US quarterly data

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Apr 19, 2019

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance

China downplays political impact of global development push

Apr 19, 2019

China is downplaying the political implications of its global development campaign known as the Belt and Road initiative, saying that it aims to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends

Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Apr 19, 2019

Asian stock indexes are mostly higher on Good Friday holiday trading that had some markets closed

Celebration of Japan's new era big opportunity for business

Apr 19, 2019

Celebration of Japan's new imperial era a big opportunity for business

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