Business

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

Sep 19, 2019

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate

Stocks mixed, oil down as markets await news on Saudi plant

Sep 17, 2019

World shares are mixed and oil prices have fallen slightly pending updates on restoring output at a Saudi Aramco oil processing plant damaged by an attack over the weekend

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

Sep 17, 2019

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal promised by Trump

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

Sep 11, 2019

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever

Thai high court affirms guilt of 2009 Pattaya rioters

Sep 11, 2019

Thailand's Supreme Court has affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement convicted in connection with rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009

Thai trade minister says progress made in free trade pact

Sep 10, 2019

A Thai economic official says regional trade ministers made some progress toward completing a long-awaited free trade agreement, and final details are expected to be worked out later this month in Vietnam

Alibaba's Ma steps down as industry faces uncertainty

Sep 10, 2019

Alibaba founder Jack Ma steps down as its chairman as Chinese e-commerce faces rapid change, uncertainty in tariff war

Asian shares mixed as investors look ahead to rate decisions

Sep 10, 2019

Asian shares are mixed after a day of listless trading on Wall Street as investors awaited signs on global interest rates

In Japan, a court case highlights paternity leave issues

Sep 9, 2019

A father has filed one of Japan's first cases alleging retribution after taking paternity leave

Lam says extradition bill will end without debate or vote

Sep 5, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations will be formally withdrawn in the legislative council without the need for debate or vote