Economy

Global stocks mostly rise amid upbeat corporate earnings

Apr 24, 2018

Global stocks are mostly higher as company earnings reports continue to largely beat expectations, suggesting the economy remains strong despite concerns about trade

US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war

Apr 23, 2018

Executives tell AP their companies were punished by Alibaba after they refused to enter exclusive partnerships with the Chinese e-commerce giant, which denies wrongdoing

HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

Apr 23, 2018

A human rights group says gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants

At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

Apr 23, 2018

Executives tell AP their companies were punished by Alibaba after they refused to enter exclusive partnerships with the Chinese e-commerce giant, which denies wrongdoing

ZTE protests US penalty, says it is seeking solution

Apr 20, 2018

Chinese tech giant ZTE Corp. has warned a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens the company's survival and said it is looking for a legal solution

Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim

Apr 20, 2018

A look at key points ahead of the Kim-Moon summit, which will be only the third summit between the Koreas since their 1950-53 war

North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinks

Apr 19, 2018

North Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big boosts to just about everything and perplexes experts trying to understand what's really going on

Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth

Apr 19, 2018

Asian shares higher as optimism on global economy helps investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks

Global stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

Apr 18, 2018

Global stocks have followed Wall Street higher despite a Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in a swelling trade dispute

Japan fiscal year trade surplus with US up nearly 6 percent

Apr 18, 2018

Japan is reporting its trade surplus with the U.S. grew nearly 6 percent in the fiscal year through March