Economy

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war

China's September imports from US fall 20% amid tariff war

Oct 14, 2019

China's September imports from the United States fall 20.6% amid tariff war

Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says

Oct 8, 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says the city's economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests

Spokesman: China has made deals to buy US soybeans, pork

Sep 26, 2019

China says importers agree to buy American soybeans and pork ahead of October trade talks

Japan welcomes US trade pact, but automakers appeal for help

Sep 26, 2019

Japanese automakers have urged government officials for further effort to improve their business environment after their government signed a trade deal with the US in which auto tariffs remain in effect

China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus

Sep 24, 2019

China's central banker: Policy will be 'stable and healthy,' suggesting no plans to join US, Europe in rate cut

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

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