Economy

Global stock markets mixed amid trade uncertainty

May 15, 2018

Global shares are mostly lower amid uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S.

Asian stocks fall in muted trading amid trade uncertainty

May 15, 2018

Asian shares are mostly lower in muted trading amid continuing uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S.

China sends trade envoy to US, welcomes Trump ZTE comments

May 14, 2018

China is sending a special envoy to the U.S. for talks on trade issues amid a simmering dispute

AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM

May 14, 2018

Shares of regional budget airline AirAsia fell Monday after its chief Tony Fernandes apologized for supporting defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak in last week's historic vote.

Iran diplomat visits China for talks on nuclear deal crisis

May 13, 2018

Iran's foreign minister is visiting China for talks following President Donald Trump's decision to scrap U.S. participation in the agreement over Iran's nuclear program

Moon shines as he drives diplomacy with North Korea

May 12, 2018

Moon has stepped into the spotlight as he drives a new global push to settle the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang

AP Interview: Food agency head hopes talks help N. Koreans

May 11, 2018

AP Interview: The head of the United Nations' World Food Program says a peace agreement with North Korea will go far toward easing the impoverished nation's food security woes

Japan PM to NKorea: Release Japanese abductees or no aid

May 11, 2018

Japan's prime minister has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Japan will not provide major economic assistance unless the North resolves the issue of Japanese citizens it abducted decades ago

Asian shares rally as modest inflation eases rate hike fears

May 11, 2018

Asian stock markets rally as modest inflation data soothes rate hike concerns

Ex-strongman seeks legacy as savior of Malaysia's democracy

May 11, 2018

Former strongman Mahathir Mohamad was an unlikely choice to steer Malaysia on a more democratic path, but his stunning political victory allows his to fashion a more positive legacy