Economy

China orders more lending to entrepreneurs amid trade spat

Oct 7, 2018

Chinese banks have been told by the government to lend more to entrepreneurs to help shore up flagging economic growth amid an escalating trade dispute with Washington

World stocks fall ahead of US jobs data as tensions weigh

Oct 5, 2018

World shares fall ahead of US jobs data as China tensions weigh

South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

Oct 5, 2018

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a corruption case that badly tainting his status as South Korea's first leader with a business background who once symbolized the country's economic rise

China tech stocks Lenovo, ZTE tumble after chip hack report

Oct 5, 2018

Chinese tech stocks Lenovo and ZTE Corp. tumble after a news report that Chinese spies might have used chips supplied by another company to hack into U.S. computer systems

Asian stocks fall as US accuses China of election meddling

Oct 5, 2018

Asian stocks fall after US accuses China of meddling in its midterm elections

Vietnam nominates Communist Party chief to become president

Oct 4, 2018

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party has nominated its general secretary for the additional post of president, ending a decades-long policy of separating top leadership positions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Oct 4, 2018

Secretary of State Pompeo due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China's claims in the South China Sea

Asian shares mostly fall on weak Japan data, US-China trade

Oct 3, 2018

Asian shares mixed on optimism after US-Canada deal

Australia sends 50 medical professionals and $3.6M in aid

Oct 2, 2018

Australia's government says it will send more than 50 medical professionals to Indonesia to help with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami as part of a 5 million Australian dollar ($3.6 million) aid package

World stocks slip as trade relief fades, amid Italy concerns

Oct 2, 2018

World stocks fall as relief over US-Canada deal fades