Economy

China's trade growth cools in December

Jan 12, 2018

China's trade growth cooled in December in a sign of weaker global and domestic demand, but last year's total exports rose 7.9 percent over 2016 while imports were up 15.9 percent

China warns Trump ahead of possible trade decision

Jan 11, 2018

China has warned Washington it will 'resolutely safeguard' its interests ahead of a possible decision in an investigation into whether Beijing steals technology

China: Report buying of US debt might stop is 'fake news'

Jan 11, 2018

China's foreign exchange regulator has challenged a news report that it might slow or stop purchases of U.S. Treasury debt due to trade tensions with Washington as "fake news."

China's new Silk Road hits political, financial hurdles

Jan 11, 2018

China's plan to expand trade across Asia and Europe with a new Silk Road of railways and other infrastructure is hitting political and financial hurdles

Asian share prices mostly lower as Wall Street rally fades

Jan 10, 2018

Shares are mostly lower in Asia despite Wall Street's record high closes

China, France promise cooperation on climate, security

Jan 9, 2018

The presidents of China and France have promised closer cooperation on climate, counter-terrorism and other issues as their governments try to gain global influence

Thailand confirms that ex-leader Yingluck is in Britain

Jan 9, 2018

Thailand's foreign minister says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last year to evade a prison sentence, is in Britain, after photos surfaced online apparently showing Yingluck in London

Asian shares rise on Wall Street optimism

Jan 9, 2018

Asian shares are higher, cheered by the upbeat mood on Wall Street and hopes for U.S. economic growth

Global stocks rise after strong Wall Street week

Jan 8, 2018

Global stock markets mostly rise following a record-setting week on Wall Street and as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and Europe

Vietnam tries former oil executives in widened crackdown

Jan 8, 2018

A Vietnamese court has begun a corruption trial of 22 defendants including a former senior Communist official and a top oil executive allegedly snatched from Germany

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