Economy

China wants premier's Japan trip to return ties to normal

May 4, 2018

China hopes a visit by Premier Li Keqiang to Japan next week will help put ties back to normal following years of tensions over territorial claims and other sensitive issues

HSBC says quarterly profit dips, plans $2B share buyback

May 4, 2018

HSBC says quarterly pretax profits dip, plans $2 billion share buyback

China congratulates North Korea's Kim on reducing tensions

May 3, 2018

China says its foreign minister has congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his moves to reduce tensions with the South

ADB chief says trade tensions a threat to Asian growth

May 3, 2018

Asian Development Bank chief says trade friction, unsustainable debt could hobble Asia growth

Mahathir wants to rule Malaysia again, shakes up election

May 3, 2018

Mahathir Mohamad wasn't invited to a forum on whether the former Malaysian leader is too old to lead again; he turned up anyway, a trademark move for the strongman who's seeking to be prime minister

Chip Wars: Tech rivalry underlies US-China trade conflict

May 3, 2018

Chip wars: US-China trade tensions underscore intense rivalry over key semiconductor expertise

The Latest: Trump tweets ties with China will stay 'great'

May 3, 2018

As trade talks start, President Donald Trump tweets he expects to keep smooth relations with China

Asia shares fall as markets mull Fed, await China trade meet

May 3, 2018

Asian shares lower as investors mull latest Fed decision, focus on US-Chinese trade talks

Asian shares mostly lower after topsy-turvy day on Wall St

May 2, 2018

Asian shares mostly lower after topsy-turvy day on Wall Street

China factory activity eases, service sector gains in April

Apr 30, 2018

China's factory activity eases slightly in April as demand flags while service sector gains

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