Economy

Japan OKs removing South Korea from preferred trade status

Aug 2, 2019

Japan has approved a plan to drop South Korea off a list of "white" countries with preferential trade status, expanding controls over exports of sensitive materials

Australia launches $55M anti-trafficking effort for ASEAN

Aug 1, 2019

Australia has launched a 10-year, $55 million program to help Southeast Asian nations combat human trafficking in the region

US says new round of talks with China were 'constructive'

Jul 31, 2019

The White House says U.S. and Chinese envoys have held "constructive" trade talks

Global shares mixed as markets await US Fed rate decision

Jul 31, 2019

Global shares are mostly lower as investors looked cautiously ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve decision

Malaysia: Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return

Jul 30, 2019

Malaysia's foreign ministry says Myanmar's government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so hundreds of thousands who fled a brutal military crackdown can return safely

China: US demand of WTO shows 'arrogance and selfishness'

Jul 29, 2019

China accuses Washington of 'arrogance and selfishness' after President Donald Trump added to trade strains with Beijing by pressing for the World Trade Organization to stop allowing some countries to more lenient treatment as developing economies

US, China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress

Jul 29, 2019

Two months after U.S.-Chinese trade talks broke down, both sides are trying to temper hopes for a breakthrough when negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war resume Tuesday facing even more disputes

Asian shares mostly fall as market eyes US-China trade talks

Jul 29, 2019

Asian shares are mostly lower as investors watch for developments in the trade conflict between the U.S. and China, with more talks this week

Indonesia's Widodo tells AP he'll push economy, labor reform

Jul 26, 2019

Indonesia's president is vowing to push sweeping economic reforms, saying he will not have political constraints in his final term in office

Asian shares fall ahead of US-China trade talks

Jul 26, 2019

Asian shares are lower as investors continue to watch the brewing trade conflict between China and the U.S., and any signs of what's in store from central banks

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