Government Business And Finance

Trusted Xi ally a rising influence on China's foreign policy

May 19, 2018

China's president is increasingly relying on friend and trusted adviser Wang Qishan to guide the country's foreign policy amid trade and territorial disputes with the U.S., Japan and others

Toshiba's chip sale to consortium wins regulatory approval

May 17, 2018

Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. says the sale of its computer memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity has cleared all anti-trust regulatory approval, including one it was awaiting from China

3 Japanese seek damages, apology for forced sterilizations

May 17, 2018

Three Japanese forcibly sterilized decades ago under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law have filed lawsuits against the government demanding an apology and compensation

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

Spokesman: Duterte orders lifting of labor ban to Kuwait

May 16, 2018

An official says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait after talks eased a dispute over the plight of Filipina housemaids in the oil-rich Arab nation

New Singapore anti-terror law can order media blackout

May 16, 2018

Singapore has introduced a law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene

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

Malaysia's new leader indicates anti-fake news law to stay

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has indicated that his government will keep a controversial law banning fake news that's been slammed by critics as a tool to curb dissent

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

China tech giant sidelined, US imports held amid trade spat

May 10, 2018

China tech giant sidelined, US imports held amid trade spat

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