Government Business And Finance

China tightens controls to slow currency's fall

Aug 6, 2018

China has tightened controls on trading in its yuan following a decline against the U.S. dollar that has raised the danger of an outflow of capital from the world's second-largest economy

Asian diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

Aug 4, 2018

Asia's top diplomats press North Korea to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns that it's proceeding with its nuclear and missile programs

China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

Aug 3, 2018

China's government has announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat

China says US tariff threat runs against trend of the times

Aug 3, 2018

China's foreign minister says US threats to hike tariffs run against the trend toward globalization and will hurt US businesses and consumers

Global stocks extend losses on China-US trade worries

Aug 2, 2018

World stocks are falling again on reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports, increasing the stakes in the economic powers' trade war.

X-Men's Fan Bingbing off social media amid China tax rumors

Aug 2, 2018

X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has disappeared from social media amid rumors she has been barred from leaving China during a tax evasion investigation

World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

Aug 1, 2018

World shares are mixed on uncertainties over trade. News that the U.S. and China may be working to reopen trade talks was overshadowed by reports of plans for even higher tariffs on Chinese imports.

China warns of retaliation if US takes more trade steps

Aug 1, 2018

China has warned it will retaliate if Washington imposes new trade penalties

Britain looks to growing Asian markets for post-Brexit era

Aug 1, 2018

British Trade Secretary Liam Fox says the United Kingdom wants to align itself with Asia's growing economies as it prepares to leave the European Union

Thai officials say they seek UK extradition of former PM

Jul 31, 2018

Senior Thai officials say the government is seeking the extradition from the United Kingdom of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled her country last year ahead of a conviction for negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program

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