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Stock market drop spreads, Wall Street set to fall again

Oct 11, 2018

Stock markets sink, extending losses from Wall Street, as investors worry that higher interest rates will dent company earnings and a trade war will crimp global business.

Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia; stocks slump

Oct 11, 2018

Asian markets are broadly lower after Wall Street slumped on a heavy selling of technology and internet stocks

Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

Oct 10, 2018

Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products

Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher

Oct 10, 2018

Tokyo Olympics: Price tag hits almost $25 billion _ may go higher; the original estimate to host the 2020 Games was about $7 billion.

China promises not to weaken yuan, criticizes US concern

Oct 9, 2018

China promises not to weaken currency to boost exports, rejects US concern as irresponsible

Malaysia plans new taxes to help pay off snowballing debt

Oct 9, 2018

Malaysia plans new taxes to help pay off snowballing national debts

Asia stocks decline after China injects cash into economy

Oct 8, 2018

Asian stock markets lower after China cuts bank reserve requirement

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Oct 4, 2018

Secretary of State Pompeo due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China's claims in the South China Sea

China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Oct 4, 2018

Chinese media say tax authorities have ordered actress Fan Bingbing to pay taxes and fines but would spare her from criminal prosecution

Australia sends 50 medical professionals and $3.6M in aid

Oct 2, 2018

Australia's government says it will send more than 50 medical professionals to Indonesia to help with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami as part of a 5 million Australian dollar ($3.6 million) aid package

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