Government Business And Finance

Britain's finance minister in China to promote trade

Dec 15, 2017

Britain's finance minister tells China's premier there are "many opportunities" to expand commercial ties as he starts a visit aimed at developing trade as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union

Asian stocks mostly lower as US tax bill uncertainty weighs

Dec 15, 2017

Asian stock markets are mostly lower as uncertainty about the progress of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp outweighed an optimistic Japanese economic survey

China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

Dec 14, 2017

Chinese authorities commandeer natural gas supplies to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use led to energy shortages in frigid weather

China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate

Dec 14, 2017

China's central bank has reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up its own rate for lending to commercial banks but left rates for borrowing by companies and the public unchanged

Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises

Dec 14, 2017

Asian stocks mixed after Fed rate hike, China follows with increase in short, medium-term lending rates

Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano

Dec 13, 2017

A court has ruled that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it's too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption

Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hike

Dec 13, 2017

Global stocks are mixed after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

Dec 13, 2017

Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street gained as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike

World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decision

Dec 12, 2017

World stocks turn higher as investors look ahead to expected Fed rate increase

Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions

Dec 12, 2017

Thailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014

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