Economy

China cuts import duties on some consumer goods

May 30, 2018

China is cutting import duties on washing machines, cosmetics and some other consumer goods amid U.S. pressure to narrow its multibillion-dollar trade surplus.

The Latest: China says Trump hurts credibility with tariffs

May 30, 2018

China says Trump hurting US credibility by moving ahead with tariff hike

Indonesia, India upgrade ties with 15 agreements

May 30, 2018

Indonesia and India have agreed to upgrade their relations by signing more than a dozen agreements on a broad range of areas including defense, maritime affairs, trade and investment

Ahead of Ross visit, US group calls on China to open markets

May 30, 2018

Ahead of Ross visit for trade talks, local Chamber of Commerce group urges China to open markets

Head of major Chinese bank found dead in apparent suicide

May 28, 2018

State media say the head of a major bank in northern China has been found dead in his office in an apparent suicide

Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

May 28, 2018

Asian shares mostly higher as investors weigh North Korea, Italian politics, oil

World stocks mixed as NKorea's restraint eases concerns

May 25, 2018

World stocks are mixed Friday as investors eye the diplomatic rhetoric over North Korea and developments in global trade disputes.

China says US commerce secretary due June 2 for talks

May 25, 2018

China says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will arrive in Beijing on June 2 for more talks on settling a sprawling dispute over technology policy and China's trade surplus with the United States

Thai police probe suspected illegal e-waste recycling

May 25, 2018

Police have raided factories near Bangkok that allegedly are processing illegally imported electronic waste

Asian shares lower as NKorea cancellation adds uncertainty

May 25, 2018

Asian stock indexes mostly lower as US-North Korean summit adds geopolitical uncertainty

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