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World stocks fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Sep 24, 2018

Global stock markets are down after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology.

US, China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

Sep 24, 2018

US, China impose new tariff hikes, giving no sign of compromise in technology that weighs on global economic growth

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Sep 24, 2018

Fan Bingbing, one of China's best-known stars, has well and truly fallen off the map amid vague allegations of tax shenanigans that have put her at odds with China's Communist Party-appointed culture czars

Global stocks buoyed by Wall Street optimism

Sep 21, 2018

Global stocks are up as a record close on Wall Street boosted investor sentiment despite no signs of a cooling in the simmering U.S.-Chinese trade tensions

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

Sep 21, 2018

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep 20, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

Sep 18, 2018

China appears unlikely to back down after Trump approves new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

China vows 'counter-measures' to US tariff hike

Sep 18, 2018

China says it will take 'counter-measures' to Trump's tariff hike; American business group warns 'downward spiral' in their trade battle appears certain

Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

Sep 18, 2018

Asian markets are mixed after President Donald Trump orders tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's two largest economies

Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by US

Sep 17, 2018

Former Chinese finance minister says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by restricting exports of goods needed by American companies

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