Government Business And Finance

Most Asian shares lower as US tax passage fails to impress

Dec 21, 2017

Asian shares mostly lower after passage of US tax overhaul, China economy meeting

Philippine navy chief removed for questioning frigate deal

Dec 20, 2017

The Philippine defense secretary says he has removed the navy chief from his post after the latter defiantly opposed an already-approved deal to buy two frigates from a South Korean shipbuilder and caused delays to the acquisition of the warships

Chinese leaders promise more imports, less financial risk

Dec 20, 2017

Chinese leaders have promised to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system following an annual economic planning meeting

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street gains on tax cut hopes

Dec 19, 2017

Asian stocks are higher after Wall Street climbed on growing investor certainty U.S. lawmakers will approve a tax cut

Global stocks mixed as investors await US tax deal

Dec 15, 2017

World stock markets are mixed as investors waited to see if U.S. politicians could pass tax reform legislation before Christmas

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

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