Government Business And Finance

China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case

Apr 15, 2019

China has seized more than 2,700 ivory tusks in what customs authorities are calling the country's biggest smuggling case in years

Malaysia says revised China deal shows costs were inflated

Apr 15, 2019

Malaysia's prime minister says a Chinese company building a rail link across the Southeast Asian nation will jointly help to manage and operate the network, part of revised deal that will get the stalled project off the ground

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

Apr 15, 2019

Asian markets advance on signs that the U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations

China exports rise in March, rebounding from slump

Apr 12, 2019

China's exports rise 14.2% percent in March; sales to US also up despite Trump tariffs

Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third

Apr 12, 2019

Malaysia has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost

CORRECTS: China reports exports to US rose 10.6% in March despite Trump tariffs; imports down 21%.

Apr 12, 2019

CORRECTS: China reports exports to US rose 10.6% in March despite Trump tariffs; imports down 21%.

Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

Apr 11, 2019

Asian shares retreat as some Fed officials suggest data may tweak stance

Philippines bans workers' deployment to Libya amid fighting

Apr 10, 2019

The Philippine labor secretary says the government has imposed a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya because of fighting between rival militias for control of the North African nation's capital

Singapore PM defends proposed law combating fake online news

Apr 9, 2019

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended Singapore's proposed law to fight "online falsehoods," but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake news laws could be abused by governments to stay in power

Thai junta files sedition complaint against new party leader

Apr 3, 2019

Thailand's ruling military junta has filed a complaint accusing the leader of a popular new political party of sedition and aiding criminals, a move he described as politically motivated

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