Government Business And Finance

Asia shares muted as investors assess Fed pick, US tax plan

Nov 3, 2017

Asian stocks were drifting in holiday-thinned trading as investors digested news about the Fed's next chief and a U.S. tax cut plan

Vietnam jails student activist for anti-state propaganda

Oct 25, 2017

A court in northern Vietnam sentences a student activist to 6 years in prison for promoting multiparty system and press freedom

China promotes 3 potential central bank leaders

Oct 24, 2017

Three officials seen as candidates to succeed Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have been promoted to the ruling Communist Party's Central Committee, adding to signs Zhou might be headed for retirement after 15 years in the post

China's economic growth stays stable as ruling party meets

Oct 19, 2017

China economy stable in July-September quarter, giving the ruling Communist Party a boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader

Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talks

Oct 18, 2017

Qatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis

China tries to reassure foreign companies, promises openness

Oct 17, 2017

A spokesman for China's ruling Communist Party has promised Beijing will open its markets further and tried to reassure foreign companies that are increasingly frustrated with regulation and business conditions

China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

Oct 17, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday

AP PHOTOS: Banners herald China's Communist Party congress

Oct 17, 2017

AP PHOTOS: As China's ruling Communist Party kicks off its twice-a-decade national congress this week, buildings, bridges and construction sites around Beijing have been festooned with banners heralding the party's merits

Duterte says he refused British aid, ready to lose Europe

Oct 14, 2017

The Philippine president says he's asked his finance secretary to reject an unspecified British financial aid package and that he's ready to lose diplomatic ties with all European countries critical of his deadly anti-drug crackdown

China's trade growth accelerates in September

Oct 13, 2017

China's trade growth accelerated in September in a sign of resilient global and domestic consumer demand

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