Government Business And Finance

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

Journalist critical of Duterte arraigned on tax charges

Apr 3, 2019

The head of a Philippine online news site that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte has pleaded not guilty to tax violation charges, among the legal issues she says are part of government moves to muzzle critical media

Report: Asian economies lag as trade tensions drag on growth

Apr 3, 2019

A report by the Asian Development Bank says trade tensions between China and the United States are putting a drag on growth in the region

China's premier meets New Zealand's leader amid 5G dispute

Apr 1, 2019

China's Premier Li Keqiang has urged New Zealand to provide a "fair, transparent convenient" investment environment in a meeting with the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that comes amid a dispute over use of Chinese company Huawei's equipment

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