Economy

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

May 21, 2018

International celebrities urge Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption

Trusted Xi ally a rising influence on China's foreign policy

May 19, 2018

China's president is increasingly relying on friend and trusted adviser Wang Qishan to guide the country's foreign policy amid trade and territorial disputes with the U.S., Japan and others

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

May 17, 2018

China vows to defend its own interests in trade talks with US

China urges North Korea not to cancel Trump summit

May 16, 2018

China is urging its ally North Korea not to cancel a historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump next month

Japan's economy contracts in Jan-March, as spending lags

May 16, 2018

Japan's economy contracts 0.6 percent in Jan-March quarter, as spending lags

Global stock markets mixed amid trade uncertainty

May 15, 2018

Global shares are mostly lower amid uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S.

Asian stocks fall in muted trading amid trade uncertainty

May 15, 2018

Asian shares are mostly lower in muted trading amid continuing uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S.

China sends trade envoy to US, welcomes Trump ZTE comments

May 14, 2018

China is sending a special envoy to the U.S. for talks on trade issues amid a simmering dispute

AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM

May 14, 2018

Shares of regional budget airline AirAsia fell Monday after its chief Tony Fernandes apologized for supporting defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak in last week's historic vote.