Economy

Stocks mixed on US-China dispute; oil pushed up by hurricane

Sep 12, 2018

World markets are mixed as investors focus on trade tensions, with China delaying licenses to American businesses ahead of expected tariffs from Washington.

Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs

Sep 12, 2018

Asian shares are falling as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington looms

China puts off licenses for US companies amid tariff battle

Sep 12, 2018

China puts off accepting license applications from U.S. companies in midst of tariff battle

Philippine president vents anger toward fierce critic on TV

Sep 11, 2018

The Philippine president has vented his anger toward his fiercest political critic on a TV talk show, prompting opposition calls for him to focus instead on worsening inflation, rice shortages and an approaching powerful typhoon

Global stocks mostly lower as investors await US tariff hike

Sep 11, 2018

Global stocks lower as investors wait for U.S. decision on tariff hike in tech battle with China

Chinese auto sales fall for second month in August

Sep 11, 2018

Chinese auto sales fall for second month in August, adding to signs of economic malaise

Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

Sep 11, 2018

Researchers: Chinese-financed railways and other projects in developing countries help reduce destabilizing economic inequality

Asian stocks mixed as investors await US tariff hike

Sep 11, 2018

Asian stocks mixed as investors wait for U.S. decision on tariff hike in tech battle with China

Thai police shut down journalists' panel about Rohingya

Sep 10, 2018

Police in Thailand have shut down a forum organized by foreign journalists to discuss whether senior military officers in Myanmar should face justice for alleged atrocities committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold