Economic Policy

As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

Oct 11, 2018

World Bank, IMF heads urge U.S., China to play by rules, fix, not break world trade system as tumbling share prices underscore risks

Stock market drop spreads, Wall Street set to fall again

Oct 11, 2018

Stock markets sink, extending losses from Wall Street, as investors worry that higher interest rates will dent company earnings and a trade war will crimp global business.

Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia; stocks slump

Oct 11, 2018

Asian markets are broadly lower after Wall Street slumped on a heavy selling of technology and internet stocks

Australia sends 50 medical professionals and $3.6M in aid

Oct 2, 2018

Australia's government says it will send more than 50 medical professionals to Indonesia to help with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami as part of a 5 million Australian dollar ($3.6 million) aid package

World stocks slip as trade relief fades, amid Italy concerns

Oct 2, 2018

World stocks fall as relief over US-Canada deal fades

Asian markets fall on US-China trade worries

Oct 2, 2018

Asian markets fall on US-China trade worries

Asian shares rebound on strong US economic data

Sep 28, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's recent move to raise interest rates

Asian shares mixed after US Fed lifts interest rate

Sep 27, 2018

Asian shares mixed after US Fed lifts interest rate, Japan OK's trade talks with US

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep 26, 2018

Asian shares advance in anticipation of US rate hike

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep 20, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street