Economy

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

Aug 13, 2018

The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars

Asian diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

Aug 4, 2018

Asia's top diplomats press North Korea to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns that it's proceeding with its nuclear and missile programs

China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud

Aug 3, 2018

Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces have staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and to build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea

China calls draft pact on territorial feud a 'breakthrough'

Aug 2, 2018

China's top diplomat says an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference

World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

Aug 1, 2018

World shares are mixed on uncertainties over trade. News that the U.S. and China may be working to reopen trade talks was overshadowed by reports of plans for even higher tariffs on Chinese imports.

Progress in sea feud, Koreas stir ASEAN though rifts persist

Aug 1, 2018

Southeast Asian nations are expected to welcome an initial negotiating draft of a nonaggression pact with China on the South China Sea, but critics warn that the talks provide a diplomatic cover for Beijing

Asia shares gain on reports China, US may resume trade talks

Aug 1, 2018

Asian shares gain on reports China, US may resume trade talks

World stocks lose shine after weaker European, Chinese data

Jul 31, 2018

World stock markets are mixed after economic releases for China and the 19-country eurozone showed a small slowdown amid concerns about U.S. tariffs.

Asian markets mixed ahead of Bank of Japan policy statement

Jul 31, 2018

Asian markets are mixed ahead of a key statement by the Bank of Japan, which could indicate a tightening of its monetary policy

Stocks mostly dip amid tech wobbles, ahead of central banks

Jul 30, 2018

World stocks are mostly lower after technology stocks took a hit last week and as investors monitor policy announcements of major central banks.