Business

HSBC says quarterly profit dips, plans $2B share buyback

May 4, 2018

HSBC says quarterly pretax profits dip, plans $2 billion share buyback

China congratulates North Korea's Kim on reducing tensions

May 3, 2018

China says its foreign minister has congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his moves to reduce tensions with the South

Chip Wars: Tech rivalry underlies US-China trade conflict

May 3, 2018

Chip wars: US-China trade tensions underscore intense rivalry over key semiconductor expertise

The Latest: Trump tweets ties with China will stay 'great'

May 3, 2018

As trade talks start, President Donald Trump tweets he expects to keep smooth relations with China

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi files for Hong Kong IPO

May 3, 2018

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi files for Hong Kong initial public offering.

Asia shares fall as markets mull Fed, await China trade meet

May 3, 2018

Asian shares lower as investors mull latest Fed decision, focus on US-Chinese trade talks

Turkmenistan opens vast new Caspian port

May 2, 2018

Turkmenistan has opened a vast and elaborate new port on the shores of the Caspian Sea that the county hopes will improve its export prospects and establish the country as a regional hub connecting Europe and Asia

Peppa Pig wins street cred, attracts censors in China

May 2, 2018

A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China's censors as online fans use her porcine likeness in sardonic memes and "gangster" catchphrases

5 firefighters, 2 workers killed in Taiwan factory blaze

Apr 30, 2018

Taiwan is mourning the deaths of five firefighters and two workers in an intense weekend blaze at a printed circuit board factory

China factory activity eases, service sector gains in April

Apr 30, 2018

China's factory activity eases slightly in April as demand flags while service sector gains

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