Economy

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

Nov 14, 2018

After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it

Global stocks, oil slip after Fed points to more rate hikes

Nov 9, 2018

Global stocks are down after the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising interest rates, tightening the supply of money that has supported markets in recent years.

Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom

Nov 9, 2018

China's stock market gloom defies government efforts to restore confidence after 30 percent price plunge

China's exports to US tick up as traders try to beat tariffs

Nov 8, 2018

China's export growth to US ticks up in October as traders rush to beat more tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy

Ministers meeting signals thaw in China-Australia ties

Nov 8, 2018

The foreign ministers of China and Australia are meeting in Beijing in what is being seen as a sign of a thaw in the recently frosty relationship between the key economic partners

Myanmar by-elections a test for Suu Kyi's ruling party

Nov 3, 2018

Voters in several parts of Myanmar are choosing their representatives in 13 by-elections in a test of support for leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party

Chinese, Pakistan leaders prepare to meet amid debt concerns

Nov 2, 2018

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is preparing to meet with China's President Xi Jinping amid concerns over Pakistan's growing fiscal crisis and its ability to repay Chinese loans

Global shares mixed after Wall Street tumble

Oct 29, 2018

Global stock markets mixed after Wall Street slide fuels concern about global market outlook

China-Japan drawing closer amid trade pressure from US

Oct 26, 2018

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday during the first formal visit to Beijing by a Japanese leader in nearly seven years

No US high-ranking officials to attend China investment fair

Oct 24, 2018

The U.S. says it will not send a high-ranking official to attend a major investment fair in China next month, in a move underscoring worsening trade friction between the world's two largest economies

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