Economy

Myanmar burns ivory, skins to fight illegal wildlife trade

Oct 4, 2018

Authorities in Myanmar have burned an estimated $1.3 million worth of confiscated ivory and other parts of endangered animals, days after a conservation group charged that the country's ivory exports to China are increasing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Oct 4, 2018

Secretary of State Pompeo due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China's claims in the South China Sea

China manufacturing weakens amid US tariff battle

Sep 30, 2018

Chinese manufacturing weakens as export demand shrinks amid tariff battle with Washington

China cuts some tariffs _ but does not address US complaints

Sep 26, 2018

China has announced more tariff cuts on imports of construction machinery and other goods. But it took no action to address the U.S. complaints about its technology policy that are fueling an escalating trade battle.

Turkmenistan ends free utilities after a quarter century

Sep 26, 2018

Turkmenistan's president has ordered an end to free natural gas, electricity and water, which residents of the ex-Soviet nation have enjoyed for a quarter century

India's top court limits use of gov't identification number

Sep 26, 2018

India's top court has upheld the government's policy of issuing a 12-digit identification number to every Indian, but says it can't be made mandatory for services such as bank accounts, cellphone connections or school admissions

Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

Sep 26, 2018

Three Asian countries have elected leaders who promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing Beijing's foothold won't be easy

Global stocks turn higher, price of oil keeps rising

Sep 25, 2018

Global stock markets are higher as investors parse the latest news in the United States trade disputes. The price of oil continues to gain on concerns that OPEC countries would not increase production.

China official says talks impossible with 'US holding knife'

Sep 25, 2018

Chinese official: Trade talks with Washington impossible while the United States 'holds a knife' to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes

Asian stocks lower on US-China trade worries

Sep 25, 2018

Asian stock markets are mostly lower after Beijing

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