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China appoints US-trained central banker

Mar 19, 2018

A US-trained economist has been named to succeed China's longtime central bank governor as the ruling Communist Party tries to reduce financial risks and surging debt

Asian markets mixed following Wall Street gains

Mar 19, 2018

Asian stock markets are mixed following Wall Street gains and China's appointment of a new central bank governor and other top economic officials

China's next economic czar: Harvard-trained Xi adviser

Mar 19, 2018

China's next economy czar is a Harvard-trained supporter of free markets who is President Xi Jinping's top adviser but has no experience fighting the bureaucratic battles the post can require

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

Mar 18, 2018

China's ceremonial legislature has appointed the No. 2 Communist Party leader, Li Keqiang, to a second five-year term as premier

'Mr. Fix-It': China's new VP has tackled thorniest of crises

Mar 18, 2018

Wang Qishan is known as China's 'Mr. Fix-it,' a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises _ from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption

Rwandan tax body to auction off assets of jailed govt critic

Mar 16, 2018

Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body _ a move the family calls politically motivated.

Indian singer convicted of trafficking jobseekers to America

Mar 16, 2018

A popular Indian pop singer has been convicted of human trafficking after a court found he pretended people were in his performance troupe so they could get jobs in North America

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing retires shy of 90th birthday

Mar 16, 2018

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, whose rags-to-riches story paralleled the spectacular rise of the Asian financial center, is retiring as chairman of his sprawling conglomerate and handing control to his eldest son

Pipe dream? Hong Kong architect proposes low-cost tube homes

Mar 15, 2018

Drain pipe micro-homes latest idea for alleviating Hong Kong's shortage of affordable housing

Asian shares waver as market mulls Kudlow, trade tensions

Mar 15, 2018

Asian shares waver as investors assess Trump's pick new economic adviser

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