Business

World markets turn lower ahead of comments by Fed chair

Jul 17, 2018

World stock markets are mostly lower as investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress for clues on U.S. interest rates.

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

Jul 17, 2018

Asian markets are lower as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

Jul 16, 2018

Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat

Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

Jul 16, 2018

Shares lower in Asia on lackluster China growth, trade tensions

Vietnam to try American for disturbing order in protests

Jul 13, 2018

A court in southern Vietnam is scheduled to put on trial an American citizen accused of disturbing public order by joining protests against proposed law on special economic zones

Vietnam disciplines communications minister over pay TV deal

Jul 12, 2018

Vietnam's Communist Party has disciplined the country's communications minister for approving a mobile phone operator's purchase of a stake in a private pay TV provider, a deal that caused serious financial losses

Vietnam jails 6 of dozens arrested for economic law protests

Jul 12, 2018

Vietnam has sentenced six people to up to two-and-a-half years in prison after finding them guilty of throwing rocks, bricks and gas bombs at police in protests against a proposed law on special economic zones

Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

Jul 12, 2018

South Korea's president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region

Thai court acquits migrant poultry workers of defamation

Jul 11, 2018

A court in Thailand dismisses criminal defamation charges brought against 14 migrant workers from by their former employer, a poultry farm they had accused of labor and human rights violations

World markets tumble as US, China intensify their trade war

Jul 11, 2018

Global stocks are sharply lower after Beijing hit back at U.S. plans for tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese exports