Economy

Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

Aug 15, 2018

Stock markets are down amid a drop in commodity prices that suggests concern about economic growth.

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

Aug 13, 2018

The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars

World markets unnerved by Turkey's financial turmoil

Aug 10, 2018

World stock markets are down, particularly in Europe, as investors worry about the financial stability of Turkey, where the currency has nosedived.

Asian shares slip despite upbeat Japanese economic data

Aug 10, 2018

Shares fall in Asia despite upbeat Japanese data showing economy resumed expansion in the last quarter

Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs put on China exports

Aug 8, 2018

Asian shares mostly higher after new US tariffs put on China exports

Asian diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

Aug 4, 2018

Asia's top diplomats press North Korea to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns that it's proceeding with its nuclear and missile programs

Global stocks mostly higher ahead of US jobs report

Aug 3, 2018

Stock markets are mostly higher ahead of the release of U.S. jobs data, which is expected to show companies still hiring at a brisk pace in the world's largest economy.

China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud

Aug 3, 2018

Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces have staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and to build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea

Asian markets flat after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion

Aug 3, 2018

Asian markets flat ahead of US jobs report after Apple value surpasses $1 trillion

China calls draft pact on territorial feud a 'breakthrough'

Aug 2, 2018

China's top diplomat says an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference