Government Business And Finance

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

Aug 16, 2018

Malaysia's new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers

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.

Philippine president to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu

Aug 13, 2018

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has accepted an invitation to visit Israel next month in a sign of improving ties, which hit a sore spot early in his presidency when he compared his bloody anti-drug crackdown to Hitler and the Holocaust

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 extend losses on China-US trade worries

Aug 2, 2018

World stocks are falling again on reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports, increasing the stakes in the economic powers' trade war.

World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

Aug 1, 2018

World shares are mixed on uncertainties over trade. News that the U.S. and China may be working to reopen trade talks was overshadowed by reports of plans for even higher tariffs on Chinese imports.

Thai officials say they seek UK extradition of former PM

Jul 31, 2018

Senior Thai officials say the government is seeking the extradition from the United Kingdom of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled her country last year ahead of a conviction for negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program

World stocks lose shine after weaker European, Chinese data

Jul 31, 2018

World stock markets are mixed after economic releases for China and the 19-country eurozone showed a small slowdown amid concerns about U.S. tariffs.

World stocks mostly rise after US-EU ceasefire on trade

Jul 26, 2018

World markets are mostly higher after the U.S. and European Union struck a deal to halt an escalating trade dispute