Government Business And Finance

Stocks turn lower on concern about Italy's spending plans

Sep 28, 2018

Global stocks have turned lower amid concern that Italy's populist government plans to spend heavily on policies that could add to the country's heavy debt load.

Asian shares rebound on strong US economic data

Sep 28, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's recent move to raise interest rates

Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

Sep 28, 2018

A Thai businessman had been convicted of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal

Asian shares mixed after US Fed lifts interest rate

Sep 27, 2018

Asian shares mixed after US Fed lifts interest rate, Japan OK's trade talks with US

Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt weigh on Asia's growth

Sep 26, 2018

Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt disrupt industries, weigh on Asia's growth, ADB says

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep 26, 2018

Asian shares advance in anticipation of US rate hike

World stocks fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Sep 24, 2018

Global stock markets are down after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology.

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

Sep 21, 2018

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep 20, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street

Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

Sep 18, 2018

Asian markets are mixed after President Donald Trump orders tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's two largest economies