Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and M...

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China were expected to announce Friday a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month t...

Asian shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be near, despite recent tough talk from President Donald Trump. Japan’s benc...

US House prepares to vote on Xinjiang bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States House of Representatives is preparing to vote on its version of a bill concerning the repression of Uighurs in the Chinese region of Xinjiang Tuesday (De...

Asian shares slip after US stock tumble amid trade tensions

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly slipped Tuesday, following a drop on Wall Street amid pessimism over U.S.-China trade tensions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.6% to finish at 2...

Technology stocks lead US markets lower in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in early trading Monday on Wall Street as trade tensions flared with China’s diplomatic retaliation for U.S. support of protesters in Hong Kong. Technolog...

Asian stocks rise after China factory activity improves

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong...

Asian stocks rise after China factory activity improves

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Chinese factory activity improved ahead of a possible U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong...

China weighs options as Trump backs Hong Kong legislation

BEIJING (AP) — China’s fury over President Donald Trump’s decision to sign legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong is evident. What’s less clear is what “countermeasures” Beijing may take in ...

Taiwan targets China's fake 'Made in Taiwan' products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will impose heavier penalties on businesses that fake the origin of their products, after an amendment to the Foreign Trade Act was passed at the first reading in t...

Business Highlights

___ US economy defies threats with a solid job gain for October WASHINGTON (AP) — A solid October jobs report spotlighted the surprising durability of the U.S. econ...

Trade body: China can hit US with sanctions worth $3.6 bln

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization says China can impose sanctions on up to $3.6 billion worth of U.S. goods over the U.S. government's failure to abide by anti-dumping rules with regard to Ch...

World finance officials facing host of problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister organization, the World Bank, are laying out their visions for the future, hoping to achieve a world with les...

US-China trade war weighing on world's growth, IMF says

The global economy is slowing, largely because of the U.S. trade war with China, according to the 189-member International Monetary Fund. The Washington-based institution is the worl...

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy, citing trade wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis primari...