Export prospects good for Taiwanese SMEs: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a new study by U.S. courier company FedEx, the future outlook for many of Taiwan's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is good, with one-third expec...

Fourth quarter looking good for small, independent retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest retail sales report from the government augurs well for small and independent retailers for the fourth quarter, with one possible snag: the impact of trade tariffs. ...

Conoco says Venezuela will pay $2 billion arbitration award

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips says it has reached an agreement with Venezuela*s state-owned oil company to recover nearly $2 billion it was awarded as part of a decade-old ex...

The Latest: EU welcomes end of Greece's bailout program

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's exit from its bailout program (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The European Union is welcoming Monday's end to Greece's ba...

Taiwan’s July exports up by 8.4%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's exports increased by an annual rate of 8.4 percent in July, marking a strong turnaround from the surprise decrease of 0.1 percent in June, the Ministry of Eco...

Greeks see little cause for joy as 8-year bailout era ends

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — There'll be no dizzy dancing in the moonlit streets of Athens. For all the official pronouncements that Greece's eight-year crisis will be over as its third and...

Tsai Ing-wen encourages Taiwanese expats to work hard for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) encouraged Taiwanese expatriates living in the U.S. to become part of the government's reform agenda, during a speech in Houston on...

Republican insurgent gives Wyoming senate incumbent a fight

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed...

Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donal...

Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, US spat

ISTANBUL (AP) — Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States — an indication that they are ready to endure econ...

Brazil's economy contracts by 1 percent

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Central Bank says the country's economy contracted nearly 1 percent in the second quarter due to a trucker's strike. The nine-day strike that ended in late ...

US sanctions shipping firms over North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. ...

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to stop wild boars from crossing, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, wh...

California man pleads guilty to smuggling gun parts to Syria

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a California check cashing business pleaded guilty Monday to helping smuggle rifle parts and other military equipment to rebels in his native Syria. ...

Bevin promotes Chinese partnership amid US trade dispute

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a growing trade dispute between the world's largest economies that threatens Kentucky's growing auto industry, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin struck an optimistic tone during ...