US stocks open higher as central banks stand pat on rates

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged and as traders look for signs of progress in trade talks between t...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirers

BANGKOK (AP) — What drives Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar who this week defended her country at the International Court of Justice against charges that it carried out genocide against its Mus...

Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark...

Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to end more than two years of martial law in the southern Philippines after government forces considerably weakened Islamic militant gr...

China faces pushback on its debt-trap diplomacy: Taiwan think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sri Lanka's recent proposal to undo the previous government's contract to lease its southern port of Hambantota to a Chinese company is not only a major setback to...

Taiwan gang recommended spending counterfeit dollars in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five men arrested in Taipei with US$11 million (NT$335 million) in counterfeit money had recommended the cash be distributed in Southeast Asia, reports said Friday (Dec. 6...

EU foreign and security policy highlights support for Taiwan

The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution on its annual foreign and security policy, part of which highlighted the European Union's (EU) support fo...

Weekend fair to feature immigrant women in startup businesses

Immigrant women in Taiwan who are running startup businesses or aspire to do so will take center stage this weekend at a fair in Taipei, the Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development...

Eslite hopes to keep bookstores alive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's popular Eslite Spectrum Corp. released its annual report on reading behaviors and market trends Wednesday (Dec. 4) as it celebrated its 30th anniversary. E...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade worries

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. Benchmarks in Tokyo, H...

Taiwan, US workshop looks at e-waste disposal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s experience of resource recycling and e-waste management was shared at the 2019 International E-waste Management Network Workshop, taking place from Monday (...

Taiwan president seeks to strengthen Singapore ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with Singaporean representative to Taiwan, Simon Wong (黃偉權), on Monday (Dec. 2), prior to his leaving office, to express her gratitude for...

Children of immigrants break down cultural barriers in Taipei performance

Close to 90 children from new immigrant families showcased their talents and skills at a presentation in Taipei on Sunday that validated classes held by local foundations designed to help them avoid b...

Approaching storm, snafus cast pall on Southeast Asian Games

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — An approaching typhoon is threatening to complicate the hosting by the Philippines of the largest biennial games in Southeast Asia, already marred by logistical foul-ups that...

Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed

BEIJING (AP) — Shares retreated further in Asia in thin holiday trading but there was no indication that worries over China-U.S. tensions might spark a “Black Friday” sell-off. U.S. ...