With automation, Korean dumplings go global in business bet

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Move over pot stickers, here comes another Asian dumpling. South Korea's largest food company is making a multimillion-dollar bet on "mandu," developing i...

Chinese stocks jump, other markets mixed as trade in focus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese stocks surged while other markets in Asia remained mixed on Thursday, as investors watched the latest developments on trade disputes between the United States and Chi...

Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos

BANGKOK (AP) — A hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving an unknown number of people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top go...

Asian stocks drift lower as investors await news on trade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were drifting lower Thursday as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dipped 0.1 p...

South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government dramatically cut its outlook on the job market while slightly lowering its growth forecast Wednesday, boding ill for President Moon Jae-in's jobs-fir...

Asian shares mostly higher; Japan's Nikkei up on weaker yen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares are mostly higher, rebounding from jitters over the U.S.-China trade disputes for a second straight day. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jump...

Asian stocks rebound as US tariffs on China take effect

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets erased early losses, bouncing back Friday back as investors responded with calm to increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports that took effect midnight Washingto...

Asian stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate pr...

Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would be the biggest initial public offering since e-commer...

US stocks sink with other markets as trade worries rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell with other markets around the world on Friday after the Trump administration announced tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China, raising the possibility of an esca...

Asian stocks mixed after ECB announcement, US data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street largely finished with gains following the European Central Bank's announcement to phase out its bond-buying stimulus. ...

Strong retail sales help lift US stocks early

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks ticked higher Thursday after Europe's central bank became the latest to spell out how it will close the spigot on the emergency stimulus it's flooded the market with in rec...

Asian stocks sink after Fed's hike signal, Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks slumped Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and said it would pick up the pace of future increases. South Korea's market benchma...

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street gains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a rally on Wall Street as remarks by a European Central Bank board member eased worries about the new Italian government's spendin...

Asian markets track European losses, strong yen hits Nikkei

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday, tracking losses in Europe, where investor confidence was sapped by political uncertainty in Italy. U.S. markets were closed Monday for...