Former Indian finance minister protests economic policies

NEW DELHI (AP) — A former Indian finance minister just released on bail in a bribery case has joined a protest of the government’s economic policies, which are being blamed for India’s slowest economi...

Stocks up with hopes that US-China trade deal still on track

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Wednesday and recouped some of their losses from prior days on hopes that a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Tr...

APEC Automotive Dialogue opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Asia-Pacific dialogue about the automobile industry opened on Wednesday (Dec. 4) in Taipei, with more than 100 officials and business representatives from across the re...

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...

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...

GDP growth hits 2.99 percent in Q3 for Taiwan

Taiwan’s gross domestic product grew 2.99 percent in the third quarter of the year, 0.32 of a percentage point above the August forecast, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounti...

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about ...

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns abo...

Mexican voices: 1 year into the López Obrador presidency

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been president of Mexico for a year, after a landslide 2018 vote. He pledged a presidency close to the people, austere, with punishment for the corru...

India’s economic growth slips to 4.5%; lowest in 6 years

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s economic growth slipped to 4.5%, its slowest pace in six years, in the July-September quarter, with the labor-intensive manufacturing sector contracting. The...

Taiwan raises economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s economy will grow by a higher-than-expected 2.64 percent this year and even by 2.72 percent in 2020, the government predicted Friday (November 29). The n...

Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan while strengthening military ties with the United Stat...

Shorter shopping season means a more intense scramble

NEW YORK (AP) — The mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas just got six days shorter. Black Friday once again kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season. But with si...

Mexico’s central bank lowers economic growth outlook

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s central bank has lowered its economic forecast for the fourth quarter, predicting a performance between minus 0.2% and plus 0.2% because of slowing activity in the automobi...

Companies struggle to grow profits, look ahead to 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate profits continued their yearlong slide during the third quarter and analysts expect another decline this quarter before the numbers start improving. Compani...