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Give and take: West gives Ukraine weapons, bans Russian coal

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union's full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday amid intelligen...

Russsia-Ukraine updates: Aerial images suggest serious damage at Crimea base

Commercially available satellite images taken before and after an incident that saw the Saki air base in Crimea rocked by explosions Tuesday show heavy damage. In the photographs, several aircraft an...

Chinese factory activity sinks, weighing on weak economy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese manufacturing’s recovery from anti-virus shutdowns faltered in July as activity sank, a survey showed Sunday, adding to pressure on the struggling economy in a politically sensi...

EXCLUSIVE Taiwan c.bank seen making 'timely' adjustments, but not sudden off-cycle hike

Taiwan's central bank will make timely adjustments to monetary policy considering both global moves and domestic economic performance, but is not in a rush to raise rates outside of the bank's...

Taiwan economy stable despite global risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite raised raw material prices and global inflation risks, Taiwan’s economy remains stable, according to the National Development Council (NDC). On Wednesday ...

Taiwan records US$55.43 billion in May exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded US$55.43 billion (NT$1.65 trillion) in export orders for the month of May, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday (June 20). May exports sa...

Inflation, recession worries drag down Asian shares; oil skids

Asian share markets slipped on Thursday on widespread investor concern over high inflation and the threat of recession, while oil prices slumped following a report of reassurances from Saudi Arabia ov...

Taiwan April export orders seen growing for 26th month on robust demand

Taiwan's export orders likely rose in April for the 26th straight month, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, supported by the pandemic-led demand for technology products, although global economic w...

Taiwan sees strong March exports on back of continued electronics demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s export orders in March hit US$62.69 billion (NT$1.83 trillion), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday (April 20). March saw a 21.6% incr...

Taiwan’s export orders for March reach record US$62.69 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time ever, Taiwan’s export orders for the month of March reached a value of more than US$60 billion (NT$1.75 trillion), the Ministry of Economic Affair...

Weaker yen, costly oil push Japan's trade deficit higher

Japan's weakening yen raised further alarm in Tokyo on Wednesday as the government reported a bigger-than-expected trade deficit largely due to soaring costs for imports of oil, food and other necessi...

China manufacturing weakens as anti-virus controls tighten

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity fell to a five-month low in March after most of Shanghai and two other industrial centers were shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, a survey showed T...

Taiwan Feb export orders surge, but war clouds outlook

TAIPEI, March 21 (Reuters) - Taiwan’s export orders grew much faster than expected in February to a record high for the month bolstered by sustained technology demand, but the government warned ...

China manufacturing grows weakly in February

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese manufacturing activity grew weakly in February, hampered by supply disruptions, anti-virus controls and lackluster global demand, two surveys showed Tuesday. A...

Taiwan’s export orders in January reached US$58.87 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s export orders in January hit US$58.87 billion (NT$1.64 trillion), an 11.7% increase from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA...