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Asian shares fall as data, earnings show pandemic fallout

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday as data and corporate earnings capture dismal portrayals of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on world economies. Market play...

China's manufacturing improves in July, exports strengthen

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity edged up in July and export orders strengthened despite weak U.S. and European demand, a survey showed Friday, in fresh signs the world’s second-largest e...

Taiwan's June export orders up for fourth straight month

Taiwan's export orders in June rose more than 6 percent from a year earlier, marking the fourth consecutive month of year-on-year increase, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Monday. The val...

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____ Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the econom...

Asian shares rise after Wall St rally, strong housing data

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by a rally on Wally Street reflecting some optimism over stronger than expected economic data, despite widening coronavirus outbreaks. ...

China factory activity improves in June but exports weak

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing activity improved in June after anti-virus controls were eased to revive the economy but export demand was weak, a survey released Tuesday showed. ...

Asian shares rise after Wall St rally, strong housing data

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by a rally on Wally Street reflecting some optimism over stronger than expected economic data, despite widening coronavirus outbreaks. ...

SW Taiwan’s mangoes selling briskly abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) on Sunday (June 21) attended an event in Taipei promoting the 2020 Tainan International Mango Festival (台南國際芒果節), saying the export of Ta...

Taiwan set to resume pork exports later this year after 2-decade hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to resume fresh pork exports as early as the second half of this year, according to the country's animal husbandry authorities on Monday (June 8). ...

First Taiwan-developed coronavirus antibody test approved

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A domestically-developed antibody test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been approved by the Taiwanese authorities. The first test of its kind in Taiwan, it helps pai...

Survey: US factories sink in May for third straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — American factories slowed for the third consecutive month in May as they continued to sustain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The Institute for Suppl...

China's manufacturing still sluggish as virus hits exports

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity expanded in May but at a sluggish pace for the second straight month as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on the global economy. A monthl...

Taiwan export orders up over 2% year-on-year in April

Taiwan's export orders rose more than 2 percent from a year earlier in April, marking the second consecutive month of a year-on-year increase, even though the global economy was hurt badly by the ...

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___ Women, minorities shoulder front-line work during pandemic NEW YORK (AP) — As America tentatively emerges from weeks of lockdowns, it is becoming clear that the...

US manufacturing falls in April as virus ravages economy

WASHiNGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing retreated again in April, a victim of economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purc...