Emergency rescue mission visits surviving lions in Sudan zoo

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Four lions in a rundown zoo in the capital of Sudan, wasting away from hunger, are undergoing lifesaving medical treatment from an international animal rescue organization. ...

Taiwan's investment agency approves multi-billion NT dollar foreign investment applications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs' Investment Commission approved 13 inbound and outbound investment applications on Tuesday (Jan. 21), with billions of NT dollars'...

France's Macron makes big push for more foreign investment

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France’s economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of c...

China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

BANGKOK (AP) — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began in 20...

Taiwan becomes Vietnam's fifth largest foreign investor

Taiwan was the fifth-largest foreign investor in Vietnam for the first 11 months of 2019, the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA) statistics department reported Monday. From January to Novembe...

Don’t believe the KMT, Taiwan’s economy is booming

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s presidential election is now a matter of days away, and both camps are turning up the rhetoric to 11 in an attempt to get their core messages across to v...

4 dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesia's capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Severe flooding hit Indonesia's capital as residents were celebrating the New Year's, killing at least four people, displacing thousands and forcing the closure of a domestic...

Taiwan's Gogoro and Appier recognized as unicorns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the National Development Council, Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶), announced on Thursday (Dec. 26) at a press conference for its Business Angel Investment Program that...

Sudan government off of U.S. religious freedom blacklist

CAIRO (AP) — The United States dropped Sudan from its list of nations that severely violate religious freedoms, signaling increased support for Sudan’s newly created transitional government. ...

Western Balkans discuss concrete steps on closer cooperation

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Leaders of the Western Balkan countries on Saturday met in the Albanian capital, Tirana, to discuss how to forge closer regional cooperation in their quest to join the European ...

Foreign investment in Taiwan jumped nearly 20% in first 11 months of 2019

Foreign investment in Taiwan during the first 11 months of the year was up nearly 20 percent year on year, driven mainly by investment from European wind power developers, the Investment Commission (I...

Having approved trade accord, Mexico expects US to do same

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he expects the U.S. Congress to approve the new regional trade agreement with his country and Canada by Dec. 20. ...

KMT calls Taiwan 'orphan of global economy'

The Kuomintang (KMT) campaign office of presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a press conference on Wednesday (Dec. 11) announcing his determination to seal regional trade agreements once elect...

Saudi Arabia's deficit widens to $49B ahead of Aramco sale

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia will reduce spending in 2020 as the budget deficit widens to $49 billion amid sluggish oil prices and deeper curbs on oil production by the heavyweight produce...

Saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant Aramco sale

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is expected to set a new record for the largest stock flotation in history on Wednesday with the sale of part of Aramco, the state-owned oil company valued at ...