India set to displace China as world's second largest oil consumer in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Current trends in the oil industry indicate that India is set to surpass China as the second largest consumer of oil imports in 2019, according to consultancy firm Wood Ma...

Asian shares mixed on worries over US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCO...

On the First Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad

CHINA (WildAid) - More than one year after China implemented a full ban on commercial ivory sales, several surveys indicate Chinese travelers are still purchasing ivory at souvenir shops in neighborin...

China slowdown crimps Japan's exports, government data show

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government data show the nation's exports fell 3.8 percent in December, compared to a year ago, pushed down by falling exports to China. Japan's exports to Chin...

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington. Growth slow...

UN organizing national conference in Libya in coming weeks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is seeking to hold a conference in l.ibya in the coming weeks to agree on a national agenda to rebuild the fractured north African nation and spell out the pat...

EU insists farming is excluded from EU-US trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is insisting to keep agriculture out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations despites Washington's wishes to include the vast sector. The EU Commission a...

Experts urge UN to remind Yemen government on corruption

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts monitoring sanctions against Yemen are recommending that the Security Council remind the government that corruption threatens peace and urge rival Shiite rebels to r...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. officials could reduce the new tariffs on Chinese imports as part of trade negotiations between the two countries. It was ...

UK inflation falls to near two-year lows

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain has fallen to its lowest level in nearly two years, providing households some relief at a time of acute Brexit uncertainty. The Office for National...

Taking stock: UK businesses brace for no-deal Brexit

DUNSTABLE, England (AP) — Brexit has British business owners on edge — and that is great news for Lovespace, a storage and warehousing company outside London. Lovespace, which collec...

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small busine...

Analysis: China pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of a Chinese te...

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans

DETROIT (AP) — Chinese automaker GAC Motor says the U.S.-China trade war has delayed its plans to enter the American market. Company President Yu Jun said Monday at Detroit's North A...

Stocks slip after China says exports fell in December

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets around the world are down Monday after China reported a drop in exports in December. Fears about the health of China's economy and the global economy overall were a major...