Pelosi expected to announce North American trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce her endorsement of a modified North American trade pact Tuesday, capping a long set of negotiations and presenti...

Tsai reaffirms commitment to deepening Taiwan-US trade ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 9 that Taiwan is committed to starting negotiations with the U.S. on a bilateral trade agreement and expanding related exchanges across the board to boost economic gro...

Taiwan electronics maker plans US$172 million Vietnam investment

Chaun-Choung Technology Corp., a Taiwan-based thermal management solution provider, has decided to invest US$172 million in Vietnam over the next seven years to expand its manufacturing network beyond...

Algerian court convicts 2 ex-prime ministers of corruption

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two former Algerian prime ministers have been convicted of corruption-related charges in a landmark trial. An Algerian court pronounced the verdict Tuesday ag...

Taiwan exports end 2-month falling streak in November

Taiwan's exports rose more than 3 percent from a year earlier in November, breaking a two-month downward streak, as Taiwanese companies raised their local production in a bid to avoid the impact o...

Taiwan's TSMC, Largan, AUO set to give pay raises of 3% to 7%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, is planning to give pay raises of at least 3 percent to employees by the end...

GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio plant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors has agreed to loan $40 million to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at a massive Ohio assembly plant GM shut down earlier this year. ...

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for Preside...

EU approves state aid to develop car batteries industry

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved 3.2 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in subsidies from seven member countries that want to develop the electric battery industry and challenge China's supre...

European shares fall, Asia advances after Wall Street rally

Tokyo (AP) — Shares fell in Europe early Monday after a day of gains in Asia. Investors were encouraged by a wave of buying late last week on Wall Street that was spurred by strong ...

Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the US economy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts. Employers added a sizzling 266,000 jobs in November...

Taiwan's Foxconn founder Gou visits Wisconsin project

Terry Gou, founder of Taiwanese manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., on Friday visited the site of a huge investment project being carried out by the company in Wisconsin, United States...

Stocks jump as November jobs growth blows past forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks jumped in early trading Friday after the government reported that employers added far more jobs than expected in November. The Labor Department said emplo...

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade conflicts and added 266,000 jobs. The u...

Italy's Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing opposition leader, Matteo Salvini, says he is no longer a fan of Nutella after discovering that the chocolate-and-hazelnut spread contains Turkish, rather than Italian, ...