Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has had the second straight year of red ink in trade for last year, hurt by a slowdown of demand in China, according to government data released Thursday. China's...

Judge orders Microsoft to release tax records in IRS dispute

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge says it's likely that Microsoft was trying to avoid or evade paying U.S. taxes and is ordering the company to hand over financial documents from more than a decade ago. ...

WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory. Local...

Taiwan’s minister of economic affairs discloses priorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said on Wednesday that his work priorities for this year are to facilitate investment by reshoring Taiwanese businesses a...

Democrats swarm industrial Iowa to prove they can beat Trump

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Since their surprise loss to President Donald Trump in 2016, Democrats have struggled with how to regain territory that long supported the party before suddenly flipping to...

Canada to approve new NAFTA free trade deal next week

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday Canada will move next week to formally approve the new North American trade agreement. Trudeau said the government will intr...

IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India's Modi

NEW DELHI (AP) — A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies. ...

South Korea no rival to Taiwan in semiconductor industry: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea can hardly compete with Taiwan in semiconductor manufacturing despite the ambitious move by Samsung Electronics to put a 3-nanometer semiconductor node into co...

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'...

AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. ...

'Downton Abbey' creator's new TV show is painfully accurate

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The period costumes of a Julian Fellowes drama can be excruciatingly accurate, as an actress in his new series “Belgravia” discovered. The Epix drama from “Do...

Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to discuss new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China during an appearance Sunday at a convention of Ame...

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and M...

U.S. brokerage raises target price on TSMC shares to over NT$400

An American brokerage has increased its target price on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to NT$402 (US$13.42) after the company's strong 2020 guidance at an investor confere...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of 'biggest' ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does. Just as his tax cuts are far fro...