Taiwan gets green light to export pineapples to Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia on Monday (March 1) announced that it will allow the import of pineapples (Ananas comosus) grown in Taiwan, effective immediately. Australia's Department ...

Britain opens EU trade talks with a threat to walk away

LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress ...

US lifts Brazilian beef import ban amid quality concerns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has decided to once again allow raw beef products to be imported into the United States from Brazil, a move that has angered some cattlemen and food safe...

Kenyan leader visits White House, rejecting US-China tussle

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump meets Thursday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who comes to the White House with a warning: Africa is not a battlefield for proxy disputes with ...

Fitch upgrades Greek credit rating by 1 notch to BB

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fitch ratings agency on Friday raised Greece's credit rating by one notch to BB with a positive outlook, implying that a further upgrade could come in the future. ...

Greece to change election law, abandon proportional system

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament is set to approve a proposal by the country's center-right government to abolish an election system based on proportional representation but is likely to fall...

Greece retains negative yield in first debt auction of year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has raised 487.5 million euros ($544.4 million) in a treasury bill sale that saw the country maintain its negative interest rate in the first debt auction of the year as t...

Greek PM says IMF to close its Athens offices within months

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The International Monetary Fund will close its offices in Athens in coming months, a decade after it joined in a huge bailout program that kept Greece afloat, Greece's prime mini...

161 US representatives call for Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A letter addressing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and signed by 161 U.S. House of Representatives has called for the country to start negotiating for a bilat...

China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade deal

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington. Sunday’s an...

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. court to throw out a rule that bars phone carriers from using American government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds....

China's Xi: Macron visit boosts multilateralism, free trade

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday hailed a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron as giving a boost to multilateralism and free trade, amid ongoing economic tensions with ...

At trade show, Xi pledges steps to open Chinese markets

SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised more gradual market-opening steps at the start of an import fair Tuesday but no initiatives on technology policy and other irritants that sparked a ...

Maserati bows to China, cancels support for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Italian luxury sports car company Maserati, which is owned by the Fiat Chrysler group, earlier this week announced it would be withdrawing its sponsorship for the 56th...

Gibraltar holds election amid uncertainty of Brexit outcome

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An election for Gibraltar's 17-seat parliament took place Thursday under a cloud of uncertainty about what Brexit will bring for the speck of British territory on Spain's southern tip...