Companies welcome US-China trade truce, warn disputes remain

BEIJING (AP) — Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward ...

Taiwan's HTC reports 1st annualized rise in sales in over 2 years

HTC Corp., a Taiwan-based smartphone brand, which has entered the global virtual reality business, reported the first year-on-year increase in sales for September in more than two years. In a state...

Where people found jobs: Business services and health care

Business services and health care led U.S. job gains in September, helping offset losses in retail and manufacturing. Professional and business services, which include architecture, ...

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attorneys met Wednesday with Israel's attorney general and other top law enforcement officials in Netanyahu's long-awaited pre-indictment hearing o...

U.S. brokerage upbeat about TSMC sales growth, raises target price

A U.S.-based brokerage has raised its target price on shares in contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), with the securities house expressing optimism about sales growth momen...

South Sudan launches mobile money to boost recovery from war

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Angelo Adud needed some persuading to leave his job as a shopkeeper and become a mobile money agent in South Sudan. Yet one week into his new role, the 29-year-old already saw...

Thailand sends 13 fraud suspects back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police detained 13 Taiwanese fraud suspects in a suburb of the Thai capital Bangkok and decided to deport them to Taiwan, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Wedn...

Bangladesh's leading cellphone companies in legal tussle

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's two leading cellphone companies are negotiating with a regulator over claims of more than $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes as they face threats of losing their licens...

Hong Kong refuses visa extension for Taiwan Investigation Bureau official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An official of the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) was forced to return home Wednesday (September 18) after Hong Kong refused to extend his working visa. ...

Philippines official raises alarm over military's deal with China Telecom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anonymous cyberintelligence official in the Philippines government has come forward to tell the media that a pending agreement between a Chinese telecom company and the...

Taiwan’s HTC appoints France’s Yves Maitre as CEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan electronics brand HTC Corporation has appointed Frenchman Yves Maitre as its new CEO, though his predecessor Cher Wang (王雪紅) will stay on as chairwoman of the compa...

Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its...

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to hold on to power in Tuesday's historic repeat election as the shadow of various corruption charges loom over his future. ...

Estonia plans to restrict govt use of Huawei 5G technology

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia, which is among Europe's most wired and technologically advanced nations, is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its govern...

Chinese buyers asking about US soy, pork before trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese importers are asking U.S. suppliers for prices of soybeans, pork and other farm goods, the Commerce Ministry said Thursday, in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of talks aimed a...