German industrial production, exports weak in December

BERLIN (AP) — German industrial production dropped sharply in December and exports barely edged higher, official data showed Friday, rounding off a poor year for manufacturing in Europe's biggest econ...

Virus outbreak set to trigger new wave of relocation for Taiwanese companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus outbreak originating in China’s Wuhan has served as another catalyst for Taiwanese businesses to relocate from China after its prolonged trade confli...

Easing trade tensions bode well for emerging market stocks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in 2019,...

Viral outbreak a ‘black swan’ for China as it struggles to boost economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outbreak of a virus in China that has rattled global markets poses a greater challenge to China than the protracted trade war with the U.S., according to an American e...

Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs - survey

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday shows...

Stocks open broadly higher on Wall Street, adding to gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are off to a bullish start on Wall Street as traders welcome some good company earnings reports and a solid increase in retail sales last month. Morgan Stanley jumped 7.2% in ea...

Asian shares mostly up after signing of China-US trade pact

BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices were mostly higher Thursday in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations betwee...

After ebullient 2019, Wall Street warns of slower road ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of nirvana, investors may need to get ready for something a little more normal. Markets are coming off a fabulous 2019, where stocks and bonds around the...

Hong Kong’s GDP estimated to have shrunk by 3% in 2nd half of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to have contracted by more than 3 percent during the second half of 2019 amid the months-long anti-government pr...

Taiwan's stock market one of top 3 best performing among emerging economies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is one of the three best performing emerging economies in terms of stock market performances in the past decade, according to U.S.-based finance company MSCI Inc. ...

Asian shares mixed as US says trade deal with China ready

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares meandered in a narrow range on Friday despite another session of record highs on Wall Street. There was little apparent reaction Friday after U.S. Treasury...

After ebullient 2019, Wall Street warns of slower road ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of nirvana, investors may need to get ready for something a little more normal. Markets are coming off a fabulous 2019, where stocks and bonds around the...

President Tsai unveils growth roadmap for southern Taiwan

In a government statement that doubled as a campaign policy presentation President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced a development roadmap for southern Taiwan on Saturday, less than a month before Taiwan&#...

Taiwan’s exports to continue growth trajectory in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s exports are expected to grow in 2020 as the country benefits from order transfers and a global demand for high-tech products, according to a report by Oxfor...

Europe's new central bank chief faces slow growth, dissent

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Draghi took over as head of the European Central Bank eight years ago amid market speculation that the euro currency union might break up. Christine Lagarde succeeds hi...