business confidence

BERLIN | German business confidence drops for 6th straight month

BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month as worries mount about the outlook for Europe’s biggest economy. The Ifo institute said Friday that its monthly index declined to 98.5 points from 99.3 in January, sinking to its lowest level since December 2014. … Continue reading BERLIN | German business confidence drops for 6th straight month

SINGAPORE | World stock markets stabilize as focus turns to Fed

SINGAPORE — World stocks stabilized Tuesday, with Wall Street expected to edge up after heavy losses the day before, as traders prepare for a likely interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany‘s DAX was 0.5 percent higher at 10,820 after falling into a bear market on Monday. France’s CAC 40 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stock markets stabilize as focus turns to Fed

SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

SINGAPORE— Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have pushed back yet again an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit. In convening talks among the leaders of countries participating in the plan, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a final agreement on the deal, which … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

BEIJING | China urges US to avoid damaging business confidence

BEIJING — China appealed to Washington on Thursday to avoid damaging business confidence following a report that U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei violated sanctions on Iran amid spiraling technology tensions. The Wall Street Journal’s report came ahead of a visit by U.S. Treasury Steve Mnuchin to Beijing next week to discuss … Continue reading BEIJING | China urges US to avoid damaging business confidence