Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE  | Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE  — South Korea’s president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region. President Moon Jae-in says the two countries agreed to “invigorate mutual investment” by significantly increasing the trade volume, which is currently at $20 billion. He says: “We will spare no … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE  | Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.0 percent in morning trading to 22,278.51 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.4 percent to 2,295.54. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.4 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

PORTLAND, Maine | Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in Southeast … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

World shares gain as focus turns to US tax overhaul

TOKYO /December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Share prices were higher in Europe on Monday after a day of robust gains in Asia. Japan’s benchmark jumped 1.6 percent on news the country’s exports surged in November. Wall Street looks set to extend last week’s gains on optimism over prospects for U.S. tax reform legislation. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading World shares gain as focus turns to US tax overhaul