technology policy

NEW YORK | Technology and retail companies lead US indexes higher

NEW YORK — Global stocks are rising Monday morning as big technology and retail stocks in the U.S. recover some of their recent losses on the first full trading day of the holiday shopping season. Indexes in Europe and Asia are also higher. London’s main stock index is rising after the British government and the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Technology and retail companies lead US indexes higher

BEIJING | China: WTO changes must support developing countries

BEIJING — A Chinese official says Beijing will go along with World Trade Organization reforms meant to update global trade rules but they must protect China’s status as a developing country. The deputy commerce minister, Wang Shouwen, said Friday that any changes must address protectionism, abuse of export controls and security reviews — a reference … Continue reading BEIJING | China: WTO changes must support developing countries

SINGAPORE | World stocks subdued, oil price resumes decline

SINGAPORE — World markets were subdued Friday and the price of oil dropped as investors look ahead to a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will attempt to ease a vicious trade dispute. Trading was thinned as U.S. markets were set to open for only a half day after … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks subdued, oil price resumes decline

SINGAPORE | World markets mixed, with Trump-Xi meet in spotlight

SINGAPORE— World markets were mixed Friday ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will attempt to soothe a trade dispute that shows no signs of abating. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX index was 0.3 percent higher at 11,171.96 and France’s CAC 40 rose 0.2 percent to … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets mixed, with Trump-Xi meet in spotlight

BEIJING | Swine fever adds to China’s economic headaches

BEIJING — Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing’s tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. First detected in August, the disease has killed 1 million pigs, prompting authorities to restrict shipments … Continue reading BEIJING | Swine fever adds to China’s economic headaches

SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving “awkward” for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore’s prime minister said Thursday as he wrapped up a regional summit. “It’s easiest not to take sides when everybody else is on the same … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says he’ll meet China’s Xi at G-20 meeting

BEIJING — The Latest on China and President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Saturday President Donald Trump says he will meet his Chinese counterpart alongside the Group of 20 meetings in Argentina as they look to curb a burgeoning trade war. Trump says he will have dinner with President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says he’ll meet China’s Xi at G-20 meeting

BEIJING | China says Xi-Trump phone call ‘extremely positive’

BEIJING — China’s foreign ministry says a phone conversation between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, about trade and other issues was “extremely positive.” The ministry said Friday the two leaders agreed to “strengthen economic exchanges” but gave no indication whether they made any progress on settling an escalating tariff war over … Continue reading BEIJING | China says Xi-Trump phone call ‘extremely positive’