technology policy

SINGAPORE | Asian shares waver as China, US begin trade negotiations

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed in narrow trading on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing’s technology policy. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.2 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares waver as China, US begin trade negotiations

BEIJING | Stocks start 2019 on back foot after weak Chinese data

BEIJING — Jan 02, 2019— Stock markets started the new year with a tumble, as disappointing Chinese economic data on Wednesday renewed concerns that a global trade war is weighing on growth. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 fell 1.6 percent to 4,653 and Germany’s DAX retreated 0.2 percent to 10,531. Both had opened … Continue reading BEIJING | Stocks start 2019 on back foot after weak Chinese data

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