Economy

Vietnam's economy grows 6.8 percent, highest in 10 years

Dec 27, 2017

Vietnam says its economy grew 6.8 percent this year, its highest jump in 10 years, driven by increases in industrial output, the service sector, agriculture and fishery production, and tourism

Most Asian shares lower as US tax passage fails to impress

Dec 21, 2017

Asian shares mostly lower after passage of US tax overhaul, China economy meeting

Chinese leaders promise more imports, less financial risk

Dec 20, 2017

Chinese leaders have promised to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system following an annual economic planning meeting

Following Trump's report, China urges US to accept its rise

Dec 19, 2017

China's government has criticized President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a rival and called on Washington to accept the rise of a more powerful China

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street gains on tax cut hopes

Dec 19, 2017

Asian stocks are higher after Wall Street climbed on growing investor certainty U.S. lawmakers will approve a tax cut

China, Britain pledge cooperation as UK leaves EU

Dec 17, 2017

Britain and China have pledged to promote London as a center for use of Beijing's currency and cooperate in clean energy research as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union

Britain's finance minister in China to promote trade

Dec 15, 2017

Britain's finance minister tells China's premier there are "many opportunities" to expand commercial ties as he starts a visit aimed at developing trade as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union

Asian stocks mostly lower as US tax bill uncertainty weighs

Dec 15, 2017

Asian stock markets are mostly lower as uncertainty about the progress of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp outweighed an optimistic Japanese economic survey

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Dec 14, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system

China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate

Dec 14, 2017

China's central bank has reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up its own rate for lending to commercial banks but left rates for borrowing by companies and the public unchanged

Weather, 20 December
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