Business

Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

BANGKOK (AP) - Shares were lower in Asia yesterday after China reported its economy grew at a lackluster 6.7 per cent annual rate in...

China’s economic growth cools amid trade tensions

BEIJING (AP) - China’s economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing as its tariff battle with Washington...

US trade, immigration, biofuel policies hit farmers hard

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of...

US sales and employment likely to grow

DETROIT (AP) - Most United States (US) business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to...

Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups

SEATTLE (AP) - Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill...

Indonesia’s export edges up in June on steep commodity price hike

JAKARTA (Xinhua) - Indonesia logged a steep shipment of products offshore in June year-over-year as some commodities prices hike lingered, the national statistics bureau...

Laos may emerge as regional production base

VIENTIANE (Xinhua) - Laos may be gradually emerging as a key link in a regional value chain as more foreign firms consider the country...

China sees steady employment last month

BEIJING (Xinhua) - China’s job market remained stable in June, with the unemployment rate at a relatively low level, official data showed yesterday. In June,...

Chinese overseas investment steers to Europe

BEIJING (Xinhua) - Chinese outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) has veered towards Europe over North America in the first six months of the year,...

China files WTO challenge to USD200B tariff plan

BEIJING (AP) - China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge yesterday to United States (US) President Donald Trump’s proposal for a tariff...

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