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China digs in for protracted trade fight with US

BEIJING, May 26 — China is digging in for a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning the flames of patriotism with Korean War films, a viral song on the trade war, and editorials lambasting Washington. The trade spat has…


Global investors seek safety on threat of wider US-China spat

NEW YORK, May 23 ― Global equity markets slid yesterday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc amid renewed worries over the US-China trade standoff after reports the United States has another Chinese tech firm in…


China’s island cities: Treasure or trouble for Asia?

COLOMBO, April 25 — A high-rise city the size of central London rising out of the ocean next to Sri Lanka’s capital is laying down another marker for China’s global infrastructure ambitions whose epic scope is sounding alarm bells in Asia and…


Indian govt to probe Jet Airways as airline teeters

MUMBAI, April 12 — India's government said today it would investigate Jet Airways' ability to keep flying as the debt-stricken carrier fights for survival. The announcement came after Jet cancelled most of its international flights yesterday and…


IMF warns rising debt makes economy more vulnerable

WASHINGTON, April 10 — Rising corporate and government debt levels and the sharp increase in more risky lending could leave the global economy vulnerable to another severe downturn, the International Monetary Fund warned today. While the concerns…


Indian oil giant halts fuel to beleaguered Jet Airways

MUMBAI, April 5 — India’s largest commercial oil company said today that it had stopped supplying fuel to Jet Airways, deepening the woes of the beleaguered carrier as it battles for survival. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) halted supplies to…


Pound rises on Brexit delay; economic gloom hits European stocks

LONDON, March 22 — Sterling rose further today after Brussels gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, but stocks dived as fresh economic gloom gripped trading floors. European equities tanked and the euro sank under US$1.13 as poor eurozone…


US debt hits record under Trump, Republicans mum

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — More massive than the US economy, the national debt hit a new record of US$22 trillion (RM89.7 trillion) under President Donald Trump but Republicans who traditionally rail against debt and deficits have remained mum. The sum…


Nissan CEO calls for Renault board to review Ghosn findings

PARIS, Jan 15 — Nissan expects alliance partner Renault's board to back its ousting of Chairman Carlos Ghosn once it sees evidence from the Japanese carmaker's investigation, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said in a Monday newspaper interview….


Most Asian markets up with eyes on China-US trade talks

HONG KONG, Jan 8 — Asian markets mostly rose today with a little more optimism in the air than in recent weeks as China and the US hold trade talks and the Federal Reserve flags a more dovish stance. Wall Street provided another positive lead,…