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Trump trade talks falter again

Fundamental outlook EARLIER last week, US President Donald Trump commented of positive results on a trade talk with China and proposed an extension of the tariff deadline while calling to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in late March. On Friday, Trump changed his mind and asked China to remove the agricultural tariffs immediately as an […]


Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

SEOUL, Sept 19 — A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among sceptics that Seoul’s push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the…


North Korea chides US sanctions pressure on denuclearisation process

SEOUL, Aug 10 — North Korea yesterday denounced US calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearisation promises could not be expected if Washington followed an “outdated acting script.”…


Wall Street dips after Trump cancels North Korea summit, Netflix gains

NEW YORK, May 25 — US stocks ended down slightly yesterday after President Donald Trump cancelled a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un and threatened to impose tariffs on auto imports, though losses were limited by gains in Netflix and…


South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts, Moon upbeat on North Korea nuclear halt

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SEOUL (April 24): South Korea on Monday halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea, aiming to set a positive tone…


Asia stocks subdued by rising yields, earnings deluge

SYDNEY, April 23 — Asian stocks started in muted fashion today as investors braced for a bevy of earnings from the world's largest corporations, while keeping a wary eye on US bond yields as they approached peaks that had triggered ructions in the…


Asia shares gain as N.Korea offers halt on nuclear testing

SYDNEY, March 9 ― Asian stock markets made guarded gains today on news North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and to arrange a meeting with US President Donald Trump. South Korea’s national security…


South-east Asia stocks fall on renewed trade war concerns

SINGAPORE, March 7 — Most South-east Asian stock markets fell today, tracking broader Asian peers, after a free trade proponent in US President Donald Trump’s administration resigned, rekindling fears Trump would press ahead with his…


Oil prices edge up on weak US dollar ahead of US inventory data

NEW YORK, March 7 — Oil prices rose yesterday, supported by a weaker dollar but US crude’s gains were limited by forecasts for a weekly rise in US crude stockpiles. Brent crude futures rose 25 cents to settle at US$65.79 a barrel (RM256.79), a…


As US freezes aid, Pakistan dismisses economic fears — for now

ISLAMABAD: Washington’s freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of aid to the economy, observers say – but there could be trouble if the US calls in its debts. Exasperated by what it considers Islamabad’s neglect in cracking down on militancy, […]