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  • Robert A. Manning: While Trump looks to the past, Xi wants to own the future

    The contrast could not have been more striking. Just one day after the recent U.S.-China "Comprehensive Economic Dialogue," which focused on steel and aluminum overcapacity and chicken imports with few results, Beijing's State Council on July 20 unv

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump's comments roil capital markets, oil rises

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Stocks on Wall Street, the dollar and Treasury debt rates all fell on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government and nix a trade accord with Canada and Mexico gave investors pause.European

    August 24, 2017 05:35 am JST
  • London now sees post-Brexit role for EU court in trade disputes

    LONDON -- The U.K. has indicated it would accept the top European Union court's influence in such areas as dispute resolution after leaving the bloc, a softer line that suggests London is picking its battles in the limited time available to negotiat

    August 24, 2017 05:17 am JST
  • With Libor to end in 2021, central banks seek alternatives

    LONDON -- With the London Interbank Offered Rate slated to be phased out in 2021, central banks around the world are making preparations to ensure a smooth switch from the scandal-ridden benchmark to new home-based indicators.Underpinning mortgages,

    August 23, 2017 04:13 am JST
  • DHL plans Southeast Asian hiring blitz

    BANGKOK -- DHL will increase its staff in four countries in Southeast Asia's fast-growing Mekong region by about 40% to roughly 17,000 by 2020, part of an expansion that includes a full-fledged entry into Myanmar this year.A total of around 5,000 pe

    August 23, 2017 01:29 am JST
  • UK academic publisher reposts blocked China articles after outcry

    BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) -- A leading British academic publisher that bowed to pressure from Beijing to block online access to hundreds of scholarly articles in China reversed its position and reposted the material on Monday, following an outcry ove

    August 22, 2017 09:33 am JST
  • Wu Junhua

    An unprecedented challenge is facing the West

    Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Chinese political activist, passed away on July 13. As one of his peers who enjoyed her college life in China in the 1980s, a time when the country was full of ideas about change, I am filled with regret and

    August 22, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Spanish police shoot dead suspected Barcelona attacker

    BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) -- Spanish police on Monday shot dead a man they suspect was the Islamist militant who drove a van into a Barcelona crowd last week, killing 13 people.Ending a five-day manhunt, police tracked 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqou

    August 22, 2017 03:59 am JST
  • Great Wall Motor mulling bid for Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand

    BEIJING -- China's Great Wall Motor is looking into buying Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' truck operations and Jeep sport utility vehicle brand, hoping that the valuable assets will jump-start overseas growth and enhance its luxury auto offerings.Great

    August 22, 2017 01:12 am JST
  • China's HNA boosts Dufry stake, pursues CWT purchase plan

    HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has completed the acquisition of a 16.2 percent stake in Swiss airport retailer Dufry AG from Singaporean sovereign funds GIC and Temasek, Dufry and HNA said on Monday.No value for the deal was g

    August 21, 2017 10:58 pm JST
  • Copper, zinc prices rising as supply tightens, demand grows

    TOKYO -- Prices of nonferrous metals such as copper and zinc are rising as supply is constrained while demand remains strong.Supply has declined from China, the world's biggest supplier, as well as the largest consumer, of these products, which has

    August 21, 2017 12:42 pm JST
  • UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request

    SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) -- Cambridge University Press, one of Britain's most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews on Chinese affairs after coming under pressure from B

    August 19, 2017 03:42 pm JST
  • Two dead, at least six hurt in knife attack in Finland

    TURKU, Finland (Reuters) -- A man with a knife killed two people and wounded at least six in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said.Police shot the suspected attacker in the leg and arrested him. Th

    August 19, 2017 03:09 am JST
  • Van ploughs through crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13

    BARCELONA (Reuters) -- A manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona's most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State.Authorities said the

    August 18, 2017 07:16 am JST
  • Stocks, US yields fall on US policy doubts, Barcelona attack

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- World equity markets and U.S. bond yields fell while gold rose on Thursday as investors favored safe-haven investments amid growing skepticism U.S. President Donald Trump, embroiled in controversy, would achieve his economic ag

    August 18, 2017 06:06 am JST
  • China takes clean energy lessons from Portugal's EDP

    LISBON -- China Three Gorges is expanding a foothold in clean energy in Portugal, where it has been the biggest shareholder in Energias de Portugal, a local utility company, since 2012.CTG, a Chinese state-owned energy company, bought 49% of EDP's s

    August 17, 2017 12:10 pm JST
  • Russia, Ukraine trade blame in likely tech leak to Pyongyang

    MOSCOW -- Evidence that Soviet rocket engines played a key role in North Korea's missile development has Russia and Ukraine each lobbing allegations that the other supplied those critical parts, deepening the tensions that might have produced the ap

    August 17, 2017 05:20 am JST
  • Japan Market Pulse

    Tokyo stocks getting little love from oil-rich nations

    TOKYO -- The Japanese stock market has been stuck in slow motion of late, apparently failing to garner much interest from overseas investors such as sovereign wealth funds of oil-producing countries.The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average edged down 0.12

    August 17, 2017 04:29 am JST
  • Trump disbands business councils after CEOs exit in protest

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nati

    August 17, 2017 03:56 am JST
  • Trump praises North Korea's Kim for 'wise' decision on Guam

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countr

    August 17, 2017 03:31 am JST