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  • APEC statement addresses Trump criticism of 'unfair trade'

    DANANG, Vietnam -- Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member states called for reciprocal trade and a fight against "all unfair trade practices" on Nov. 11, a move heavily influenced by complaints from U.S. President Donald Trum

    November 11, 2017 09:28 pm JST
  • China says TPP trade deal will not impact RCEP

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will not impact prospects for the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.Zhang Jun, Director General of th

    November 11, 2017 09:22 pm JST
  • APEC leaders agree to address 'unfair trade practices'

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- Asia-Pacific leaders on Saturday agreed to address "unfair trade practices" and urgently called for the removal of "market distorting subsidies," in contrast to communiques they have issued in the past.A joint statement

    November 11, 2017 08:59 pm JST
  • Canada's Trudeau says still more work to be done on TPP

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said more work needed to be done on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact that 11 countries agreed to pursue without the United States.Earlier in the day, the T

    November 11, 2017 08:30 pm JST
  • Donald Trump and Barack Obama in Asia: a pictorial

    TOKYO -- As U.S. President Donald Trump tours Asia, he inevitably brings to mind the trips of his predecessor, Barack Obama. Whether in Japan, China or South Korea, memories are still fresh of Obama's presence. And photographs are not hard to find.H

    November 11, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • TPP ministers affirm agreement in principle but no summit

    DANANG, Vietnam -- Ministers from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership nations reaffirmed Friday that they have reached an agreement in principle on bringing into effect the trade pact, the Japanese economic and fiscal policy minister told rep

    November 11, 2017 04:01 am JST
  • Canada's 11th-hour revolt gums up TPP talks

    DANANG, Vietnam -- Last-minute Canadian objections dashed plans for leaders from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries to announce a broad agreement at a Friday summit on bringing the pact into effect without the U.S.Warning signsJust

    November 11, 2017 02:46 am JST
  • Metro Pacific buys into Vietnam water company

    MANILA -- Philippine infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments said on Friday it has agreed to buy a stake in a water company in Vietnam, in a deal that comes less than a week after it took over an Indonesian toll road operator.A Metro P

    November 10, 2017 11:50 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' trade pact official agreement still up in the air

    DANANG, Vietnam -- The 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact early this year decided on Friday to postpone the summit meeting to reach an official agreement. According to Japanese Prime M

    November 10, 2017 11:29 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as U.S. tax plan disappoints investors

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Friday after a tax plan released by U.S. Senate Republicans sought to delay a cut in corporate taxes by a year.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.2% to 1,389.11. For the week, the index edged

    November 10, 2017 09:02 pm JST
  • Trump warns Indo-Pacific nations on 'trade abuses'

    DANANG, Vietnam -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday delivered a strongly worded message on trade to Indo-Pacific countries, demanding trade relationships be fair and reciprocal. Trump said the U.S. will no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses u

    November 10, 2017 08:52 pm JST
  • Thai industrial park developer plumbs expansion on the Mekong

    BANGKOK -- Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is betting manufacturing will pick up.Amata will begin development of two sites in Vietnam and one in Myanmar nex

    November 10, 2017 04:40 pm JST
  • Trump sets out strong trade message at Asia-Pacific meeting

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair a

    November 10, 2017 04:32 pm JST
  • Trump arrives in Vietnam for summit of Asia-Pacific leaders

    DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump landed in Vietnam on Friday for a summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) nations, the fourth leg of his 12-day Asia trip.The White House has said Trump will set out a U.S. vision f

    November 10, 2017 03:06 pm JST
  • 11 nations agree in principle on TPP Pacific trade deal

    DANANG, Vietnam -- After months of negotiations, the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have achieved an agreement on the trade pact in principle at the ministerial level, a decision that could shape the future of business in the

    November 10, 2017 06:51 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as China factory prices rise faster than expected

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday after China's factory prices rose faster than expected, signaling strong global demand.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.1% to 1,391.42Earlier on Thursday, data showed that producer

    November 9, 2017 08:59 pm JST
  • Big week ahead for Asia's politics and economy

    TOKYO -- Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will hold a string of meetings over the course of the next seven days in what is shaping up to be a week that could decide the future po

    November 9, 2017 10:34 am JST
  • Asia's top economies lose ground on gender equality

    TOKYO Asia's largest economies dropped in the World Economic Forum's latest gender equality ranking, announced on Nov. 2, with India falling 21 places to 108th.The Global Gender Gap Index shows that while the region has become a major driver of the

    November 9, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian manufacturing logs slow growth in October

    HONG KONG Asian manufacturing registered continued growth in October, mostly, with just two of the 12 economies surveyed by The Nikkei seeing a contraction. However, the pace eased as producers felt the pinch of rising costs.The Nikkei ASEAN Manufac

    November 9, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Vietnamese banks tap foreign talent to unlock growth

    HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnamese banks are recruiting more foreigners to key positions in a bid to expand their businesses in a market where incomes are rising and most people still lack bank accounts.Vietcombank, one of the country's three biggest liste

    November 9, 2017 10:00 am JST