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Middle Eastern leaders seem to be in a race to gain favour with China.
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The owner of the only US rare earths mine is going on a hiring spree as it looks to significantly boost production, part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tari...
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CHICAGO, Aug 24 ― Win Cramer thought his company was out of the firing line in the escalating Sino-US trade war after his “Made-in-China” wireless headphones, speakers and earbuds were taken off...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 24 ― The world's two largest economies, China and the United States, yesterday exchanged blows in the latest escalation in their trade war that has roiled supply chains and whipsawed...
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JACKSON HOLE (Wyoming), Aug 24 ― Bank of England Governor Mark Carney took aim at the US dollar's “destabilising” role in the world economy yesterday and said central banks might need to join to...
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NEW YORK, Aug 24 ― Wall Street tumbled yesterday after the US-China trade war escalated in dramatic fashion, with President Donald Trump demanding that American companies seek alternatives to doing ...
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NEW YORK, Aug 24 ― Stocks, the dollar and oil prices fell yesterday while safe havens rose after President Donald Trump demanded US companies look at alternatives to China for manufacturing, followi...
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in...
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NEW YORK: Stocks, the dollar and oil prices fell on Friday while safe havens rose after President Donald Trump demanded U.S. companies look at alternatives to China...
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Morrison (right) reviews the guard of honour with Nguyen during a welcoming ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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BEIJING, Aug 23 — China said today it will impose retaliatory tariffs against about US$75 billion (RM314 billion) worth of US goods, putting as much as an extra 10 per cent on top of existing rates ...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 23 — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell stressed today that the central bank will act to ensure the US economic expansion continues, even in the face of “significant risks” pose...
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NEW YORK, Aug 23 — Wall Street stocks opened lower today after China announced another round of tariffs on US goods, the latest escalation in the protracted trade war between the countries.
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Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks are poised for their worst quarter since 2015 and corporate earnings are unlikely to save them.
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Tesla, IBM and Microsoft plan to attend AI conference, display technologies.
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Google on Aug 22 said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in...
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HONG KONG, Aug 23 — Cathay Pacific Airways , which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, must put an end to “all forms of white te...
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Hong Kong is bracing for more anti-government demonstrations and a "stress test" of its international airport this weekend, as protests in the Asian financial hub show no signs of abating and diplomat...
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Hong Kong’s financial markets are in one of their most volatile periods in years, and signs of a turnaround are few and far between.
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Australia’s most populous state said it will axe a Chinese-funded education programme that teaches Mandarin in schools amid fears over potential foreign influence.
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Hong Kong braced on Friday for further demonstrations and a “stress test” of the city’s international airport at the weekend, as nearly three months of anti-government protests showed no sign of...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 23 ― The Trump administration is still planning for a round of in-person talks between US and Chinese officials in September after a constructive exchange this week between deputy-le...
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is still planning for a round of in-person talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in September after a constructive exchange this week between deputy-level negotiators, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday.
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CHICAGO, Aug 22 — China snapped up a small volume of US soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, ...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 22 — When the leader of the Federal Reserve speaks, the world listens.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 22 — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, suggesting the labour market was holding firm despite a manufacturing slowdown and ...
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Back-to-school season in China’s universities has become another example of how facial recognition technology is now part of people’s everyday lives, just like social media, mobile payments, and o...
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Pinduoduo, a Chinese ecommerce platform that is seeking to dispel an association with price-sensitive customers, said it gained more customers from the nation’s most developed cities, a feat that wo...
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BEIJING, Aug 22 — China hopes the United States will stop its wrong tariff action, the commerce ministry said today, adding that any new tariffs would lead to escalation, despite delays in implement...
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This article is co-written by Celia Chen.
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PETALING JAYA: Beijing’s master plan to develop Shenzhen into a world-class model city in six to 15 years is an answer to the US trade aggression on China and Hong Kong’s current political crisis,...
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HONG KONG: China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to US$15bil listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, sources told Reuters.
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BEIJING, Aug 21 — China today blasted a huge planned US arms shipment to self-ruled Taiwan and threatened to sanction firms involved in the sale of F-16 fighter jets.
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TOKYO, Aug 21 — Japan and South Korea today agreed on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating Korean wartime workers that has spilled into trade, and put a deep chill on ties betwe...
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HONG KONG, Aug 21 — Equities stuttered in Asia today as investors took a step back after recent gains, with focus now turning to a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the ...
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A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening...
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BEIJING: Volkswagen is in an all-out offensive to promote its electric mobility in China and to make it as memorable as possible, it'll be pitting its ID.R against the country's 1,519m Tianmen Mountai...
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BEIJING, Aug 21 — The government of the Chinese city of Tianjin, the only shareholder of bankrupt Bohai Steel Group Ltd, is demanding that Bohai's creditors and strategic investor implement a bankru...
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SHANGHAI: China's yuan inched up against the dollar in thin trade on Wednesday, supported by a slightly higher midpoint, but investors were cautious ahead of a meeting of central bankers this week which is likely to focus on more stimulus measures.
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China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to US$15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledg...
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HONG KONG/NEW YORK: China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to US$15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a wa...
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HONG Kong actress Sharla Cheung is the latest celebrity to publicly voice her support for China following rumours alleging that she is a part of a movement pushing for Hong Kong independence, China Press reported.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The FBM KLCI remained below the 1,600-point level at mid-morning today, tracking its regional peers.
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SYDNEY, Aug 21 — Asian shares fell today as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with US President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade wa...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade war with China.
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SYDNEY (Aug 21): Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his t...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 21 — President Donald Trump yesterday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the US economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for de...
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades.
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BEIJING, Aug 20 — Huawei today dismissed Washington’s three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant and said the decision would not change the fact it had been “treate...
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China said on Tuesday it had a right to put out its own views after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
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As social-media-savvy activists run a grassroots public relations campaign, they have come up against nationalistic mainlanders egged on by state media. There is a clear dichotomy between how the movement has been portrayed on the Internet within and beyond the mainland.
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BEIJING, Aug 20 — A Beijing skyscraper confiscated from a fugitive Chinese billionaire was sold in an online auction today for 5.18 billion yuan (RM3.07 billion), the latest twist in a salacious sag...
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Hong Kong stocks ended lower on Tuesday as investors locked in profit after a four-day winning streak following Beijing's interest rate reform, which boosted riskier assets and tempered recession fears.
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Report says China’s techno-utilitarian culture is more willing to adopt AI if it provides a broader social good.
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PETALING JAYA: The United States cannot use Hong Kong as a bargaining chip in the current US-China trade negotiations as it will not be able to influence Beijing's decision, according to China's Global Times.
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SHANGHAI, Aug 20 ― Chinese internet giant Baidu regained momentum during the second quarter, posting better-than-expected revenue today thanks to strong traffic growth, though it also announced a hu...
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Britain's foreign office said it was seeking more information about reports that a Hong Kong staff member had been detained in mainland China.
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SHANGHAI: China and Hong Kong stocks barely moved on Tuesday as investors took a breather and pondered the extent and impact of Beijing's interest rate reform.
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BEIJING, Aug 20 ― Pig breeders in China who have managed to keep fatal African swine fever off their farms since outbreaks began a year ago are now set to reap rewards, with some in line for record ...
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Hong Kong is gearing up for further protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often...
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FRANKFURT, Aug 20 ― European shares ended higher for a second straight session yesterday on signs that measures would be adopted to prop up growth in major economies, while bond yields rebounded ami...
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US Vice-President Mike Pence (photo, above) urged China on Monday to respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws and repeated President Donald Trump’s warning that it would be harder for Washington ...
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SEOUL, Aug 20 ― Japan has approved shipment of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, Yonhap News Agency reported late yesterday, citing indu...
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LONDON, Aug 19 — Stock markets rallied today after US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser hailed “positive” trade talks with Chinese negotiators.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia was the only market among the regional Asian markets to end in the red on Monday on continued foreign fund selling despite a firmer economic outlook.
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This article was co-authored by Minghe Hu. China’s transformation into a services-driven economy is likely to accelerate as industrial internet developments gather steam across the country, accordi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): There will be downside risks to Malaysia’s economy in 2019 after recording stronger gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter (2Q), but a recession is not in sight, s...
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US President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global b...
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There will be downside risks to Malaysia’s economy in 2019 after recording stronger GDP in the second quarter, but a recession is not in sight, said RHB Bank in its economic view today.
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LETTER | Bank Negara usually retains more than 7 months of reserves in US dollar, which is considered healthy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — There will be downside risks to Malaysia’s economy in 2019 after recording stronger gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter (Q2), but a recession is not in sigh...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 19 — US President Donald Trump yesterday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the tw...
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AS the fourth generation of naan makers in his family, Tursonjon Abula said his latest goal is to produce 25, 000 of the flatbreads in a day.
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Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares under torrential downpours in the eleventh week of what have been often viole...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 19 — Washington and Beijing are working to revive pivotal talks aimed at ending the trade war that has roiled world markets, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor said yesterday.
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HONG KONG: Protest-battered Hong Kong should also brace itself for an “economic typhoon” caused by the US-China trade war and recent political unrest in the city, financial secretary Paul Chan wrote in a blog post.
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.
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China fails to meet two of the three criteria set by the US Treasury to identify currency manipulators.
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HONG KONG, Aug 17 — Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation yesterday of its CEO Rupert Hogg, compounding a torrid week for the Hong Kong carrier after it was excoriated by Beijing because so...
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The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony after Beijing targeted the airline over staff in...
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BEIJING: The promise of artificial intelligence has yet to translate into big business. Now Kai-Fu Lee, a prominent venture capitalist in China and founder of Sinovation Ventures, says his firm’s new startup should be able to reach US$100mil in revenue next year and go public the year after.
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SINGAPORE: Oil headed for its first weekly gain this month as trade war news continued to whipsaw the market against the backdrop of rising US stockpiles and a weakening global demand outlook.
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Segway-Ninebot Group, a Beijing-based electric scooter maker, on Aug 16 unveiled a scooter that can return itself to charging stations without a driver, a potential boon for the burgeoning scooter-sharing industry.
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The US Internet giant published research in June revealing that its ‘Brain Team’ is working on a game known as Google Research Football Environment.
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LONDON, Aug 16 — Trade tensions between the United States and China and a weakening yuan are boosting demand for cryptocurrencies among Chinese investors, market players from Asia to New York said.
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Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for a Hong Kong shipping firm.
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HONG KONG, Aug 16 — Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation today of its CEO Rupert Hogg, days after the Hong Kong carrier was censured by Beijing because some staff had supported pro-democra...
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said CEO Rupert Hogg had resigned and named Augustus Tang as the new chief, following a week of scrutiny by the Chinese aviation regulator that has hurt its reputation in the mainland.
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Armoured military vehicles and security forces have gathered across a bridge from Hong Kong.
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TOKYO: Most emerging Asian currencies advanced on Friday, led by the Malaysian ringgit which was buoyed by a series of central bank measures to deepen onshore markets.
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After vanquishing the best humanity has to offer in the ancient game of Go, also known as weiqi, Google is now looking to the massively popular game of football to train its next wave of AI technology...
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SHANGHAI: China's yuan eased on Friday, pressured by a stronger dollar and trade worries after Beijing pledged to retaliate for the latest U.S. tariffs.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at the midday break today, as regional markets steadied and Bank Negara Malaysia released firmer domestic economic growth data.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI retraced some losses from the mid-morning session after declining as much as 10 points earlier in the day.
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Baidu has fallen out of the top five most valuable publicly traded Chinese internet companies after its market capitalization slid below that of gaming and ecommerce pioneer NetEase. After a 40% sli...
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SYDNEY, Aug 16 — Asian shares were heading for weekly losses today as conflicting messages on the Sino-US trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central ban...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips continued to lose ground and the FBM KLCI continued to slide below the key 1, 600 level on Friday on mixed signals from the US and China.
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MORRISTOWN, Aug 16 — US President Donald Trump said yesterday that US and Chinese negotiators were holding “productive” trade talks and expected them to meet in September despite US tariffs on o...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares were heading for weekly losses on Friday as conflicting messages on the Sino-U.S. trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central bank sti...