Asia / Pacific

South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade ‘white list’

South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade ‘white list’

Published 12/08/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its “white list” of countries with fast-track trade status from September, [more…]

New Zealand’s PM says government always looking at ways to…

New Zealand’s PM says government always looking at ways to…

Published 12/08/2019

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that spending promised in the annual budget would help stimulate the economy, but [more…]

Australia to spend $340 million on special forces capability

Australia to spend $340 million on special forces capability

Published 12/08/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will spend A$500 million ($340 million) to improve the capability of its special forces troops, the first stage of a $3 [more…]

China July NEV sales down 4.7% year-on-year: industry association

China July NEV sales down 4.7% year-on-year: industry association

Published 12/08/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China fell 4.7% in July from a year earlier, the first drop in more two [more…]

Asian shares turn lower on Sino-U.S. trade, recession worries

Asian shares turn lower on Sino-U.S. trade, recession worries

Published 12/08/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Worries that a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war could tip the world and U.S. economies into recession weighed on Asian equities on Monday, [more…]

Gymnastics: Biles soars to sixth title at national championships

Gymnastics: Biles soars to sixth title at national championships

Published 12/08/2019

(Reuters) - American Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled number one gymnast with an amazing winning performance at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships [more…]

Yen buoyed by China jitters- sterling under water

Yen buoyed by China jitters- sterling under water

Published 12/08/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar remained on the defensive against the safe-haven yen on Monday as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute looked set to drag on [more…]

Cathay Pacific shares slump after China cracks down on staff protests

Cathay Pacific shares slump after China cracks down on staff protests

Published 12/08/2019

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) fell more than 4% to close to a 10-year low on Monday after the Hong [more…]

Hong Kong mops up after weekend of violence, braces for more protests

Hong Kong mops up after weekend of violence, braces for more protests

Published 12/08/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Metro stations in Hong Kong resumed regular service on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris as the city recovered [more…]

Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China

Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China

Published 12/08/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the [more…]