Taiwan

Asia stocks wilt, German coalition impasse hits euro

Asia stocks wilt, German coalition impasse hits euro

Published 20/11/2017

People walk past an electronic board showing exchange rate between Japanese Yen and U.S. Dollar outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan [more…]

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China’s top grocer

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China’s top grocer

Published 20/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang [more…]

Asia stocks subdued as China data disappoints

Asia stocks subdued as China data disappoints

Published 14/11/2017

Asian stocks put in a subdued performance on Tuesday as Chinese economic data disappointed and investors pondered whether a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might be a harbinger of a future slowdown there. [more…]

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China. [more…]

China bars billionaire actress Zhao Wei from stock trading for five years

China bars billionaire actress Zhao Wei from stock trading for five years

Published 10/11/2017

Billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei and her husband have been barred from trading in the mainland stock market for five years and fined by the securities regulator, which cited their disclosure irregularities relating to a takeover bid of a firm. [more…]

Asia shares slip from decade highs, oil at two-year top on Saudi purge

Asia shares slip from decade highs, oil at two-year top on Saudi purge

Published 06/11/2017

Asian shares stepped back from recent decade highs on Monday while major currencies held in tight ranges and oil jumped to a more than two-year peak as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through an anti-corruption crackdown. [more…]

Taiwan hopes to find `natural way` to engage with China`s Xi at APEC

Taiwan hopes to find `natural way` to engage with China`s Xi at APEC

Published 06/11/2017

Taiwan hopes to find a "natural way" to exchange views with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders that starts in Vietnam this week, the self-ruled island's envoy to the meeting said on Monday. [more…]

China warns on overseas content after Springer Nature pulls some articles

China warns on overseas content after Springer Nature pulls some articles

Published 06/11/2017

Chinese distributors of overseas publications must verify that the content is legal in China, Beijing said late on Sunday, after a major western publisher blocked access to some content in the country citing local regulations. [more…]

Taiwan to boost defense spending, U.S. concerned over possible military imbalance: official media

Taiwan to boost defense spending, U.S. concerned over possible military imbalance: official media

Published 30/10/2017

Taiwan will increase future defense spending by two percent each year, President Tsai Ing-wen said during a visit to Hawaii where the United States expressed concern over a possible military imbalance in the Taiwan Straits, Taiwan media reported. [more…]

Asia shares get technology boost, crude near two-year top

Asia shares get technology boost, crude near two-year top

Published 30/10/2017

Asian shares climbed on Monday, as technology stocks were bolstered by solid earnings from U.S. tech stalwarts and on strong pre-orders for Apple's iPhone X, while oil hovered around a 2-year peak on supply fears. [more…]