Economic News (3rd Party)

China agriculture minister urges authorities to prevent recurrence of African swine fever

China agriculture minister urges authorities to prevent recurrence of African swine fever

Published 20/01/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture minister urged authorities to prevent a recurrence in African swine fever outbreaks, according to a statement on the ministry’s website [more…]

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Published 13/01/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam and top finance officials praised the Chinese-ruled city’s resilience as a global financial hub on [more…]

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - China’s yuan led a rally in trade-sensitive currencies on Monday and the Australian dollar recovered some recent losses as the imminent signing [more…]

Auto industry cautious as China starts 2020 with forecast of a 2% sales decline

Auto industry cautious as China starts 2020 with forecast of a 2% sales decline

Published 13/01/2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Automakers in China need to get used to a new normal of “low speed growth” in the world’s largest car market, the [more…]

More than 400,000 German jobs at risk in switch to electric cars: Handelsblatt

More than 400,000 German jobs at risk in switch to electric cars: Handelsblatt

Published 13/01/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - The shift to electric vehicles could cost 410,000 jobs in Germany by 2030, daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing government advisers. In [more…]

With nothing to lose, loners build future in China’s hollowed-out north

With nothing to lose, loners build future in China’s hollowed-out north

Published 13/01/2020

HEGANG, China (Reuters) - Li Hai is a nobody in China. But the 32-year-old ship mechanic became a minor internet sensation last month after posting [more…]

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Safe-haven currencies such as the Japanese yen retreated on Thursday as the United States and Iran backed away from further conflict, with [more…]

China’s central bank signs currency settlement agreement with Laos

China’s central bank signs currency settlement agreement with Laos

Published 09/01/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s central bank said on Thursday that it has signed a currency agreement with Laos, allowing direct local currency settlement for transactions [more…]

Indonesian trade unions to rally as government files new labor rules to parliament

Indonesian trade unions to rally as government files new labor rules to parliament

Published 09/01/2020

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A coalition of trade unions will mobilize thousands of people next week to block the Indonesian government’s plan to relax restrictive labor [more…]

Secretary of State Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip to focus on Iraq

Secretary of State Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip to focus on Iraq

Published 02/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday postponed a trip to Ukraine so he could focus on the situation in Iraq [more…]