us trade deficit rises to nine year high on robust imports US trade deficit rises to nine-year high on robust imports

15:41 | 07/02/2018 Global Economy

The US trade deficit widened more than expected in December to its highest level since 2008, as robust domestic demand pushed imports to a record high, potentially putting pressure on the Trump administration as it renegotiates trade deals.
venezuela announces 996 percent devaluation of official forex rate Venezuela announces 99.6 percent devaluation of official forex rate

15:43 | 06/02/2018 Global Economy

Venezuela's central bank on Monday announced a devaluation of more than 99 percent of its official exchange rate with the launch of a new foreign exchange platform, a move critics quickly said would not create a functioning currency market.
myanmar to hold rice trade forum Myanmar to hold rice trade forum

15:23 | 05/02/2018 Global Economy

The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) will hold a multi-stake holder forum for sustainable development of rice industry this month, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported last Saturday.
australia to tighten foreign investment rules amid china concerns Australia to tighten foreign investment rules amid China concerns

16:09 | 04/02/2018 Global Economy

Australia is to tighten rules on foreign investment in electricity infrastructure and agricultural land, amid concerns about growing Chinese influence in business, politics and society.
thailand raises 2018 gdp growth outlook to 42 percent Thailand raises 2018 GDP growth outlook to 4.2 percent

11:15 | 02/02/2018 Global Economy

Thailand’s finance ministry has raised its GDP growth forecast to 4.2 percent from 3.8 percent, and also increased its estimate for exports. 
uk pm may wants free trade deal with china UK PM May wants free trade deal with China

10:44 | 01/02/2018 Global Economy

Britain is seeking a free trade agreement with China, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday as she flew to the country for talks with Chinese leaders, adding that more should be done immediately to open up market access for British firms.
south korean economy grows 31 pct in 2017 South Korean economy grows 3.1 pct in 2017

14:58 | 31/01/2018 Global Economy

South Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in three years in 2017, the central bank said last week, thanks to robust exports of tech products including semiconductors and growing consumer spending.
china japan agree to hold china japan rok summit as soon as possible China, Japan agree to hold China-Japan-ROK summit as soon as possible

14:38 | 30/01/2018 Global Economy

China and Japan agreed to hold a new round of China-Japan-ROK leaders' meetings as soon as possible, and foster the proper environment for the trilateral summit.
malaysia reviews trade with eu after move to limit palm oil use Malaysia reviews trade with EU after move to limit palm oil use

15:10 | 29/01/2018 Global Economy

Malaysia is reviewing its trade with the EU following the bloc’s move to back a ban on using palm oil to make biofuels, the deputy prime minister was reported as saying on Sunday.
china looks to boost trade ties with south southeast asia China looks to boost trade ties with South, Southeast Asia

15:20 | 26/01/2018 Global Economy

A conference seeking ways to promote economic connection between China and countries in South and Southeast Asia kicked off in Beijing, China on January 19.
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