Economy

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He attends an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's economy czar, Liu will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at ending a costly tariff war over U.S. complaints about Beijing's technology ambitions. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — In a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions, the top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington later this month. China's economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will travel to Washington for the talks Jan. 30-31,...
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A visitor stands in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday after strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
January 17, 2019 - 12:50 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday on fears that a reported U.S. investigation of China's Huawei would derail trade talks between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.1 percent to 26,866.94 while Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.3...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap. Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:33 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Japan's central bank has warned of unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as the country's population declines. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial leaders Thursday that policies must be devised to prevent the shrinking population from...
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January 16, 2019 - 6:30 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is considering a $300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year, a Finance Ministry official said. The government has appointed a three-member committee to negotiate the deal, according to Finance Ministry spokesman...
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A policeman stands guard as some of the people arrested during demonstrations over the hike in fuel prices, make their court appearance at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Jan,16, 2019. Some dozens of people appeared in court and were charged with public violence and a human rights group in Zimbabwe says a few people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some crowds. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles arrested a prominent activist and pastor on Wednesday, along with scores of others, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. Zimbabwe's state security minister says...
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January 16, 2019 - 10:40 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's massive debt opened on Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds that the government urgently needs. The hearing involves...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. In a historic defeat for the government Tuesday, Britain's Parliament discarded May's Brexit deal to split from the European Union, and May now faces a parliamentary vote of no-confidence later Wednesday. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
January 16, 2019 - 8:40 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin, unleashing a power struggle over control of Britain's planned exit from the European Union. May was battling to save her job after staking her...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Asian markets are mixed as poor Japanese data and worries about global growth put a damper on trading. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 16, 2019 - 1:27 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia as investors shrugged off the parliamentary vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union. Weak Japanese data pulled the Nikkei 225 index lower. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.6...
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Lawmakers attend a session at the opposition-controlled National Assembly to debate actions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The president is under heightened pressure from opposition politicians and foreign leaders urging him to step down. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 15, 2019 - 11:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has declared President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate," moving a step closer to implementing a plan to challenge the socialist leader by declaring a caretaker government and calling early elections. A resolution adopted Tuesday...
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