US Business

Uber launches boat service in Nigeria's megacity Lagos

11/10 Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity's notoriously congested roads.  Full story

Mexico president urges USMCA ratification, vowing to implement labor reform

13/10 Mexico's president said on Sunday he would send a letter to U.S. congressional Democrats vowing to implement a recent labor law, in a bid to assuage their concerns over worker rights and speed up. . .  Full story

What to watch in Q3 earnings from U.S. companies

13/10 U.S. companies are preparing to report third-quarter results following a rocky few months in which they grappled with a U.S.-China trade conflict undermining the business environment and an overall economy that has been showing signs. . .  Full story

In planning for next U.S. recession, economists say, don't fret about debt

13/10 Economists are divided about when the next U.S. recession will arrive, but they largely agree on this: the country will need to fight it with a massive fiscal program, and be ready to swallow. . .  Full story

Russia's Putin says global oil inventories need cutting to 'reasonable level' - Arabiya

13/10 Russian President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday that global oil inventories need cutting to "reasonable levels" and that Russia would work with Saudi Arabia and other partners to "reduce to zero". . .  Full story

S.Korean PM set for highest-level visit to Japan next week since export curbs

13/10 South Korea's prime minister plans to visit Japan next week in what would be the highest-level trip since Japan imposed export curbs in a deepening trade and diplomatic row, officials said on Sunday.. . .  Full story

China's Xinhua focuses more on progress, less on a pending U.S. trade deal

12/10 U.S. officials on Friday promised a "Phase 1" deal with China on a host of conflicts from intellectual property to currency was imminent, but China's official state-owned news organization Xinhua struck a more cautious tone.. . .  Full story

U.S. outlines 'Phase 1' trade deal with China, suspends October tariff hike

12/10 U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials on both sides said much more. . .  Full story


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Fed launches Treasury bill buys in bid for 'ample' reserves

12/10 The Federal Reserve said on Friday that it will start buying about $60 billion per month in Treasury bills to ensure "ample reserves" in the banking system, but emphasized the new program does not. . .  Full story

PG&E turns down San Francisco's $2.5 bln offer to buy assets

12/10 PG&E Corp rejected a $2.5 billion offer from San Francisco to buy the bankrupt Californian company's power lines and other infrastructure within the city, citing the offer was inadequate.. . .  Full story

QE on the QT? Fed says no, economists say maybe so

12/10 Stop with the "50 Bs." Start with the 60.. . .  Full story

Uber to buy Chile's Cornershop as it sets sights on delivering groceries

12/10 Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday it would buy a majority stake in Chilean online grocery provider Cornershop as the ride hailing company seeks to widen its fast-growing food delivery app to include groceries and. . .  Full story

Wall Street jumps but ends off highs after partial trade deal

11/10 U.S. stocks ended more than 1% higher on Friday though well off the day's highs after the announcement of a partial trade deal between the United States and China.. . .  Full story

U.S., China agree 'Phase 1' trade deal; Trump suspends October tariff hike

11/10 The United States and China agreed on Friday to the first phase of a deal to end a trade war, prompting President Donald Trump to suspend a threatened tariff hike, but officials said the. . .  Full story

Mexican motor city 'getting desperate' as GM's U.S. strike takes heavy toll

11/10 Half a continent away from the auto plants of Detroit, U.S. strikes at General Motors (GM) have sent shivers through the central Mexican city of Silao, where the local GM factory furloughed 6,000 workers. . .  Full story

Global risk "confluence," as tariffs, Brexit, weaker forecasts collide

11/10 Higher tariffs. Slower growth. The countdown to Brexit.. . .  Full story

Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles -Iranian media reports

11/10 An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled. . .  Full story

Yield curve uninverts on optimism over China trade deal

11/10 The Federal Reserve's preferred measure of the yield curve on Friday uninverted for the first time since mid-July, as progress in U.S.-China trade talks boosted the U.S. economic outlook.. . .  Full story

Corn jumps 4%; wheat, soy climb on U.S.-China trade optimism

11/10 U.S. corn futures surged more than 4% on Friday while wheat and soybeans also firmed, buoyed by expectations for a partial U.S.-China trade deal and worries about wintry weather threatening crops in the Midwest,. . .  Full story

U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes

11/10 U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop. . .  Full story

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to hold news briefing -White House

11/10 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold a news briefing on Friday at 1:45 p.m. (1745 GMT), the White House said.. . .  Full story

U.S. drillers add oil rigs for first week in eight -Baker Hughes

11/10 U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in eight weeks even though energy services firms are cutting jobs as most producers follow through on plans. . .  Full story

BIC cuts sales view as U.S. lighter market fails to ignite

11/10 French pens, razors and pocket lighter maker BIC cut its full-year sales forecast on Friday, blaming a weak U.S. lighter market for the latest in a series of disappointing results.. . .  Full story

WeWork to close its WeGrow elementary school in New York next year

11/10 WeWork said on Friday it will shut down its WeGrow private school in New York City after the current school year, as the company focuses on its main office-sharing business.. . .  Full story

China publication of 'unreliable entities list' depends on Sino-U.S. trade talks -sources

11/10 China's so-called "unreliable entities list" aimed at punishing firms deemed harmful to Chinese interests is ready, but whether the list will be published depends on how Sino-U.S. trade talks progress, two Chinese government sources said. . .  Full story

Mozambique's elections to test fragile peace

11/10 The face of President Filipe Nyusi beams from flags billowing across Mozambique's city of Beira, where T-shirts and posters colour the streets with his Frelimo party's signature red in what is usually an opposition stronghold.. . .  Full story

Canada gains more jobs than expected in September, unemployment rate drops to 5.5%

11/10 The Canadian economy added a stronger-than-expected 53,700 net jobs in September, with all the gains coming in full-time work and largely driven by the services sector, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday, reducing analysts' expectations. . .  Full story

Metro to sell majority stake in Chinese business to Wumart

11/10 German wholesaler Metro has agreed to sell a majority stake in its Chinese operations to local retailer Wumart, continuing a drive to simplify its business and focus on its core customers in the hospitality industry.. . .  Full story

U.S. appeals court upholds House subpoena seeking Trump's accounting records

11/10 A U.S. appeals court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for President Donald Trump's financial records including tax documents, rejecting an appeal by the president to block his accounting firm from handing over. . .  Full story

-GM appeals directly to employees as strike losses pile up

11/10 General Motors Co took the unusual step of appealing directly to employees in a blog post on Friday that laid out the terms of the automaker's latest offer aimed at ending a month-long strike.. . .  Full story

TSX set to rise for third day on trade deal hopes, strong jobs data

11/10 Canada's main stock index was on course to rise for the third day on Friday on robust domestic jobs data, and as hopes for a partial trade deal between the United States and China. . .  Full story

Baltic index slips on lower capesize rates

11/10 The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, edged lower on Friday, weighed down by lower capesize vessel rates, while the main index posted its first weekly. . .  Full story

Trump says U.S.-China trade talks are going well

11/10 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S.-China trade talks were going well as the second day of top-level negotiations aimed at rolling back tensions between the world's two largest economies begins.. . .  Full story

TSX rises on U.S.-China trade optimism

11/10 Energy stocks helped Canada's main stock index open higher on Friday, as oil prices were lifted by reports of an Iranian tanker attack, with optimism over signs of a detente in the U.S.-China trade. . .  Full story

Atlantia unit to buy 1.5 bln euro majority stake in Mexico's RCO

11/10 Atlantia's Spanish unit Abertis has agreed to pay 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for a majority stake in Mexican toll road operator Red de Carreteras de Occidente (RCO) as part of a drive to. . .  Full story

Mexican president urges Pelosi to get USMCA trade deal approved

11/10 Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he had sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to work towards the approval of a new North American trade deal. . .  Full story

U.S. import prices rise modestly, non-oil prices drop

11/10 U.S. import prices rose modestly in September and were lower for goods excluding oil, suggesting that imported inflation could remain subdued.. . .  Full story

Wall St Week Ahead-Bruised U.S. banks expected to report Q3 earnings decline

11/10 The biggest U.S. banks are expected to kick off the earnings season on a sour note next week due to falling interest rates, which may have pressured net interest margins enough to cause the. . .  Full story

'Business as usual' for oil after Saudi attacks, oversupply looms - IEA

11/10 Global oil markets have quickly recovered from attacks on Saudi oil facilities last month and even face oversupply next year as global demand slows, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.. . .  Full story

Burning trash sparked wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in California - fire dept

11/10 Burning trash dumped by a garbage truck caused a fire that by early Friday had destroyed dozens of homes in California's Riverside County, fire officials said, as wildfires across the state led to power. . .  Full story

China stocks have best week in five on trade talks optimism

11/10 China stocks rose on Friday to end the four-session week higher, as investors cheered signs of progress in the ongoing U.S.-China trade talks.. . .  Full story

Iran says two missiles struck oil tanker, causing explosion - state TV

11/10 Two missiles struck the Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker setting it ablaze off the Saudi port of Jeddah, Iranian state TV reported.. . .  Full story

SAP reverts to co-CEOs after showman McDermott's decade of growth

11/10 Bill McDermott stood down on Friday after a decade building up SAP as the world's leading enterprise software company, handing the task of completing its transition to cloud computing to new co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and. . .  Full story

Australian shares jump on trade optimism; post best weekly gain since August

11/10 Australian shares ended higher on Friday, notching their best weekly gain since late August, as encouraging signs from U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes that a trade deal may be reached.. . .  Full story

U.S. sanctions hit global oil fleet as traders shun nearly 300 tankers

11/10 Nearly 300 oil tankers globally have been placed off limits as companies fear violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, driving freight rates to new highs, industry sources said.. . .  Full story

Iranian oil tanker's crew are safe, situation stable on vessel - report

11/10 All crew members of an Iranian oil vessel that was on fire in the Red Sea after an explosion are safe and the situation of the tanker is stable, Iran's Nour news agency reported. . .  Full story

POLL-Japan's Sept consumer inflation seen to hit over 2-yr low

11/10 Japan's core consumer inflation likely slowed in September to its weakest in over two years, according to a Reuters poll, forecasting an outturn that would put pressure on the central bank to expand its. . .  Full story

California governor calls widespread electricity shutdown to prevent fires 'unacceptable'

11/10 California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires "unacceptable," saying on Thursday it resulted from years of mismanagement by the utility.. . .  Full story

GM urges UAW to agree to 'around-the-clock' bargaining

11/10 General Motors Co late on Thursday urged the United Auto Workers union to agree to around-the-clock bargaining to try to resolve a 25-day U.S. strike that has cost the company more than $1 billion. . .  Full story

Air New Zealand entices Walmart U.S. boss Foran home to lead airline

11/10 Air New Zealand Ltd named Walmart U.S. boss Greg Foran as its new chief executive on Friday, bringing him back home at a time the airline is trying to control costs in a lower-growth. . .  Full story

COSCO unit's tanker delivers oil to Exxon in Singapore

11/10 A supertanker owned by a subsidiary of COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian), under U.S. sanctions for allegedly transporting Iranian oil, has docked in Singapore to discharge Middle East crude, shipping data on Refinitiv Eikon showed on. . .  Full story

Fed's Mester: U.S. likely to avoid serious downturn; content to keep rates steady

11/10 The U.S. economy will likely skirt a serious downturn despite current risks from trade and a slowing global economy, Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Thursday, arguing that absent evidence of a "material. . .  Full story

Choke point: Vietnam skilled labour squeezed by Sino-U.S. trade war

11/10 A new front has opened in the U.S.-China trade war as companies shifting manufacturing to Vietnam engage in a fierce battle for skilled labour, aggravating an existing shortage and prompting calls for education reforms to. . .  Full story

Brazil's Embraer to furlough 15,000 workers ahead of Boeing deal

11/10 Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA will furlough almost 15,000 workers in January, the company said, ahead of a partial takeover by Boeing Co , a deal that still needs regulatory approval.. . .  Full story

More oil traders, vessel operators shun links to Venezuela's oil

10/10 More vessel operators and energy firms are shunning Venezuelan oil and the tankers that have carried it, according to brokers and traders familiar with the matter.. . .  Full story

Trump EPA proposes overhaul of lead in drinking water rule, critics call plan weak

10/10 The Trump administration on Thursday proposed retooling a 1991 rule on lead and cooper contamination in drinking water, but critics said the change slows by 20 years the timeline for removing aging lead. . .  Full story

In California, food spoils, businesses close as power outages imposed

10/10 A California dentist canceled dozens of appointments and supermarkets tried to save rotting food on Thursday as electricity was cut to over 600,000 homes and workplaces in a second day of planned power outages. . .  Full story

Indexes climb on fresh hopes for U.S.-China trade deal

10/10 U.S. stocks rose on Thursday on hopes that top-level U.S.-China trade talks would yield at least a partial deal, while a jump in Apple's shares also boosted the market.. . .  Full story

Trump says U.S.-China trade talks went very well on Thursday

10/10 U.S. President Donald Trump said trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials on Thursday went very well and the two sides had a very, very good negotiation.. . .  Full story

Oil prices rise as OPEC pledges decision on supply

10/10 Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by comments by the head of OPEC that the organization could take action to balance oil markets and will decide in December on supply for next year.. . .  Full story

U.S., China resume high-level trade talks as non-core concessions seen possible

10/10 Top U.S. and Chinese negotiators met on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to ease a bitter 15-month trade war and business groups expressed optimism that they might be able. . .  Full story

Total will not participate in Brazil transfer of rights oil auction -CEO

10/10 France's Total SA , the big winner in a Brazilian auction of offshore oil concessions on Thursday, said it will not participate in a bigger auction scheduled for Nov. 6 of the so-called Transfer. . .  Full story

Corn futures fall after higher U.S. yield estimate surprises traders

10/10 U.S. corn futures dropped to their lowest prices in more than a week on Thursday after the Agriculture Department surprised traders by raising its domestic yield estimate in a monthly crop report.. . .  Full story

GM CEO Barra takes role in talks to end UAW strike

10/10 General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra met with senior United Auto Workers officials to discuss the No. 1 U.S. automaker's most recent proposal to end a more than three-week-old strike that has cost it. . .  Full story

U.S. stock funds see third straight weekly ouflow

10/10 U.S. equity funds posted $6.2 billion in withdrawals in the latest week, the third straight weekly drawdown, according to data released by Lipper on Thursday.. . .  Full story

Yields rise as U.S., China resume trade negotiations

10/10 Treasury yields rose Thursday on optimism for a resolution to the U.S.-China trade war as the two countries began a new round of negotiations in Washington, alleviating some worries over slowing economic growth.. . .  Full story

U.S. Fed eases post-crisis rules for domestic, foreign banks

10/10 The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday unveiled a final package of rules easing capital and liquidity requirements for domestic U.S. and foreign banks that were originally introduced following the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.. . .  Full story

China's Unipec bans use of oil tankers linked to Venezuela -sources

10/10 China's Unipec, the trading arm of Asia's top oil refiner Sinopec, has banned the use of vessels linked to oil flows from Venezuela in the last year, according to sources familiar with the matter. . .  Full story

Trump feud with California warrants U.S. Congress probe -hundreds of ex-EPA employees

10/10 Hundreds of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees on Thursday urged a congressional probe into whether the agency's feud with California represented retaliation for the state's failure to support President Donald Trump's political agenda.. . .  Full story

As GM workers picket, Michigan's economy feels the chill

10/10 Waving a placard on the picket line outside a General Motors Co truck plant in Flint, Michigan, Robert Bacon says he has no money to spend. His $250-a-week strike pay barely covers his food. . .  Full story

Ivory Coast, Ghana to 're-examine' cocoa sustainability schemes

10/10 Top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana said on Thursday they will re-examine the industry's sustainability schemes as chocolate makers have been slow to pay the two nations a living income differential (LID) for. . .  Full story

U.S. consumer inflation tame, labor market still tightening

10/10 U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in September and underlying inflation retreated, supporting expectations the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in October for the third time this year amid risks to the economy from trade. . .  Full story

Fidelity follows rivals in cutting online trading commissions to zero

10/10 Fidelity Investments on Thursday eliminated commissions on online trades of U.S. stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and options, becoming the latest brokerage to cut trading fees to compete with new entrants in the market.. . .  Full story

Deutsche Bank tells court it doesn't hold Trump's tax returns

10/10 Deutsche Bank said in a letter to a U.S. court that it does not hold copies of U.S. President Donald Trump's tax returns, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

"I'll leave them to the birds": Spanish olive farmers protest low prices

10/10 Thousands of Spanish olive oil farmers staged a protest in Madrid on Thursday calling for a fairer pricing system for their produce as they fear a recent slump could be exacerbated by impending U.S.. . .  Full story

TSX climbs on U.S.-China trade truce hopes

10/10 Canada's main stock index gained ground on Thursday, with energy stocks leading gains, as a clutch of positive headlines on trade lifted sentiment with high-level trade negotiations between United States and China starting in Washington.. . .  Full story

World urgently needs to quicken steps to reduce global warming -IMF

10/10 Countries around the world should urgently begin accelerating efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the best way to do that is through implementation of carbon taxes and global cooperation, the International Monetary Fund said. . .  Full story

Baltic index hits two-week high as vessel activity picks up

10/10 The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, hit a two-week high on Thursday, as vessel rates across the board continued to strengthen.. . .  Full story

Trump says will meet with Chinese vice premier at White House on Friday

10/10 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House on Friday, the second of two-days of high-level U.S. China trade talks aimed at. . .  Full story

TSX opens flat as U.S.-China trade talks start

10/10 Canada's main stock index was subdued at the open on Thursday as top-level trade negotiations between United States and China resumed for the first time since late July.. . .  Full story

Sunrise's UPC deal too expensive, says advisory group ISS

10/10 Proxy adviser ISS recommended shareholders vote against a rights issue that will allow Sunrise Communications to finance a 6.3 billion Swiss franc ($6.35 billion) purchase of cable operator UPC from Liberty Global, in a report. . .  Full story

Chinese vice premier arrives at USTR offices for high-level trade talks

10/10 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer greeted Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on the steps of the USTR office on Thursday for the highest-level trade talks between the two countries. . .  Full story

WeWork India seeks new backers after talks with local bank collapse

10/10 WeWork's India franchise has seen talks with existing backer ICICI Bank on $100 million in new funding break down since The We Company's botched stock market launch and is in discussions on raising $200 million. . .  Full story

U.S. consumer prices unchanged in September

10/10 U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in September and underlying inflation retreated, supporting expectations the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in October for the third time this year amid risks to the economy from trade. . .  Full story

U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fall

10/10 The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains on solid footing even as hiring is slowing in tandem with a moderation in economic growth.. . .  Full story

U.S. industrial energy use falls as manufacturers struggle: Kemp

10/10 U.S. industrial energy consumption is falling as manufacturing activity and freight movements decline, contributing to the surplus of natural gas and diesel, and intensifying downward pressure on prices.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Asia crude oil refiners pay the price for U.S. sanctions on China ships: Russell

10/10 Asian refiners are once again paying the price for the ongoing battle between the United States and Iran, with the effective price of crude oil being kicked higher by a sharp rise in tanker. . .  Full story

Japan's Unizo rejects bids from local fund, Blackstone

10/10 Japanese hotel chain Unizo Holdings said on Thursday it had rejected buyout proposals from a "locally renowned" fund as well as U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group, adding to a list of spurned suitors.. . .  Full story

Ukraine's president says he is indifferent to Burisma case

10/10 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that he was indifferent to investigations into gas company Burisma, which had Hunter Biden, the son of leading Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, on its board.. . .  Full story

Dubai's MAF explores partial credit card business sale in review -sources

10/10 Dubai's Majid Al Futtaim, which operates the Middle East franchise of French retailer Carrefour, is exploring options for its credit card business including enlisting partners to manage unsecured credit risk, two banking sources told Reuters.. . .  Full story

As Trump touts economic gains, Democrats push for massive economic change

10/10 Republican Donald Trump is touting tax cuts and economic gains during his presidency as a reason why he should get re-elected in November 2020.. . .  Full story

JPMorgan targets Asia's growing wealth with Singapore trust company

10/10 JPMorgan Chase & Co. has set up a trust company in Singapore, its first in Asia, to cater for a growing cadre of ultra-wealthy individuals in the region.. . .  Full story

Foreigners net sellers of Japan stocks for 2nd week ended Oct 4

10/10 Foreigners were net sellers of Japanese stocks for a second consecutive week, as news the United States was considering investment restrictions on Chinese firms and Washington's announcement of new import tariffs on some European products. . .  Full story

PNE AG agrees to takeover by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure

10/10 Germany's PNE AG has agreed to a takeover offer from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure (MSIP) which values the wind energy project developer at 300 million euros ($330 million), it said on Thursday, drawing criticism from a. . .  Full story

EU removes UAE, Switzerland, Mauritius from tax haven lists

10/10 European Union finance ministers agreed to remove the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Mauritius from the bloc's lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens, a move that activists called a "whitewash".. . .  Full story

U.S. to issue licences for supply of non-sensitive goods to Huawei-NYT

10/10 The United States will soon issue licenses allowing some U.S. companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China's Huawei, the New York Times reported, as high-level officials from the two countries meet this week to resume. . .  Full story

MSCI embraces China's newly-launched STAR tech stocks

10/10 MSCI plans to include stocks listed on China's newly-launched, Nasdaq-style STAR market in its indexes from next month, as international investors seek opportunities in the world's second largest economy.. . .  Full story

France says EU will impose sanctions on U.S. if aviation row not settled

10/10 France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday the European Union would impose sanctions on U.S. products if no settlement was reached with Washington on a trade dispute over illegal EU subsidies to. . .  Full story

UAE's BPGIC to expand storage capacity, refinery operations

10/10 The United Arab Emirates' Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co (BPGIC) plans to boost crude oil storage capacity and expand refining facilities after managing to lease additional land in the bunkering hub of Fujairah,. . .  Full story

Asia-Pacific 2019 growth to slow to 5.8% on trade tensions - World Bank

10/10 Asia Pacific economies are expected to slow this year due to uncertainty around U.S.-China trade tensions and slowdowns in major global economies could further hurt the region's exports, a World Bank report said on Thursday.. . .  Full story