Economy

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug 17, 2019

Representatives of more than 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that is decimating shark populations

S. Korea's Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

Aug 15, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls for dialogue

South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

Aug 12, 2019

South Korea is removing Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in apparent retaliation for Tokyo's recent decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status

US-China trade war leaves Europe as collateral damage

Aug 12, 2019

Europe's economy is being knocked off course by the conflict between the U.S. and China over trade

German court upholds EU-level banking watchdog

Jul 30, 2019

Germany's constitutional court has upheld a new system of bank supervision at the European level aimed at preventing financial crises and expensive taxpayer bailouts

New Zealand leader says US lacks interest in Asia-Pacific

Jul 19, 2019

New Zealand's prime minister says the United States is losing interest in the Asia-Pacific, as concerns grow about China's growing influence in the region

The Latest: US still mulling retaliation for French tech tax

Jul 18, 2019

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the White House will press ahead with its investigation of France's digital tax aimed at companies like Google and Amazon as a possible unfair trade measure that could lead to retaliation

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting

Jul 16, 2019

Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will wrestle with risks from new digital currencies and how to tax U.S. tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet at a chateau outside Paris on Thursday

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

Jul 16, 2019

Colonial-era Korean laborers seek approval for the sale of assets of former Japanese employer

Dutch leader to visit Trump for talks on trade, defense

Jul 12, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to send a frigate to the Persian Gulf to protect shipping

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