Monday, November 14, 2011
U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday canvassed the leaders of skeptical Russia and China after calling for new sanctions and isolation for Iran over revelations about its nuclear program.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday urged Japan to put trade before politics on a long-running island dispute as Japan's prime minister urged him to enter new talks.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Asia-Pacific business leaders laid out a plan Thursday to restore global economic growth focused specifically on boosting finance to small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Europe's debt crisis will take a bite out of U.S. exports but the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region could make up the gap, U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson said on Thursday.
Global rice production is set to rise 3 percent this year despite widespread floods in Southeast Asia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicted Friday.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Taiwan and other Asian stocks and currencies went into a tailspin as panic set in over the worsening European debt crisis, but the government insisted the time was not yet ripe to step in.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
For years, Asia was the world's factory as low- cost labor attracted massive investment from abroad. But now the spending power of Asians is set to become an even bigger draw for firms looking to expand in the region, a survey of chief executives has found.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade pact with humble beginnings, is now seen as having the potential to realize a vast free trade zone extending from Chile to China via the United States.1 Comment
Monday, November 7, 2011
Even if ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is able to get its act together and stay as an important lever with a sizable 590-million population market, its fate is inadvertently tied to the performance of Asia as a whole.