Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Asian markets mostly rebounded Thursday as the U.S. said it would renegotiate its free-trade deal with Canada and Mexico, dampening fears of a trade war after reports said President Donald Trump was considering leaving the pact.
Europe's main stock markets faltered on Wednesday, having rallied this week on French election news, but the euro scored a near five-month high against the dollar.
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has reported a return to profit in its first quarter, while announcing plans to raise about 4 billion Swiss francs by issuing new shares in the coming weeks.
The United Nations helped launch a smartphone app Tuesday that allows users to "walk a mile in a refugee's shoes" by simulating the daily struggles of a fictional Rohingya Muslim who was forced to flee her home.
Stock markets mostly rose Tuesday following the previous session's record runs triggered by the first-round result of France's presidential election.
Europe's stock markets and the euro surged Monday after moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential election and looked set to triumph in the runoff against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen next month.
Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums.
In another in the growing chorus of warnings against a rise in protectionism, the head of the OECD said Wednesday governments should defend free trade by making their economies more, not less, inclusive.
European stock markets slid Tuesday with political uncertainty dominating as Britain called a snap general election and France's presidential race tightened.