BRITAIN'S economy slowed more than previously thought in the first three months of 2017 as rising inflation boosted by last year's Brexit vote took a toll on household spending, official...

JAPAN must not delay a sales tax hike scheduled for October 2019 as the revenue is needed to cover bulging social security costs and achieve the target of balancing the budget in four years, an...

NEW Zealand on Thursday unveiled a tax-cutting election-year budget that the ruling National Party said will help families as it looks to win a record fourth consecutive term in power.

SMALL businesses in South Korea fear their profits could be cut to the bone and some could be forced to close if the country's new president pushes ahead with plans to raise minimum wages,...

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday that it approved a total financial package worth around US$5.5 billion to help support cash-strapped Mongolia's efforts to diversify its...

FOR more than five decades, India ignored the roads along its 4,056km disputed border with China.

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IT was expected to be a bad year for free trade. Almost immediately after he took office in January, US President Donald Trump signed executive orders to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific...

[BRUSSELS] US President Donald Trump hectored Nato leaders to pay their "fair share" on defence to help counter the terrorist threat, in a public shaming that risked souring a ceremony...

[WASHINGTON] America's merchandise trade deficit widened to US$67.6 billion in April from a revised US$65.1 billion a month earlier, an advance report from the Commerce Department showed...

[BRUSSELS] US President Donald Trump on Thursday held his first formal meeting with newly-elected French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, hailing his outsider campaign as a model of its kind.