THE BOTTOM LINE

WHILE China and the United States once again appear to be close to a trade agreement, the fact that it is a "first phase" accord makes it clear that intractable issues have been left for a second...

[WASHINGTON] JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon called US income inequality a "huge problem," but he stopped short of saying America's top executives were being paid too...

[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes opened slightly lower on Friday after a record run this week fueled by rising hopes of a US-China trade truce and an upbeat corporate earnings season...

CHINA and the US have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other's goods in phases as they work towards a deal between the two sides, a Ministry of Commerce spokesman said.

EDITORIAL

DURING the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, when he was ready to announce a naval blockade of Cuban waters as Soviet ships were sailing towards them, then US President John Kennedy dispatched...

TENSIONS between China and the United States have escalated rapidly in recent weeks. Yet while the pace of events may have picked up, the deepening of conflict per se between the two countries...

[WASHINGTON] American workers were unexpectedly less productive during the third quarter, with growth in their output failing to keep up with hours worked.

COMMENTARY

THE deterioration of US-China relations in recent years has rekindled an old question: are the two countries friends or foes?

INDO-PACIFIC BUSINESS FORUM

THE Trump administration is "extremely engaged and committed" to the Indo-Pacific region, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, as he revealed a 6 per cent increase in two-way trade that...

LATEST US DATA

US HIRING was unexpectedly resilient in October and prior months saw sharp upward revisions, offering hope that the labour market can propel consumers to keep spending and extend the record-long...