[ZURICH] European shares closed higher on Friday, clocking weekly gains as signs of improving US-China relations provided a fresh dose of optimism for investors counting on the easing of lockdowns...

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be able to report in about a week or two whether China is fulfilling its obligations under a Phase 1 trade deal the two countries...

CURRENCIES

THE US dollar surged against most major currencies on Monday amid fears that last year's US-China dispute will be re-ignited, this time over the novel coronavirus.

[WASHINGTON] The US Trade Representative's (USTR) office in recent days granted exclusions from import tariffs for dozens of medical products imported from China, including face masks, hand...

[BEIJING] China on Thursday said it would halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 US goods last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 deal that brought a truce to a bruising trade war...

[BEIJING] China announced on Thursday that Vice-Premier Liu He will travel to Washington next week to sign the "Phase One" deal with the US aimed at de-escalating the trade war between the world's...

[SHANGHAI] China has taken aim at major American businesses as it looks for ways to retaliate against President Donald Trump's mounting tariffs. It has targeted cars, beef and soybeans — and,...

[SINGAPORE] Gold firmed up a foothold above US$1,500 an ounce as investors positioned for 2020, with post-Christmas gains coming even as equities inched higher and US-China trade concerns eased....

TARIFFS and trade tensions are a huge source of worry for US companies, with nearly half of Fortune 500 companies referencing such concerns during last quarter's earnings calls, the US Chamber of...

[WASHINGTON] The US and China said they agreed to the details of the first phase of a broader trade agreement in a move that will see the US reduce tariffs, and at least temporarily calm fears of...