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China’s Xi pledges greater openness amid Trump trade dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated pledges to open sectors from banking to auto manufacturing in a speech that also warned against returning to a...

What to watch in commodities: aluminum, Trump Vs Xi, copper, soy

We live in interesting times. Just as investors weigh up the U.S.-China trade punch-up, markets need to adjust to a whole new front. U.S....

US stock selloff deepens amid Trump trade jabs, jobs

The selloff in U.S. stocks deepened as the White House’s latest trade bluster rattled global financial markets. The S&P 500 Index plunged more than 2...

Southeast Asia braces for trade war by bolstering growth

Policy makers across Southeast Asia are bracing for a fallout from a U.S.-China trade war, turning their focus on bolstering their domestic markets to...

Trump scores his first revised trade deal, with South Korea

President Donald Trump secured his first revamp of a US trade deal, after reaching an agreement this week with South Korea that would allow...

US-China trade fight depends on Trump goals

WASHINGTON -- How bad will the US-China trade fight get? That depends on whether President Donald Trump will settle for a reduction in China’s...

First solar, then steel: Is Trump’s next trade target nuclear?

On Thursday, as President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on Chinese goods, he warned, “This is the first of many.” Well, if he’s serious, here’s another...

Trump planning to impose $50 billion in China tariffs — source

President Donald Trump is set to announce about $50 billion of tariffs against China over intellectual-property violations on Thursday, according a person familiar with...

China pledges action on tech transfer as Trump plans tariffs

China made further promises to protect the intellectual property of foreigners investing in its economy, addressing a long-standing grievance as U.S. President Donald Trump...

Trade war to US inflation to be in focus for emerging...

Emerging-market investors will be gauging the effect of a possible trade war after President Donald Trump revealed his tariff plans. They will also be...

Philippines hopes Kim-Trump summit will reduce Asia Pacific tensions

Great results can be expected from the meeting between United States (US) President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un, the...

A trade-war road map for FX markets: Take cover, find your...

In foreign-exchange markets, investors aren’t waiting to find out if all the tariff threats being thrown around lead to a full-blown trade war. Some money...

Global economic upswing knocked back by Trump’s trade-war threat

Investors are worried that Donald Trump will derail world growth. An announcement last week of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum triggered a slide in...

Trump says tough tariffs are coming, riling rivals and allies

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to protect national security, prompting threats of retaliation from Canada...

Trump’s trade barbs push Asian nations closer to China’s orbit

NEW DELHI/SEOUL -- For years, smaller nations in Asia have looked to the US to provide a counterweight to an increasingly powerful China. Under President...

Human rights spice up talks on cooperation

THE PHILIPPINES capped its series of bilateral talks on Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit...

Trump’s Russia, Duterte’s China

Siegfried and Roy had a long-running and very successful act at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. The act featured two white tigers that...

US-Philippines bilateral meeting

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks during a bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast...

Duterte, Trump omit human rights in bilateral talks, affirm trade ties

THE ISSUE of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between US President Donald...

Water cannon repels anti-Trump protesters

RIOT POLICE used water cannon and sonic alarms to repel hundreds of protesters shouting anti-Donald Trump slogans on the sidelines of a major summit...

Shooting from the hip: Trump and Duterte’s fiery quotes

Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte met Monday in Manila for their first official talks, an occasion that brought together two of the most outspoken statesmen of...

Trump hails ‘great relationship’ with Duterte, avoids human rights issue

US President Donald Trump said he had a “great relationship” with Rodrigo Duterte while they ignored shouted questions about alleged abuses carried out under...

Trump breaks the link as handshake photo op goes awry

Donald Trump was all fingers and thumbs during a carefully choreographed photo op Monday at a summit of world leaders, failing to grasp whose...

Burned Southeast Asia craves Trump love after trade rebuff

Donald Trump is more popular in Southeast Asia than almost anywhere else. After years of being chided by Barack Obama over human rights, some of...

ASEAN handshake

US President Donald Trump registers his surprise as he realizes other leaders, including Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, President of...

Water cannon

Police hose down protesters as they try to march to the venue of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on...

US-Philippines ties warm a year after Obama dust-up

US President Donald Trump is set to sit down for a formal meeting with Rodrigo Duterte today, Nov. 13, as ties warm a year after...

Trump meets Philippines’ controversial Duterte

Donald Trump sits down Monday, Nov. 13, with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who boasts about personally killing people and is waging a drug war...

Duterte confident Trump won’t take up human rights

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday, Nov. 12, expressed confidence that United States President Donald J. Trump won’t raise the issue of human rights...

Without the US, the TPP is back but for how long?

On sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam, the remaining 11 contracting parties of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal or TPP are expected to...

Trump warned on Duterte fist salute in Manila

When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from Sunday, Nov. 12, copying their controversial host's signature fist salute...

Talks for TPP agreement reach critical point as APEC meets

DANANG, VIETNAM -- Talks on pushing ahead the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal without the United States reached a critical point on Thursday as...

Duterte to meet Trump at APEC — official

By Rosemarie A. Zamora President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to meet US President Donald J. Trump for the first time on Nov. 08, Wednesday, to attend the...

Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles ‘out of the...

TOKYO -- US President Donald J. Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought...

Trump faces high stakes in Asia trip

WASHINGTON DC/TOKYO -- US President Donald Trump embarks Friday on a five-nation tour through Asia -- his longest foreign trip yet -- where he’ll...

US official cites ‘warm rapport’ between Trump and Duterte

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald J. Trump has developed a friendly relationship with Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte, a senior administration official said on...

Big role seen for US at climate talks despite withdrawal from...

OSLO/LONDON -- The United States will play a big role at global talks next month on shaping the Paris agreement on climate change, to...

Trump skipping East Asian Summit after ASEAN meet

UNITED STATES President Donald J. Trump will be attending two major summits next month -- the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Vietnam and the...

Latest version of Trump travel ban blocked

WASHINGTON -- A US federal judge on Tuesday barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald J. Trump’s controversial executive...

Trump policies at stake in US high court session

WASHINGTON -- The US Supreme Court on Monday opens its 2017-2018 session, facing thorny issues that include gay and labor rights, voter restrictions and...

Palace confirms Trump visit in November

By Rosemarie A. Zamora Malacañang on Saturday, Sept. 30, confirmed U.S President Donald J. Trump's visit in the Philippines in November. "We confirm US President Donald Trump’s visit...

Trump and Republicans roll out plan to reform US tax code

INDIANAPOLIS -- Donald Trump’s Republican Party rolled out a plan Wednesday to reform America’s tax code, seeking deep cuts to corporate rates and the...

US imposes sanctions on North Korean banks and executives

WASHINGTON -- The US imposed sanctions on eight North Korean banks and 26 executives on Tuesday, ratcheting up pressure on the country amid increasingly...

Wave of protests grip NFL after Pres. Trump urges fan boycott

LOS ANGELES -- A wave of protests swept across the National Football League (NFL) on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with...

Easing of tensions

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump wait for a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General...