Archive for February 15th, 2019

Potatoes on the menu at N Korean cooking contest

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Lined up in cavernous rooms at a state restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korean chefs carefully assemble their dishes, watched by crowds of onlookers at a cooking competition in [...]
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Factbox: Singapore to Hanoi: The bumpy diplomatic road since Trump and Kim first met

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

t’s been the better part of a year since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood face to face for the first time at their unprecedented [...]
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China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions [...]
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China’s trade surplus with US narrows in January

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s trade surplus with the US narrowed in January even as its American imports continued to plunge, official data released on Thursday showed, as officials from the [...]
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US and China open trade talks in Beijing

US and China open trade talks in Beijing

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese negotiators kicked off two days of high-level trade talks in Beijing on Thursday hoping to resolve a festering dispute that has cast a shadow over financial [...]
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Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and Venezuela seemed like natural bedfellows: one is the planet’s top crude-oil importer and the other possesses the world’s largest reserves. But [...]
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US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese negotiators on Thursday kicked off two days of high-level talks that President Donald Trump says could decide whether he escalates the bruising tariff battle [...]
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European markets seen mixed after China trade data beats expectations

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.4 percent shortly after the opening bell, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. * China reported [...]
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Trump considers 60-day extension for China tariffs deadline  Bloomberg

Trump considers 60-day extension for China tariffs deadline Bloomberg

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump is considering a 60-day extension of the March 1 deadline for higher tariffs on Chinese imports, Bloomberg said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources. [...]
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US-China trade talks move to a higher level as March deadline looms

US-China trade talks move to a higher level as March deadline looms

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was looking forward to trade talks with China on Thursday, as discussions in Beijing moved to a higher level in a push to [...]
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Tianjin’s foreign investment and jobs drop amid trade war and industrial shift to new sectors

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

* Closure of Samsung’s huge smartphone factory in December highlights the challenges faced by foreign firms in China’s fast-evolving business environment * Total [...]
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Israel in trade balancing act between US and China

Israel in trade balancing act between US and China

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Torn between China and the United States, which have been in a trade war for the past year, Israel is performing a tough balancing act between its two main economic partners. [...]
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Pandas could be sent back to China after Fu Ni fails to get pregnant

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Two pandas loaned to Adelaide zoo have failed to produce any offspring and could be sent back to China unless the Australian government stumps up more cash for the $9.1m [...]
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China’s January trade data comes in much stronger than expected

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* China’s January dollar-denominated exports rose 9.1 percent from a year ago, defying a forecast of a 3.2 percent contraction. * China’s imports fell 1.5 percent [...]
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Japan’s Kyushu Electric to scrap aging nuclear reactor at Genkai

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc said on Wednesday it will decommission an aging reactor at its Genkai nuclear plant as the country’s power industry struggles [...]
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