• World

    China’s exports fell last month in lead up to next month’s trade talks

    China’s exports fell 1% on-year last month amid the bruising trade war with the US that is disrupting markets in the world’s top two economies. The drop comes after a surprise 3.3% rebound in July despite the year-long battle with the US and weakening global demand. But economists cited by Bloomberg had forecast a 2.2% rise ahead of the release of…

  • Economy

    Asian stock markets mostly rise on positive news

    “China announced it would resume trade talks with the US in Washington next month.” Most Asian equities and currencies rallied today, building on the previous day’s advance as investors were cheered by a number of positive developments on trade, Hong Kong and Europe. Markets were already on an upward trajectory after the leader of Hong Kong withdrew a controversial extradition…