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China-backed RCEP trade pact in 'final stage,' deal eyed in 2019: Singapore

14 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Negotiations for a major China-backed trade agreement have moved to a final stage and Southeast Asian states involved in the talks are determined to wrap up the deal in 2019, Singapore, current chair of the 10-nation group, said on Wednesday.

Warnings of a 'domino effect' of protectionism as Asian leaders meet

14 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Asian leaders gathered for a summit on Tuesday amid warnings that the post-World War Two international order is in jeopardy and trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures by other countries. | Video

Chinese Premier Li says talks on South China Sea code should end in three years

13 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that Beijing hoped a consultation with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea would be completed in three years, and that such an deal would bolster free trade.

Huawei overtakes Apple as world No. 2 smartphone seller, gains ground in China

01 Aug 2018

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE China's Huawei Technologies overtook Apple Inc to become the world's second-biggest smartphone seller in the June quarter, data from market research firms showed, as it gained ground in Europe and expanded its lead back home. | Video

Mattis warns of Chinese 'intimidation'; says U.S. seeks 'results-oriented' ties

02 Jun 2018

SINGAPORE The United States is willing to work with China on a "results- oriented" relationship, but Beijing's actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would "compete vigorously" if needed, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. | Video

China regulator tightens registration rules for Hong Kong-focused funds

14 Jun 2017

China's securities regulator has tightened registration rules for Hong Kong-focused mutual funds, requiring equity funds with "Hong Kong" in their names to invest at least 80 percent of their non-cash assets in the Chinese territory's stocks.

China regulator tightens registration rules for Hong Kong-focused funds

14 Jun 2017

June 14 China's securities regulator has tightened registration rules for Hong Kong-focused mutual funds, requiring equity funds with "Hong Kong" in their names to invest at least 80 percent of their non-cash assets in the Chinese territory's stocks.

Mattis praises China's efforts on North Korea, dials up pressure on South China Sea

03 Jun 2017

SINGAPORE The United States is encouraged by China's efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijing's militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. | Video

China's Alibaba buys into supermarket chain Sanjiang Shopping

18 Nov 2016

HONG KONG China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to invest 2.1 billion yuan ($305 million) in supermarket chain Sanjiang Shopping Club Co Ltd to further expand its retail presence.

In pushback to U.S., China says 'has no fear of trouble' in South China Sea

05 Jun 2016

SINGAPORE China rebuffed U.S. pressure to curb its activity in the South China Sea on Sunday, restating its sovereignty over most of the disputed territory and saying it "has no fear of trouble". | Video

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