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Uganda bans rallies by supporters of pop star ahead of his return from U.S

19/09 Uganda on Wednesday banned rallies to welcome a prominent opponent of President Yoweri Museveni home from the United States where he received treatment for injuries he said were sustained during torture by security forces.  Full story

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

05h46 The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016. . .  Full story

S&P raises outlook on Australia, affirms AAA credit rating

05h29 Global ratings agency S&P raised its outlook on Australia's AAA sovereign rating on Friday to "stable" from "negative" citing optimism about the government's ability to return the country's finances to surplus by the early 2020s.. . .  Full story

Soybeans set for biggest weekly gain in a month on strong demand

05h01 Chicago soybean futures ticked lower on Friday but the market is poised for its biggest weekly gain in a month as prices recover from a 10-year low, supported by strong demand.. . .  Full story

In debut, China's state copper firms, Trafigura line up to trade ShFE options

04h32 Swiss trading house Trafigura and China's top copper producers Tongling Nonferrous Metals and Jiangxi Copper were among the first to trade copper options at their debut on Friday, as the Shanghai Futures Exchange challenges New. . .  Full story

Japan PM Abe, U.S. President Trump to hold summit on Sept 26

04h12 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit meeting on Sept. 26, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday.. . .  Full story

Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes -letter

04h02 Walmart Inc said that it may hike prices of products if the Trump administration imposes a tariff on Chinese imports, according to a letter the company wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer two. . .  Full story

Japan, U.S. to hold second round of trade talks Sept 24 -Motegi

03h38 Japan and the United States will hold their second round of trade talks on Sept. 24 in New York, Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Natural gas says it's no longer a transition fuel. It may be wrong: Russell

02h01 Natural gas is no longer merely a transition fuel between the past of dirty coal and crude oil and the future of renewables, according to an increasingly confident cross-section of the industry.. . .  Full story

South Korea job growth to remain weak in second half - fin min

01h00 Job growth in South Korea will remain weak for the rest of this year as a boost in fiscal spending won't be enough to quickly offset employment losses in service industries and the private. . .  Full story

NAFTA deal not yet in sight, Canada stands firm on auto tariffs

20/09 Canada and the United States showed scant sign on Thursday of closing a deal to revamp NAFTA, and Canadian officials made clear Washington needed to withdraw a threat of possible autos tariffs, sources said.. . .  Full story

Wells Fargo to cut headcount by 5-10 pct in next 3 years

20/09 Wells Fargo & Co said on Thursday it would reduce its headcount by about 5 percent to 10 percent within the next three years as part of a turnaround plan.. . .  Full story

Adobe to buy marketing software firm Marketo for $4.75 bln

20/09 Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday agreed to buy Marketo Inc for $4.75 billion from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management, adding heft to its cloud-based digital marketing business.. . .  Full story

Industrials lead Dow to record high; tech boosts S&P, Nasdaq

20/09 Trade-sensitive industrial stocks led the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record closing high on Thursday, the last of Wall Street's main indexes to fully regain ground since a correction that began in January.. . .  Full story

Corn, soy up about 2 pct as export data sparks short-covering

20/09 U.S. corn futures climbed nearly 2 percent on Thursday, hitting a one-week high as higher-than-expected weekly export sales and prospects for U.S. harvest delays sparked a round of short-covering, analysts said.. . .  Full story

Amazon adds Echo devices for home and car in bid to dominate voice gadgets

20/09 Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced a dozen new Echo speakers and related gadgets in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the nascent category for voice-controlled devices.. . .  Full story

TD Ameritrade, Schwab sue Goldman Sachs over stock-sharing agreement

20/09 Discount brokerages Charles Schwab Corp and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp filed suit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc in New York state court on Thursday over the investment bank's bid to end a 17-year-old stock-sharing agreement.. . .  Full story

U.S. long-term yields decline on trade, Brexit uncertainty

20/09 U.S. long-dated Treasury yields fell on Thursday, as persistent U.S.-China trade tensions and uncertainty over Brexit spurred investors to seek the safety of government bonds. Upbeat U.S. economic data briefly pushed. . .  Full story

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russia war planes, missiles

20/09 The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016. . .  Full story

Arabica coffee extends rebound as Brazil currency firms

20/09 Arabica coffee futures rallied on Thursday, moving further away from this week's 2005 low as a rise in top grower Brazil's currency combined with spillover support from larger commodity markets lifted prices.. . .  Full story

Four General Electric power turbines shut down in US due to blade issue

20/09 General Electric Co said on Thursday that four of its new flagship power turbines in the United States have been shut down due to an "oxidation issue" and warned it expects the problem to. . .  Full story

Animal health firm Elanco surges 41 pct on debut

20/09 Eli Lilly unit Elanco Animal Health Inc's shares jumped as much as 41 percent on their stock market debut on Thursday, adding to investor enthusiasm for the fast-growing pet healthcare market.. . .  Full story

Aurora Cannabis plans U.S. stock listing in October

20/09 Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Thursday it planned a U.S. listing of its shares in October, as it looks to cash in on strong investor appetite for marijuana producers.. . .  Full story

Minneapolis prosecutors weighing evidence in JD.com CEO case

20/09 Prosecutors are weighing whether to bring charges against Chinese businessman Richard Liu after the Minneapolis Police Department turned over the findings of its initial investigation into accusations of rape against the JD.com chief executive, according. . .  Full story

WTO members clamour for more clarity on US farm spending

20/09 Trading partners will demand more details from the United States at the World Trade Organization next week about its planned $12 billion aid package for U.S. farmers hurt by the Trump administration’s tariff wars.. . .  Full story

Ballooning debt threatens U.S. economic stability -ex-FDIC Chair Bair

20/09 Sheila Bair, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, on Thursday warned that the economic recovery since the 2008 financial crisis has been largely driven by ballooning consumer and corporate debt, fueled by low. . .  Full story

U.S. household net worth almost $107 trln in Q2 2018

20/09 U.S. households added nearly $2.2 trillion to their wealth from April to June this year, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

S&P sector reshuffle may do little for telecom stocks

20/09 The S&P 500's three-company telecommunications services index is about to be folded into a much higher-profile group, but a brighter spotlight may not be enough to boost the stocks as investors continue to favor growth. . .  Full story

Amazon buys stake in owner of Indian supermarket chain More

20/09 Amazon and Indian private equity firm Samara Capital are making a joint investment that will give the online retail giant a stake in Indian supermarket chain More, the U.S. company said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

GE says four HA turbines in U.S. shut down due to blade problem

20/09 General Electric Co said on Thursday that four of its flagship power turbines in the United States have been shut down due to a problem with turbine blades that was discovered at an electrical. . .  Full story

Under Armour to cut 400 more jobs in turnaround push, shares rise

20/09 Under Armour Inc announced 400 job cuts on Thursday and raised its forecast for adjusted profit to the high-end of an earlier range, deepening cost-cuts in the face of rising competition from Nike and Adidas.. . .  Full story

New U.S. LNG projects, enough to double exports, on verge of launch

20/09 New U.S. liquefied natural gas terminals with enough capacity to double U.S. exports have either begun commissioning their facilities or are waiting for approval from the energy regulator, a review of their documents showed this. . .  Full story

IMF says "important progress" made on Argentina financing arrangements

20/09 International Monetary Fund staff and Argentine authorities in the past week have made "important progress" towards new financing arrangements and stronger economic policies that could be considered soon by the IMF's board, a Fund spokesman. . .  Full story

Technogym targets content fix for fitness fans to sustain growth

20/09 Italy's Technogym is looking to offer fitness fanatics more content via exercise equipment screens or their personal devices, its founder and chief executive said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

Natural gas says it's no longer a transition fuel. It may be wrong: Russell

20/09 Natural gas is no longer merely a transition fuel between the past of dirty coal and crude oil and the future of renewables, according to an increasingly confident cross-section of the industry.. . .  Full story

Technology investment bank Qatalyst hires Zweig from JPMorgan

20/09 Technology-focused investment bank Qatalyst Partners has hired Ethan Zweig, a JPMorgan Chase & Co managing director, to join its San Francisco-based banking team.. . .  Full story

TSX rises as financials, heathcare stocks gain

20/09 The heavyweight financial sector pushed Canada's main index higher on Thursday and a rise in shares of cannabis producers boosted the healthcare sector.. . .  Full story

U.S. existing home sales unchanged in August

20/09 U.S. home sales flatlined in August but inventory increased for the first time in three years as the housing market continued to struggle despite strength across the broader economy.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-U.S. refiners face emerging glut of fuel: Kemp

20/09 U.S. refiners have processed a record volume of crude in the last three months, reversing the previous shortage of distillate but leaving the country with record gasoline stocks at the end of the summer. . .  Full story

EXPLAINER-What sector overhaul means for tech stocks, Wall Street

20/09 The most significant changes to Wall Street's broad industry sectors since 1999 will take effect Monday, reclassifying many of the hot growth companies that have been nearly synonymous with the "tech" rally that has fueled. . .  Full story

With copper options, China steps up challenge to London, New York rivals

20/09 The Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) will launch copper options trading on Friday, aiming to take a slice of a $270 billion global market in one of its biggest challenges yet to London and New. . .  Full story

OPEC unlikely to agree official output increase in Algeria, but pressure mounts

20/09 OPEC and its allies are unlikely to agree an official increase in crude output when they meet in Algeria this weekend, although pressure is mounting on top producers to prevent a spike in oil. . .  Full story

Bangladesh puts aside Gunvor, Vitol LNG projects as others ramp up

20/09 Bangladesh has put aside two smaller liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects with trading houses Gunvor and Vitol to focus on two larger LNG import terminals, one of which is already in use while the. . .  Full story

Tencent-backed Meituan climbs 5 pct on debut, brightens outlook for HK IPOs

20/09 Meituan Dianping rose 5 percent on debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, valuing the Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing services firm at about $55 billion and sending a positive signal to companies lining up to list. . .  Full story

India set to pay for Iranian oil using rupees from Nov - sources

20/09 India will settle payments for Iranian oil using rupees through local banks starting in November as U.S. sanctions will make it difficult to settle trades through European banks, two industry sources said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

Lime's next stop in scooter global expansion: Florida and Austria

20/09 Scooter- and bike-rental startup Lime is expanding to dozens more cities this year, its CEO said, leveraging the hundreds of millions of dollars in funding it has raised in an effort to dominate the. . .  Full story

-EU says McDonald's, Luxembourg tax deal not illegal

20/09 McDonald's avoided having to repay millions of euros in back taxes after EU antitrust regulators said that its tax deal with Luxembourg was not illegal, citing quirks in the Grand Duchy's bilateral tax treaty with. . .  Full story

Taiwan Aug export orders show steady growth, those from US surge

20/09 Taiwan's export orders grew at a steady clip in August, including a surge for those from the United States, reflecting continued solid demand for electronic gadgets despite concerns about global growth due to the Sino-U.S.. . .  Full story

Shanghai bourse plans alumina futures draft in commodities derivatives push

20/09 The Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) aims to release a draft of an alumina futures contract in late 2018 or early 2019, after requests from the market to create a price benchmark for the feedstock. . .  Full story

China urges U.S. to show sincerity, correct behaviour in trade actions

20/09 China hopes the United States will show sincerity and take steps to correct its behaviour, its commerce ministry said on Thursday, after both countries slapped new tariffs on each other's goods this week in. . .  Full story

-China paper warns it won't play defence on trade as Trump lauds tariffs

20/09 China will not be content to only play defence in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to announce new. . .  Full story

Buoyant gas industry may be blindsided by renewables

20/09 The global gas industry, boosted by a host of new projects to feed booming demand, is in better shape than at any point in the last five years but analysts warn it is getting. . .  Full story

As U.S.-China trade row grows, India urges China to drop meal import ban – sources

20/09 India has urged China to drop a years-long ban on rapeseed meal imports from the South Asian nation at a meeting with government officials and feedmakers as it aims to boost sales of critical. . .  Full story

Japan's oil refiners temporarily halt Iranian loadings on sanctions threat -PAJ

20/09 Japanese oil refiners have temporarily halted Iranian oil loadings ahead of U.S. sanctions and are buying alternatives as it remains unclear whether Japan will receive an exemption, the head of the country's refinery association said. . .  Full story

Japan auto lobby says hopes NAFTA will keep current framework

20/09 Japan's automakers' association said on Thursday it hoped that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would maintain its current framework as the United States, Canada and Mexico update the trade pact amid growing trade. . .  Full story

U.S. soy seizes EU market, bolstering Trump trade deal

20/09 The United States has supplanted Brazil as the European Union's top supplier of soybeans since a deal in July with President Donald Trump to avert a trade war, according to EU data seen by. . .  Full story

Alibaba's Jack Ma says U.S.-China trade war ends 1 mln U.S. jobs promise - Xinhua

20/09 Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-U.S. natural gas prices remain on defensive despite low stocks: Kemp

20/09 Benchmark U.S. natural gas prices have remained stuck below $3 per million British thermal units for most of this year even as consumption has soared and gas stocks have slipped to their lowest seasonal. . .  Full story

Forecasters unanimous: U.S.-China trade war bad for economy

20/09 The U.S. economy will expand at a robust pace in coming quarters but slow to 2 percent by the end of 2019, according to forecasters polled by Reuters who unanimously said the escalating trade. . .  Full story

Trump intends to nominate ex-Fed economist Liang for Fed board seat -White House

20/09 U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the U.S. central bank’s board of governors, the White House said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Trump nominates ex-Fed economist Liang for Fed board seat -officials

19/09 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the U.S. central bank’s board of governors, two White House officials said.. . .  Full story

Lilly's Elanco animal health unit's IPO priced at $24/share

19/09 The initial public offering of Eli Lilly Co's animal health unit, Elanco, was priced above the expected range at $24 per share on Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of $8.55 billion.. . .  Full story

Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

19/09 Nike Inc has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company's online sales from Thomson Reuters. . .  Full story

Dominion Energy to buy rest of Dominion Energy Midstream Partners

19/09 Dominion Energy said on Wednesday it had offered to buy the rest of Dominion Energy Midstream Partners in an all-stock deal, valuing the company at about $2.2 billion.. . .  Full story

U.S. soybeans rebound from 10-year low; wheat, corn also firm

19/09 U.S. soybean futures rose roughly 2 percent on Wednesday, rebounding a day after the most active contract fell to a 10-year low as the harvest of a likely record-large U.S. crop got under way,. . .  Full story

S&P 500, Dow up as rising treasury yields boost banks

19/09 The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January as rising Treasury yields boosted the financial sector and trade worries. . .  Full story

Canada PM urges some U.S. flexibility in NAFTA, talks seen slow

19/09 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished. . .  Full story

Inflation, waning trade fears push 10-year yield near 2011 peak

19/09 The U.S. 10-year Treasury note yield hit fresh four-month highs on Wednesday, nearing its 2011 peak as the market shrugged off trade fears and mounting inflation and strong economic data raised expectations of a hawkish. . .  Full story

Mexico's new president should postpone oil auctions - ex-Pemex official

19/09 A former Petroleos Mexicanos board member said on Wednesday Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has the political support to change the nation's energy law and should postpone planned competitive oil auctions until the law. . .  Full story

S&P 500 stocks' new homes after sector reclassification

19/09 The following companies are planned to move to a new industry sector as of Monday as part of the largest-ever shakeup of the Global Industry Classification Standard. The. . .  Full story

VSMPO-Avisma and Boeing launch new titanium JV in Russia

19/09 Russia's VSMPO-Avisma , the world's largest titanium producer, and U.S. planemaker Boeing have launched a new manufacturing unit in Russia's Urals region of Sverdlovsk, a local governor said on social media on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

U.S., China have lots of 'ammunition' and trade spat could escalate -WTO chief

19/09 The trade dispute between the United States and China could well expand into other areas given the significant "ammunition" the two countries have, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Ex-PBOC chief says China must address "loopholes" as part of WTO reform

19/09 China must plug loopholes in the way it applies rules on subsidies and technology transfer to address complaints from the United States and the European Union, former central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

China and U.S. energy officials tout cooperation, despite tariffs

19/09 Energy trade with China will remain strong in the long term, officials said on Wednesday at a Sino-U.S. oil and gas forum in Houston, even as an escalating trade dispute hits U.S. exports of. . .  Full story

China's exporters could quickly ditch U.S. market, says ex-central bank head

19/09 The direct economic impact on China of the trade war with the United States appears limited, though it could rapidly prompt China's exporters to switch away from the U.S. market, the former central bank. . .  Full story

U.S. prosecutors charge three men in $364 mln Ponzi scheme

19/09 Federal prosecutors have accused three men of portraying themselves as investment professionals and using a phony portfolio of consumer debt to defraud hundreds of unwary investors out of tens of millions of dollars as part. . .  Full story

EU says McDonald's, Luxembourg tax deal not illegal

19/09 McDonald's avoided having to repay millions of euros in back taxes after EU antitrust regulators said that its tax deal with Luxembourg was not illegal, citing quirks in the Grand Duchy's bilateral tax treaty with. . .  Full story

Goldman names Dan Dees as new investment-banking co-chief - BBG

19/09 Goldman Sachs Group Inc named Dan Dees as its new investment-banking co-chief, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.. . .  Full story

U.S. Chamber chief says Trump can still avoid a damaging trade war

19/09 U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said on Wednesday that the Trump administration could still avoid a full-blown global trade war that erodes business confidence if it seals a trilateral NAFTA trade deal and. . .  Full story

U.S. crude stockpiles fall for a fifth week to 2015 lows -EIA

19/09 U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell for a fifth straight week to 3-1/2-year lows, while gasoline inventories also drew down sharply last week on unseasonally strong demand, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

U.S. LNG to China cheaper than other origins despite tariff - sources

19/09 Shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to China remain cheaper than other sources despite a 10 percent tariff that was imposed on the cargoes this week in the trade war. . .  Full story

Rusal postpones start of aluminium production at Taishet smelter - ministry

19/09 The start of aluminium production at Russia's Taishet aluminium smelter, a project of sanctions-hit Rusal, has been postponed until after 2020, Russia's economy ministry said in materials prepared for a government meeting.. . .  Full story

TSX pushed higher by materials, healthcare stocks

19/09 Canada's main stock index gained ground on Wednesday as the materials group got a boost from higher gold prices and as the healthcare sector rose, led by cannabis producers.. . .  Full story

Hyundai signs deal to sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland

19/09 Hyundai Motor said on Wednesday it will sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland over the next five years through a new tie-up, betting the vehicles could beat battery-powered models sold by the likes of Tesla. . .  Full story

U.S. natural gas prices remain on defensive despite low stocks: Kemp

19/09 Benchmark U.S. natural gas prices have remained stuck below $3 per million British thermal units for most of this year even as consumption has soared and gas stocks have slipped to their lowest seasonal. . .  Full story

COLUMN-LNG industry is super bullish, but in no rush to benefit: Russell

19/09 Bullish, as a word, doesn't quite capture the stampede of optimism that was gushing out from the natural gas industry at its biggest annual event this week in Barcelona.. . .  Full story

INSIGHT-Inside China's strategy in the soybean trade war

19/09 The executive from one of China's biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans. . .  Full story

Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

19/09 Bayer AG's Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer.. . .  Full story

Austria's telecoms regulator gives go-ahead for 5G auction

19/09 Austria's telecoms regulator gave mobile operators until November to apply to take part in a 5G frequency auction scheduled to start next February.. . .  Full story

China trade dispute to eat into German growth - IW institute

19/09 A German economic institute has lowered its growth forecast for Europe's largest economy, citing a deepening trade dispute between the United States and China as a danger to exports.. . .  Full story

China trade official sees shake-up of WTO developing country rules

19/09 The World Trade Organization should bring in a new system to determine which countries are classed as "developing", based on the size but also the structure of the economy, a senior official from China's Commerce. . .  Full story

Toshiba Memory chief shrugs off price concerns, sticks with IPO plans

19/09 The chief executive of Toshiba Memory Corp, the world's No. 2 producer of NAND flash memory chips, on Wednesday brushed aside concerns about falling memory chip prices and reaffirmed the company's plan to go public. . .  Full story

Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

19/09 A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among sceptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing. . .  Full story

Switzerland's Sulzer turns profit on shares bought from sanctions-hit Russian investor

19/09 Swiss pump maker Sulzer has sold at a profit shares it bought from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg in April in a move designed to reduce his stake below 50 percent and escape U.S. sanctions.. . .  Full story

China's Alibaba doubles down on chips amid cloud computing push

19/09 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will set up a dedicated chip subsidiary and aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip in the second half of 2019 that could be used for autonomous driving,. . .  Full story

FACTBOX-China's low-soy pig diet and the impact on soybean use

19/09 China's agriculture industry and government are aiming to put the nation's vast pig herd on a low-soymeal diet to reduce the country's reliance on U.S. soybean imports, a move that would send shudders across. . .  Full story

Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 mln glyphosate verdict

19/09 Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.. . .  Full story

China will boost effective investment but not rely on it to spur growth - Premier Li

19/09 China will boost effective investment but will not rely on investment to spur economic growth, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

China's Premier Li says unilateral trade actions will not resolve problems

19/09 China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that multi-lateralism should be upheld, and that unilateral trade actions will not solve any problems.. . .  Full story

Japan exports rise as U.S.-bound shipments grow amid trade war fears

19/09 Japan's export growth accelerated in August from the previous month supported by stronger shipments to the United States, a sign the escalating trade friction between the Washington and Beijing has yet to hit Japanese trade.. . .  Full story