Economy

A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market

Dec 8, 2017

Robust US hiring last month underscores economy's growing momentum

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

Dec 8, 2017

Britain and the European Union are hailing a breakthrough that allows them to begin talks on their post-Brexit relations without answering some key questions about how their divorce will play out

Vietnam arrests senior party official who led PetroVietnam

Dec 8, 2017

State media say Vietnamese police have arrested a senior Communist Party official for alleged wrongdoing while he was head of energy giant PetroVietnam

The Latest: S&P says Brexit deal doesn't solve key issues

Dec 8, 2017

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's says that the deal between Britain and the European Union doesn't change the fact that it might downgrade Britain's sovereign debt grade

Strong US jobs figures, Brexit hopes, lift global stocks

Dec 8, 2017

Brexit progress, strong US data help to shore up stock markets

German exports decline for 2nd month, trade surplus narrows

Dec 8, 2017

German exports dropped in October for the second straight month while imports grew, narrowing the trade surplus of Europe's largest economy

Jordan's plan of shiny city in the desert met by skepticism

Dec 8, 2017

Jordan plans 'smart city' in the desert to ease congestion of capital, but critics say Amman should be improved instead

China logs strong exports, imports, as economy gains steam

Dec 8, 2017

China logs strong growth in exports, imports, as economy gains steam

Japan economy gains momentum, grows 2.5 percent in July-Sept

Dec 8, 2017

Japan reports its economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual pace in July-September, upgrading an earlier estimate of 1.4 percent growth

Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains, upbeat Japan data

Dec 8, 2017

Asian share indexes are advancing, guided by Wall Street gains and healthy quarterly economic data from Japan