President Donald Trump said on Monday that China is ready to come back to the negotiating table and the two countries will start talking very seriously.Politicsread more
The escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing dominated discussions at the G-7 gathering in France.Politicsread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
As Washington and Beijing continue to up the ante in their protracted trade fight, the potential of a recession in the U.S. is now "the biggest concern," according to Standard...US Economyread more
Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
Neither the U.S. nor China wants to be seen as the party that derailed trade talks, says William Reinsch of Center for Strategic and International Studies.World Economyread more
China said Friday it will be resuming 25% duties on U.S. autos, and a further 5% on auto parts and components.Asia Marketsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
Peter Thiel says he and fellow Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen may not agree on terminology, but they have similar thoughts about Carl Icahn.
Andreessen later told CNBC that some activist investors were mentors while others, such as Icahn, didn't care much for the companies involved, a situation similar to the two good/bad versions of the captain of the star ship Enterprise.
In a letter a day after the tweet, Icahn said Apple shares were "dramatically" undervalued, and he wanted the company to buyback shares.
There's "always the perspective that these companies shouldn't be investing in technology, [that] they should be investing in their own share price," Thiel said. "That assumes that the iPhone will be able to maintain its monopoly-like profit margins for decades to come, and there's a sense that this is quite unstable."