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
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
Megvii is known for its facial recognition technology and while revenue grew over 350% in 2018, its losses have widened.Technologyread more
Stocks in Asia fell Monday afternoon following an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war late last week.Asia Marketsread more
One of the most immediate and dramatic ramifications of the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU was David Cameron's announcement that he will step down as Prime Minister of the U.K.
With Cameron vowing to be gone by the Conservative Party conference in October, several leading contenders to succeed him as its leader of the ruling Conservative Party - and therefore Prime Minister – are emerging.
There were also media reports of a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, after what many viewed as a tepid backing of the remain campaign. Two Labour politicians have submitted a "motion of no confidence" in Corbyn, calling for a debate on his leadership, according to Reuters.
No-one had yet declared themselves as a candidate to succeed Cameron, as Friday's dramatic events unfolded. Whoever takes over will have to decide when to trigger Article 50, the exit clause in the EU treaty, and start the negotiations for the U.K.'s new relationship with the EU.
However, Boris Johnson, the former Mayor of London who was one of the most prominent figures in the Leave campaign, swiftly emerged as the odds-on favorite, with betting firm Ladbrokes offering 4/6 odds on him as the next Tory leader Friday morning.
Johnson paid tribute to Cameron as "one of the most extraordinary politicians of our age" in a statement to reporters on Friday morning, but has not addressed the question of whether he will make a bid to succeed him.
Among the prominent Conservatives who supported the Remain campaign, Home Secretary Theresa May emerged as an early leader, with Ladbrokes offering odds of 11/4 on her winning the contest. Citi analysts pointed out that she could take over as an interim leader until October's party conference.
Michael Gove, another government minister and personal friend of Cameron's who helped lead the Leave campaign, was also tipped as a potential candidate, with odds of 7/1 on him becoming next Conservative Party leader.
The discontent in the Labour Party also threatened to spill over into a challenge to Corbyn's leadership. Two Labour Party MPs, Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey, have submitted a motion of no confidence in his leadership to the Parliamentary Labour Party, and his Ipsos MORI poll ratings amongst party voters dropped to a new low on Wednesday ahead of the vote.