World

First Japan-built airliner in 50 years takes on Boeing

By BLOOMBERG
HONG KONG • A new, long-delayed 88-passenger jet from Japan may finally be the right plane at the right time. More cities in Asia and ...

China’s ‘king of debt’ has a RM145.6b fortune, lots of doubters

In many ways, China’s richest property mogul is more emblematic of recent trends in global business than his richer peers
By BLOOMBERG SHANGHAI • ...

UK retail sales up as consumers defy Brexit turmoil

By BLOOMBERG
LONDON • UK retail sales increased for a third consecutive month in March, with online shopping and groceries accounting for much of the ...

Most miserable economy sees 7-figure inflation

By BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE • Inflation that’s projected to reach an eyeball-popping eight million percent this year has left Venezuela saddled with the ...

Auditors getting tougher in S. Korea on tighter laws

By BLOOMBERG
SEOUL • South Korean auditors are refusing to sign off on more and more corporate financial statements due to tighter regulations, giving ...

Aramco hype meets reality as bonds drop despite bumper sale

Given the order size at the sale, many investors expected Aramco would get away with lower yields than the govt
By BLOOMBERG DUBAI • The slump in Saudi ...

N. Korea demands Pompeo’s removal from US nuclear talks

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SEOUL • North Korea demanded that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (picture) be removed from direct nuclear negotiations ...

FCC chief opposes China Mobile’s bid to enter US market

The move against China Mobile comes as Trump is pressing to end a trade war with China
By BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON • The top US communications regulator ...

Kering shares drop as Gucci growth cools

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PARIS • Kering SA shares fell the most in more than six months as growth at the French company’s flagship Gucci brand cooled from last ...

Thai intelligence agency given sweeping powers

By BLOOMBERG
BANGKOK • Thailand’s spy agency has been awarded sweeping new powers to use “any methods” to obtain information if there’s a threat to ...

Abu Dhabi lets foreigners own land to boost market

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DUBAI • Abu Dhabi will allow foreigners to own the land under their homes and offices for the first time as the emirate looks for ways to ...

Fake news war: In Libya, battles also rage on social media

TRIPOLI • On Libya’s front lines, fighters often hold a gun in one hand and a smartphone in the other, using their cameras in the propaganda war.
Since ...