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China’s strengthening economy bolsters hand in Trump trade talks

The data is a reversal from January when key readings were pointing to a pronounced downturn
By BLOOMBERG BEIJING • China’s economy rebounded through ...

Google, Apple block new downloads of TikTok in India

By BLOOMBERG
SAN FRANCISCO • Google LLC and Apple Inc complied with an Indian court order to block downloads of the popular app TikTok over government ...

Tremors from HNA unit loan default felt in S’pore

By BLOOMBERG
HONG KONG • The loan default in Hong Kong by HNA Group Co Ltd unit CWT International Ltd is causing tremors in Singapore. Listed real ...

PBoC replaces just half of medium-term funds

By BLOOMBERG
BEIJING • China’s central bank only rolled over about half of the funds coming due through one of its policy tools yesterday. The People’s ...

Masters of our destiny — Myanmar’s Wa rebels in show of force

By AFP
PANGHSANG • It has a standing army of 25,000, manufactures its own guns and conscripts at least one member of each household: Meet the United Wa ...

Widodo looks set for election win, challenger says no

JAKARTA • Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as “quick count” results from yesterday’s election rolled in, but his challenger ...

Indonesia’s ‘everyman’ leader on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Widodo pointed to his ambitious drive to build much-needed roads, airports and other infrastructure across SE Asia’s largest economy
By AFP JAKARTA • ...

With Disney in control, Hulu buys out AT&T for RM5.9b

By BLOOMBERG
LOS ANGELES • And then there were two. Hulu LLC, an online-streaming venture backed by the biggest companies in entertainment, bought out ...

ECB said to lack enthusiasm for sub-zero tiering

By BLOOMBERG
FRANKFURT • European Central Bank (ECB) officials lack enthusiasm for any revamp of their negative-interest rate tool — and some doubt it ...

Bitcoin offshoot falls after exchange delisting

By BLOOMBERG
LONDON • Binance, the world’s largest digital-asset exchange, is delisting the token known as Bitcoin SV (BSV) amid a dispute with one of ...

Foxconn Technology’s Terry Gou mulling run for Taiwan presidency

Gou plans to step down ‘in the coming months’ as chairman of Foxconn
By BLOOMBERG TAIPEI • Billionaire Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry ...

OCBC says coal plants it’s financing in Vietnam will be its last

By BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd (OCBC), South-East Asia’s second-largest lender, said two Vietnamese coal-fired power plants ...