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TPP countries agree to explore options for trade deal without U.S.

​Remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have agreed to explore options for continuing with it despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to ditch it, ministers from Mexico and New Zealand said on Sunday.

Russia saga potential roadblock for Trump's economic plans

​The repeated national security scandals rocking the Trump White House could derail the president's economic agenda and dampen the wave of investor enthusiasm that greeted his election, analysts say.

Indonesia increases steps to grab more visitors from China

​JAKARTA, May 18 (APD) – Indonesia increases steps in grabbing more visitors from China by conducting tourism events and displaying the nation’s best destinations through large TV screens set in prominent public spaces in China’s big cities.

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British inflation hits highest level since September 2013

British inflation hits highest level since September 2013

British inflation rate has continued its upward trend, hitting a record high in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released Tuesday.

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GM will cut operations in India, South Africa

GM will cut operations in India, South Africa

General Motors Co plans to quit selling vehicles in India by the end of this year and will sell operations in South Africa, the latest steps in a strategy of focusing cash and engineering effort on fewer, more profitable markets.

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Ford set to cut workers in North America, Asia

Ford set to cut workers in North America, Asia

Ford Motor Co. will cut 1,400 salaried workers in its North America and Asia Pacific operations by the end of September.

China Economic Reform

China sees bright future for economic cooperation with South and Southeast Asia

China sees bright future for economic cooperation with South and Southeast Asia

​​Tropical fruit from Thailand, Vietnamese coffee and Sri Lankan jewelry may not have much in common, but they are making their way into the Chinese market thanks to growing shared interests and market demand between China and its neighboring south and southeast Asian countries.

Economic Community

Chinese premier calls for more practical cooperation within framework of ASEAN+3

Chinese premier calls for more practical cooperation within framework of ASEAN+3

​Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday that practical cooperation between ASEAN members and China, Japan and South Korea should be promoted steadily so as to safeguard regional peace and stability.

Digits

Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal

Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal

​The US Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $399 million patent infringement penalty imposed on Samsung for copying Apple's iPhone design, in a case watched for its implications for technology innovation.