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Asia’s exports rebound

​It is easy to be downcast about the state of global trade. It has faced stiff headwinds in recent years: in 2016, for the first time in 15 years, it grew more slowly than the world economy. Regional and global trade deals are going nowhere, slowly. And America’s new president has promised to protect his country from trade-inflicted “carnage”.

Samsung Heir Arrives at Court to Avert Second Arrest Warrant

​Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Group, arrived in a Seoul court Thursday as he seeks to avoid a second arrest warrant requested by a special prosecutor.

Hong Kong stocks open above 24,000, for first time in 18 months

​The Hang Seng Index opened up at 0.6 per cent at 24,139.31, while Shanghai Composite Index traded 0.16 per cent up at 3,217.73

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China expected to reach high-income status within decade: Morgan Stanley

China expected to reach high-income status within decade: Morgan Stanley

China is on its way to becoming a high-income nation by 2027, and is unlikely to linger in the middle-income trap, U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley said in a report issued on Feb. 15.

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Securities commission: China happy to see inclusion of A shares into MSCI

Securities commission: China happy to see inclusion of A shares into MSCI

China will be happy to see the inclusion of A shares into the most widely followed equity index Morgan Stanley's Capital Index (MSCI), said the country's securities authority on Sunday.

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Luxury boutiques equipped with virtual reality headsets

Luxury boutiques equipped with virtual reality headsets

The luxury goods sector is embracing cutting-edge technologies as fashion boutiques turn to virtual reality and artificial intelligence to woo shoppers.

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.