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China-U.S. economic, trade consensuses “meet interests of the people”

May 22, 2018

BEIJING - The consensus reached during economic and trade consultations between China and the United States met the interests of the people of the two countries and whole world, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said yesterday. Liu, just returned from the United States, referred to the talks as "positive, pragmatic, and productive" with some important consensuses reached, the State newsagency, Xinhua, reported.

Mixed results in China/US trade talks: the questions that remain

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON - The second round of negotiations in Washington between the U.S. and China to resolve a long standing trade dispute has yielded mixed results. With US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, expected to visit China next to continue the talks, investors will seek credible action from both sides to diffuse trade tensions further, says BBVA in a research note.

Taiwan Cabinet unveils draft Immigration Bill to attract foreign talent

May 16, 2018

TAIPEI - A draft economic Immigration Bill aimed at boosting recruitment and retention of foreign talent has been unveiled by Taiwan’s Cabinet. The proposed legislation relaxes work visa and residency requirements for skilled professionals, mid-level technicians, investors and overseas citizens and their children to help trengthen industrial development and tackle challenges related to Taiwan’s low birthrate.

Strong growth for manufacturing and retail in Vietnam

May 14, 2018

HANOI - Vietnam is continuing to witness robust expansion of its manufacturing and retail sectors, coupled with a substantial trade surplus and steady FDI disbursement, according to the monthly update from Vietnam Asset Management (VAM). It says Vietnam’s macro-economic data continued to show encouraging results in April, with the manufacturing and retail sectors remaining major growth engines.

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