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(Reuters) - President Donald Trump won election in 2016 promising to put “America First,” overturn what he said were unfair trade deals and force U.S. allies to pay more towards joint defense measures.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong recorded zero new coronavirus cases on Monday (April 20) for the first time since early March, health authorities said, though they urged residents to maintain strict hygiene and social distancing practices and avoid unnecessary travel.
TOKYO, April 17 (The Straits Times/ANN) - "Made In China" Japanese goods may be the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resolves to wean firms off their dependence on China.
PHNOM PENH, April 13 (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) -- The second round of negotiations for a Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) highlighted the potential for expanding trade, investment, services, and strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the upcoming years, Ministry of Commerce secretary of state Sok Sopheak said in a press release.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Monday to roll out an unprecedented economic stimulus package, equal to 20% of economic output, as his government vowed to take "all steps" to battle deepening fallout from the coronavirus.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara has forecast Malaysia’s economy will contract as much as 2% on the weight of the loss in productivity and disruption in the global supply chain due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
SINGAPORE (AFP): Singapore's economy suffered its biggest contraction since the financial crisis during the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic escalated, data showed Thursday (March 26), an ominous sign of the devastation being inflicted on the global economy.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy hopes to become self-sufficient in producing protective masks against the coronavirus outbreak within two months, the national commissioner for the emergency said on Tuesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will look into offering cash payouts to households as part of a stimulus package that could be worth more than $276 billion to combat the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, joining efforts across the world to roll out huge fiscal support to fend of recession risks.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN): On any other Monday, Ranggi Hardiyanto, 25, would have already sold at least a couple of pairs of sneakers. But he and an assistant at an athletic shoe store at the Ambassador Mall in downtown Jakarta are standing at the till watching what few shoppers there are pass by.