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Economy 02 Aug 2018 | 12:31 AM

Trump adds to China trade pressure with higher tariff plan

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration said on Wednesday.

World 05 Jun 2018 | 8:37 PM

Exclusive - Under U.S. pressure, EIB balks at EU plan to work in Iran

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank has balked at an EU proposal to do business in Iran to help offset U.S. sanctions and save the 2015 nuclear deal, EU sources told Reuters, under pressure from the United States - where the bank raises much of its funds.

Economy 25 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Inflationary pressure to remain subdued

PETALING JAYA: Inflationary pressure is expected to remain subdued in the near term, which will allow Bank Negara to maintain the overnight policy rate (OPR) at the current level this year.

Football 05 Apr 2018 | 10:38 PM

Brighton under pressure with difficult matches ahead - Hughton

(Reuters) - Brighton and Hove Albion are under pressure, manager Chris Hughton said on Thursday, with a tough Premier League climax that will see them face Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool in their final three games of the season.

Golf 02 Apr 2018 | 7:40 AM

Pressure won't decide whether McIlroy completes grand slam

(Reuters) - Whether or not Rory McIlroy completes the career grand slam at the U.S. Masters next Sunday, he will be impervious to the pressure of being the favourite, according to two former players who will call the action from Augusta National.

China 15 Mar 2018 | 1:34 PM

Britain warns of increasing Beijing pressure on Hong Kong

Hong Kong (AFP) - Britain warned Thursday of "increasing pressure" on Hong Kong from an assertive Beijing after a raft of jailings of democracy activists and the disqualification of rebel lawmakers from the city's legislature.

AseanPlus News 11 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Keeping pressure on N. Korea

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump enlisted the help of China’s Xi Jinping to keep sanctions pressure on North Korea, amid fears that an audacious diplomatic gambit by the US president could lead to backsliding.

Banking 06 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Inflationary pressure is light, says StanChart

PETALING JAYA: Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) finds the current inflationary pressure to be light and does not expect any rate hike for the rest of 2018.

World 16 Jan 2018 | 8:21 PM

Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.

World 15 Jan 2018 | 5:19 AM

China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North Korea

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from around 20 nations gather on Tuesday to discuss how to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions through diplomatic and financial pressure, but China, seen as a key player in any long-term solution, will be absent.