Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Jan 23, 2016

Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ...

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Jan 23, 2016

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Thousands of Malaysians protested against plans to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact. Many of the demonstrators congregated in central Kuala Lumpur were from the opposition Parti ...

Jan 12, 2016

Economic sentiment improves in December on brisk holiday sales

Business confidence among people with jobs sensitive to economic conditions improved in December, the government said Tuesday. Confidence fell in November but a year-end uptick took place amid brisk sales at Christmas and New Year’s. The diffusion index of sentiment on the country’s current ...