Feb 11, 2015

Foreign companies feel targeted in Chinese investigations

Nearly half of foreign companies in China feel singled out in a wave of anti-monopoly and other investigations, and a growing number are deciding not to expand their investments, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday. The report adds to complaints Beijing ...

EU freezes new sanctions ahead of Ukraine peace summit

Feb 9, 2015

EU freezes new sanctions ahead of Ukraine peace summit

The European Union on Monday put fresh sanctions against Moscow on hold ahead of a summit to thrash out a Ukraine peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the EU would hold off implementing new individual ...

Feb 9, 2015

Current account surplus hit record low in 2014

The current account surplus was the smallest in 2014 since comparable data became available in 1985, with the trade deficit swelling thanks to a surge in gas imports and a weaker yen, government data showed on Monday. The current account surplus, one of the ...

Merkel, Hollande head to Moscow for deal to pull Ukraine back from brink

Feb 6, 2015

Merkel, Hollande head to Moscow for deal to pull Ukraine back from brink

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will press Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire in Ukraine on Friday as U.S. and Russian officials expressed skepticism that a quick resolution to stem the spiraling violence is possible. After meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday, the German ...

U.S. taking fresh look at giving arms to Ukrainian military: report

Feb 2, 2015

U.S. taking fresh look at giving arms to Ukrainian military: report

President Barack Obama’s administration is taking a new look at providing Ukrainian forces with defensive weapons and equipment in the face of a rebel offensive that shattered a five-month truce, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying Secretary ...

Kiev and separatists trade blame as Ukraine peace talks collapse

Feb 1, 2015

Kiev and separatists trade blame as Ukraine peace talks collapse

Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress toward a new cease-fire but with Ukraine’s representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. Ukraine’s representative, former President Leonid Kuchma, left the talks in ...