Business & Economy

China's economy grows but 2016 weakest in three decades

World's second-largest economy expanded by 6.8 percent from a year earlier in the three months ending in December.

Inside Story

Will the new 'Silk Road' be a success?

A freight train arrived at Barking Station in east London, UK, on Wednesday after a 12,000km journey from China.

101 East

Vietnam's Tech Rush

Vietnam's young tech entrepreneurs are transforming the country into Southeast Asia's Silicon Valley.

Business & Economy

China's Xi defends globalisation in speech at Davos

Bumpy run-up to Trump inauguration gives Chinese leader convenient opportunity to claim assertive role on world stage.


UK: PM to rule out 'half-in' EU deal in Brexit speech

Theresa May to signal 'hard' Brexit that will see full break from EU as Britain prepares to leave single market.

Inside Story

What's behind the growing economic gap?

Oxfam report says eight of the world's richest men have as much wealth as 50 percent of global poor.

Business & Economy

Eight men who are as rich as half the world

The gap between the super-wealthy and the poorest half of the world's population is starker than previously thought.

Poverty & Development

Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world

"Obscene" for so much wealth to be in hands of so few, says charity director Winnie Byanyima.


South Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Lee Jae-yong had denied allegations of bribery involving embattled President Park Geun-hye and her personal adviser.


Amazon's Gandhi flip-flops prompt anger in India

Foreign ministry calls on US envoy to intervene with giant e-retailer as users decry sandal emblazoned with icon's face.

Counting the Cost

Counting down to the Trump era

A look at what US trade policy will look like in the next four years based on the president-elect's claims thus far.

Donald Trump

Mexico: US border tax could trigger 'global recession'

Economy minister says Donald Trump's proposed border tax to pay for a wall is "a problem for the entire world".


Renault: Latest car maker targeted in 'dieselgate'

Following Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, Renault is being investigated over possible 'cheating' in diesel emissions.

Middle East

Turkey offers citizenship to foreign property buyers

People who invest in Turkey, including buying properties worth $1m or creating 100 jobs, will be offered citizenship.

Middle East

First new Airbus in decades arrives in Iran

The A321 jet, purchased after the nuclear deal with world powers, will mainly be used for domestic flights within Iran.