Asia Business

China cuts import tax on clothes, other goods

By Mon, May 25, 2015 6:21PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending.

Philippines backs support for small enterprises at APEC meet

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:43PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ top trade official says supporting the integration of micro, small and medium enterprises in global trade will help reduce poverty and inequality in the Asia-Pacific region.

China says work on charter for Asian bank completed

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:05PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China says 57 governments that want to join a planned Chinese-led Asian regional bank have finished work on a charter and it is due to be signed in late June.

What does China’s investment in Latin America mean for the Amazon?

By Tue, May 19, 2015 9:43AM UTC

Colonization is still big business and in Latin America both foreign and domestic businesses are reaping the awards. Indigenous peoples are typically the principal line of defense against the crimes of globalization and environmental destruction.

Top fashion brands say Alibaba is profiting from fakes

By Mon, May 18, 2015 5:14PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The owner of fashion brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has accused Alibaba Group in a lawsuit of profiting from sales of counterfeit goods despite the Chinese e-commerce giant’s pledge to combat the trade in fakes.