Late audits halt trading in Morgan Stanley-backed stocks

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 1:29PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by banking giant Morgan Stanley failed to file their financial statements on time, freezing trading in their stocks. Such delays are generally considered worrisome for a company’s investors, which include U.S. pension funds and college endowments.

China evacuates citizens from Yemen, suspends anti-piracy patrols

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 12:25PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid growing violence in the country.

Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:58AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — International Olympic Committee inspectors are departing Beijing after offering a positive evaluation of the Chinese capital’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Flood in shale mine in central China leaves at least 5 dead

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:49AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A flood in a shale mine in central China has left at least five miners dead and one missing.

Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:45AM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced that it will join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank.