China’s record US trade surplus leaves Trump trumped

The US president will hate the figures after saying he is getting 'much tougher' on the world's second largest economy By Gordon Watts   Whichever way you look at it, the latest trade figures from China will make uncomfortable bedtime reading for Donald Trump. In yuan or dollar terms, the numbers are dripping with red … Continue reading China’s record US trade surplus leaves Trump trumped

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Beijing floats IPO plan to help turn ‘Silk Road’ dream into reality

Projected to cost $1 trillion, the colossal Belt and Road Initiative has dragged in Chinese companies that could now turn to Hong Kong for funding By Gordon Watts   When it comes to twists and turns, China’s grandiose Silk Road project is starting to resemble a theme park rollercoaster. In the latest development, Beijing is … Continue reading Beijing floats IPO plan to help turn ‘Silk Road’ dream into reality

Deputy Minister: Identification of new export markets in spotlight

By Aygul Salmanova Expansion of export opportunities for non-oil products in Azerbaijan and identification of new export markets are at the center of attention, Deputy Minister of Economy Sahil Babayev told Azernews. Babayev noted that a number of measures are carried out in order to increase the volume of some "Made in Azerbaijan" products and … Continue reading Deputy Minister: Identification of new export markets in spotlight

Laos dances to survive between China and Vietnam

While often portrayed as a pliant client to its larger neighbors, Vientiane's balancing act is more astute than widely recognized By John McBeth   With its sparse 6.7 million population, land-locked Laos is often cast as a passive victim of pell-mell Chinese expansionism, a rich source of raw materials its giant neighbor craves and a … Continue reading Laos dances to survive between China and Vietnam

Tehran, New Delhi agree to sign $2b railway deals

TEHRAN- Iran and India agreed to sign railway deals worth $2 billion, Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced   In an interview with IRNA in New Delhi, the minister who visited India in a three-day trip from January 10 to 12, said in his meetings with the Indian officials three important issues have been discussed … Continue reading Tehran, New Delhi agree to sign $2b railway deals