May 1, 2014: Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, tours a Conroe facility where Applied Machinery Corp.
Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.7 billion) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the U.S.
The Japanese stock market opened on a firm note on Thursday and the Nikkei 225 index rose above the 16,000 mark for the first time since January, as a weaker yen triggered some strong buying at several counters.
In San Francisco, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. was asked how smartphones will change its business. In Singapore, founder Jack Ma compared the company to a wolf and a rival to a dog, while counterfeit products were on potential shareholders' minds in ...
BEIJING--China's central bank so far has failed to lift the world's second-largest economy out of its doldrums, and that is in part because of businesspeople like Li Jun. Mr. Li runs a fish-farming business in eastern China's Jiangsu province.