Taiwan’s president confirms that US troops are training soldiers on the island – CNN

TAIPEI, Oct. 28 (Reuters) – A small number of U.S. forces are in Taiwan to train with Taiwanese soldiers, President Tsai Ing-wen said in an interview with CNN, confirming the presence of U.S. troops on the autonomous island, which China considers its own. Tensions between Taiwan and China, which have not ruled out taking the … Read more

Biden promises to stand with Southeast Asia in the defense of ocean freedom and democracy

Biden promises to defend the freedom of the oceans The United States is concerned about China’s “coercive and proactive actions” across the Taiwan Strait Chinese Prime Minister Li says maintaining peace in the South China Sea is in everyone’s interest BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, October 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the … Read more

Taiwan, US discuss UN participation ahead of important anniversary

A protester holds flags of Taiwan and the United States in support of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen during a stopover after her visit to Latin America in Burlingame, California, US, Jan. 14, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam TAIPEI, Oct. 24 (Reuters) – Taiwanese and U.S. officials discussed how Taiwan could participate “meaningly” at the United Nations just … Read more

Biden says the United States would come to Taiwan’s defense

US President Joe Biden speaks briefly with journalists after attending a ceremony for this year’s and National Teachers at the White House in Washington, October 18, 2021. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst / File Photo Biden says the United States has “commitment” to defending Taiwan The White House says no change in policy regarding Taiwan Taiwan … Read more

Global oil refineries ramp up production as margins recover to pre-COVID levels

Petrol and diesel margins are recovering globally as COVID-19 eases Global inventories of oil products fall to lowest level since 2014 – FGE Maintenance, high natural gas prices to limit supply in the fourth quarter Asian crude rises to 29.5m bpd in Q4, up 1.4% yoy – FGE Formosa processes 400,000 bpd in November, 5-8% … Read more

Taiwan’s Foxconn shows off three electric vehicle prototypes

TAIPEI, Oct. 18 (Reuters) – Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn (2317.TW) on Monday unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc. (AAPL. O) and other engineering companies. The vehicles – an SUV, a sedan and a bus – are made by Foxtron, … Read more

Price squeeze: world economy caught in perfect storm

British chicken king says 20 years of cheap food is over IEA says energy crisis could threaten economic recovery Cold keeps coal prices high in China, power outage continues Biden targets bottlenecks threatening vacation sales LONDON/TOKYO, Oct. 14 (Reuters) – From beef bowls in Tokyo to chicken breast rolls in London, consumers are beginning to … Read more

China says military exercises near Taiwan are a ‘bare’ move

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military aircraft in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo BEIJING / TAIPEI, October 13 (Reuters) – Chinese military exercises near Taiwan target forces that promote the island’s formal independence and are a “fair” step to protect peace, … Read more

Asian equities sharply amid inflation fears, dollar at one-year high

A man looks at stock monitors in Taipei, Jan. 22, 2008. REUTERS/Nicky Loh DLR Nearly 3 Years High Against Yen; High in 1 year versus basket of peers Oil prices are falling but still near multi-year highs Investors Await China Trading, US CPI Data Most Asian stock markets subdued, Hong Kong closed to typhoon HONG … Read more

US stock futures lead Asia lower, dollar gains on yen

People wearing protective masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are reflected on an electronic board displaying Japanese stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Asian stock markets: US stock futures dip as earnings season approaches Oil leads energy complex higher, increases inflation risk Dollar reaches highest point on … Read more