A tanker was reportedly seized on Thursday by armed men near Oman and headed toward Iran; attacks on vessels near the Red Sea are taking a toll on global commerce.
Naval forces shoot down 18 drones and 3 anti-ship missiles, ahead of a UN vote to deter such attacks. Vessel data shows most oil tankers are still using the Suez Canal but container ships are down 28%
Officials in Yichun, known as Asia’s lithium capital, said last week they were cracking down on illegal mining – news that comes amid a big drop in the price of lithium, which could last for some time
Nearly half of companies surveyed by AmCham are reviewing or plan to review their business plans. Many have been disrupted by elevated geopolitical tension, costs and staff anxiety
Thousands of Indian IT workers in the US who lost their jobs in mass layoffs by tech giants in recent months are hunting new jobs in a desperate bid to say in the country
Commitments made to 100 developing nations by China's two main trade banks have fallen every year since 2016 after Beijing stopped funding large oil projects, US study finds
Rising gas prices have forced Thailand to extend the lifespan of some coal plants to meet its power needs. Meanwhile, Thai exports rose by 7.8% in September
Australia and Japan are expected to update their security agreement, given China's aggressive posturing over Taiwan and the South China Sea. But Tokyo also wants help with its energy transition
Chip giants allowed to continue work at their China factories, but the ban on US citizens working for local firms has shocked the sector, forcing firms like Naura and YMTC to pull key staff
The move comes after most other foreign companies pulled out of Myanmar, due to concern that their business could legitimize the hated military, who face a revolution raging on many fronts.
Russian leader condemned the West's idea for a price cap on Russian gas, saying it would lead to price rises and that global demand for Russian energy was high.
The US must match China's huge investment in clean energy as Beijing uses any industrial dominance for geostrategic power, a senior US defence official said