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Google Parent Alphabet’s Revenue Continues to March Higher

April 28, 2017 |

Google parent Alphabet Inc. posted a sharp increase in first-quarter revenue, continuing a trend of sharp growth seemingly unscathed by boycotts from some of its major advertisers. US Business

Trump Remarks on Trade, Missile Defense, Sow Doubt in South Korea

April 28, 2017 |

U.S. President Donald Trump raised new doubts in South Korea about two pillars of bilateral ties by saying he wants to renegotiate a free-trade deal and have Seoul pay for an American missile-defense system intended to shield the country against any North Korean attack. What’s News Asia

Merkel Says Some Britons Expect Too Much From Brexit Talks

April 28, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the U.K. risked “wasted time” because some people in the country suffered illusions over how well Britain could fare in talks about the country’s exit from the European Union. What’s News Europe

Samsung Notches Highest Quarterly Profit in Three Years

April 27, 2017 |

Samsung’s flourishing components business helped the South Korean tech giant notch up its highest quarterly profit in more than three years. What’s News Asia

ECB Gives No Indication It’s Ready to End Easy Money

April 27, 2017 |

The European Central Bank gave no signs it is ready to wind down its monetary stimulus despite an economic rebound in the eurozone, opting to soothe financial markets ahead of the second round of France’s presidential election. What’s News Europe

In the Chips: Tech’s Sleeping Giant Becomes a $352 Billion Cash Cow

April 27, 2017 |

The proliferation of connected devices and big data is handing new clout to chip makers. The result is an unprecedented semiconductor boom, as a flood of demand pushes up prices and gives an advantage to firms that can secure huge quantities of the must-have components. What’s News Asia

New Glaxo Boss Emma Walmsley Seeks Sharper R&D Edge

April 27, 2017 |

GlaxoSmithKline’s new boss Emma Walmsley plans to narrow the company’s drug research to focus only on the biggest opportunities. US Business

Trump Drops Nafta Pullout Threat

April 27, 2017 |

The Trump administration said it was no longer considering pulling out of Nafta, following a day of intense lobbying from business leaders and lawmakers who rallied to quash internal White House discussion of the possibility. US Business

China Convicts U.S. Businesswoman of Spying

April 27, 2017 |

A Chinese court convicted a long-detained American businesswoman of espionage and ordered her imprisoned and deported in a case seen as a barometer of U.S.-China relations. What’s News Asia

Trump Calls for Cuts in Business, Individual Taxes

April 26, 2017 |

Under President Trump’s proposed tax overhaul, the corporate rate would drop to 15% from 35%, with a 35% top rate for individuals. Lower brackets would be set at 10% and 25%. The plan would end deductions for state and local taxes, and the alternative minimum tax would be repealed. US Business