Manufacturers of solar products in Asia showed mixed responses on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump approved tariffs of up to 50 per cent on imported washing machines and solar cells for the next three years.
Major Asia Pacific stock markets followed a strong lead from Wall Street on Tuesday after US stocks hit highs overnight on news that Senate Republicans and Democrats had struck a deal to reopen the government after a shutdown that lasted less than three days.
South Korea has responded quickly and forcefully to a US decision to slap tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, with officials in the east Asian nation seeking to reinstate levies on imported American products.
The pound broke the psychological level of $1.40 on Tuesday in Asia Pacific trading, securing its return to levels it traded in the run-up to Brexit and establishing the currency as one of the strongest performers so far in 2018.
Fundamental reform of the UK’s legal system is required to protect women and girls adequately from sexual harassment and violence, and employers must take greater responsibility in this area, according to a new report published on Tuesday.
Senate Democrats and Republicans reached agreement on Monday to reopen the US government, ending a three-day impasse over immigration policy that kept 750,000 federal workers at home and marred the first anniversary of the Trump administration.
Netflix’s growth in viewers around the world continues to gain momentum as subscribers in the fourth quarter and its forecast for the first quarter both beat analysts’ estimates. That sent its shares up by 9 per cent in after-hours trading to a new record high above $248.
Down in one. Rum and spirits maker Bacardi has agreed to take full control of Patrón Spirits International in a deal that attaches an enterprise value of $5.1bn to the owner of the eponymous, premium tequila brand.
Coinbase, a popular online wallet service for major virtual currencies, has hired an ex-Twitter vice president to shore up its customer service operations, which were overwhelmed in last year’s cryptocurrency boom.
The US government shutdown is set to end on Monday after Senate Republicans and Democrats said they have struck an agreement on spending and immigration that would allow the passage of a stopgap bill to keep the government open through the first week of February.