China recovery drives commodity prices higher in Asia

China recovery drives commodity prices higher in Asia

TOKYO — Prices of steel, petrochemicals and other commodities have rebounded in Asia, with China leading the way after its containment of the coronavirus outbreak has allowed business activity to resume. Hot-rolled steel, widely used by automakers and other...
China recovery drives commodity prices higher in Asia

China recovery drives commodity prices higher around Asia

TOKYO — Prices of steel, petrochemicals and other commodities prices have rebounded in Asia, with China leading the way as its successful battle against the coronavirus outbreak allows business activity to resume. Hot-rolled steel, widely used by automakers and...
Australia, Asia protests embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

Australia, Asia protests embrace ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

MELBOURNE (Reuters) — Thousands took to the streets across Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo and Seoul to support U.S. protests against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected around Europe in the coming hours. The rolling, global...
Rohm eyes Japan reshoring from China and Southeast Asia

Rohm eyes Japan reshoring from China and Southeast Asia

TOKYO/KYOTO — Japanese components makers are considering bringing more of the manufacturing process back home as factory automation reduces costs and pandemic-induced plant shutdowns abroad prompt them to rethink supply chains. Chipmaker Rohm has developed a...
Southeast Asia exports buoyed by medicine and food during pandemic

Southeast Asia exports buoyed by medicine and food during pandemic

SINGAPORE — Exports out of Southeast Asian trade hubs Singapore and Thailand have stayed strong even as the novel coronavirus pandemic slows economies around the world, thanks to robust global demand for such essentials as medicine and food. Singapore’s...