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Dyson to build electric car in Singapore, aiming at China

Oct. 23, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dyson, the British company best known for vacuum cleaners and prized hair dryers, said Tuesday it will build its new electric car in Singapore as it joins the increasingly crowded race to create the next generation of clean vehicles. The bespoke manufacturing facility is due for completion in...

Chinese market drop leads world stocks lower

Oct. 23, 2018 7:12 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — A sharp drop in Chinese stocks led global markets broadly lower on Tuesday, as investors digest the impact of trade tensions on the country as well as other geopolitical worries, such as Italy's debt problems. After the Shanghai index closed down 2.3 percent at 2,594.83, European markets...

Asian shares retreat as Chinese growth concerns sink in

Oct. 23, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks slid on Tuesday as worries about softening Chinese growth rattled investors, following a rally that was not picked up by Wall Street overnight. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gave up 2.0 percent to 22,154.29 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 2.4 percent to...

The on-court coaching debate trending in Singapore

Oct. 22, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Monica Seles isn't a fan of on-court coaching. Lindsay Davenport can see the benefits. Jennifer Capriati is right in the middle. The three tennis greats took part in a news conference Monday at the WTA Finals to discuss the topic, which made plenty of headlines after Serena Williams was...

World stocks push past growth worries in China, Italy

Oct. 22, 2018 7:21 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets rose on Monday, brushing off potential concerns about slower growth in China and a downgrade in Italy's credit rating over its plans to ramp up public spending. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.6 percent to 11,624 and France's CAC-40 was 0.4 percent higher at 5,102....

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Oct. 22, 2018 1:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdown

Oct. 22, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as Chinese benchmarks rallied after officials put a positive spin on the country's slowing economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index jumped 4.2 percent to 2,656.87 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong surged 2.4 percent to 267,178.16. Japan's...

Svitolina and Pliskova win opening matches at WTA Finals

Oct. 21, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina secured opening round-robin match wins at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Pliskova, who now leads the tour with 48 wins this season, defeated defending champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 6-4 in the second match. Pliskova saved all 10 break points...

Osaka set for showdown against Stephens at WTA Finals

Oct. 20, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, the last two U.S. Open champions, will make their career debuts at the WTA Finals by playing each other in their first match in Singapore on Monday. The initial stage of the eight-player WTA Finals field is a round-robin competition with two teams of four...

Japan deepens Southeast Asian ties with airmen program

Oct. 19, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Japan's defense minister says he plans to start a program for professional airmen to strengthen ties between his country and Southeast Asia. Takeshi Iwaya says the program fits in with the government's vision to raise defense cooperation with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian...