North Korea's main trading partner, China, is turning off the trade taps. The move is in response to Pyongyang's nuclear tests and missile launches.
The ten-member ASEAN and its partners are meeting this week amid worries the US-China trade row will negatively impact the region. The summit is expected to see progress made on a China-backed regional trade pact.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has taken the credit for building a working relationship with North Korea, but his critics say he is neglecting a looming economic crisis in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
Chinese shoppers have spent more than $30 billion online during the annual shopping binge, breaking last year's record. The massive spending comes despite an ongoing trade war with the US.
With President Donald Trump shifting the priorities of the US's trade policy, are global players seeking more influence in the European Union? DW analyzed the lobbying efforts of non-EU players in Brussels.
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