The Trump effect

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. © KCNA/Reuters

North Korea's latest missile test puts ball in Trump's court

Kim likely eyeing deals with US from position of strength

  • Japan, China on same page against Trump's protectionism

    Business delegation trip sheds light on rift in long-term trade ambitions

  • New US sanctions on North Korea ensnare more Chinese entities

    Beijing issues tempered response but warns against 'unilateral' acts

  • Trump's Asian tour puts spotlight on legacy of Obama 'pivot'

    North Korea, trade expected to dominate agenda of five-country excursion

  • Toyota halves output target for planned Mexico plant

    Automaker realigns production around North America to fit US focus

  • Trump dusts off 'pivot to Asia' with November tour

    US seeks progress on North Korea, South China Sea, trade

  • Japan pushes for expedited talks on 'TPP 11'

    Signatories eye fresh trade deal without US by year-end

  • South Korea rejects 'one-sided' US demands on trade pact

    Revisions unnecessary as imbalance already easing, argues Seoul

  • Japanese beef buyers may get frozen out by tariff hike

    Protectionist measure also could cause friction in Japan-US economic dialogue

  • US, North Korea playing precarious game of chicken

    No resolution in sight as rhetoric continues to escalate

  • Moon's best-laid plans for North-South peace go awry

    In trying to please all parties, South Korean president satisfies no one

  • US softens North Korea terms, offering both carrot and stick

    Tillerson: Stopping missile launches would be 'best signal' of readiness to talk

  • Trump trade threats come at awkward time for Xi

    Mooted probe could disrupt Chinese leader's consolidation of power at party congress

  • Without leverage, US struggles to break North Korea impasse

    Tillerson calls for dialogue, but Pyongyang gains more by buying time

  • Trump reveals Hon Hai's plan to invest $30bn in US

    Figure is triple the Taiwanese tech company's announced spending plan

  • Sharp, Foxconn go all in on TV production in US

    With panel plant in the works, entire process to take place in America

  • Seoul readies to defend 'win-win' trade deal against Trump pressure

    Shale gas imports could help reduce trade deficit

  • G-20 leaders struggle to find compromise on trade policy

    US stance on steel imports at the heart of disharmony

  • Xi, Moon united on peaceful solution to North Korean standoff

    Beijing, Seoul still wide apart on THAAD doployment

  • ICBM launch marks turning point for US on North Korea

    Threats, bargaining among options as pressure fails to rein in Pyongyang