Asia-Pacific News 6 April 2018

India needs to produce the next 'growth miracle' to fight enormous poverty, ex-central banker says

India needs to be — and sustain — the world's next "growth miracle" to fight its poverty problem, according to a former governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

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China says it will fight back 'at any cost' against US trade tariffs

China warned it would fight back "at any cost" with fresh trade measures if the U.S. continues on its path of protectionism.

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Music streaming services should pay artists properly, Grammy-winner says

Spotify has made the case as to why it presents an opportunity for, not a threat to musicians.

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Trump wants to protect farmers from Chinese retaliation. That may create a bigger problem

The current trade spat with China may widen to include more economies if the U.S. subsidizes farmers more, experts said.

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Samsung Electronics tips record first-quarter profit as chip boom winds down

Nonetheless, Samsung shares fell after the announcement as analysts forecast similar or lower profit in the second quarter.

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Asian stocks close mixed after Trump's new tariff threat

Asian stocks closed mixed after President Donald Trump indicated that more tariffs against China could be in the works.

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South Korean court finds ousted Park guilty of bribery

A South Korean court found former President Park Geun-hye guilty of bribery on Friday.

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