Business

Vietnam jails ex-Politburo member over oil giant's losses

Mar 29, 2018

A Vietnamese court has sentenced a former Communist Party Politburo member to 18 years in prison after finding him guilty of mismanagement at a state oil giant that cost millions of dollars

Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group

Mar 27, 2018

Greenpeace withdraws from Forest Stewardship Council, says it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation

Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

Mar 27, 2018

Malaysia's government has proposed legislation to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail term, a move slammed by critics as an attempt at silencing dissent ahead of an election

Uber selling Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Mar 26, 2018

Uber sells Southeast Asian operations to fast growing regional rival Grab

Thai court finds British labor activist defamed fruit firm

Mar 26, 2018

A court in the Thai capital has ordered a British labor rights activist to pay 10 million baht ($321,000) in damages to a company that filed a civil defamation suit over alleged human rights violations he helped expose at its factory

Uber to sell Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Mar 26, 2018

Uber sells Southeast Asian operations to fast growing regional rival Grab

S. Korea president's Vietnam visit aims to deepen trade ties

Mar 23, 2018

Vietnam and South Korean aim to substantially increase their bilateral trade during Moon Jae-in's three-day visit to the Southeast Asian country

Global stocks slide amid trade tensions, Fed rate hike

Mar 22, 2018

Global stock markets drop as investors brace for trade conflict between economic heavyweights U.S. and China.

Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources

Mar 19, 2018

Greenpeace says some major household brands including Johnson & Johnson have failed to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity

Indonesia faces challenge to seizure of yacht wanted by US

Mar 19, 2018

Indonesian police say a luxury yacht seized as part of a U.S. probe into the alleged multibillion-dollar theft of funds from a Malaysian state investment company has not been handed over to the U.S. because of a legal challenge from its owner