Business

Vietnam: China companies using fake 'Made in Vietnam' labels

Jun 10, 2019

Vietnam's government says it is taking more steps to prevent Chinese companies from using illegal "Made in Vietnam" labels to avoid high tariffs that have been imposed by the United States on Chinese goods

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

Jun 7, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times

Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

Jun 6, 2019

Asian markets mixed after Trump threatens to push ahead with tariffs on Mexican goods

UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

Jun 5, 2019

Major United Nations agencies are urging key fishing nations to join efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

Jun 2, 2019

China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters

S&P upgrades Indonesia credit after Widodo election win

May 31, 2019

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded Indonesia's sovereign credit rating following the election of Joko Widodo to a second term as president

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May 29, 2019

The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for fraud is mainly printouts of news articles

Former Thai Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

May 26, 2019

Prem Tinsulanonda, who as army commander, prime minister and adviser to the royal palace was one of Thailand's most influential political figures over four decades, has died at age 98.

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

May 16, 2019

The Philippine foreign secretary says the ambassador and consuls in Canada are being recalled over Ottawa's failure to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago

Thai English-language daily The Nation to end print edition

May 16, 2019

The Nation, one of Thailand's two English-language dailies, has announced it will stop publishing its print edition by the end of June but will continue with an online version