Business

Fire at Manila hotel-casino put out; death toll raised to 5

Mar 19, 2018

Firefighters found two more bodies in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five

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

Mar 19, 2018

A court has begun the trial of a former Politburo member accused of mismanagement at state oil giant PetroVietnam that cost millions of dollars

Fire at Manila hotel and casino kills at least 3 workers

Mar 18, 2018

A fire has engulfed a hotel and casino in the Philippine capital, killing at least three employees, trapping two and forcing the evacuation of more than 300 guests, some by helicopter

Former Vietnam Prime Minister Phan Van Khai dies at 84

Mar 17, 2018

Phan Van Khai, an architect of Vietnam's economic rise and the country's first prime minister to visit the United States since the war, has died

Philippines, Kuwait agree on migrant labor protection pact

Mar 16, 2018

The Philippines and Kuwait agreed on a draft migrant labor protection pact after talks set off by the discovery of a maid's body last month in a freezer

Thai construction tycoon charged with poaching

Mar 14, 2018

Thai police have filed more charges against a billionaire construction tycoon accused of hunting endangered animals in a wildlife sanctuary, in a case that has sparked public criticism of privileges enjoyed by the country's rich and well-connected

Vietnamese recruited 2 months before Kim Jong Nam's murder

Mar 14, 2018

The lawyer for a Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says she was recruited by a North Korean suspect at a Hanoi bar two months before the killing

World shares mixed amid concerns about trade barriers

Mar 13, 2018

Global stock markets are mixed, with Wall Street set for a cautious open, as investors gauge how far countries could go in setting up barriers to trade

Thailand to draft plans to regulate and tax cryptocurrencies

Mar 13, 2018

Thailand plans law to regulate cryptocurrency trading, seeking to tax the largely unregulated market

Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab expands into lending

Mar 13, 2018

Southeast Asian ride hailing app Grab said it is expanding into financial services in partnership with a Japanese credit card company, hoping to offer credit to millions of people without bank accounts