Business

Asia shares mixed on trade outlook, tighter China oversight

Mar 13, 2018

Asian shares mixed on uncertainty over trade, China regulatory revamp

Rights group: Myanmar army building on razed Rohingya land

Mar 12, 2018

Amnesty International says Myanmar's military is building installations in villages that had been occupied by Muslim Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh after their homes were burned down

Indonesia seizes illegally logged wood from Papua

Mar 9, 2018

Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the easternmost region

Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

Mar 9, 2018

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multibillion-dollar financial scandal linked to the prime minister if it wins the next elections

Global shares advance after China reports surge in exports

Mar 8, 2018

Global shares gain after China reports exports up 45 year-on-year percent in February

Fishing industry in Thailand fixing some abuses, agency says

Mar 8, 2018

Thailand's fishing and seafood industry has made some improvement in working conditions, including less physical violence, but problems such as unfair pay and deception in contracting persist, a survey of workers found

Singapore company cancels blue diamond initial coin offering

Mar 7, 2018

Singapore-based company calls off $2 million initial coin offering backed by blue diamond

US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice

Mar 5, 2018

For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea

Slain Filipina in freezer shows risks to overseas workers

Mar 3, 2018

Slain Filipina found in Kuwait freezer highlights risks to country's millions of overseas workers

Indonesia seizes yacht wanted by US in probe of Malaysia

Feb 28, 2018

Indonesia has seized a luxury yacht on the tourist island of Bali that is wanted by U.S. authorities as part of a probe into alleged multibillion-dollar corruption at Malaysian state investment fund 1MBD