Consumer Products And Services

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sets plans for Thailand

Apr 19, 2018

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to step up investments in Thailand

Police arrest alleged key figure in Indonesia alcohol deaths

Apr 18, 2018

Indonesian police have arrested the alleged head of a bootleg liquor empire following the deaths of dozens of people this month from drinking tainted alcohol

Indonesia alcohol deaths exceed 100 as police vow crackdown

Apr 11, 2018

Deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have surpassed 100 this month, police said as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black-market liquor

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

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

Thai company's defamation trial against workers begins

Feb 7, 2018

A court in Thailand has begun hearing testimony in the latest battle between a poultry producer and 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who say they were exploited

Vietnam's economy grows 6.8 percent, highest in 10 years

Dec 27, 2017

Vietnam says its economy grew 6.8 percent this year, its highest jump in 10 years, driven by increases in industrial output, the service sector, agriculture and fishery production, and tourism

CEO wants Proton to become 1 of SE Asia's top-selling brands

Sep 29, 2017

A new CEO appointed by Chinese automaker Geely to head Malaysia's Proton presented a 10-year plan to revitalize the national car maker as he vows to make Proton among Southeast Asia's top vehicle brands

Grab builds out war chest in a fight for car-share dominance

Jul 24, 2017

Grab gets another $2 billion in financing, revealing the intense competition among car-share services in Asia that have forced companies like Uber to take a back seat to rivals with extremely deep-pockets.

Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler

Jun 4, 2017

Police in the Philippines say the suspect behind the casino attack that left dozens dead was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.