Consumer Products And Services

Malaysia says over 350,000 cars yet to change Takata airbags

Jun 5, 2018

Malaysia transport minister to oversee Takata air bag recalls after data show more than 350,000 car owners have not yet responded

Malaysia to penalize owners who don't replace Takata airbags

Jun 2, 2018

Malaysia's transport minister says owners of more than 71,000 affected Honda cars will be penalized if they fail to replace flawed Takata air bags in a drastic move to curb fatalities

Global stocks subdued as US mulls auto import tariffs

May 24, 2018

World stock markets are subdued as carmakers' shares fell after the Trump administration said it was considering tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts.

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