Consumer Products And Services

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.

Security video shows methodical gunman in casino attack

Jun 4, 2017

Security video shows the man responsible for one of the Philippine capital's deadliest attacks in years casually exiting a taxi just after midnight and walking calmly into a vast entertainment and gambling complex like any other visitor

The Latest: Duterte says casino attack was not work of IS

Jun 4, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the deadly casino attack in Manila was not the work of the Islamic State group and that the gunman was just "crazy."

The Latest: Filipinos await loved ones' bodies after attack

Jun 3, 2017

Family members are waiting outside a funeral home for the bodies of their loved ones to be released following an attack on a Manila casino complex in which 36 people died

Philippine police seek casino attacker's identity

Jun 3, 2017

Philippine police are seeking the identity of the man who stormed a crowded Manila casino, setting the gambling tables on fire and creating a cloud of smoke that left at least 36 people dead

The Latest: Thick smoke had trapped dead in gambling space

Jun 2, 2017

The Metropolitan Manila police chief says thick smoke trapped people in the gambling area where a gunman set fires, causing the 36 deaths tallied in the attack

Metropolitan Manila police chief says 36 people suffocated in a casino-hotel complex from smoke set off by gunman

Jun 2, 2017

Metropolitan Manila police chief says 36 people suffocated in a casino-hotel complex from smoke set off by gunman