Economy

Asia shares mixed on trade outlook, tighter China oversight

Mar 13, 2018

Asian shares mixed on uncertainty over trade, China regulatory revamp

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

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

Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

Feb 16, 2018

Body of Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait is flown home to her grieving family, as attention focuses on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad

Duterte warns he'll order navy to fire if sea wealth taken

Feb 10, 2018

The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic zone

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Feb 6, 2018

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have renewed calls for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve the South China Sea dispute.

Malaysia, Singapore to set up trade link for stockmarkets

Feb 6, 2018

Malaysia and Singapore regulators say they will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments