Economy

Thai police probe suspected illegal e-waste recycling

May 25, 2018

Police have raided factories near Bangkok that allegedly are processing illegally imported electronic waste

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.

Asian shares mixed after Fed gives Wall Street a boost

May 24, 2018

Asian shares mixed after Fed gives Wall Street a boost

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

May 21, 2018

International celebrities urge Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM

May 14, 2018

Shares of regional budget airline AirAsia fell Monday after its chief Tony Fernandes apologized for supporting defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak in last week's historic vote.

Ex-strongman seeks legacy as savior of Malaysia's democracy

May 11, 2018

Former strongman Mahathir Mohamad was an unlikely choice to steer Malaysia on a more democratic path, but his stunning political victory allows his to fashion a more positive legacy

Opposition election win in Malaysia ups economic uncertainty

May 10, 2018

Opposition election victory in Malaysia raises economic uncertainty, despite Mahathir's strong track record

China, Indonesia discuss ways to boost trade relations

May 7, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is hosting China's premier and the two have overseen the signing of several memorandums aimed at boosting trade between the nations

ADB chief says trade tensions a threat to Asian growth

May 3, 2018

Asian Development Bank chief says trade friction, unsustainable debt could hobble Asia growth