Government Business And Finance

Malaysia says revised China deal shows costs were inflated

Apr 15, 2019

Malaysia's prime minister says a Chinese company building a rail link across the Southeast Asian nation will jointly help to manage and operate the network, part of revised deal that will get the stalled project off the ground

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

Apr 15, 2019

Asian markets advance on signs that the U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations

Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third

Apr 12, 2019

Malaysia has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost

Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

Apr 11, 2019

Asian shares retreat as some Fed officials suggest data may tweak stance

Philippines bans workers' deployment to Libya amid fighting

Apr 10, 2019

The Philippine labor secretary says the government has imposed a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya because of fighting between rival militias for control of the North African nation's capital

Singapore PM defends proposed law combating fake online news

Apr 9, 2019

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended Singapore's proposed law to fight "online falsehoods," but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake news laws could be abused by governments to stay in power

Thai junta files sedition complaint against new party leader

Apr 3, 2019

Thailand's ruling military junta has filed a complaint accusing the leader of a popular new political party of sedition and aiding criminals, a move he described as politically motivated

Journalist critical of Duterte arraigned on tax charges

Apr 3, 2019

The head of a Philippine online news site that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte has pleaded not guilty to tax violation charges, among the legal issues she says are part of government moves to muzzle critical media

Report: Asian economies lag as trade tensions drag on growth

Apr 3, 2019

A report by the Asian Development Bank says trade tensions between China and the United States are putting a drag on growth in the region

Asian stocks rise as US, China resume trade talks

Mar 29, 2019

Asian stocks advance as US, China begin fresh round of trade talks