Government Business And Finance

Duterte refuses call to open his bank accounts to scrutiny

Sep 13, 2017

The Philippine president has refused a demand by an opposition senator to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had undeclared wealth

Duterte's family grilled at Senate inquiry on drugs, payoffs

Sep 7, 2017

The Philippine president's son and son-in-law have appeared in a Senate committee inquiry looking into a shipment of illegal drugs from China

Duterte says Marcos family eyeing return of money, gold bars

Aug 29, 2017

The Philippine president says the family of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos has indicated a willingness to return a still-unspecified amount of money and "a few gold bars" to help ease the government's expected budget deficit

Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn't show

Aug 25, 2017

Thailand's Supreme Court will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to appear for a trial verdict in which she could face 10 years in prison

Thailand awaits verdict that could send former PM to prison

Aug 24, 2017

Thais anxiously await a verdict on charges accusing former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of negligence in implementing a rice subsidy estimated to have cost billions and that could send her to prison

Defamation case against BBC reporter in Thailand withdrawn

Aug 24, 2017

A Thai lawyer has withdrawn his criminal defamation case against a BBC journalist, the BBC says

Philippine economy grows 6.5 percent in second quarter

Aug 17, 2017

The Philippine economy grew 6.5 percent in the second quarter from a year ago

Indonesia barters coffee, palm oil for Russian fighter jets

Aug 7, 2017

Indonesia says it will barter coffee, palm oil and other commodities for 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

Aug 7, 2017

The Trump administration is cautiously embracing China's apparent newfound cooperation on North Korea

Malaysia central bank urged to reopen probe on indebted fund

Aug 3, 2017

Malaysian opposition lawmakers urge the central bank to reopen its investigation into indebted state investment fund 1MDB that is being probed in several countries for money laundering and implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak