Economy

Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps

Sep 11, 2018

Researchers: Chinese-financed railways and other projects in developing countries help reduce destabilizing economic inequality

Asian stocks mixed as investors await US tariff hike

Sep 11, 2018

Asian stocks mixed as investors wait for U.S. decision on tariff hike in tech battle with China

Thai police shut down journalists' panel about Rohingya

Sep 10, 2018

Police in Thailand have shut down a forum organized by foreign journalists to discuss whether senior military officers in Myanmar should face justice for alleged atrocities committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

China promises retaliation if US imposes more tariffs

Sep 10, 2018

China's government promises retaliation if Washington goes ahead with more tariff hikes

Stock markets pick up after Asia drops over Trump tariffs

Sep 10, 2018

European stock markets rise and Wall Street is expected to open higher despite a drop in Asia, where investors fretted over the possibility of new U.S. tariffs on China.

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

Sep 10, 2018

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma says he will step down as the e-commerce giant's chairman in September 2019

Asian stocks mixed on fears of more US tariffs on China

Sep 10, 2018

Asian stocks mixed on fears of $267B more in US tariffs on China, ratcheting up tensions between the world's two biggest economies

Japan revises April-June growth data up to 3 percent

Sep 10, 2018

Japanese economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3 percent in April-June on the back of healthy capital spending

Vietnam detains senior official for global rights group

Sep 9, 2018

A senior executive for an international human rights group has been detained by Vietnamese authorities at the capital's airport as she arrived to attend a World Economic Forum meeting and is expected to be deported

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