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  • BUSINESS

    Meeting the challenges

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Countries in East Asia-Pacific have been advised to better prepare themselves for disasters following the earthquakes in Indonesia last month.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets up after weak US data

    Published on 28/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian stock markets ended mostly higher Wednesday after reversing earlier losses, although dealers remained nervous following a heavy sell-off in New York sparked by poor earnings reports.

  • BUSINESS

    China's road to growth in Africa

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 04/12/2017

    » While two of the biggest traditional investors in Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, are facing domestic uncertainty in light of Brexit and policy changes under President Donald Trump, China seems to be the new hope of this populous continent.

  • WORLD

    Indonesia advised to end energy subsidy

    Online Reporters, Published on 27/09/2012

    » Indonesia has been urged to replace its energy subsidy with direct cash transfers to help the country’s poor at a time of rising energy costs.

  • OPINION

    Theft out of need may not be crime

    News, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Stealing food from a supermarket may not be a crime in Italy if you are homeless and hungry, the nation's highest appeals court has ruled.In a case that has drawn comparisons to Les Miserables, the Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the conviction of a homeless man from Ukraine, Roman Ostriakov, who was caught trying to take €4.07 (about 164 baht) worth of cheese and sausage from a store in Genoa without paying for it. A trial court sentenced him in February 2015 to six months in jail and a fine of €100.

  • BUSINESS

    Weak China outlook keeps shares on back foot

    Business, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat factory activity data in China cast a dark cloud over global stock markets as investors' concerns over the world's economic health mounted. However, economic stimulus measures to help low-income earners and SMEs shielded the Thai bourse.

  • OPINION

    10 likely consequences of 'No' vote

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 08/07/2015

    » By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message.

  • BUSINESS

    Gains in oil and fall in Dollar lift Asian shares

    Business, Published on 20/04/2015

    » Recap: Asian stock markets, especially China, Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia, marched upward in response to an oil price recovery and hopes that the US Federal Reserve will delay its rate increase in light of weaker US economic data. A buying spree in energy shares also pushed up the Thai stock market in the shortened week after the long Songkran holiday.

  • BUSINESS

    Year in Review

    Asia focus, Published on 29/12/2014

    » Asia rose to new heights in 2014 despite the many challenges that beset the region. Headline-making developments ranged from China dethroning the United States as the world's largest economy, subject to vigorous debate as that may be, to the tragic mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar clears $1bn in overdue debt

    Bloomberg News, Published on 28/01/2013

    » Myanmar cleared about US$1 billion in overdue debt with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank using a bridge loan from Japan, opening the door for increased lending as the country seeks to overhaul its infrastructure.

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