Economy

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

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

China's trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion

Sep 9, 2018

China's trade surplus with US widens to record $31 billion in August despite tariff hikes

World stocks mostly fall on possible US-China tariffs

Sep 7, 2018

Global markets are lower as traders mull over possible US tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods in a simmering trade dispute

Asian markets fall as US, China renew tariff threat

Sep 7, 2018

Asian stocks fall as the US, China move closer to imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods

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