Thursday, August 17, 2017

TPP free trade signatories agree not to renegotiate

TOKYO - The 12 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact earlier this year agreed on Monday they will not renegotiate the...

India blocks Facebook program providing free Internet to poor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — India’s government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access...

Indian carmaker Tata to rename ‘Zica’ model amid Zika virus fears

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Zika virus has hit India’s Tata Motors, which has decided to rebrand a soon-to-be launched hatchback vehicle which was...

The Great British Leap Forward: The dawning of a new era...

Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Pic: AP. Last week’s official UK state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping has been...

China in line to build Indonesia high speed rail after Jakarta...

Pic: AP. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — China has emerged as the likely builder of Indonesia’s first high-speed rail line after Indonesian officials rejected Japan’s requirement...

Malaysia: Extreme measures not needed after currency drop

Pic: AP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s central bank says there is no need for “extreme measures” such as pegging the currency or capital...

Russian premier visits Thailand: More rubles rolling into Prayuth’s regime?

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) with Thai Prime Minister and military leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha during a state visit in Bangkok on April...

Late audits halt trading in Morgan Stanley-backed stocks

Pic: AP. WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by banking giant Morgan Stanley failed to file...