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  • Bangkok bombing

    Key suspect arrested, authorities say

    BANGKOK -- A man believed to be directly responsible for the deadly mid-August bombing in central Bangkok has been arrested, according to Thai authorities. The man was detained Tuesday in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, as he attempted to cross

    September 1, 2015 11:45 pm JST
  • George Magnus

    Another Asia crisis is not inevitable -- but don't rule it out

    Financial instability in Asia and elsewhere has been attributed, partly, to China following the mishandling of a mini-devaluation of the yuan in early August and a failed attempt to prop up the flailing equity market. Yet the prevalent thinking now

    September 1, 2015 08:50 pm JST
  • Signs of pullback growing

    Spiking gold to oil ratio points to trouble for world economy

    TOKYO -- The world economy is showing signs of stress, as reflected in turbulent global stock markets. Investors and policymakers are on guard, with the outlook China and other emerging economies particularly grim. One closely watched commodity

    September 1, 2015 02:15 pm JST
  • Nariman Behravesh

    What are the ramifications of the 'rolling routs' in financial markets on US and global growth?

    Global financial markets have been gripped by fear in recent weeks. What began as "Taper Panic" two years ago turned into "The Great Deflation" in commodity prices last year, and finally morphed into a huge stock market sell-off this summer, first i

    September 1, 2015 09:28 am JST
  • Stuck in high gear

    Steel product prices sinking amid flood of Chinese exports

    SHANGHAI -- With an economic slowdown having put a damper on Chinese demand for steel products, manufacturers unable to cut production significantly are flooding global markets, sending prices into a tailspin. China's steel product exports jumpe

    September 1, 2015 05:50 am JST
  • Vijay Sakhuja

    Search and rescue operations could help counter South China Sea tensions

    Amid ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to constitute an eminent persons and experts group to provide specialist advice on setting up two so-called hotline platforms to focus on

    August 31, 2015 10:25 pm JST
  • Easing traffic jams

    Toyota giving Thai park-and-rides a try

    BANGKOK -- Toyota Motor will offer park-and-ride facilities on an experimental basis in Thailand, aiming to buoy new-car sales here through the seemingly counterintuitive means of getting people to drive less. Commuters to and from work will pay

    August 31, 2015 10:02 pm JST
  • Bangkok bombing suspects

    Police issue new warrants for Thai woman, foreign man

    BANGKOK -- Thai authorities on Monday issued two fresh arrest warrants in connection with the deadly Aug. 17 bombing in Bangkok. One warrant is for a Thai woman, while the second is for an unidentified foreign man, police spokesman Lt. Gen. Praw

    August 31, 2015 09:14 pm JST
  • PTTEP

    Thai energy company reduces stake in Myanmar fields

    BANGKOK -- PTT Exploration and Production, an oil and gas production subsidiary of Thailand's state-owned PTT, said Monday it cut its stake in two onshore exploration blocks in central Myanmar from 90% to 70%, selling off two 10% interests to Japan'

    August 31, 2015 08:10 pm JST
  • Duncan McCargo

    Passive resistance in Thailand's northeast

    KHON KAEN, Thailand -- When a deadly bomb exploded at Erawan Shrine in the heart of Bangkok on Aug. 17, Thailand's interim Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha initially suggested an anti-government group based in the country's northeast could be to bla

    August 31, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • 5 main economies

    Southeast Asia misses GDP forecast

    MANILA -- Southeast Asian economies are slowing. Gross domestic product in the region's five main economies grew at a real 4.2% during the April to June period, down 0.2 of a percentage point from the first quarter of 2015. China, whose own boggy ec

    August 30, 2015 02:30 am JST
  • Bangkok blast

    'Foreigner' arrested with explosives, passports

    BANGKOK -- The Royal Thai Police on Saturday afternoon arrested a man they believe was involved in the bombing of the Erawan Shrine on the night of Aug. 17 that left 20 people dead and injured more than 120. Police General Prawut Thavornsiri sai

    August 30, 2015 01:20 am JST
  • Central Group

    WestGate mall opens to major crowds

    BANGKOK -- Despite Thailand's gloomy economy, Central Group opened with a full house today its latest "super regional" shopping mall, CentralPlaza WestGate, in Nonthaburi province on the northwest edges of Bangkok. With a gross floor area of 500

    August 30, 2015 12:55 am JST
  • Bangkok blast

    Suspect arrested, Thai police say

    BANGKOK -- Police on Saturday arrested a man they believe to be involved in the recent bombing that killed 20 and injured more than 120 here. Thai media are reporting that the man was holding a Turkish passport and is 28 years old. Police on

    August 29, 2015 07:35 pm JST
  • Asian market jitters

    Sharp rebound fails to quell pessimism

    BANGKOK -- Even though mainland Chinese equities sharply rebounded on the last two days of a tumultuous week, market watchers remain on edge. Some warn that another steep correction is in store.2,000, here we come?David Cui, head of China equity str

    August 29, 2015 12:15 am JST
  • Nicholas Spiro

    China the real worry for emerging market investors

    Investor sentiment towards emerging markets remains bleak. Emerging market stocks have lost 10% in dollar terms this month, resulting in a 20% decline over the past three months. In the period between Aug. 19 and 26, emerging market bond funds s

    August 28, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Buzz over Thailand project

    China Railway Construction shares extend gains

    HONG KONG -- China Railway Construction's stock followed gains on Thursday with a sharp rise in morning trading here on Friday. The shares touched 11.16 Hong Kong dollars at one point, up 6.1% from the previous day. It closed at 10.66 Honk Kong doll

    August 28, 2015 03:30 pm JST
  • South China Sea

    China operates cruise ship to flaunt territorial claims

    SHANGHAI -- China appears ready to peacefully settle regional tensions over disputed islands in the South China Sea. But it is also effectively claiming control over the area by operating a cruise ship there. On Aug. 5, a ministerial meeting of

    August 28, 2015 07:00 am JST
  • 27-month streak

    Southeast Asian new-car sales slip yet again in July

    BANGKOK -- New-car sales volume in six major Southeast Asian countries slid year-on-year for a 27th straight month in July as economic weakness, rising interest rates and new taxes depressed consumer sentiment. Total sales dropped 13% to 226,166

    August 28, 2015 03:42 am JST
  • Nikkei earnings preview

    Itochu seen with added profit on quickened investment in Citic

    TOKYO -- Itochu has moved up a second round of its investment in state-run Chinese conglomerate Citic, a step expected to boost profit this fiscal year. The Japanese trading house's pretax profit will likely grow roughly 20 billion yen ($165 mil

    August 28, 2015 02:00 am JST