Holiday season brings little cheer for Hong Kong businesses
on 9. desember 2019 at 13:45
Hong Kong's tourism, retail and dining sectors are bracing for the most dismal Christmas season in decades, a slump brought on by what some see as the city's worst political crisis since its return to the mainland in 1997.
Ex-Swedish envoy indicted in HK bookseller case
on 9. desember 2019 at 13:15
STOCKHOLM: Prosecutors in Sweden said Monday the country's former ambassador to China has been indicted for unauthorised contacts with a foreign power for organising a meeting in Stockholm between the daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China, China's ambassador and two businessmen about the possible release of her father.
Police: No signs of life at island eruption site
on 9. desember 2019 at 13:06
SYDNEY: New Zealand police said they do not expect to find any more survivors on a volcanic island off the country's North Island where an eruption earlier Monday killed at least five people, according to local media reports.
Rough seas challenge search for Polish man, Thai woman
on 9. desember 2019 at 12:33
PHUKET: High waves have obstructed the search for a Polish tourist and a Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off a beach on this resort island.
Prayut firm on stamping out corruption
on 9. desember 2019 at 11:48
The government on Monday marked International Anti-Corruption Day by pledging to revamp the country’s legal mechanisms to improve the efficiency of counter-corruption work.
K-Research: 100,000 jobs gone in 2019
on 9. desember 2019 at 11:34
Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) predicts at least 100,000 job losses this year and another 30,000 next year, dampened by an export slump, tepid economic growth and drought.
Highway speed limit to rise to 120km/h
on 9. desember 2019 at 11:14
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob says he will increase speed limit to 120 kilometres per hour on sections of selected highways as surveys show most people support it.
Tesco shares jump on possible sale of Thai business
on 9. desember 2019 at 10:56
LONDON: Shares in Tesco jumped nearly 6% at one point on Monday after Britain's biggest retailer said it was considering a sale of its remaining Asian businesses, in Thailand and Malaysia, which analysts valued at up to $9 billion.
Thai shares slump for ninth straight day
on 9. desember 2019 at 10:24
Most Southeast Asian markets weakened on Monday, as worries over poor economic data from China offset Wall Street cheer on strong US jobs data, while investors buckled in for a crucial week of trade negotiations.
Saudi eliminates gender-segregated entrances for eateries
on 9. desember 2019 at 09:45
RIYADH: Restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to have gender-segregated entrances, officials said, in a further easing of social restrictions in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom.