ASEAN Countries

Filipinos display Catholic devotion in Black Nazarene procession

Filipinos display Catholic devotion in Black Nazarene procession

Published 09/01/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos joined an annual procession in the Philippine capital to kiss or touch a centuries-old black wooden statue [more…]

Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Published 09/01/2019

HANOI (Reuters) - Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, [more…]

Grab ordered to pay compensation to Vietnamese taxi firm

Grab ordered to pay compensation to Vietnamese taxi firm

Published 28/12/2018

HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese court on Friday ordered ride-hailing firm Grab to pay 4.8 billion dong ($206,985) in compensation to a local taxi operator, [more…]

Malaysia seeks $7.5 billion in reparations from Goldman Sachs: FT

Malaysia seeks $7.5 billion in reparations from Goldman Sachs: FT

Published 22/12/2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is seeking $7.5 billion in reparations from Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) over its dealings with scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, [more…]

SoftBank’s Vision Fund nearing $1.5 billion investment in SE Asia’s…

SoftBank’s Vision Fund nearing $1.5 billion investment in SE Asia’s…

Published 21/12/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is nearing a deal to invest $1.5 billion in Grab, three times a previously expected $500 million, as [more…]

Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines:…

Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines:…

Published 03/12/2018

MANILA (Reuters) - Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled [more…]

Thais pray they’re barking up the right tree looking for lottery luck

Thais pray they’re barking up the right tree looking for lottery luck

Published 22/11/2018

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Superstition and looking for luck are a part of daily life in Thailand. In one temple in central Bangkok, visitors hope to [more…]

Rohingya protest in Bangladesh- launch of repatriation postponed:…

Rohingya protest in Bangladesh- launch of repatriation postponed:…

Published 15/11/2018

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after [more…]

Cheaper oil helps trim bearish bets against Asian currencies:…

Cheaper oil helps trim bearish bets against Asian currencies:…

Published 15/11/2018

(Reuters) - Bearish bets on most Asian currencies slackened over the last two weeks, a Reuters poll showed, as a plunge in oil prices benefited [more…]

Trudeau says Canada to work with China on eventual free trade deal…

Trudeau says Canada to work with China on eventual free trade deal…

Published 15/11/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Canada and China will continue to work together towards an “eventual” free trade deal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. [more…]