Asia / Pacific

Senior Malaysian adviser says to announce GST strategy in hundred days

Senior Malaysian adviser says to announce GST strategy in hundred days

Published 15/05/2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Zeti Akhthar Aziz, a senior adviser to the Malaysian government, said on Tuesday that a strategy for removal of the goods [more…]

China tech giants bet on untangling logistics of Indonesian e-commerce

China tech giants bet on untangling logistics of Indonesian e-commerce

Published 15/05/2018

JAKARTA (Reuters) - In a warehouse on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital, supervisors at e-commerce company Lazada use bikes or electric scooters to zip around [more…]

Safety, verification questions hang over North Korea’s plan to…

Safety, verification questions hang over North Korea’s plan to…

Published 15/05/2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shutting down North Korea’s nuclear test site is trickier than it might seem. A botched tunnel collapse could spread radioactive debris. Nuclear [more…]

BOJ’s Kuroda signals room to hike yield target before price goal met

BOJ’s Kuroda signals room to hike yield target before price goal met

Published 15/05/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday signaled the possibility of allowing long-term interest rates to rise above zero before his [more…]

Investors see big oil surge, but physical markets suggest caution

Investors see big oil surge, but physical markets suggest caution

Published 15/05/2018

NEW YORK/LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil futures prices have soared past three-year highs, OPEC’s deal has cut millions of barrels of inventory worldwide and investors are [more…]

Malaysia aviation regulator denies pressure to cancel AirAsia flights

Malaysia aviation regulator denies pressure to cancel AirAsia flights

Published 15/05/2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s aviation regulator on Tuesday denied it had ordered budget airline AirAsia to cancel extra flights to help voters return home [more…]

North, South Korea to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16

North, South Korea to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16

Published 15/05/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16 to discuss steps needed to uphold [more…]

North Korea to invite South Korean reporters to observe scrapping…

North Korea to invite South Korean reporters to observe scrapping…

Published 15/05/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will invite South Korean reporters from one news agency and from one television broadcaster to observe the dismantling of a [more…]

Soft China April investment, retail sales suggest economy losing steam

Soft China April investment, retail sales suggest economy losing steam

Published 15/05/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported weaker-than-expected investment and retail sales in April and a drop in home sales, clouding its economic outlook even as policymakers [more…]

Turkey’s Erdogan plans to take greater control of economy: Bloomberg

Turkey’s Erdogan plans to take greater control of economy: Bloomberg

Published 15/05/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan said he plans to take greater control of the economy after presidential elections next month and the central bank [more…]