Philippines

Philippines hunts for survivors after quake levels trade building

Philippines hunts for survivors after quake levels trade building

Published 16/12/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescue teams in the southern Philippines searched for signs of life on Monday in a collapsed shopping center after a powerful earthquake [more…]

Malaysia to work with UNICEF on polio vaccination in Sabah state

Malaysia to work with UNICEF on polio vaccination in Sabah state

Published 15/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in [more…]

Homemade ‘Nikes’ give Filipina athlete a golden edge

Homemade ‘Nikes’ give Filipina athlete a golden edge

Published 14/12/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - To some athletes, brands count for everything when it comes to performance. Filipina schoolgirl Rhea Bullos bagged three gold medals at an [more…]

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks

Published 20/11/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture [more…]

Asian airlines slash flights to Hong Kong as unrest escalates

Asian airlines slash flights to Hong Kong as unrest escalates

Published 18/11/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong over the coming weeks, an industry scheduling publication showed, as anti-government protests in [more…]

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch

Published 11/11/2019

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Swvl, an Egyptian startup with an app to book bus tickets, plans to launch operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh [more…]

‘Still time’ for Thailand to solve U.S. duty-free issue: U.S. commerce secretary

‘Still time’ for Thailand to solve U.S. duty-free issue: U.S. commerce secretary

Published 04/11/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand still has time to renegotiate with the United States over a suspension of duty-free preferences on imports of Thai goods before [more…]

Asia-wide trade pact on course despite India, Thailand says

Asia-wide trade pact on course despite India, Thailand says

Published 04/11/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Asian countries held conclusive talks on what could be the world’s biggest trade pact and there will be an announcement of success [more…]

India to continue talks on RCEP trade deal: Australian minister

India to continue talks on RCEP trade deal: Australian minister

Published 04/11/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - India is going to continue talks on an Asia-wide trade deal that is being discussed at a summit of regional leaders in [more…]

Thailand says new Asian trade deal to be signed in 2020

Thailand says new Asian trade deal to be signed in 2020

Published 04/11/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand said on Sunday that Southeast Asian nations are committed to signing a pact by February 2020 on forging what could become [more…]