IAAF defends its anti-doping record after reports of widespread ‘abnormal’ tests

Published 03/08/2015

KUALA LUMPUR The head of world athletics vigorously defended the IAAF's anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of [more…]

IAAF chief denies suggestion of negligence in doping tests

Published 03/08/2015

KUALA LUMPUR The head of world athletics said on Monday that any suggestion his organization had been negligent in drug testing of athletes was "laughable"."There [more…]

Asian stocks near 2015 lows on China worry, dollar steadies

Published 03/08/2015

HONG KONG/TOKYO An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows on Monday thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and [more…]

Malaysian law firm representing prime minister might sue WSJ

Published 08/07/2015

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police raided the office of troubled state investment fund 1MDB on Wednesday, following a report that claimed investigators looking into the firm [more…]

Asia shares wilt as China tanks, euro awaits Greece summit

Published 07/07/2015

TOKYO Most Asian stocks drooped on Tuesday as Chinese equity markets went into a fresh tailspin, fraying investor nerves already strained by uncertainty hanging over [more…]

China stock slide adds to Greek jitters- yen, bonds in favor

Published 30/06/2015

HONG KONG Asian shares held near five-month lows on Tuesday after Chinese stocks took another leg down while safe-haven assets received a boost as investors [more…]

U.S. stock futures up, euro sags as markets eye Greece

Published 29/06/2015

TOKYO U.S. stock futures edged up and the euro sagged in early Asian trading on Tuesday as Greece lurched toward defaulting on a debt payment [more…]

Dollar hits one-month low as Fed refrains from clearer rate signals

Published 18/06/2015

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY The dollar hit a one-month low on Thursday, staying on the defensive after the head of the Federal Reserve disappointed some who had hoped [more…]

Oil prices edge up on firm Asian, U.S. demand

Published 25/05/2015

SINGAPORE Crude oil futures held steady amid low trading volumes on Monday, although healthy Asian appetite and demand from the U.S. driving season could provide [more…]

Thai economy surprises with first-quarter growth, but expected to stay weak

Published 18/05/2015

BANGKOK Thailand surprisingly reported quarterly growth for the first three months of 2015 but the economy is still stumbling one year after the army took [more…]