Asian markets resumed their downtrend on Thursday as investors contemplated more interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while Washington added to China-US frictions and Brexit negotiators struggle to find common ground. The broad rally across world markets in the middle of the week that was fuelled
A dissident Vietnamese blogger known by her pen name 'Mother Mushroom' has arrived in the United States after her surprise release from prison, telling a large crowd of supporters she will "never keep silent" in her fight for democracy in the one-party state. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh,
Marking its third consecutive quarter of substantial progress toward its 2020 financial targets, the company reported net sales rose 9 percent to 53.8 billion Swedish crowns ($6 billion) thanks to strong growth in its networks business. Ericsson has pledged to deliver a gross margin of 37-39 percent
Hong Kong has outperformed Singapore in entrepreneurship but fallen short in innovation by taking seventh place in a study of global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum. The Geneva-based institution placed the Lion City in second and the United States No 1 in the 2018 edition of its Global Competitiveness
Australia's embattled centre-right government faces a make-or-break test this weekend, with by-election voters in Sydney's wealthy beachside suburbs apparently poised to wipe out Prime Minister Scott Morrison's slender parliamentary majority. Polls show the government losing in Wentworth
KUCHING, Oct 18 — The state ruling Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS) has been criticised for issuing an official memorandum ordering community leaders to only attend functions organised by the state...
Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a massive rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country's top chat app would threaten their livelihoods and jobs. The protest is the latest challenge to ride-sharing services in South
The protest is the latest challenge to ride-sharing services in South Korea, which has one of the world's highest smartphone penetration rates, with nearly half its population of about 51 million living in the Seoul metropolitan area. Backlash from taxi drivers and government regulations in Asia
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire added his name to a growing list of government ministers and prominent business executives cancelling their attendance at a Saudi Arabia investment conference over the fate of a Saudi journalist. Le Maire said Saudi authorities needed to explain the disappearance
Europe's most valuable tech company is ramping up sales and installations of its cloud-based S/4HANA business suite, which is superseding its mainstay Business Suite enterprise software that is sold under license and runs at on-site servers. "The future has never been brighter at SAP - we'
Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul overnight as part of a probe into Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, while U.S. President Donald Trump said he did not want to abandon his Saudi ally over the missing journalist. The crime scene team left the Saudi consulate early on Thursday
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 18 — Nine youths, notorious for being able to steal a motorcycle in under five minutes and known as the “Geng Kuda Kepang”, have been arrested. Southwest district police chief...
A handful of traders and their supporters are defying demolition orders for Tokyo's historic Tsukiji fish market and continuing to trade there despite most vendors moving to a new site. Tsukiji held the last of its world-famous pre-dawn tuna auctions earlier this month, with trading now moved to
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 — Qatar-based Canadian preacher Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips has initiated bankruptcy proceedings against local preacher Zamihan Mat Zin, just months after the duo came to a...
The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Washington and Seoul both publicly insist they are on the same page about
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — De facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today MPs should watch their language when in the Dewan Rakyat and abide by the parliament rules. He was commenting on the...
Hindu hardliners blocked intersections, threatened drivers and ordered a 12-hour strike on Thursday as they stepped up their campaign to bar women from one of India's holiest temples. The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in the southern state of Kerala was meant to allow women from Wednesday following
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) , the world's largest contract chipmaker, reported a 0.9 percent fall in third-quarter net profit, amid worries over trade tensions that could undermine global technology demand. TSMC, whose clients include iPhone maker Apple Inc
How to tax digital revenues, from fintech to social media, is a puzzle authorities around the world are working on. A solution catching on in Africa - levies on usage - has obvious appeal to indebted governments but a big impact on people like Kirya, who saw the tech revolution as a way out of poverty
An opening ceremony has finally been announced for the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, but critics hit back Thursday over the secrecy surrounding the launch. Construction started in 2009 on the 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is set to meet his Chinese counterpart Thursday after earlier talks were scrapped amid soaring tensions between the nuclear powers over trade tariffs and sanctions. The much-anticipated meeting between the Pentagon chief and General Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of a regional
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Minister in charge of Parliament Datuk Liew Vui Keong said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof was not informed of the smoking ban that was enforced in...
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, head of the League party, was quoted as saying he may consider running for the presidency of the European Commission at the next elections.
At least 10 election candidates have been killed, thousands of polling centres closed, and many voters are likely to stay home due to the threat of militant attacks. This is democracy, Afghanistan style. Almost nine million people have registered to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election, which
Middle East ride-hailing company Careem said on Thursday it had secured $200 million in fresh funding from existing investors and that it expects to raise more to finance expansion plans. A source close to the deal told Reuters the latest investment gave the ride hailing company an estimated valuation