Motoko Rich (New York Times) TOKYO Japan will spend nearly $120 billion to stimulate its slowing economy and to help some of the areas worst affected by Typhoon Hagibis, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced last week. The new spending plan is aimed at addressing a slew of economic challenges facing Japan’s longtime...
By Naomi Tajitsu and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO, May 8 (Reuters) - As Japan prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country, a growing number of the country's businesses are planning to resume operations despite concerns that isolation guidelines were being lifted too early. After a monthlong shutdown brought...
  NEW DELHI Oyo, a startup that offers budget hotel rooms, has grown into one of India’s most valuable private companies and aims to be the world’s largest hotel chain by 2023. But at least part of Oyo’s rise in India was built on practices that raise questions about the health of...
(Reuters) SINGAPORE – Singapore said January 27 that the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its economy this year, as it announced new measures to tackle the disease which originated in China and has spread to the city-state and several other countries. The Southeast Asian travel and tourism hub, which recorded its lowest...
MACAO When Macao, the Portuguese colony turned Chinese gambling hub, got a new chief executive in October, the vote by an electoral committee was unanimous. He ran unopposed. No one took to the streets in protest. When young activists applied for permission to demonstrate in support of the protest movement in...
Maikel Jefriando and Tabita Diela (Reuters) MANILA The Philippines is beefing up security protocols to protect its energy sector from foreign interference, its national security adviser said, following concerns raised by some of the country’s politicians about China’s access to the Philippine power grid. Chinas State Grid Corporation owns a 40 percent...
Lockdown ချထားခြင်ကို မလိုက်နာပါက အသေပစ်ခိုင်းရန် စစ်သားများကို အမိန့်ပေးဖို့ ဝန်မလေးကြောင်း ဖိလစ်ပိုင် သမ္မတ Rodrigo Duterte က ဗုဒ္ဓဟူးနေ့တွင် ပြောကြားလိုက်သည်။  အစိုးရ၏ စားနပ်ရိက္ခာအကူအညီပေးမှုများနှင့် ပတ်သက်၍ ဖလစ်ပိုင်မြို့တော်မနီလာမြို့ရှိ ပြည်သူများက ဆန္ဒပြခဲ့ကြပြီးနောက်တွင် သူက တီဗီမိန့်ခွန်းတွင် ထိုကဲ့သို့ ပြောကြားခဲ့ခြင်းဖြစ်သည်။ မနီလာမြို့မှာ မတ်လ ၁၅ ရက်နေ့ကတည်းက lockdown ချကာ အသွားအလာတားမြစ်ထားခြင်းဖြစ်သည်။ "ပြဿနာရှာတာ၊ ပစ်တာခတ်တာ၊ သတ်တာဖြစ်တာတွေရှိလာရင် လုပ်တဲ့လူကို သေနတ်နဲ့ပစ်မိန့်ပေးဖို့ ဝန်လေးနေမှာမဟုတ်ပါဘူး။ ဖမ်းဆီးထိန်းသိမ်းဖို့ ရဲတွေကို အမိန့်ပေးဖို့လည်း ဝန်လေးနေမှာမဟုတ်ပါဘူး။ အဖမ်းခံရတယ်ဆိုရင်တော့ စားစရာကို ကိုယ့်ဘာသာကိုယ် ရအောင်လုပ်ခိုင်းမှာပါ" ဟု ၎င်းက ပြောသည်။ ထိုကဲ့သို့ ခြိမ်းခြောက်ပြောကြားခဲ့သည့်အပေါ် သမ္မတ Duterte ကို...
SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies of the United States. Officials from each side criticized or contradicted comments made by other and in media about whether...
By Josh Smith and Sangmi Cha SEOUL, April 10 (Reuters) - South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), told a briefing that the virus may have been...
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia signed a pact on Thursday for exports of palm oil to south Asia next year, amid uncertainty over trade with India after its dealers last month urged a boycott of palm oil from the southeast Asian nation. In October, India's top vegetable oil trade body told...