Mar 28, 2012 02:10 EDT
Myanmar announced Wednesday an overhaul of its antiquated currency system as part of burgeoning reforms to modernise an economy left in disarray by decades of military rule.
Mar 27, 2012 09:53 EDT
Recent improvements in the global economy are "very fragile" and an escalation of the eurozone crisis remains the most immediate concern, IMF deputy managing director Naoyuki Shinohara said Tuesday.
Mar 24, 2012 06:04 EDT
Thailand will spend more than $70 billion on infrastructure over the next five years, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said as she outlined the challenges facing the country after last year's floods.
Mar 22, 2012 02:47 EDT
Four Thai policemen have been arrested after they seized narcotics worth $1 million in raids on drug gangs and kept them to sell themselves, senior police said.
Mar 21, 2012 19:27 EDT
UN wildlife trade regulator CITES said Wednesday that tougher limits should be imposed on trade of aquatic species such as corals, dolphins and sturgeons to protect them from extinction.
Mar 21, 2012 03:48 EDT
Myanmar has invited election observers from the United States, the European Union and the United Nations for its closely watched by-elections next month, a government official said on Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2012 11:17 EDT
Myanmar will allow about two dozen poll observers from its Southeast Asian neighbours to visit the country for next month's closely watched by-elections, the ASEAN regional bloc said Tuesday.
Mar 20, 2012 09:01 EDT
Asian markets slipped Tuesday as dealers looked for a spur to buy despite a positive lead from Wall Street, while optimism was hurt by a warning that Chinese demand for iron ore may be slowing.
Mar 20, 2012 04:30 EDT
Myanmar troops have committed serious rights abuses against civilians in an offensive against ethnic rebels that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Mar 17, 2012 13:35 EDT
An Indian court issued on Saturday an arrest warrant against another Iranian suspect in an attack last month on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi, a report said.
Mar 17, 2012 10:12 EDT
Billionaire Chaleo Yoovidhya, the co-founder of energy drink Red Bull and the second richest man in Thailand, died Saturday at the age of 89, a company spokeswoman said.
Mar 16, 2012 08:16 EDT
Indian police said Friday that Interpol "red corner" notices were being drawn up for three men of Iranian origin identified as suspects in an attack on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi.
Mar 16, 2012 07:39 EDT
A Thai taxi driver Friday returned 8.2 kilograms (18 pounds) of gold ornaments worth around $410,000 to their owner who had left them in his car three days ago, police said.
Mar 15, 2012 12:01 EDT
A shortage of English-language school places in Hong Kong is hurting expatriate families and damaging the city's reputation as a regional business hub, parents and lobby groups say.
Mar 15, 2012 03:26 EDT
Three Iranians have been named by Indian police as suspects in an attack on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi, the first time Iran has been firmly linked to the bombing, reports said Thursday.
Mar 15, 2012 00:43 EDT
Malaysian authorities on Thursday applied for a court order to extradite to Thailand an Iranian man suspected of involvement in an alleged bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.
Mar 14, 2012 04:32 EDT
An elderly British man and his Thai wife were robbed and beaten to death by three men, including a chef and a security guard, at a beach resort in Thailand, police said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2012 12:13 EDT
Climate-related disasters have displaced more than 42 million people in Asia over the past two years, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday in a report calling for swift action to avert future crises.
Mar 13, 2012 12:04 EDT
Thailand is to hold inquests into the deaths of 16 people killed during a crackdown on "Red Shirt" anti-government protests two years ago, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2012 03:30 EDT
As Myanmar opens up to the world, one cooking school is giving wannabe chefs a chance to shine in the bustling kitchens of Yangon as the city prepares for an influx of foreign visitors.