A Myanmar military offensive against ethnic rebels in the country's east has uprooted more than 10,000 people, rights groups said, accusing the army of bombing schools and Buddhist temples, firing on civilians and raping women.
Weaker corporate balance sheets and currency market volatility pose risks to Singapore lenders, though the local banking system remains resilient, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said Friday.
TOKYO — Thailand is "highly likely" to seek membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but would first need to weigh up the impact of the free-trade accord on its export-led economy, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday.
MANILA — A Philippine official says the government will launch a website next month to crowd-source tips on the whereabouts of some 200 missing art works, including paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rembrandt that were owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos.
Public prosecutors postponed the indictment decision for tobacco giant Philip Morris for alleged tax evasion worth 68 billion baht to Jan 19, 2016, due to the unavailability of the company's foreign executive on Friday.
Despite calls for a delay, the Pollution Control Department already has paid its first instalment in the 9.8 billion baht in compensation it owes the NVPSKG consortium for the halted construction of the Klong Dan wastewater-treatment plant in Samut Prakan.
TOKYO — Global stocks were mostly lower in muted trading Friday, after Wall Street was closed for Thanksgiving, but China's market fell sharply as investigations into the securities industry widened to include two top brokerages.
Seven people have been arrested, including a village head and a senior monk, for allegedly abetting and issuing a fake death certificate to enable a wealthy, convicted murderess evade the death penalty.