ASEAN warns on risk of Taiwan ‘miscalculation’, ready to help dialogue

ASEAN warns on risk of Taiwan ‘miscalculation’, ready to help dialogue

A woman passes ASEAN Summit flags at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PHNOM PENH, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s regional bloc ASEAN warned on Thursday of a risk that volatility caused by tensions in the Taiwan Strait could lead to … Read more

Asian stocks slide with U.S. yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie drops

Asian stocks slide with U.S. yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie drops

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing Shanghai Composite index, Nikkei index and Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Asia stocks … Read more

Indonesia blocks Yahoo, Paypal, gaming websites over licence breaches

Indonesia blocks Yahoo, Paypal, gaming websites over licence breaches

The PayPal app logo seen on a mobile phone in this illustration photo October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, July 30 (Reuters) – Indonesia has blocked search engine website Yahoo, payments firm PayPal (PYPL.O) and several gaming websites due to failure to comply with licensing rules, … Read more

Google helps jittery stocks ahead of Fed

Asian stocks slide with U.S. yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie drops

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing Shanghai Composite index, Nikkei index and Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nasdaq futures up 1.5%, S&P 500 futures … Read more

China, Indonesia pledge deeper ties after rare Beijing summit

China, Indonesia pledge deeper ties after rare Beijing summit

BEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) – The leaders of China and Indonesia pledged on Tuesday to scale up bilateral trade and expand cooperation in areas such as agriculture and food security, following a rare visit to COVID-wary China by a foreign head of state. China and Indonesia believe their relations have great strategic significance and far-reaching … Read more

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Executed include democracy figure, former lawmaker Activists had been sentenced in Jan after closed-door trial UN Myanmar special rapporteur ‘outraged and devastated’ July 25 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta on Monday said it had executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts” in the Southeast Asian nation’s first executions in decades, … Read more

Three dead in graduation shooting at top Philippines university

Three dead in graduation shooting at top Philippines university

Former southern Philippines mayor killed – city police chief President Marcos pledges to bring justice MANILA, July 24 (Reuters) – Three people died in a shooting at a university graduation ceremony in the Philippines’ capital region on Sunday, including a former mayor from the volatile south of the country, police said. Local Quezon City police … Read more

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

Court rules case brought by Gambia can proceed Any full hearing could take years Myanmar denies genocide THE HAGUE, July 22 (Reuters) – The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, … Read more

Russia gas flow lifts euro ahead of ECB rate meeting

Russia gas flow lifts euro ahead of ECB rate meeting

Resumption in Russia gas flows lifts euro ECB set to hike rates by at least 25 basis points ECB rate decision due at 1215 GMT U.S. crude oil prices trade below $100 a barrel LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Stock markets eased on Thursday as a resumption of Russian gas supplies to Europe lifted the … Read more

Stocks climb, euro inches higher in big week for markets

Stocks climb, euro inches higher in big week for markets

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – World equity markets got off to a solid start on Monday and the euro pulled away from parity as market participants scaled back bets on the Federal Reserve interest rate hike next week and on optimism spurred by central bank pledges to support China’s economy. U.S. stock futures were up … Read more