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A woman looks at an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank Wednesday in Hong Kong. Photo: Vincent Yu / Associated Press

Asia Shares Sink After Trump Tweets Tariff Taunt

BEIJING — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street plunged amid confusion about what Washington and Beijing agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. Investor confidence...

Assembly Endorses Law to Monitor Bank Accounts, Tax Online Shopping

BANGKOK — The interim parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a new bill that would increase government monitoring of private banking to collect tax revenue.
A bank employee stands near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in July in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

Asian Stocks Slip on Worries Over US-China Tariffs Truce

SINGAPORE — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors wondered if a 90-day tariff truce was enough for the U.S. and China to...
Asian Stocks Fall After IMF Downgrades Economic Outlook

Shares Advance in Asia Following Xi-Trump Tariffs Truce

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday after the U.S. and China reached a 90-day truce in a trade dispute that has...
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the annual Microsoft Corp. shareholders meeting on Nov. 28, 2018, in Bellevue, Washington. Photo: Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Microsoft Overtakes Apple as Most Valuable Public Company

REDMOND, Washington — Microsoft's big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable publicly...
An electronic board displays stock prices Friday at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Asia Shares Mixed Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20 Summit

BANGKOK — Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group...
Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at local brokerage Christfund Securities, wears his red trading jacket in 2017 at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Photo: Kin Cheung

Asian Stocks Mixed After Wobbly Trading on Wall Street

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street, and uncertainty loomed as investors looked toward the...
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Central to Open First Outlet Stores in Metro Bangkok

CPN, the property and investment arm of Central Group, announced Tuesday it will open metropolitan Bangkok’s first outlet stores near Suvarnabhumi International Airport next year.
Trader Gregory Rowe works Nov. 7 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

S&P 500 Slides Into ‘Correction’ for Second Time This Year

United States stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent...

Thai Law: Demystifying the New Property Tax Code

Come Jan. 1, 2020, 25 long and delicate years of work by 13 governments to bridge the economic divide of the Thai population will hit the books.

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