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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Asian Shares Mostly Up Cheered by Wall Street Buying Spree

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street kept up investor optimism into a new week, despite...

New Property Tax Rates Passed by Thai Assembly

BANGKOK — A new land and building tax bill passed Friday by the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly that will come to effect January 2020.

Bangkok’s Tallest Building Opens Skywalk

BANGKOK — The nation’s tallest skyscraper now has the highest rooftop bar and skywalks in the kingdom.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc waves to children on Nov. 2 outside the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Photo: Minh Hoang / Pool photo via AP

Vietnam Ratifies Pacific Rim Trade Pact Abandoned by Trump

Vietnam's National Assembly has ratified a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump.
An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards Friday at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Asian Stock Markets Sink After Wall Street Rally Fades

BEIJING — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded and the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising...
A file photo of Chinese tourists in front of the Grand Palace.

21 Nations Can Fly Into Thailand, Get Free Visa For Two Months

BANGKOK — Visitors from 21 nations including China won’t have to pay for visas on arrival for two months during the new year period, the interim cabinet agreed Tuesday.
Trader Gregory Rowe works Nov. 7 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

Asian Shares Rally on US Midterms, Soothing Fears of Shifts

SINGAPORE — Asian markets rose on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections went as expected, soothing fears of a sudden shift on trade and...
Specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works with traders at his post in May on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

Asian Shares Closed Mixed After US Midterm Elections

NEW YORK — Share prices have closed mixed in Asia with several major regional benchmarks giving up early gains. The retreat Wednesday followed results from U.S....
A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in July in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press

Asian Shares Mostly Higher Ahead of US Midterms Vote

BANGKOK — Share prices were mostly higher Tuesday in Asia as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections.   Keeping Score Japan's Nikkei 225 index...
Workers last week prepare a lawn outside the venue for the upcoming China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Photo: Chinatopix / AP

China Seeks to Rebrand Global Image With Import Expo

BEIJING — Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an "open for business" import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand...

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