Mon, 04 Mar 2019 01:00
UN for first time places day’s focus on threats to undersea ecosystem
THE UNITED NATIONS has identified over-fishing and islands of plastic pollution as the major threats not only to ocean biodiversity but also to the livelihoods of billions of people who rely on bountiful seas.
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:18
Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos': study
Billions of tonnes of meltwater flowing into the world's oceans from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could boost extreme weather and destabilise regional climate within a matter of decades, researchers said Wednesday.
Sat, 29 Dec 2018 13:48
Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border
President Donald Trump threatened Friday to seal the US-Mexico border "entirely" if Congress does not approve billions of dollars in funding for a wall.
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
Free Internet and other pre-election goodies roll out for Christmas
IN A BID to garner popularity ahead of the election scheduled for February, the government has finalised plans to give more than 11 million low-income people free Internet SIM cards and other state subsidies that will together cost taxpayers billions of baht.
Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:06
Billions of reasons to check out expo action
With auto lovers tipped to fork out Bt55 bn in orders, there is plenty on show to help loosen those purse strings
Auto & Audio
Sat, 24 Nov 2018 07:09
Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: study
Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major US government report warned on Friday.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:15
Urgent : Philippines convicts Imelda Marcos of graft
Manila - Imelda Marcos was found guilty of corruption on Friday and ordered arrested in a rare conviction for the former Philippine first lady accused with her late dictator husband of embezzling billions of dollars from state coffers.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
China’s ultra wealthy feel the pain as trade war bites
China’s ultra wealthy saw their ranks thinned this year as the trade war with the US pummelled stocks and shredded billions of dollars of paper wealth, a survey showed yesterday.
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:36
Asian markets mixed as China-US tariffs take effect
Asia's major markets were mixed Thursday as China and the US exchanged fresh tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of goods while the two sides held talks on their long-running trade dispute.
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:29
Asian markets down as China, US hold talks but impose tariffs
Asia's major markets were mostly down Thursday as China and the US exchanged fresh tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of goods while the two sides held talks on their long-running trade dispute.
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:04
China trade surplus with US eases in July
China's trade surplus with the United States eased in July, when President Donald Trump imposed stiff tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods in a showdown between the world's two biggest economies.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:00
Pigs, paws and pistachios: US goods face tariffs in China
From pig heads to pistachios to whiskey, China’s proposed list of targeted US products for higher border taxes could take a bite out of bilateral trade between the world’s top two economies.
After Washington imposed new tariffs on billions of Chinese imports just past the stroke of midnight last Friday, Beijing hit back immediately dollar for dollar.
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 12:55
China says forced to react after US launches 'largest trade war'
China said Friday it was "forced to take necessary countermeasures," after Washington launched what Beijing called "the largest trade war in economic history," imposing tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports.
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 01:00
Bumps of Belt and Road Initiative in the rear-view mirror
Hundreds of infrastructure projects worth hundreds of billions of dollars are being launched in Asian, European and African countries as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Many are now dogged by controversy, hurdles, delays and polarised public opinion.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:46
Asian equities hit as Trump tariffs spark trade war fears
Fresh fears of a trade war between the world's top two economies sent most Asian markets tumbling on Monday after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports.