• Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:00
    Surprise move sees Prayut tread carefully as he accepts invitation
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement on Friday saying he accepted pro-junta Phalang Pracharat Party’s invitation to be its PM candidate just minutes after the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra party Thai Raksa Chart revealed its big surprise – the nomination of Princess Ubolratana.
    national
  • Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:55
    Matubhum Party leaders want to merge with Chartthai Pattana
    A former Army chief who led the 2006 military coup has made a surprise move by joining Chartthai Pattana Party, which has historically often become a coalition partner due to its traditional non-confrontational stance.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:22
    Former Uber chief names 2 directors, surprises board
    SAN FRANCISCO - Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Friday unilaterally appointed two new members to the board of directors in a surprise move that increased tension within the leadership of the popular ride service.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:27
    FBI releases Bill Clinton closed case files days before vote
    WASHINGTON - The FBI has unexpectedly released documents concerning ex-president Bill Clinton's pardon of the husband of a wealthy Democratic donor, in a surprise move just days before the election in which his wife is seeking to become America's first female president.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:36
    OPEC agrees surprise oil output cut
    ALGIERS - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed Wednesday to cut oil production in a surprise move aimed at boosting stubbornly weak crude prices.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 07 Aug 2016 12:41
    Mass transit: Between the lines
    HONG KONG - In a surprise move mid-July, Singapore announced the buyout of its rail and metro network by a unit of the country’s state investment fund.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:20
    Singapore blocking Internet access on government computers
    SINGAPORE - Singapore confirmed Wednesday it would cut off Internet access for government work stations within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world's most wired countries.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:26
    Myanmar lifts state of emergency in conflict-torn Rakhine state
    YANGON - Myanmar President Thein Sein, in a surprise move hours before leaving office, lifted a state of emergency in the restive western state of Rakhine, imposed after clashes between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims in 2012.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 17 Aug 2015 01:00
    Yuan reset - killing two birds with one stone?
    Last week's surprise move by the People's Bank of China to change the yuan exchange-rate adjustment mechanism rippled around the globe. The yuan plunged almost 4 per cent in a couple of days while other currencies also saw major falls, especially in Asia.
    opinion
  • Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:29
    China's move not aimed at igniting currency war: S&P
    China's surprise move to allow for more exchange rate flexibility makes good economic sense and is not the start of a currency war or an attempt to jump-start growth, said Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.
    Economy
  • Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:41
    Regional currencies fall sharply on China's record yuan devaluation
    In a surprise move on Tuesday, China weakened the yuan's daily reference rate by a record 1.9 per cent, allowing depreciation to combat a slump in exports, sending the Singapore dollar and other regional currencies sliding.
    business
  • Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:56
    Surprise Thai rate cut as junta trims growth forecast
    Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday in a surprise move highlighting the junta's struggle to revive the faltering economy.
    business
  • Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:55
    Surprise Thai rate cut as junta trims growth forecast
    Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday in a surprise move highlighting the junta's struggle to revive the faltering economy.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:00
    A sigh for relief as property tax is put on hold
    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday "returned happiness" to the people in a surprise move by putting on hold a draft bill on land and building tax indefinitely due to the sluggish economy.
    national
  • Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:47
    Singapore eases monetary policy in surprise move
    SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore on Wednesday became the latest country to ease monetary policy in a surprise move as plunging oil prices hit inflation and the central bank looks to boost the tepid economy.
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