Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Decision on solar panel tariff coming soon, says US president
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump said he would announce a decision soon on whether to slap tariffs on imported solar panels, and quipped that when countries dump subsidised panels in the United States, “Everybody goes out of business.”
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:00:00
The statistical lie of Trump’s ‘job creation triumph’
With all the recent jubilation in the United States over the stock market’s giddy highs and job creation, there are a few things the public would do well to keep in mind.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:18:52
Garcia and Kitayama share clubhouse lead in Singapore
Sentosa, Singapore - Sergio Garcia of Spain and Kurt Kitayama of United States shot matching five-under-par 66s in round one to share the lead at the US$1 million SMBC Singapore Open.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:00:00
NO BAHT INTERVENTION
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak insists that Thailand will not intervene in the baht’s movement, while inviting the United States to monitor the situation.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:18:51
Apple says will pay $38 bn in taxes on repatriated profits
Apple announced Wednesday it would pay some $38 billion in taxes -- likely the largest payment of its kind -- on profits repatriated from overseas as it boosts investments in the United States.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:56:46
Indorama plans joint venture with Huvis for new plant in US
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, and Huvis Corporation (HC) of South Korea have announced their intention to establish a 50/50 joint venture for the development, construction and operation of a low melting fiber (LMF) plant in the United States, IVL said in a statement on Tuesday.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Protectionism meets reds-under-the-bed paranoia
The “last minute” decision by US telecoms carrier AT&T to drop a partnership deal with Huawei Technologies to sell the Chinese brand’s smartphones in the United States, as reported on Wednesday, is the result of political pressure rather than business considerations.
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Pakistan shivering in Donald Trump’s Twitter crosshairs
Yes, we can say it’s all very funny – until the bombs begin to drop. The new year began with the president of the United States apparently having a meltdown on Twitter.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:01:36
US, S. Korea agree to suspend military drills during Olympics
The United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to delay their joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics next month, in an apparent move to de-escalate tensions with Pyongyang.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:56:27
Legal cannabis to generate $40bln, 400,000 jobs: study
The legal cannabis sector is expected to generate $40 billion and more than 400,000 jobs by 2021 in the United States, according to a study released Tuesday.
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:59:41
Pioneer architect John Portman dead at 93
Washington - John Portman, who pioneered modern hotel design and whose reach spanned from his native United States to Asia, has died aged 93, his firm said on Saturday.
Sun, 31 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Junta’s road map to democracy is full of detours
THE JUNTA’S promised road map to democracy has arrived at a crucial stage as the completion of the organic laws draws near and the junta head General Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised the world’s superpower, the United States, that an election will take place in late 2018. But the road remains bumpy and difficult, and uncertainty remains.
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Thailand showed courage in defying US bullying over Jerusalem
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign Thailand (PSC) applauds the passing of the United Nations General Assembly resolution declaring “null and void” the United States’ irresponsible recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:55:51
Tillerson defends foreign policy record at year's end
The United States' top diplomat defended his country's foreign policy record on Wednesday, saying progress had been made in the last year to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions and to counter the "immense challenges" posed by Russia, China and Iran.
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:52:50
Gay Singaporean loses bid to adopt surrogate son
A gay Singaporean man has failed in a bid to formally adopt his biological son fathered via a surrogate in the United States at a cost of US$200,000.