Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:59
Global stocks tumble after Trump 'crazy' Fed comment
Japanese stocks plunged by more than three percent Thursday following the worst session on Wall Street for months, as US President Donald Trump said the Federal Reserve had "gone crazy" with plans for higher interest rates.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
New risks that confront the post-Lehman world
When investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed on September 15, 2008, Axel Weber – then the president of Germany’s central bank and a top official at the European Central Bank – had a helicopter-view of the mayhem that followed, in the form of the worst global recession since the 1930s.
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:28
Trump calls on Times to reveal 'coward' behind critical op-ed
Donald Trump on Thursday called on the New York Times to reveal the name of the "coward" who wrote an explosive, anonymous article that has plunged his presidency into its worst crisis yet.
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 06:52
Trump lieutenants disavow explosive 'resistance' op-ed
Donald Trump's top lieutenants scrambled Thursday to deny authorship of an explosive op-ed article that has plunged his presidency into its worst crisis yet by proclaiming a secret insider resistance to his "reckless" and "amoral" leadership.
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:00
Battening down for 35% rupiah plunge
INDONESIA’S proposed 2019 state budget is designed to face a worst-case scenario of rupiah depreciation of up to 35 per cent – 18,000 to the US dollar - particularly related to anticipated ballooning government debt due to the weakening of the currency.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:38
‘High’ driver races minibus with 40 passengers to flee police
In what might have felt like their worst nightmare come true, 40 passengers on a minibus bound from Phra Pradaeng to Phahurat on Tuesday night found themselves erratically swerving from side to side on the road while hurtling at high speed as the driver, who later admitted to being high on meth, tried to elude pursuing police officers.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:28
Fears mount for stranded villages in India flood crisis
Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought to get to stranded villages in India's Kerala state Saturday as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:16
More than 320 dead in India flood crisis
Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 300 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation crisis in a century.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00
Serena thinking of slain sister shortly before lopsided loss
Tennis great Serena Williams tells Time Magazine in a cover story published Thursday that shortly before the worst defeat of her career she learned the killer of her sister Yetunde Price had been paroled.
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 06:51
Internal displacement in Asia due to natural disasters
China and the Philippines are among the worst affected countries in the world due to the natural disasters. As in previous years, Asian countries were worst-affected by displacement associated with disasters.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:00
Health cyber attack leaves red faces
IN SINGAPORE’S worst cyber attack, hackers have stolen the personal particulars of 1.5 million patients. Of these, 160,000 people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and a few ministers, had their outpatient prescriptions stolen as well.
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:09
Sanctions-hit N. Korea economy shrank sharply in 2017: Seoul
North Korea saw its economy contract 3.5 percent last year - its worst showing in two decades - as it was hit by sanctions over its weapons programmes, the South's central bank said Friday.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:00
Seeking accountability for the cave calamity
Rescuing the soccer players and their coach from Tham Luang cave has cost millions, untold hours of toil by genuine heroes – and, worst of all, the tragic death of former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Gunan.
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:50
Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141
Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan's worst weather-related disasters for decades.
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 01:00
Chinese join search for 14 missing tourists
Death toll rises to 42; minister calls it country’s second worst sea disaster.