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December 1, 2015 9:45 am

IMF approves China's yuan as elite reserve currency

The yuan, also known as the renminbi, will join the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound next year in the basket of currencies the IMF uses as an international reserve asset. IMF..

December 1, 2015 9:42 am

Final 'Hunger Games' tops box office

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" raked in $76 million in ticket sales during the five-day holiday period running from Wednesday through Sunday in the United States, box office trackers..

December 1, 2015 9:41 am

Samsung replaces mobile chief, promotes chairman's daughter

In an annual personnel reshuffle, Samsung named Koh Dong-Jin, executive vice head of Samsung Electronics’s mobile research and development, as the new head of mobile business. His..

November 30, 2015 6:50 pm

Thai shares further slide

Foreign investors were net-sellers today, with sells outpacing purchasing by Bt2.57 billion. Combined net-sell position in November hit Bt1.48 billion, boosting the year-to-date net sells to..

November 30, 2015 6:44 pm

Turkey will not apologise for downing Russian fighter jet:..

"Protection of our airspace, our border is not only a right but a duty for my government and no Turkish premier or president ... will apologise (for) doing our duty," Davutoglu told a joint press..

November 30, 2015 6:26 pm

South Korea's internet banks could spark financial 'big..

In addition, they said, major first-tier banks will have no choice but to diversify their financial products as the competition in an already saturated market intensifies. Kakao Corp. and..

November 30, 2015 6:05 pm

Thailand named Best Beach Destination

Thailand was also voted the Best Beach Resort via an online poll from 240,000 readers. "Thailand is very honoured to have received such prestigious awards from one of the top travel magazines..

November 30, 2015 5:25 pm

Yangon's population density reaches 16,000 per square mile

The downtown areas such as Kyauktada and Pebadan townships have the highest population density, each with more than 100,000 per square mile. The least densely-populated townships in Yangon are..

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November 30, 2015 5:25 pm

World leaders at climate summit observe silence for Paris..

UN chief Ban Ki-moon thanked France for its "courageous" decision to host the 150 heads of state and government little more than two weeks after the deadly assault.

November 30, 2015 5:14 pm

China, US agree on 'responsibility' to act on climate

"As the two largest carbon emitters, we have both determined that it is our responsibility to take action," Obama said as he sat at a table with China’s President Xi Jinping for talks on the..

November 30, 2015 5:09 pm

LPG price to rise next month

Energy Minister General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, who chairs the committee, said the government would strive for a minimal effect on people's cost of living, including through using proceeds from the..

November 30, 2015 4:55 pm

China raises alarm over rising seas amid climate talks

The release of the official report, now in its third edition, came shortly before the UN Conference of Parties (COP21) summit, which began on Monday with the aim of striking a global deal limiting..