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World shares mostly gain after Wall St hits 3-month highs

Aug. 11, 2022 04:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday after Wall Street benchmarks closed at three-month highs as investors cheered a report showing inflation cooled more than expected in July. U.S. futures edged higher and oil prices also advanced. The U.S. government...

Asian shares track Wall Street gains on cooling inflation

Aug. 11, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced Thursday in Asia after benchmarks closed at three-month highs on Wall Street as investors cheered a report showing inflation cooled more than expected in July. Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul saw gains of more than 1%. Tokyo was closed for a holiday....

Sri Lanka introduces reform bill to clip presidential powers

Aug. 10, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's justice minister submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Parliament on Wednesday that would clip the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters calling for political reforms and solutions to the country’s worst economic crisis. ...

Thai pub owner charged in connection with deadly blaze

Aug. 08, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The owner of a music pub in eastern Thailand where a fire last week killed 15 people and injured more than three dozen others was released on bail when he was brought to court Monday to hear criminal charges against him. Pongsiri Panprasong, owner of the Mountain B...

14 die in fire at pub in Thailand, many critically injured

Aug. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen people were killed and dozens badly injured when a fire broke out early Friday at a crowded music pub in eastern Thailand, police and rescue workers said. At least a dozen survivors were in critical condition. Videos on social media showed thick black smoke...

Pacific rim economies in doldrums, sapped by inflation, war

Aug. 05, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Economies in the Asia-Pacific are forecast to hit the doldrums this year as decades-high inflation and the war in Ukraine compound geopolitical uncertainties and the aftereffects of the pandemic. A report on Pacific Rim economies by the Asia Pacific Economic...

China stresses ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meeting

Aug. 04, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country's efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region. Wang's talks with top...

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist with spreading fake news

Aug. 04, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist detained in Myanmar while covering a brief pro-democracy march has been charged with violating a law against spreading false or alarming news, the Southeast Asian country’s military government announced Thursday. Toru Kubota, a...

Asian shares, oil prices mostly higher after Fed rate hike

Jul. 28, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve ratcheted up its campaign against surging inflation by raising its key interest rate three-quarters of a point. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index slipped 0.6% to 20,554.09 after the...

Indonesia's leader invites Chinese counterpart to G20 summit

Jul. 26, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday formally invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the Group of 20 summit in Bali this fall, although it's unclear whether he would attend in person. The invitation came during a meeting in Beijing where the two discussed...