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US futures point to continued slump this week on Wall Street

Dec. 07, 2022 08:25 AM EST

Wall Street futures edged lower Wednesday ahead of new employment and wholesale price data with the Federal Reserve gauging its next step in its fight to cool inflation. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials slipped 0.4% and the S&P 500 fell 0.7% just over an hour before the...

Tesla launches in Thailand, vying to compete with China EVs

Dec. 07, 2022 05:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Tesla has launched sales in Thailand, offering its popular Model 3 and Model Y at prices aimed at competing with rivals like China’s BYD. The company staged a glitzy showcase of its plans Wednesday at Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall. Online purchases have begun,...

Daughter of ex-Thai PM Thaksin outlines opposition's vision

Dec. 06, 2022 06:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra promised a new era of social equality on Tuesday, saying if her party is elected to power in next year's election it will bring an end to poverty in the Southeast Asian nation. Paetongtarn Shinawatra told...

3 railway workers killed, 4 wounded in Thai train bombing

Dec. 06, 2022 06:21 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Three Thai railway workers were killed and four others wounded Tuesday when a bomb exploded as they were clearing the wreckage of an earlier attack over the weekend in the country's south, police said. The workers were repairing tracks near Khlong Ngae station, not...

Asian shares lower as strong data hit hopes for dovish Fed

Dec. 05, 2022 23:18 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back as surprisingly strong economic reports highlighted the difficulty of the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. Tokyo rose while other regional markets declined. U.S. futures gained and...

Asian shares sink on revived worries over recession, China

Dec. 02, 2022 00:33 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a mixed day on Wall Street as optimism over signs the Federal Reserve may temper its aggressive interest rate hikes was replaced by worries the economy might be headed for a recession. A U.S. measure of inflation that’s...

Asian shares gain after Fed chair signals slower rate hikes

Nov. 30, 2022 23:18 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street spurred by the Federal Reserve chair's comments on easing the pace of interest rate hikes to tame inflation. Signs that China may be shifting its approach to containing COVID-19 outbreaks to focus more...

Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast

Nov. 27, 2022 07:27 AM EST

LOPBURI, Thailand (AP) — A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand. Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, while volunteers prepared...

Hong Kong emigres seek milk tea in craving for taste of home

Nov. 24, 2022 19:47 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home. A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, earning a good living composing for TV and movies and teaching piano. Today, she makes about half as much in London working part-time as a server alongside her...

Thai authorities seeking suspect in southern car bombing

Nov. 23, 2022 03:02 AM EST

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police said Wednesday they were trying to identify the suspect in a bombing of police housing that killed one officer and wounded 45 other people in a part of southern Thailand troubled by a Muslim separatist insurgency for almost two decades. Police said...