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Letters 17 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

A fragile state of affairs

B>BANGKOK: /B>All is not well in East Asia. China, South Korea and Japan have been squabbling over the disparities between their various takes on the region's history, particularly where Japan's wartime atrocities are concerned, and the version presented in a batch of Japanese school textbooks recently approved by the government.

Letters 07 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

G90 countries make advances

The poorest and smallest countries recently emerged as a Group of 90 (G90), which operates in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Their representatives held a ministerial meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. It started with an impromptu clash between Guyana and the European Union, and ended with a consensus on the common stand the group should take in the WTO.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rallying against polls fraud

Philippine opposition candidates have joined forces to protest at what they say is misuse of public resources by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as she tries to win a second term in May 10 polls.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Activists want alternatives to world economic order

Anti-globalisation activists yesterday sought to set up alternatives to the current world economic order to benefit the poor at their annual meeting.

Business 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Europe worried about ‘brutal’ currency moves

Europe is concerned about 'brutal' currency movements, said European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet, but a meeting of the world's top central bankers here did not discuss the US dollar's rapid slide as a risk to global economic recovery.