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World 15 Feb 2018 | 8:57 PM

The big issues facing South Africa's new president

(Reuters) - New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces an uphill battle to win back public and investor support after Jacob Zuma's nine-year tenure was blighted by corruption, economic mismanagement and ruling party infighting.

World 26 Jan 2018 | 6:32 PM

Vietnam arrests ex-chairman of state shipbuilding firm amid graft crackdown

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has arrested a former chairman of state-owned Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) for alleged abuse of power, police said on Friday, as the Southeast Asian nation cracks down on graft.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 8:25 PM

What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's crackdown on high level corruption has led to the arrest of dozens of officials from state oil firm PetroVietnam and the banking sector.

AseanPlus News 10 Dec 2017 | 7:02 PM

Fresh warnings to debt-ridden China of living on borrowed time

International Monetary Fund, ratings agency both raise red flags about country’s liabilities

World 21 Nov 2017 | 4:07 AM

Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change - ANC official

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.

World 18 Oct 2017 | 6:51 PM

Overseas assets held by China's centrally owned firms top 6 trillion yuan

BEIJING (Reuters) - The value of overseas assets held by China's centrally owned enterprises has exceeded 6 trillion yuan (£687.1 billion), with investments in more than 185 countries and regions, the state assets regulator said on Wednesday.

World 18 Oct 2017 | 6:30 PM

China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution.

World 18 Oct 2017 | 6:20 PM

Xi says China will continue to open its economy, deepen financial reforms

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will deepen economic and financial reforms and further open its markets to foreign investors as it looks to move from high-speed to high-quality growth, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.

World 10 Oct 2017 | 12:28 PM

Poland's ruling party tightens grip on big state firms

WARSAW (Reuters) - When presidential aide Malgorzata Sadurska joined the board of Poland's biggest and oldest insurance company this summer, her lack of business experience was no obstacle.

World 06 Sep 2017 | 4:29 PM

Thailand signs deals with Chinese state firms for high-speed railway

Bangkok (Reuters) - Thailand have signed two contracts, worth 5.2 billion baht (120.42 million pounds), with Chinese state enterprises for a high-speed rail project with China, Anon Luengboriboon, acting governor of the State Railway of Thailand, told Reuters on Wednesday.