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CANBERRA, Australia: The leader of Australia's trade union movement said Monday that unionists stood ready to impose trade sanctions against Singapore and urged the government to take stronger steps to save the life of an Australian drug trafficker who is to be hanged by the city-state on Friday.
SHANGHAI, China (AP): Bank of China's US$9.7 billion initial public offering, the latest in Beijing's parade of attractions, has drawn keen interest among stock market investors hoping to buy into China's rip-roaring growth despite the risks.
BEIJING: The former chairman of China's second-largest oil company, Sinopec, was convicted Wednesday of corruption and taking bribes and received a suspended death sentence, state TV reported.
THE battle-hardened Malaysian palm oil industry is in the middle of yet another bruising fight. The theatre of war this time is Australia and the focus is on a proposed legislation that singles out palm oil as a food ingredient.
SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines: At a nondescript two-storey building in the town of Sultan Kudarat, the future of the Philippines' strife-torn southern region of Mindanao is taking shape, one accountancy class at a time.
Cyprus battling to prevent outsized-overextended banks from dragging the country into the ground(update)
A small island on the edge of Europe teetering under the weight of its bust banks. Sound familiar?