Tuk-tuks and garishly coloured taxis that once weaved through chaotic Bangkok traffic are sitting idle in storage as a fresh coronavirus surge scuttles hopes of relief for Thailand’s tourism-dependent economy.
Shares of Indian food delivery giant Zomato soared on its market debut Friday, following a 93.75 billion rupee ($1.3 billion) IPO, the country’s biggest this year.
Louis Vuitton, Porsche and Bulgari on Tuesday joined a legion of brands in dropping Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu, as sexual assault allegations swirling around the star drew condemnation across Chinese social media.
When Balbir Singh refers to his ordeal, he uses the Italian word “macello”, which roughly translates as “mess” — but it is hardly enough to convey what the migrant Indian farm worker has endured.
Chinese tech giant Tencent has rolled out a facial recognition “midnight patrol” function to root out children masquerading as adults to get around a government curfew on underage gamers.
Shares in Hong Kong’s Vitasoy plunged Monday as the beverage brand was hit by online boycott calls from Chinese consumers after an employee stabbed a policeman and then killed himself.
Chinese fashion e-commerce brand Shein overtook Amazon as the most downloaded app in iOs and Android in the US. The app started in 2008 and specialized in selling bikinis, dresses, and loungewear.
Plans were announced this week for two new electric car battery plants in France and Britain involving Envision, the Shanghai-based company that has quietly built a global renewable energy empire.
It has survived two world wars, the fight against colonialism, global financial slumps and on Thursday, Mumbai Samachar, Asia’s oldest newspaper still in print, entered its 200th year confident of beating the pandemic-driven decline that has hit many rivals.
Chinese bubble tea chain Nayuki’s shares tumbled on their Hong Kong debut Wednesday after the firm’s IPO raised more than $650 million and made billionaires of its co-owners, who founded the company on a blind date.
China has announced a temporary ban on its fishing fleet — the world’s biggest — from catching squid in parts of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans after overfishing pushed populations to the brink of collapse.
Egypt has signed a non-disclosure agreement with the Japanese owner of a megaship that blocked the Suez Canal in March as it finalizes a compensation agreement, the canal authority chief said.
A group of police officers in Pakistan flipped out when a takeaway joint refused to hand over free burgers, detaining all 19 staff at the branch.
Hong Kong customs announced their biggest ever bust of a speedboat gang smuggling luxury goods into the mainland on Thursday, unveiling a haul that included watches, handbags and shoes, endangered animal parts, cosmetics, wines, whiskey and cigars.
A single car parking space has been sold for a whopping HK$10 million ($1.3 million) at a luxury Hong Kong apartment complex, local media reported on Friday.