Duterte’s anti-terror push amid economic woes draws backlash

Duterte’s anti-terror push amid economic woes draws backlash

MANILA — A proposed law giving President Rodrigo Duterte sweeping powers to go after terrorists has provoked a backlash in the Philippines, with critics saying the move is meant to shut down dissent amid deepening economic woes. On Thursday, the country’s...
Thai group wins $9.2bn airport project in key economic zone

Thai group wins $9.2bn airport project in key economic zone

BANGKOK — The Thai government has appointed a local consortium to refurbish an airport in the east of the country in a project worth 290 billion baht ($9.2 billion) despite uncertainties around the aviation industry crippled by the coronavirus outbreak. The...
Cambodia avoids coronavirus carnage, but faces economic disaster

Cambodia avoids coronavirus carnage, but faces economic disaster

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia is enjoying a public health success four months after detecting its first coronavirus case, but the pandemic’s impact is setting the stage for an economic disaster in the nation of 16 million. The country, with one of Southeast...
Coronavirus latest: Dow rises 600 points on economic reopening

Coronavirus latest: Dow rises 600 points on economic reopening

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 5,495,061, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 346,232. To see how the disease has...
Coronavirus latest: Dow opens up 600 points on economic optimism

Coronavirus latest: Dow opens up 600 points on economic optimism

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 5,495,061, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 346,232. To see how the disease has...