ASEAN ministers promise to cooperate on Rohingya issues in the South China Sea

NHA TRANG, Vietnam (Kyodo) - Southeast Asian foreign ministers concluded negotiations in Vietnam on Friday with commitments to continue to cooperate on key issues, including facilitating the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar and reducing tensions in the South China Sea. A statement released after the informal two-day meeting of...

Imports of palm from India have seen prices rise, curbs of Malaysia

* Indian traders avoid buying Malaysian palm oil * Indonesia is struggling to quickly replace the Malaysian offer * Rising palm oil makes soy, sunflower oil attractive By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, 17 January (Reuters) - Imports of palm oil from India, the world's largest buyer of edible oils, could decline...

Indian palm imports saw a decline in the price rally, the sidewalks of Malaysia – Agricultural products

* Indian traders avoid buying Malaysian palm oil * Indonesia is struggling to quickly replace the Malaysian offer * Rising palm oil makes soy, sunflower oil attractive By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, 17 January (Reuters) - Imports of palm oil from India, the world's largest buyer of edible oils, could decline...

Waste-based power plants worsen air pollution, global warming: environmentalists, Asia News

Environmentalists urged not to use incinerators as thermal power plants (PLTSa) to address the problem of waste in cities across the country, stating that they would cause more environmental problems. Nur Hidayati, executive director of the Indonesian Environment Forum (Walhi), said that such a method of burning waste could aggravate...

Southeast Asia Shares – Most rise after China-US trade agreement; Thailand is ahead

* U.S.-China sign Phase 1 deal * Singapore shares hit near 10-week high * Philippines sole loser in the region By Anushka Trivedi Jan 16 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets rose on Thursday, with Thailand leading the pack, as risk sentiment improved after the United States and China signed...

Indonesia’s trade deficit shrinks by third in 2019

Jakarta. Indonesia's trade deficit shrank to $ 3.2 billion last year as consumers and producers curbed imports, the Central Statistical Agency or BPS reported. "The deficit in 2019 ... was almost a third of the 2018 deficit, which was $ 8.6 billion," BPS chief Suhariyanto said in a press conference,...

REFILE-SE Asia-Stocks Most rising after US-China trade deal but caution reigns

(Corrects typo in paragraph 8) * Philippine shares hit near 4-week lows * Singapore stocks supported by banks, telcos By Anushka Trivedi Jan 16 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets gained ground on Thursday after the United States and China signed an interim trade deal, while Philippine shares were...

Jennifer Lopez reveals her biggest career regret in Vanity Fair

Jennifer Lopez is taking a moment to reflect on her past and also to look to her future.Speaking to Vanity Fair for the 2020 Hollywood issue, the 50-year-old star revealed the only role she didn't take on 17 years ago that still haunts her today: the 2002 movie Unfaithful."I should...

The earthquake hits Indonesia | MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN)The meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency in Indonesia said that a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck central Indonesia on Wednesday.The earthquake occurred at 14:55 local time, with an epicenter that falls 64 km southeast of the province of Nusa Tenggara and a depth of 10 km.The earthquake is unlikely to cause...