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...

SARS-like infection spreads to Japan from Wuhan

A mysterious new respiratory virus that emerged in a large Chinese city that killed two people has now spread to Japan.The infection is in the same family of SARS viruses - which erupted in Asia and caused a global pandemic 17 years ago - and emerged in Wuhan in late...

The deadly mystery virus spreads out of China to new countries

Wuhan's emergency response team drives a vehicle as they exit the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan city, Hubei province on January 11, 2020.Photo: Getty ImagesHealth officials in Thailand and Japan have announced that a strange new virus, which has killed two people and made dozens more sick in China,...

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...

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...

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...

Indonesia controls tourists as the Chinese SARS-like virus outbreak reaches Thailand – National

The government is stepping up efforts to prevent a mysterious SARS-like virus first identified in China from entering Indonesia when neighboring Thailand marked the first recorded outbreak outside the country of origin. Thai officials confirmed that a Chinese traveler in the country was diagnosed with mild pneumonia on January 8,...

WHO says the new Chinese coronavirus could spread, hospitals around the world warn

PHOTO FILE: a logo is pictured in the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, 22 November 2017. REUTERS / Denis BalibouseGENEVA (Reuters) - There may have been a human-to-human limited transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible that there may...