Category Archives: Business

Thailand’s 11 One-Seat Parties Support Prayut As New PM

BANGKOK, Thailand, Eleven Thai political parties, which won one seat each, in Thailand’s March 24 elections, said that, they would vote for incumbent Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, to be elected…

Thai Vote Results Put Military Proxy on Verge of Victory

BANGKOK Official results for Thailand’s first election since a 2014 putsch put a pro-military party within striking distance of forming the next government and returning coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as…

Attorney for Huawei’s Meng Wants US Case Against Her Stopped

The attorney for a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says he will ask the court to stop the case against her because of comments from U.S. President Donald…

Startup Brews Change for Lebanon’s Special Needs Workers

ZALKA, LEBANON Farah Ballout’s big, infectious smile is the first thing that greets you at her workplace, a cafe in Lebanon with a mission to do more than just brew…

Cambodian Journalist Sees Media Situation Deteriorating

PHNOM PENH Cambodian journalist Aun Pheap used to be a dedicated reporter. He would chase stories for The Cambodia Daily, a local independent paper, and write articles that government officials,…

China Plastic Waste Ban Throws Global Recycling into Chaos

JENJAROM, MALAYSIA From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China’s ban on accepting the world’s used plastic has…

FC Bayern Opens 1st African Soccer School in Ethiopia

WASHINGTON German champion football club Bayern Munich has signed an agreement to open its first soccer school in Africa, locating it in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.FC Bayern Munich told VOA’s Horn…

Men Still Have an Edge in Communist Vietnam’s Gender-Equal System

HO CHI MINH CITY If a basic tenet of communism is equality, including based on gender, then from some points of view the Socialist Republic of Vietnam would seem to…