By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Two big Chinese state-owned film studios are planning to sell shares on the Shanghai stock exchange in a sign of Beijing's desire to build a film industry that can compete with Hollywood.
China Film Co. and Shanghai Film Group Co. are on a
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia has certified a Russian-made passenger jetliner as safe to fly in the country six months after the same model crashed into a volcano during a demonstration flight, an official said Wednesday.
The Sukhoi Superjet-100 was deemed airworthy last week by the country
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine economy expanded 7.1 percent in the third quarter, among the fastest growing in Asia despite headwinds from overseas, officials said Wednesday.
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said household spending, public construction and higher farm
By By JULHAS ALAMAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from
By FARIS MOKHTARAssociated Press
SINGAPORE (AP) - Singapore responded to its first strike in nearly three decades with riot police and strident official criticism of the disgruntled Chinese immigrant workers, highlighting strains from an influx of foreign labor.
Many of the 171 striking bus
By FARID HOSSAIN and JULHAS ALAMAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Order books and clothing found at a Bangladeshi factory where a fire killed 112 people show that it was making clothing for Disney Pixar, Wal-Mart, Sears and other Western brands.
The Associated Press discovered clothing and
By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai is suddenly rediscovering its old habits.
That means relentless hype and construction plans loaded with superlatives. Case in point: A proposed Taj Mahal replica four times bigger than the original.
Leaders, too, are back
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government has suspended 35 projects included in a budget for reconstruction from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after criticism the spending was not directly related to recovery from the disasters.
As much as a fourth of
By By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Signs that U.S. political leaders may be closing in on a budget deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" boosted Asian stock markets Thursday.
Comments by President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner that a deal to avoid a
PARIS (AP) - A French court on Wednesday pushed back a ruling on whether to drop aggravated pimping charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief who has successfully fought accusations linked to his "libertine" lifestyle.
Three Appeals Court judges in the northern city of Douai set