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Russian war worsens fertilizer crunch, risking food supplies

KIAMBU COUNTY, Kenya (AP) — Monica Kariuki is about ready to give up on farming. What is driving her off her 10 acres of land outside Nairobi isn’t bad weather, pests or blight — the traditional agric...

Foreign businesses protest Myanmar foreign currency rules

BANGKOK (AP) — Foreign business groups in Myanmar have raised concerns about new rules requiring businesses and individuals to convert all foreign currency held in bank accounts into the local currenc...

World shares track Wall St retreat on interest rate worries

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street spurred by comments indicating the Federal Reserve intends to more aggressively tackle inflation. Bench...

Myanmar orders foreign money held by banks changed to kyats

BANGKOK (AP) — An order by Myanmar’s central bank that all foreign currency in bank accounts must be converted into the local currency has many in the military-ruled country worried over potential los...

World Bank says war shocks to drag on Asian economies

BANGKOK (AP) — Disruptions to supplies of commodities, financial strains and higher prices are among the impacts of the war in Ukraine that will slow economies in Asia in coming months, the World Bank...

WWF report says online wildlife trade on rise in Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — A report by the World Wildlife Fund shows illegal purchases of wildlife online are growing in Myanmar in a threat both to public health and to endangered species. The...

Britain withdraws its judges from Hong Kong top court

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Wednesday that it is withdrawing its judges from Hong Kong’s top court because keeping them there would legitimize oppression in the former British colony. ...

Asian shares mixed after Wall St falls; oil prices fall back

Stocks were mixed Thursday in Asia following a retreat on Wall Street as crude oil prices rose sharply. Tokyo and Shanghai were lower while Hong Kong and Sydney edged higher. U.S. f...

Norway's Telenor gets go-ahead to sell Myanmar venture

BANGKOK (AP) — Norway-based Telenor said Friday that authorities in military-ruled Myanmar have approved its plan to sell its telecoms business in the country to the M1 Group, a Lebanese-based investm...

Myanmar OKs use of Thai currency in border trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-led administration has agreed to accept Thai baht as an official currency in border trade dealings and plans a similar arrangement for use of India’s rupee, seeking t...

World shares mixed, Hong Kong index dives 5.4%

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Monday while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged 5% after the neighboring city of Shenzhen was ordered into a shutdown to combat China’s worst COVID-19 outbreak ...

World shares mixed as war, inflation hold sway on markets

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed Friday as uncertainty over the war in Ukraine and persistently high inflation hung over world markets. Stocks opened higher in Europe after most Asi...

Brent crude up $10, shares sink as Ukraine conflict deepens

TOKYO (AP) — The price of oil jumped about $10 a barrel and shares were sharply lower Monday as the conflict in Ukraine deepened amid mounting calls for harsher sanctions against Russia. ...

World shares fall as Russian troops gain ground in Ukraine

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares declined and oil prices moderated Friday as investors assessed the deepening impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Stock benchmarks fell in Europe and ...

Rights advocates urge jet fuel sanctions against Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — Some human rights advocates are urging governments to impose sanctions against supplying aviation fuel to Myanmar as its security forces carry out air strikes against opponents of the a...