Foreigners Pull Most Cash from Asian Equities in 2018

Taiwan led regional equities outflows with net sales of $11.7 billion last year, followed by Thailand and South Korea

Foreigners Pull Most Cash from Asian Equities in 2018

BANGKOK – Foreign outflows from Asian equities were the biggest in at least 7 years in 2018 as the Sino-U.S. trade war and slowing profits battered regional stocks last year. Data from South Korea, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnamese stock exchanges showed foreigners sold a net $33.6 billion worth of equities last year, […]

Yaba, Thailand’s Fight Against Methamphetamines Failing

Yaba, Thailand’s Fight Against Methamphetamines Failing

. . BANGKOK – Despite an aggressive crackdown on drugs, Thailand’s fight against methamphetamines is failing, activists say. With supply and demand rising, these highly addictive substances, commonly known as meth, are now the drug of choice. The punitive measures never work, Bijay Pandey, chair of theAsian Network of People who Use Drugs, told IRIN. […]

North Korean Refugees Struggle to Reach Freedom

North Korean Refugees Struggle to Reach Freedom

  SEOUL – Nine North Korean refugees who had escaped from their homeland and made their way to Laos were forcibly repatriated on May 28. The defectors, ranging in age from 15 to 22, were turned over by Laotian authorities to North Korean security agents, who flew them via China back to North Korea. The […]