Philippine Airlines to offer to build $400m terminal

Philippine Airlines aircraft are seen parked at the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Aug 1, 2014. (Reuters photo) MANILA: Philippine Airlines Inc said on Friday it will present to the government before the year ends plans to build a new $400-million terminal to improve passenger service and accommodate an expected rise in the volume of […]

SET up 7.97 to 1,716.81 at midday

The Stock Exchange of Thailand’s main index went up 7.97 points, or 0.47%, to close at 1,716.81 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 31.62 billion baht with 5.66 billion shares traded. The SET50 index ended at 1,091.61 points, up 5.36 points, or 0.49%, with trade value of 14.89 billion baht. The MAI index […]

Long-secret JFK assassination files released

Part of a web page showing the page from the National Archives showing a listing of records released on Thursday in Washington, relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick) BOSTON: The public is getting a look at thousands of secret government files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, but hundreds of other documents will […]

Singapore labour market improving

Office workers pass a UOB bank branch in Singapore’s central business district on April 27. (Reuters photo) SINGAPORE: The city state’s labour demand is expected to improve in the near term but accumulated slack in the market will take time to be absorbed and wage pressures are unlikely to build up rapidly, the central bank said on Friday. Domestic cost […]

Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘health emergency’

President Donald Trump signs a presidential memorandum as first lady Melania Trump looks on at the White House on Thursday. (Photo by The New York Times) WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, taking long-anticipated action to address a rapidly escalating epidemic of drug […]