Foreign Correspondence

Vietnam Sabotaged from Within

Last year saw a number of Vietnamese state-owned enterprise officials being arrested for economic crimes or “irregularities” at the companies under their care.  As covered previously on Pacific Money, one of the most shocking such arrests was that […]

Foreign Correspondence

US Military Philippines Woes

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — A series of unfortunate mishaps in the past two weeks has afflicted United States military forces stationed in the Philippines. On January 6th, a BQM-74E target drone that appeared to be of American […]

Foreign Correspondence

Thai Activist Jailed

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Thailand has again outraged human rights groups with its lese majeste laws by sentencing political activist and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk to 11 years in prison after a court found he […]

Foreign Correspondence

Thai RIce Exports Slump

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Thailand lost its coveted spot as the world’s top rice exporter last year as the country’s exports declined 37 percent in 2012 from the year before, according to data released by the Ministry […]