Business

Countries back global minimum corporate tax of 15%

By Reuters Staff, published by The Straits Times Paris – Most of the countries negotiating a global overhaul of cross-border taxation of multinationals have backed plans for new rules on where companies are taxed and a tax rate of at least 15 per cent, they said on Thursday (July 1) after two days of talks.

Read more
Technology

Multiple global websites down amid widespread Internet outage

By Channel NewsAsia and agencies SEVERAL international websites were down today (June 8), including Amazon, Reddit, CNN, The Guardian and The New York Times. Error messages appeared on the websites at around 1000 GMT (5pm Thai time). Some reports pointed to a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly. Most of Fastly’s coverage areas

Read more
Coronavirus Local news

Thailand ranks fourth in Covid-19 response

Thailand’s success in containing the coronavirus pandemic has earned it fourth place in a global ranking by an Australian think tank. Overall, Asia-Pacific nations have been the most successful at containing the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Sydney-based Lowy Institute. Lowly used publicly available data to evaluate and rank 97 countries and a region in their coronavirus

Read more