|Thailand Names New PM|
Thailand's legislature has selected junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha as the country's interim prime minister.The new PM can select up to 35 cabinet members and will be tasked with forming an interim government.The government is expected to start its work this coming month.
|Shanghai Most Congested in China, Beijing Third|
A new traffic congestion report by AutoNavi company has surprised many Chinese citizens that Shanghai, rather than Beijing, is the most congested city in China.
|Amazon Sets Up Office in Shanghai FTZ|
Global e-commerce giant Amazon has set up an office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. The move should allow Chinese online shoppers to purchase products directly from overseas.
|Ebola Clampdown Raises Concerns|
Clashes have erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital, Monrovia.Police have used tear gas on the crowd while trying to evacuate a state official from the quarantine zone.The violence comes as the death toll from Ebola approaches 14-hundred in West Africa.
|Russian Aid Convoy Enters Donetsk Checkpoint|
Sixteen trucks from a Russian aid convoy have now entered the border checkpoint in Donetsk.But Ukrainian officials say the border guards will not start checking the trucks until later on this Thursday, saying Russia has not provided all the necessary papers.
|U.S. Fed Debates Earlier Rate Rise Given U.S. Jobs Gain|
The U.S. Federal Reserve is hinting that a surprisingly-strong jobs market recovery could lead to a hike in interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating. But most Fed officials asked say they want further evidence before changing their view on when rates should be raised.
|China's Manufacturing Activity at 3-Month Low: HSBC|
New figures are suggesting China's manufacturing has expanded at a slower pace this month. HSBC's flash manufacturing PMI for August has dipped to 50.3.