Samantha Ho

Samantha Ho

Samantha Ho is a reporter and digital producer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia covering corporate news, business, finance and economics.

Indonesia

Could forest fires burn forever in Indonesia’s peatlands?

Environmental group blames two major pulp producers for some of the worst forest fires this year in new report.

Could forest fires burn forever in Indonesia’s peatlands?

Asia Pacific

China's great slowdown: Economic growth slumps to 27-year low

Ongoing trade tensions with US and limited space for stimulus measures further dampen China's economic outlook.

China's great slowdown: Economic growth slumps to 27-year low

Asia Pacific

Tough choices: Malaysia faces tightrope act in upcoming budget

The government’s commitment to fiscal discipline will be tested by Malaysians’ grouses over rising costs of living.

Tough choices: Malaysia faces tightrope act in upcoming budget

Environment

The food chain: Trillions to be made from better land management

But industrial farming currently results in massive health and environmental costs, a new report says.

The food chain: Trillions to be made from better land management

Health

By the numbers: Economic impact of Southeast Asia's haze

Agriculture and healthcare sectors among those bearing cost of worsening air quality in Southeast Asia.

By the numbers: Economic impact of Southeast Asia's haze

Malaysia

Ex-Malaysia Airlines workers still struggling to make ends meet

Some of the 6,000 workers who were laid off after the MH370 and MH17 disasters are still searching for work.

Ex-Malaysia Airlines workers still struggling to make ends meet