Trump’s overture to emerging Asia drowned out by trade war

Trump’s overture to emerging Asia drowned out by trade war

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – When the U.S. Secretary of State flies into Southeast Asia this week with a new investment pitch for the region, the response could be: thanks a million, but please stop threatening a trade war with China that will make us lose billions of dollars. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

Macau, Asia’s Vegas, Can’t Beat the Real McCoy for Fun

Macau, Asia’s Vegas, Can’t Beat the Real McCoy for Fun

Aug. 1, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET MACAU—It took Macau just two years to eclipse the Las Vegas Strip as the world’s biggest gambling hub after the Chinese territory opened up its casino market. Trying to catch up with Vegas as an entertainment capital is slower going. Michelin-star chefs, circus shows and concerts by Bruno Mars […]

North Korea tops Pompeo agenda at Asia security meeting

North Korea tops Pompeo agenda at Asia security meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda as he heads to an Asian security meeting in Singapore this week amid new concerns over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile program and commitment to denuclearization. Pompeo and North Korea’s foreign minister are both set to attend the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

Asia shares subdued for central bank, data test By Reuters

Asia shares subdued for central bank, data test By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a money changer’s screen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets drifted lower on Monday while currencies kept to familiar ranges at the start of a busy week peppered with central bank meetings, corporate results and updates on U.S. inflation and […]

Why Asia is shaping the future of travel

Why Asia is shaping the future of travel

|    Simon Akeroyd    | BANGKOK (The Jakarta Post/ANN) – Companies in emerging Asia are also actively pursuing opportunities to capitalise on the rise of the Asian travellers. Historically, we have seen developed economies in the West lead in technology innovation, and then introduce it to the East for adoption. However, the early to mid-2000s heralded […]

Claims of Fake News Shutter Southeast Asia’s Free Press

Claims of Fake News Shutter Southeast Asia’s Free Press

Even the last organization seen as remotely independent, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media and its affiliated station, Voice of Democracy, feels pressure to avoid hot-button topics in order to stay off the government’s radar. “We are still operating our daily job, but we try to avoid some critical issues,” such as the election, corruption, […]

Deterrence equation in South Asia

Deterrence equation in South Asia

The deterrence equation in South Asia is gradually changing amid the acquisition of advanced technologies and missile developments by India, most notably Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system. Similarly, India is heading into the continuous modernization of its military build-up, aspiring to become the giant arms trader of South Asian region. It outdoes China as the […]

Asia-Pacific markets mixed; BHP stock jumps after $10.5 billion deal

Asia-Pacific markets mixed; BHP stock jumps after $10.5 billion deal

Asia-Pacific stock markets were mixed in early trading Friday. Further declines in Chinese and Hong Kong stocks were joined by modest drops in Southeast Asian benchmarks, which barely rose Thursday. Korea’s Kospi continued to move little after Thursday’s outperformance while more-robust gains persisted in Japan, Australia, Taiwan and New Zealand. Down Under led the gainers, […]

Bitcoin Price Surge Due to Increased Trading Volume in Asia, Says Experts

Bitcoin Price Surge Due to Increased Trading Volume in Asia, Says Experts

A couple of experts have recently provided compelling evidence that shows that the Asian market had a prominent role to play in the recent Bitcoin price surge. Also, the current economic standoff between the United States and China is positively enhancing Bitcoin’s pedigree as a hedge against economic uncertainties. The Return of the Far East […]