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  • Indian officials are humiliating people who defecate outdoors

    Indian officials are humiliating people who defecate outdoors

    CRAMMED into Meena Choudhary’s mud-brick house in Yeoor, on the outskirts of Mumbai, are a television, fridge and washing machine. Yet until recently her family of six relieved themselves in nearby fields. The morning ritual involved arming he…
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 11:03am -
  • The Philippine president’s zany ideas have not hurt the economy

    The Philippine president’s zany ideas have not hurt the economy

    IN MATTERS of economics, as in other realms, Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, is more than capable of flamboyant, populist gestures. Earlier this month, to the consternation of much of his cabinet, he signed a law abolishing tuition…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 7:04am -
  • Militant Buddhist monks are stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar

    Militant Buddhist monks are stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar

    Alerting the world to Muslim misdeedsINSIDE a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay five teenagers are looking at a poster, bemused. A graphic collage of photos depicts children’s corpses, monks covered in blood and enraged jihadists brandishing weap…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:41pm -
  • Tokyo’s once ubiquitous public baths are fighting to survive

    Tokyo’s once ubiquitous public baths are fighting to survive

    Not to be confused with SoaplandSTEP from the fraying lobby into the tiled interior of Akebono-Yu, Tokyo’s oldest sento, or public bath-house, and there is an almost churchlike silence, interrupted only by the tinkle of spring water and the od…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:41pm -
  • The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister faces court

    The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister faces court

    “IN NORMAL circumstances…I would have sued,â€� said Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister of Singapore, in July. He was responding to claims by his siblings that he was secretly manoeuvring to prevent the demolition of the house of his…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:41pm -
  • Repression is feeding the Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand

    Repression is feeding the Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand

    AT FIRST all seems well in the old centre of Pattani, a city surrounded by lush vegetation near the southern edge of Thailand. Shop buildings painted with bright purple, orange and blue rhombuses offer clove cigarettes, mobile phones, abayas and much…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:41pm -
  • What North Koreans learn from their smartphones

    What North Koreans learn from their smartphones

    THE world may think of North Korea as a “hermit kingdomâ€�, but its 25m citizens are surprisingly wired. Perhaps half of all urban households now own a Chinese-made “notelâ€�, a portable media player. Over 3m have mobile-phone s…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:41pm -
  • Donald Trump threatens North Korea with “fire and furyâ€�

    Donald Trump threatens North Korea with “fire and fury�

    THE Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the mouthpiece of Kim Jong Un’s bloodthirsty regime in North Korea, is not known for nuance. Its propagandists were kept busier than usual last week, hammering out tirades against economic sanctions impos…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 8:34pm -
  • Who will fill the void left by Pakistan’s sacked prime minister?

    Who will fill the void left by Pakistan’s sacked prime minister?

    A COUPLE of days before Nawaz Sharif was forced to step down as prime minister of Pakistan, his most vehement critic, Imran Khan, a former cricket star turned politician, asserted to The Economist that Mr Sharif had spent his life rigging the system.…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 2:50pm -
  • A police raid kills a Filipino mayor and much of his family

    A police raid kills a Filipino mayor and much of his family

    The minority viewARMED police raid the base of a narcotics kingpin masquerading as a civic leader and are met by a hail of gunfire, which they return, killing the gang boss and his thugs—Filipinos see such fare at the cinema and in television…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 2:50pm -
  • Papua New Guinea’s prime minister wins a second term

    Papua New Guinea’s prime minister wins a second term

    O’Neill triumphantMARAUDING supporters went on the rampage with bush knives, candidates were imprisoned and kidnapped and police stations were burned during the six-week vote and count in elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG). On August 2nd the…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 2:50pm -
  • How the BJP juggernaut is winning control of Indian states
    THERE may not have been any elections for a few months, but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is still winning control of state legislatures. Last week Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, who too…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 2:50pm -

Finance Asia Headlines

  • Chinese developers exploit short-term debt loophole
    Loophole unlikely to last but illustrates cat-and-mouse game Beijing having to play as it tries to curb corporate leverage and deflate property bubbles.
    - 16 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 12:29pm -
  • Investors seek profit in Wanda sell-off
    Banks may be curtailing their credit lines, but some bond investors view Wanda's recent rollercoaster ride as an opportunity to generate alpha.
    - 29 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:08pm -
  • Jack Ma: Industrials must 'digitalise or fail'
    Alibaba founder warns the industrial sector it is next in line for the kind of digital disruption that has transformed the consumer sector in the last decade.
    - 37 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 1:05am -
  • What MSCI verdict means for China: Asia reacts
    As global index provider MSCI confirms it will add A-shares to its influential emerging-markets benchmark, experts across the region pitch in on what it means for investors.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:08pm -
  • Pakistan upgrade: So much for all that
    As China's A-share market gets its long-cherished MSCI inclusion, the experience of Pakistan after being granted emerging market status shows index inclusion may not be all that.
    - 63 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 4:57pm -
  • Pakistan stocks drop on eve of MSCI inclusion
    On its last day of trading before being upgraded to emerging market status, Pakistan experienced a frenzy of trading — and an unexpected fall in prices.
    - 79 days ago, 31 May 17, 3:56pm -
  • China downgrade does little to sour bonds
    Offshore bonds largely defy a one-notch Moody's downgrade of the sovereign, with secondary prices moving out only by a few basis points — and at least one issuer braving the primary market.
    - 86 days ago, 24 May 17, 5:29pm -
  • Brand and Road: Does China’s policy deserve the hype?
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a masterclass in branding. But its other successes are less clear.
    - 94 days ago, 16 May 17, 4:10pm -
  • Belt and Road: highlights of FA's coverage
    China's star-studded Belt and Road summit ended on Monday, after Xi Jinping promised another $113 billion of funding for the project. Here is a selection of FinanceAsia's best content on the bold plan.
    - 95 days ago, 15 May 17, 3:14pm -
  • How things soured for Huishan Dairy
    The Chinese dairy company was damaged by a cash crunch that saw HK$32.07 billion ($4.12 billion) wiped off its market capitalisation. FinanceAsia looks back at how problems for investors and bank lenders unfolded.
    - 99 days ago, 11 May 17, 5:20pm -

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