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  • BreakingBritain raises terror threat level after concert carnage
    MANCHESTER: Britain is imminently facing another terror attack, Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Tuesday (May 23) as she deployed soldiers at key sites after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester.May said the national…
    - 18 mins ago, 23 May 17, 10:18pm -
  • BreakingVenezuela's Maduro vows to push ahead with new congress despite unrest
    Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday vowed to push ahead with a new congress to rewrite the constitution, despite dissent within his own ranks and major protests in the OPEC nation convulsed by nearly two months of unrest.
    - 41 mins ago, 23 May 17, 9:55pm -
  • BreakingMorgan Stanley to curb veteran adviser recruiting
    Morgan Stanley, the biggest U.S. brokerage by head count, told brokers Tuesday that it is standing down from the expensive recruitment wars, following similar steps taken earlier this month by competitor Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
    - 46 mins ago, 23 May 17, 9:50pm -
  • BreakingUS Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses
    WASHINGTON: The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel's Russi…
    - 51 mins ago, 23 May 17, 9:45pm -
  • BreakingTaiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling
    TAIPEI: Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday (May 24) when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions.Activists are optimistic the decision will go in their favour, with growing…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 May 17, 9:27pm -
  • BreakingTrump's budget proposes deep cut to US oil stockpile
    NEW YORK: President Donald Trump's budget released on Tuesday (May 23) proposed radically downsizing the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, arguing that America's shale boom has lessened the need for an emergency stockpile.Trump's proposal would sell…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 May 17, 9:22pm -
  • BreakingFans beg Justin Bieber to cancel dates as fear grips pop's youth
    Fans of Justin Bieber pleaded on Tuesday for his upcoming British tour dates to be cancelled, underscoring the potential repercussions to music acts with a young fan base from the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 May 17, 9:20pm -
  • BreakingRanieri 'very stimulated' to return to management
    Claudio Ranieri is hoping to be back in management somewhere in Europe before the start of next season and is not ruling out a return to the Premier League.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 May 17, 9:15pm -
  • BreakingPhilippines needs modern arms to fight ISIS, Duterte tells Putin
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Russian leader Vladimir Putin that the Philippines needs modern arms to fight Islamic State and that he expected Russian support.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 May 17, 9:00pm -
  • BreakingKurdish independence in Iraq likely 'not if but when' - US general
    WASHINGTON: An Iraqi Kurdish push for independence from Baghdad appears likely to be a question of "not if but when," in a significant challenge to Iraq's stability, the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said on Tuesday.Iraq's main Kurd…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 May 17, 8:45pm -

The Economist Asia News

  • BreakingA fist-fight in China turns into a clash between tradition and modernity

    A fist-fight in China turns into a clash between tradition and modernity

    MOST lovers of Chinese martial arts take the magical aspects of kung fu, as demonstrated by the flying fighters of legend and film, with a pinch of salt. But Wei Lei built his career in China on a claim that his mastery of tai chi, a branch of kung f…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 May 17, 2:08pm -
  • Australians debate how to avoid shark attacks

    Australians debate how to avoid shark attacks

    Duh-dah, duh-dah, duh-dahMANY Australians dislike their country’s reputation as a hotbed of deadly creatures, but it is a brave surfer who has never felt a prickle of anxiety at what lurks beneath the surf. Laeticia Brouwer, a teenager who was…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:46pm -
  • Thailand’s junta intensifies its hunt for critics of the monarchy

    Thailand’s junta intensifies its hunt for critics of the monarchy

    THE only historical record of Queen Chammathewi, the legendary founder of the Thai city of Lamphun, comes from a fanciful 15th-century chronicle written on palm leaves in an ancient liturgical language. It describes how, some time in the seventh cent…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:46pm -
  • Taking on Taiwan’s ruinous and partisan pension system

    Taking on Taiwan’s ruinous and partisan pension system

    Retired but not retiringTHE protests outside parliament got so ferocious that the 2,000 policemen defending the building barricaded it with barbed wire. That was soon festooned with angry placards. Inside, opposition politicians sought to disrupt par…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:46pm -
  • As crime dries up, Japan’s police hunt for things to do

    As crime dries up, Japan’s police hunt for things to do

    THE stake-out lasted a week, but it paid off in the end. The tireless police of Kagoshima, a sleepy city in the far south of the country, watched the unlocked car day and night. It was parked outside a supermarket, and contained a case of malt beer.…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:46pm -
  • Race-based affirmative action is failing poor Malaysians

    Race-based affirmative action is failing poor Malaysians

    THERE is something odd about MARA Digital, a cluster of stalls selling laptops, mobiles and other gizmos on the second floor of a shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s multicultural capital. No ethnic-Chinese or -Indian entrepreneurs are…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:46pm -
  • An unfair trial leaves Chinese-Indonesians feeling vulnerable

    An unfair trial leaves Chinese-Indonesians feeling vulnerable

    They’re not as keen on the lantern-makersOUTSIDE the courthouse there were cries of “Allahu akbarâ€�. Inside, a panel of five judges had just handed Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the governor of Jakarta, a two-year prison sentence for bla…
    - 12 days ago, 11 May 17, 2:53pm -
  • America is on the verge of sending more troops to Afghanistan

    America is on the verge of sending more troops to Afghanistan

    He needs backupIN FEBRUARY the commander of the 15,000 American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, asked for reinforcements. Within a few days Donald Trump is expected to provide them. His military and foreign-policy advisers hav…
    - 12 days ago, 11 May 17, 2:53pm -
  • Buoyant prices mean ever fewer Australians can buy a house

    Buoyant prices mean ever fewer Australians can buy a house

    ABOUT 100 people gathered recently for the auction of a semi-detached bungalow in Dulwich Hill, a formerly working-class suburb about 10km from the centre of Sydney, Australia’s biggest city. The rundown property was 100 years old, with two be…
    - 12 days ago, 11 May 17, 2:53pm -
  • Church v state in the Philippines’ war on drugs

    Church v state in the Philippines’ war on drugs

    DORO SUASIN was cheerful and couldn’t hurt a fly, say his neighbours in Pil-homes, a slum near Manila’s airport. He also occasionally used shabu (methamphetamine). Late one night two masked men, presumably policemen, barged into his sha…
    - 12 days ago, 11 May 17, 2:53pm -
  • Mumbai plans the world’s tallest statue

    Mumbai plans the world’s tallest statue

    IT MAY have named the airport, the main railway station, a big road, a park, a museum, a theatre and at least six traffic intersections after him, but Mumbai has not done enough to commemorate Shivaji, a swashbuckling warrior prince who founded a loc…
    - 14 days ago, 10 May 17, 6:45am -
  • Moon Jae-in easily wins South Korea’s presidential election

    Moon Jae-in easily wins South Korea’s presidential election

    HE WAS imprisoned for months for protesting, as a student, against the dictatorship of Park Chung-hee in the 1970s. But it was mass demonstrations against the late strongman’s daughter, Park Geun-hye, that brought Moon Jae-in to the presidency…
    - 14 days ago, 10 May 17, 6:03am -

Finance Asia Headlines

  • 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.
    - 7 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.
    - 8 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.
    - 12 days ago, 11 May 17, 5:20pm -
  • Korea election: What it means for chaebols
    As South Korea elects a new leader on Tuesday, the country’s family-run conglomerates are bracing for more challenges.
    - 14 days ago, 9 May 17, 1:47pm -
  • India: the speedbump in One Belt, One Road
    While its neighbours embrace the initiative, India is one of the few nations opposing the China-led Belt and Road push. That is bad news for cross-border dealmakers.
    - 15 days ago, 8 May 17, 3:06pm -
  • The risk of overestimating political risk
    Shockwaves around the world have made political analysis a must for investors in Asia. But is the really smart play to look beyond the short-term news flows and stick to fundamentals?
    - 34 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 9:29am -
  • The new era of cross-border project dispute
    Globalisation has led to boom of cross-border investment in infrastructure development. But it has also led to rising disputes about deals.
    - 54 days ago, 31 Mar 17, 7:00am -
  • Why China's right to clamp down on 'barbarian' insurers
    A new breed of insurance firms has grown very big, very fast. Long a source of instability in the market, these firms can now be quite the opposite.
    - 2 Feb 17, 6:31pm -
  • China opens door to global equity investors
    The Hong Kong-Shenzhen stock link got a tepid response on its first day. But there is reason to believe investors will see opportunities in China's answer to Silicon Valley.
    - 5 Dec 16, 5:13pm -
  • China toughens stance on offshore investments
    China’s foreign exchange regulator is clamping down on the ability of companies to move money offshore.
    - 1 Dec 16, 4:58pm -

CNBC Asia

Intellasia

  • S. Korea’s new economic chief tasked with reviving economy
    Intellasia East Asia News The main task given to South Korea’s next finance minister is reviving the sluggish domestic consumption in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy amid years of low growth, observers here said Sunday. South Korea’s economy has…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Barred from WHO meet, Taiwan urges global ‘pressure’ on China
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan voiced deep disappointment Sunday at its exclusion from a major World Health Organization meeting, and urged international pressure on rival China to ensure it has access in future. The WHO’s main annual meeting, th…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test
    Intellasia East Asia News In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, US and South Korean officials said.…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Rubio pushes Taiwan travel as Trump plays to China on N Korea
    Intellasia East Asia News A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to encourage travel to and from Taiwan, a move that could irritate China as the Trump administration looks to tighten relations with Beijing amid the ongoing situation wi…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan’s Tsai keeps domestic focus amid China’s isolation
    Intellasia East Asia News ” After a year in office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration is shunned by an angry China and facing even greater international isolation. Yet, the island’s first female president seems focused on policy…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan drops money-laundering case against Mega Fin
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwanese prosecutors said on Monday they will not indict Mega Financial Holding Co Ltd for violating anti-money laundering rules, after allegations were brought against it by US authorities. Prosecutors said that while Mega…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Pragmatic Trump distances US from Taiwan

    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’: Seoul
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea fired off an “unidentified projectile” Sunday according to South Korean defence officials, a week after its latest missile launch. “North Korea fired an unidentified projectile at Pukchang, South Pyongan pr…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Asia-Pacific ministers meet seeking to finalise trade pact
    Intellasia East Asia News Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region were meeting in Hanoi on Monday to speed up negotiations seeking to finalise a regional trade pact amid fears of growing trade protectionism. Negotiations for the 16-member Region…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on N Korea missile test
    Intellasia East Asia News The United Nations Security Council is due to meet on Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss North Korea’s latest missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea, diplomats said on Sunday. North Kor…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Asian energy firms lead market gains on hopes for oil ouput cut
    Intellasia East Asia News Energy shares led a broad rally across Asian markets on Monday as oil prices were boosted by growing hopes that an OPEC-led output cut will be extended by another nine months. With the deal agreed between the crude cartel an…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea says it’s ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major US military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile’s combat readi…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Asian stocks track Wall St’s rally despite global worries
    Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks rose Monday, cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in US politics as President Donald Trump began his first official trip overseas as president. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Korea’s Moon names key cabinet members
    Intellasia East Asia News Kim Dong-yeon appointed finance minister with mandate to pursue economic reforms Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s new president, on Sunday began filling key cabinet posts, including finance and foreign affairs, as he embarked on…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • TPP11 demonstrate unity in Vietnam
    Intellasia East Asia News Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed a joint statement from the TPP 11 countries saying it shows unity between the 11 and important next steps for the agreement. This outcome was better than we might have hoped for. It de…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling
    Intellasia East Asia News A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality. A panel of grand…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Japan, Australia, NZ leading efforts to revive TPP
    Intellasia East Asia News Asia-Pacific trade ministers agreed yesterday to try to revive a massive free trade pact, even though the United States reaffirmed its decision to pull out, as fears grow of a new global era of protectionism. The 12-nation T…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan’s health minister arrives in Geneva; to protest WHA exclusion
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan’s Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (???) arrived in Geneva on Saturday and hopes to meet with officials from countries participating in the World Health Assembly (WHA) while protesting to China over Taiwa…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Pacific Rim nations fight to save TPP trade pact
    Intellasia East Asia News Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in Hanoi agreed Sunday to attempt to resuscitate a massive free trade pact thrown into doubt by a Donald Trump-inspired US pullout, as fears rumble of a new global era of protectionism As…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly
    Intellasia East Asia News China’s health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization’s annual assembly until the island’s government accepts the “One China” principle. Health M…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • US and Pacific Rim countries at odds in heated trade meeting
    Intellasia East Asia News Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United States as the Trump administration’s “America First” policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-P…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan’s same-sex marriage ruling could cement its place as Asia’s liberal beacon
    Intellasia East Asia News Chi Chia-wei will find out on Wednesday if his decades long fight to make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage has been a success. Chi, 59, a pioneering Taiwanese gay rights activist, is the celebra…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK Property Stocks Brush Off Latest Cooling Measures
    Intellasia East Asia News Shares in Hong Kong property developers were mixed in Monday morning trading after authorities had another crack at cooling the Asian financial hub’s red-hot property market. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced that…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • INTERVIEW: Shut out of UN forum, Taiwan slams China’s ‘coercion and threats’
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan hopes its allies will stand up to China’s “coercion and threats” that have shut it out of the UN’s annual World Health Assembly (WHA), Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told Reuters on Saturday. Thousa…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Under New CEO, Cathay Cuts Jobs in Biggest Revamp in 20 Years
    Intellasia East Asia News Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Asia’s biggest international airline, will eliminate 600 jobs as part of the biggest revamp in two decades following its first loss in eight years. The majority of affected employees will be in…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • S. Korea’s Moon names top ministers, chief security advisor
    Intellasia East Asia News South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Sunday announced his picks for finance and foreign ministers while appointing a former diplomat as his top security advisor for his new government. Moon announced during a televised pres…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Ghost of the 1997 Crisis Stalks HK’s Economy
    Intellasia East Asia News In 1997, the Asian financial crisis touched off a six-year property bust in Hong Kong that shaved more than two-thirds off prices and saddled the city with a stagnant economy and deflation. As Hong Kong gets ready to celebra…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • The Latest: UN plans to discuss latest Korean missile test
    Intellasia East Asia News The Latest on North Korea’s missile test (all times local): 9 a.m. North Korea has confirmed details of its latest missile launch. The official Korean Central News Agency said Monday morning that the military had tested a…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Loss-making Cathay Pacific makes biggest job cuts in 20 years
    Intellasia East Asia News Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (HKSE:0293.HK – News) said on Monday it was cutting 600 jobs, its biggest headcount reduction in almost two decades, as it seeks to return to profitability in an industry battered by falling tick…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Tillerson says US pressure on N Korea in ‘early stages’
    Intellasia East Asia News US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Sunday that the United States was still in the “early stages” of applying pressure on Pyongyang, after yet another North Korean missile test in defiance of international sanctio…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup
    Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific said Monday it would cut 600 staff including a quarter of its management, as part of its biggest shakeup in two decades to repair its bottom line. In March the company posted its…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea tests another missile; Seoul says dashes hopes for peace
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South’s new liberal government for peace between the neighbo…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK-bound Cathay Pacific flight suffers bird hit
    Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific returned to the airport after a bird crashed into its right side of nose, when it was flying at a low altitude, after 35 minutes of flight. Cathay Pacific Cx 646 flight had a narrow escape when…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Ousted Korean president’s graft trial begins Tuesday
    Intellasia East Asia News Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial Tuesday in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK$300000 drone-killer ‘guns’ available in HK
    Intellasia East Asia News Institutions and government departments looking to beef up security against unauthorised drones will soon be able to purchase an anti-drone “gun” to take down the flying devices. DataExpert Technology, an information sec…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea on Monday declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions and develop an intercontinental rocket capable of striking US…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan’s minister of health to attend bilateral meetings during WHA
    Intellasia East Asia News Despite exclusion from WHA, Taiwan’s minister of health and welfare will attend bilateral meetings during summit Taiwan’s Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (???) has arrived in Geneva last Saturday and will…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea’s regime must go, and the US has options to make that happen
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea might just be the neediest of nation-states. Anytime the world’s attention shifts away — this time to President Trump’s trip to the Middle East — the hermit kingdom knows how to return the world’s colle…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Rubio pushes Taiwan travel as Trump plays to China on N Korea
    Intellasia East Asia News A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation to encourage travel to and from Taiwan, a move that could irritate China as the Trump administration looks to tighten relations with Beijing amid the ongoing situation wi…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea confirms ‘successful’ new ballistic missile test
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea has confirmed it “successfully” launched another medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The state-run KCNA news agency said the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action. The White House said…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 May 17, 11:00pm -

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