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  • A Hindu priest takes charge of India’s most populous state

    A Hindu priest takes charge of India’s most populous state

    TO SOME he is both hero and saint: a shaven-headed, saffron-robed servant of the Lord Shiva who has been elected five times in a row to India’s national parliament and elevated, at just 44 years of age, to the highest political office in a state of…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 3:44pm -
  • Why China is wrong to be furious about THAAD

    Why China is wrong to be furious about THAAD

    THE Chinese authorities are so angry with South Korea that they have cheered on boycotts of South Korean goods and culture, persecuted South Korean firms operating in China and discouraged Chinese tourists from visiting South Korea. China is South Ko…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 3:44pm -
  • The governor of Tokyo declares war on her own party

    The governor of Tokyo declares war on her own party

    Tokyoites first, LDP secondIT IS hard to exaggerate the gall of Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo. She is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which dominates Japanese politics, and briefly served as minister of defence a decade ago. Yet…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 3:44pm -
  • The Thai junta’s 20-year plan omits the most urgent item

    The Thai junta’s 20-year plan omits the most urgent item

    WHEN its tanks rolled into Bangkok in 2014—ousting an elected government that had been paralysed by protests—Thailand’s ruling junta promised that democracy would be back in a jiffy. Three years on, there is still no sign of the promised polls.…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 3:44pm -
  • How a Chinese fishing fleet creates facts on the water

    How a Chinese fishing fleet creates facts on the water

    ON A past visit to the little fishing port of Tanmen, on the island-province of Hainan in southern China, pigs were being driven onto the foredecks of wooden trawlers, while water butts were being lashed down at the stern. Farther down the quay, simi…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 3:44pm -
  • New Zealand declares a river a person
    Three people and a boatIT SOUNDS, admits Chris Finlayson, like a “pretty nutty” idea. Yet the new law that declares the Whanganui river, New Zealand’s third-longest, a legal person, in the sense that it can own property, incur debts and petitio…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 3:03pm -
  • Rex Tillerson talks of a “historic moment” in relations with China

    Rex Tillerson talks of a “historic moment” in relations with China

    ARE China and America preparing some sort of grand deal, to put their relationship on a new footing? Rex Tillerson appeared to hint at this during his first visit to Beijing as America’s secretary of state on March 18th and 19th. Whether such a dea…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 2:26pm -
  • South Koreans are fighting over their flag

    South Koreans are fighting over their flag

    THE taegukgi, South Korea’s national flag, has rarely been as present on the country’s streets as it is today: swung by demonstrators, plastered on trucks and pitched outside big buildings. Yet 42% of South Koreans feel “uncomfortable” when t…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 2:35pm -
  • Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling

    Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling

    “WE ARE like dogs in the street, while your men occupy our homes,” read one of the banners strung up by Tamil protesters, mostly women in saris and ragged children. They had been camping for more than a month in a jumble of makeshift tents on a b…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 3:55pm -
  • Thousands of victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war remain unaccounted for

    Thousands of victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war remain unaccounted for

    There are thousands of candles to light“I STILL believe he’s alive,” says Tharsini Santhirabose with a glazed, fixed smile. She last saw her husband, a fellow guerrilla for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, in the final days of the civil wa…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 3:55pm -
  • Return confiscated property? Never, says India’s government

    Return confiscated property? Never, says India’s government

    Enemies keep out!IT WAS passed on a hasty voice vote, with only 31 of the Rajya Sabha’s 244 members present. All were from the ruling party and ten, oddly enough, were cabinet ministers—an exceedingly rare sight on a quiet Friday afternoon, reser…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 3:55pm -
  • Narendra Modi’s party drubs the opposition in India’s biggest state

    Narendra Modi’s party drubs the opposition in India’s biggest state

    INDIAN media called it a watershed, a tsunami, the dawn of a new political era. But one cartoonist painted a humbler picture of the elections in five states, the results of which were announced on March 11th. His drawing of a crumpled bicycle, a band…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 3:55pm -

Finance Asia Headlines

  • 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.
    - 49 days ago, 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 -
  • It’s time for Shinzo Abe to act
    Japan's prime minister is determined to revive the country's economy, but he has left too much of the hard lifting to the Bank of Japan. It’s time he took responsibility.
    - 22 Sep 16, 5:38pm -
  • Hong Kong's bourse loses global IPO appeal
    Samsonite, Prada and L'Occitane once flocked to the city for IPOs. Now, despite hosting the world's biggest IPO of the year, HK looks like less of a global contender.
    - 22 Sep 16, 9:36am -
  • Punchy CSRC sets sights on IPO sponsors
    Chinese regulator gets aggressive under new boss.
    - 7 Sep 16, 7:01pm -
  • Q&A: JP Morgan's Aurangzeb Muhammad
    The chief executive of JP Morgan's global corporate bank for Asia Pacific talks about the bank's business strategies in India and China and the region operation after Brexit.
    - 21 Aug 16, 10:20am -
  • Bumper bond auction fuels Indonesia amnesty hopes
    From government officials to fund managers, Indonesia's great and good are becoming increasingly excited about the impact of the tax amnesty.
    - 9 Aug 16, 6:18pm -
  • DBS CEO says Swiber charge a "one-off"
    Singapore lender moves to reassure investors ahead of its second-quarter results on Monday after saying it could write down half its exposure to the oil and gas group.
    - 4 Aug 16, 5:45am -
  • The good news from the Bank of Japan
    The BOJ's latest monetary policy meeting led to widespread disappointment. That’s unfair. The changes announced were not showy — but they were essential for the country’s bond investors.
    - 29 Jul 16, 6:18pm -

CNBC Asia

Intellasia

  • BreakingHudson Technologies Comments on U.S. International Trade Commission Vote on Antidumping Petition Related to R-134a from China
    Intellasia East Asia News PEARL RIVER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) announced its support of today’s U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) final vote on the antidumping petition related to R-134a (HFC-1…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:57pm -
  • BreakingJong-nam murder suspect filmed playing snooker in N. Korean embassy
    Intellasia East Asia News A man wanted by the police to facilitate investigations into last month’s murder of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been recorded playing snooker at the North Korean Embassy…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingAsia stocks rise, but gains for dollar, oil capped by jitters
    Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, while the dollar’s gains were limited as US President Donald Trump’s struggle to push through a healthcare reform bill raised doubts over whether he can win support for pro-growth econo…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingAsian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote
    Intellasia East Asia News Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the US Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for the capacity of the administrati…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingN Korea hunger: Two in five undernourished, says UN
    Intellasia East Asia News Two in five North Koreans are undernourished and more than 70 percent of the population relies on food aid, the United Nations says. In a new report, it said most North Koreans also lacked access to basic healthcare or sanit…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingAsia markets enjoy small recovery after big losses
    Intellasia East Asia News Most Asian markets edged up and the dollar saw a small recovery on Thursday as investors tracked a bounce in New York, with focus now on a crucial congressional vote on US healthcare reform later in the day. However, the inc…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingFive Koreans injured in UK parliament attack – ministry
    Intellasia East Asia News Five South Koreans were injured near the British parliament on Wednesday in what UK police called a “marauding terrorist attack,” South Korea’s foreign ministry said in Seoul. Five people were killed in the attack, inc…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingIn Asia’s Infrastructure Race, Vietnam is Among The Leaders
    Intellasia East Asia News It may be one of the smallest economies in Asia, but Vietnam is among those leading the infrastructure race. Vietnam’s public and private sector infrastructure investment averaged 5.7 percent of gross domestic product in r…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingKorea to inject $2.6 billion into ailing shipyard Daewoo
    Intellasia East Asia News South Korea announced Thursday a fresh capital injection for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., seeking to prevent the world’s second-largest shipbuilder from defaulting on its debts. The injection of 2.9 trilli…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingTaiwan plans show to reel in more to join its army
    Intellasia East Asia News It hopes 16-episode military drama can boost recruit numbers as conscription ends in 2018 With many of the young shying away from signing up with the army even as Taiwan prepares to scrap conscription from next year, it plan…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingFailed N Korean missile exploded ‘within seconds,’ US says
    Intellasia East Asia News A North Korean missile fired Wednesday exploded “within seconds of launch,” according to US Pacific Command. US officials confirmed North Korea had attempted to launch a missile near Kalma, on the country’s east coast,…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingAsia stocks advance, dollar, oil recover from multi-month lows
    Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks rose on Thursday, taking their cues from a Wall Street bounce, while the dollar crawled up from a four-month low but remains clouded by concerns about US President Donald Trump’s pro-growth policies. Sterling…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingYoung Chinese jet set shop at HK’s Art Basel
    Intellasia East Asia News Huang Xiaoshuai and his wife last year splashed out $70,000 for a large painting of fish by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody – part of a growing clique of young, affluent Chinese art enthusiasts building their own high-end…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHumiliation for Kim Jong Un as his rocket EXPLODES seconds after launch
    Intellasia East Asia News “A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch.” South Korea confirmed it had also tracked the rocket – just a fortnight after Kim’s regime successfully tested four missiles. It responded by launching a…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingVirgin Australia set to begin HK flights in July
    Intellasia East Asia News Virgin Australia will begin services between Melbourne and Hong Kong in July, expanding its international footprint into Greater China for the first time. From July 5, Virgin Australia said it will operate five return servic…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingKorea raises sunken Sewol ferry
    Intellasia East Asia News South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. Television pict…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingSmuggler caught trying to tiptoe into mainland China with 1,000 diamonds in his shoes
    Intellasia East Asia News A young man recently tried to walk across the border from Hong Kong to mainland China with 1,000 diamonds in the insoles of his shoes, he was trying to hide it, but failed after customs officers at the busy Luohu crossing ha…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingTake that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea has a criticism of US President Donald Trump he probably wasn’t expecting: He’s too much like Barack Obama. North Korea’s state media, which regularly vilified Obama in the strongest terms, had been slow to…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingJoshua Wong, 20-year-old ‘Umbrella’ rebellion leader, decries rigged HK election
    Intellasia East Asia News Days before a controversial election, a student who became the face of the city’s pro-democracy protests in 2014 said Chinese communist leaders are squelching political freedom in this former British colony. “Autonomy is…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingLatest N Korea missile test fails in seconds, US and Korea say
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea’s latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North, officials said. The reported launch fail…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHK’s New Leader Will Inherit a Fragile Economy
    Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong’s next chief executive – to be selected on Sunday – will inherit an economy vulnerable to China’s growing pains on one side and volatile global capital flows on the other. Having weathered war, revolution,…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHow Will Trump Handle the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula?
    Intellasia East Asia News Numerous presidents have faced an international crisis soon after entering the White House. How they handled these crises often defined their approach to foreign affairs. Now, President Trump might be facing his crisis test…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHK: Anglo-America’s Struggling Foothold in China
    Intellasia East Asia News Prominent American propagandist Howard French recently published a lengthy editorial in the Guardian titled, “Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp?,” in which he attempts to buttress an o…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingStruggling in China, Amway bets on technology for turnaround
    Intellasia East Asia News Global direct-selling company Amway Inc is looking to rebuild its business in China with the help of improvements such as an online ordering platform for its agents and experience centers, as sales in the country have fallen…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHK’s Lost Generation
    Intellasia East Asia News On a recent gray spring day, Joshua Wong took a break from the scrum of interviews he was granting by sheltering in Citic Tower, the downtown office building that overlooks the vast reclamation works taking place along this…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingUS is Taiwan’s crucial security and trading partner: Tsai Ing-wen
    Intellasia East Asia News President Tsai reiterates important role US plays in Taiwan security and trade Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (???)reiterated the importance of US in Taiwan’s security and trade, at the annual Hsieh Nien Fan banquet host…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingLi Ka-Shing Signals HK Property Rebound Could Last Years
    Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong’s richest man signaled that the property rebound that’s been pushing up prices in the world’s most expensive housing market could persist for as long as two years as growing demand outweighs government curbs.…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingTaiwan’s central bank will maintain economic momentum, expand domestic demand – cbank gov
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan’s central bank will maintain economic momentum and appropriately expand domestic demand, the central bank governor said in a report to Taiwan’s cabinet on Thursday. The governor also noted that Taiwan faced change…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingLittle choice for HK as China controls leadership race
    Intellasia East Asia News Resentment simmers as committee stacked with Beijing loyalists prepares to pick new chief Two-and-a-half years ago, Nathan Law took to the streets of Hong Kong with tens of thousands of fellow students, demanding Beijing giv…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingSamsung Meeting Overshadowed by Trial, Questions Over Structure
    Intellasia East Asia News Samsung Electronics Co.’s shareholders will be meeting for the first time since the arrest of de facto chief Jay Y. Lee, with questions looming over whether any changes to its corporate structure are in store. The only vot…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHK approved as member of the AIIB
    Intellasia East Asia News City among 13 new members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Hong Kong has been approved as a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the lender said on Thursday. The Beijing-led regional devel…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingUS suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report
    Intellasia East Asia News US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year’s theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed s…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHK Brokers See Election as Chance to Kill IPO Overhaul
    Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong brokerages have called on candidates for the city’s top job to ditch a planned overhaul of how initial public offerings are screened, trying to kill efforts that have been backed by international investors includ…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingNo N Korean arrival since visa requirement
    Intellasia East Asia News No North Korean has entered Malaysia since the visa requirement was imposed from March 6, the Immigration Department said. Its deputy director-general (Control) Datuk Ibrahim Abdullah told Malay Mail that following the chang…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingHK to charge APL and ship captain over Singapore’s Terrex vehicles: report
    Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong customs is expected to press charges against shipping company APL and the captain of the container ship that transported nine Terrex military vehicles belonging to the Singapore Armed Forces into the Chinese city i…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingSamsung Meeting Overshadowed by Trial, Questions Over Structure
    Intellasia East Asia News Samsung Electronics Co.’s shareholders will be meeting for the first time since the arrest of de facto chief Jay Y. Lee, with questions looming over whether any changes to its corporate structure are in store. The only vot…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingTaiwan unveils $29 billion stimulus amid uncertainty over US, China
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan announced a T$882.4 billion ($29 billion) stimulus package on Thursday to boost its export-driven economy in the face of uncertainty from its two largest trading partners, the United States and China. Taiwan’s trade…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingThe Latest: Seoul leader calls for success raising ferry
    Intellasia East Asia News The latest on the South Korean efforts to raise a sunken ferry (all times local): 1:25 p.m. South Korea’s acting head of state has urged government officials to do their best to ensure a successful job salvaging the Sewol…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingTaiwan and US sign new IP enforcement MOU: AIT
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan and US seal new IP enforcement MOU on Wednesday, says AIT director Kin Moy Taiwan and US have signed a new IP enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the response to violations of intellectual propert…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingKorea’s Park Emerges after 14-Hour Interrogation
    Intellasia East Asia News Twenty two hours after she entered the prosecutor’s office, disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye is escorted home under tight security. The ousted leader refusing to speak to journalists early on Wednesday…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingTaiwan’s The News Lens raises Series B, plans to diversify content channels
    Intellasia East Asia News The News Lens has a strict commitment to being an independent news agency, which is especially challenging in Taiwan The News Lens (TNL), an independent Chinese-language news portal out of Taiwan, announced today it has clos…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingSanctioned and Shunned, N Korea Finds Arms Deals in Africa
    Intellasia East Asia News Despite international sanctions, North Korea has found partners across Africa willing to buy arms and make defense deals, says the head of a UN panel of experts that investigated the transactions. According to a UN report re…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingEXCLUSIVE: Taiwan central bank seeks to limit fund flows, sources say, as currency surges
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan’s central bank is asking some custodian banks to stem the flow of fresh capital into its financial markets, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, as the local dollar hovers at mor…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingUS may accuse N Korea in Bangladesh cyber heist: WSJ
    Intellasia East Asia News US prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, and that would charge alleged Ch…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingWhy is Spain in the middle of a spat between China and Taiwan?
    Intellasia East Asia News Spain could soon become the first European Union country to extradite Taiwanese criminal suspects to China, instead of their home island. In December, a joint Spanish-Chinese operation busted what police said was a massive i…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingN Korea Said to Be Target of Inquiry Over $81 Million Cyberheist
    Intellasia East Asia News Federal prosecutors are investigating North Korea’s possible role in theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh in what security officials fear could be a new front in cyberwarfare. The United States attorney…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingTaiwan to Build Own Attack Submarines Within Next 10 Years
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to field a new fleet of domestically-built submarines within ten years. Taiwan-based China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC), the country’s only listed shipbuilder, and the Chungshan Institu…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingKorean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea
    Intellasia East Asia News A 6,800-tonne South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingFrench priest to receive Taiwan citizenship
    Intellasia East Asia News Father Yves Moal has spent 50 years in Taiwan French Catholic missionary Yves Moal will soon receive a Taiwanese passport while being able to keep his original nationality, 50 years after arriving in the country, reports sai…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • BreakingChina’s HNA to buy New York office tower for $2.2 billion -source
    Intellasia East Asia News China’s HNA Group has agreed to purchase a marquee Manhattan office building for $2.21 billion in a deal that showcases the role of Chinese capital in New York’s heady commercial real estate market. The deal for 245 Park…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:00pm -

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