Channel News Asia Headlines

  • BreakingAustralia to send surveillance planes to help Philippines fight militants
    Australia's defence force said on Friday it will send two military surveillance aircraft to assist Philippine soldiers fighting Islamist militants, as the archipelago nation battles to regain control of its southern city of Marawi.
    - 17 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:05pm -
  • BreakingTrump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings
    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump admitted on Thursday (Jun 22) he did not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey, after fueling speculation for weeks of secret Oval Office tapes.But Trump's belated admissio…
    - 22 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:00pm -
  • BreakingUS voices concern about violence against monitors in east Ukraine
    WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it was "deeply concerned" about a pattern of violence by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine targeting unarmed civilians of a European mission monitoring the conflict in region.State…
    - 32 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:50pm -
  • BreakingNew token sale for blockchain-based currency EOS to launch on Monday
    NEW YORK: Block.one will launch the sale of a new blockchain-based digital currency or token called EOS on Monday, the tech company said on Thursday.The sale is the latest capital-raising exercise by a technology startup creating its own digital cu…
    - 37 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:45pm -
  • Breaking6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS
    GUATEMALA CITY: A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast on Thursday (Jun 22), injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central Amer…
    - 42 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:40pm -
  • BreakingFrance's Altice USA surges in New York market debut
    NEW YORK: Altice USA shares rallied on Thursday (Jun 22) in their New York market debut after the telecom group controlled by French billionaire Patrick Drahi raised some US$1.9 billion in an initial public offering.Shares jumped nine per cent to c…
    - 52 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:30pm -
  • BreakingUS sues to stop western hospital system from buying clinics
    WASHINGTON: U.S. antitrust enforcers have filed a complaint aimed at stopping a big hospital system in the western United States from buying a series of clinics.The lawsuit is aimed at stopping Sanford Health, which has more than 40 hospitals and 2…
    - 56 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:26pm -
  • BreakingGSK's new CEO aims to divest sports nutrition brand: sources
    GlaxoSmithKline Plc's new Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley is shaking up the British drugmaker's portfolio of smaller products with plans to divest its MaxiNutrition sports nutrition brand, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
    - 56 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:26pm -
  • BreakingTesla eyes manufacturing in China
    NEW YORK: Tesla said on Thursday (Jun 22) it was considering the possibility of manufacturing in China as it ramps up for expansion of its line of electric-powered cars.The California company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk said in an email it wa…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:12pm -
  • BreakingUS physicians move to more flexible mammogram schedule
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women at average risk for breast cancer should be offered screening mammograms every year or two starting at age 40 and they should start regular screening no later than age 50, an influential U.S. group of obstetricians a…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:05pm -

The Economist Asia News

  • BreakingIndia’s raucous democracy is becoming more subdued

    India’s raucous democracy is becoming more subdued

    THE candidate that India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has put forward for the largely ceremonial post of president looks like a canny choice: Ram Nath Kovind, a longtime devotee of a Hindu group allied with the party, but also a dalit…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:33am -
  • The outrageous death of Otto Warmbier

    The outrageous death of Otto Warmbier

    “HOW safe is it? Extremely safe!â€� So read the guidance for North Korea on the website of Young Pioneer Tours when Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old American student, signed up for a five-day trip to North Korea in December 2015. The travel co…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 3:58pm -
  • A feud erupts between Singapore’s prime minister and his siblings

    A feud erupts between Singapore’s prime minister and his siblings

    “WE FEEL big brother omnipresent. We fear the use of the organs of state against us,â€� declared Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, two of the three children of Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore’s prime minister for 31 years, in a state…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • Australia battles Chinese political influence

    Australia battles Chinese political influence

    WHEN Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, urged China earlier this month to respect “the sovereignty of othersâ€�, many took it as criticism of China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea. But the com…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • Sri Lanka debates its antiquated Muslim family laws

    Sri Lanka debates its antiquated Muslim family laws

    TO AVOID being married at 17 to a stranger, the Muslim schoolgirl from Sri Lanka’s north-west tried to commit suicide by swallowing a bottle of her mother’s diabetes pills. While she was recovering in hospital, her parents went ahead an…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • Property disputes are Vietnam’s biggest political problem

    Property disputes are Vietnam’s biggest political problem

    FOR years residents of Dong Tam, a village on the edge of Vietnam’s capital, have fought for the right to continue tending farms on land earmarked for military development. Their patience evaporated in April, when authorities arrested a group…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • China persuades Panama to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan

    China persuades Panama to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan

    There isn’t much Taiwanese shippingTHAT there is only one China, and that Taiwan is merely a renegade province of it, has long been the official doctrine of China’s Communist Party. It follows that no country can have diplomatic ties wi…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • Why North Korea is testing so many missiles

    Why North Korea is testing so many missiles

    IT IS as if Kim Jong Un wants to be seen to be flinging his explosive toys about with ever more abandon. In recent months his rocketmen have fired off missiles in one test after another, often with the young, overfed dictator gleefully looking on. Du…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • How Kim Jong Un builds his personality cult

    How Kim Jong Un builds his personality cult

    No one cuts ribbons more brilliantly than Kim Jong UnFEW could hope to rival the engineering feats of Choe Song Chon. One was a device to hoist a 45-tonne red metal flame atop the Juche Tower in Pyongyang, the showpiece capital of North Korea; the pi…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 2:46pm -
  • Imran Khan’s party improves services in Pakistan’s wildest province

    Imran Khan’s party improves services in Pakistan’s wildest province

    “THEY are getting away with murder,â€� says Khalid Masud, director of the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, the largest in a province long racked by insurgency. Dr Khalid was not talking of the Pakistani Taliban or other extremist groups,…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 2:46pm -
  • Why the world’s biggest school system is failing its pupils

    Why the world’s biggest school system is failing its pupils

    ON THE ground floor of a primary school in Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, five dozen pupils wait for the lunch break. The school has three teachers, but two of them are absent. One is “off sickâ€� and the other, the head teacher, left a…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 2:46pm -
  • Japan gives short shrift to a UN rapporteur looking into press freedom

    Japan gives short shrift to a UN rapporteur looking into press freedom

    IF YOU had to pick someone to ruffle feathers, it would hardly be David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression. A soft-spoken American law professor, Mr Kaye has prodded Japan to address concerns about the independence of its media…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 2:46pm -

Finance Asia Headlines

  • 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 22 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.
    - 29 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.
    - 37 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.
    - 38 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.
    - 42 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.
    - 44 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.
    - 45 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?
    - 64 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 9:29am -

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Intellasia

  • China Falls Short on Curbing N Korea, Trump Says
    Intellasia East Asia News President Trump said on Tuesday that China had not succeeded in getting North Korea to curb its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, an extraordinary admission of failure in his strategy for dealing with the rogue regim…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Trump calls Warmbier death a ‘total disgrace’
    Intellasia East Asia News President Donald Trump called the death of one-time North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier a “total disgrace” Tuesday and appeared to take a swipe at the Obama administration for failing to bring the American student home b…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
    Intellasia East Asia News Chinese cities are cracking down on jaywalkers by installing facial recognition kits at intersections to identify and shame them by posting their photo on public screens, state media said Tuesday. It is the latest use of the…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • N. Korea tour firms mull ban on Americans after Warmbier death
    Intellasia East Asia News The death of US student Otto Warmbier following his incarceration in North Korea has shaken tour companies catering to thrill seekers, with several reconsidering whether to take Americans to the reclusive state. Warmbier, 22…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Asian stocks hit by energy firms as oil dives, Shanghai muted
    Intellasia East Asia News Another sell-off in energy firms dragged Asian markets lower on Wednesday, tracking hefty losses on Wall Street as oil prices tanked, while Shanghai was muted despite MSCI’s decision to include mainland-listed firms in a k…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Trump says China tried but failed to help on N Korea
    Intellasia East Asia News President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear programme have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyon…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK’s next leader Carrie Lam reveals cabinet, top 3 officials stay
    Intellasia East Asia News The cabinet of incoming chief executive Carrie Lam was revealed on Wednesday, with Hong Kong’s top three government officials remaining in their positions. Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Trump says China tried but failed to help on N Korea
    Intellasia East Asia News President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear programme have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyon…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Luanda pips HK as costliest city: study
    Intellasia East Asia News Angola’s capital Luanda has overtaken Hong Kong to become the costliest city in the world for expats, Mercer’s annual survey said Wednesday. Dethroned last year by the Chinese city, Luanda regained the dubious honour des…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • US flies supersonic bombers over Korean Peninsula
    Intellasia East Asia News The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said. The US often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Pricey HK Not as Expensive as Luanda
    Intellasia East Asia News Looking abroad for a cheap place to live? Avoid Angola. Luanda, the capital of the oil-rich nation, retook its ranking as the most expensive city for expatriates from second-place Hong Kong, according to Mercer’s annual su…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Billionaires’ Fortunes Are Being Wiped Out in China’s IPO Frenzy
    Intellasia East Asia News It took just three weeks for Ding Lieming to quintuple his net worth and become a freshly-minted billionaire. Six months later, almost half his fortune was gone. A tale of bold bets gone bad? Nope, just business as usual in…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Looking back: The HKers who left
    Intellasia East Asia News In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad. As the semi-autonomous city prepares to mark…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • China hopes shares finally enter global index
    Intellasia East Asia News A US-based firm is to announce Wednesday whether it will finally include Chinese shares in a key global stock index after three previous rejections. MSCI Inc. has excluded China’s “A” shares from its emerging markets i…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK’s richest man may be stepping away from his massive empire
    Intellasia East Asia News Ports-to-telecoms conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings brushed off talk of an imminent retirement for Chair Li Ka-shing on Tuesday, saying the 88 year-old tycoon, one of Hong Kong’s best known business figures, was in “ver…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Will Otto Warmbier’s death affect US strategy on N Korea?
    Intellasia East Asia News Now to the quiet and tragic end to the sad story of Otto Warmbier, and the implications for the United States’ dealings with his former captors in North Korea. John Yang has that. JOHN YANG: Speaking in the Oval Office, Pr…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Oil’s Slide Hits Stocks; HK Drops on MSCI: Markets Wrap
    Intellasia East Asia News Asian shares retreated and the yen strengthened as crude oil tumbled into a bear market on concern a global supply glut will persist. Shanghai equities were muted after MSCI Inc. added China’s domestic stocks to its emergi…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Family declines autopsy for US student released by N Korea
    Intellasia East Asia News An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the US student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK youths turn their backs on Chinese identity: survey
    Intellasia East Asia News Only 3.1 percent of Hong Kong youths identify themselves as “Chinese” or “broadly Chinese”, a historic low, as the former British colony prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, a pol…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • S. Korean leader blames North for Warmbier death
    Intellasia East Asia News South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Tuesday that North Korea bears responsibility for the death of US student Otto Warmbier, and described its regime as irrational. Ahead of talks here next week with President Donald Tru…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK’s Carrie Lam: ‘I am no puppet of Beijing’
    Intellasia East Asia News Carrie Lam thinks there is a place for her in heaven. “Because I do good things,” she says. She tells me this with a straight face. In fact, the 60-year-old career civil servant is relentlessly serious during an intervie…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Death of US student held by N Korea shocks fellow ex-detainees
    Intellasia East Asia News The death this week of an American university student held prisoner for 17 months by North Korea left Ohio municipal worker Jeffrey Fowle shaken. Fowle, 59, is one of 16 Americans who have been imprisoned by the reclusive st…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • As Li Ka-shing’s Retirement Nears, Spotlight Shifts to Son
    Intellasia East Asia News Victor Li’s moment may have finally arrived. The son of billionaire Li Ka-shing is poised to inherit an empire spanning across more than 50 countries in businesses ranging from telecommunications to retail and ports. The e…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Korea confirms drone discovered in June was from N Korea
    Intellasia East Asia News South Korea’s military said on Wednesday a drone found earlier this month on a mountain near the Demilitarised Zone border was confirmed to have been from North Korea and described it as a “grave provocation” that viol…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Most Taiwanese consider Taiwan, China separate countries, poll suggests
    Intellasia East Asia News Survey of just under 1,000 Taiwanese also showed that 54 per cent of those polled would prefer formal independence from mainland China Three quarters of Taiwanese people think Taiwan and China are two separate countries, whi…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea helping Iran grow its ballistic missile programme, details revealed in report
    Intellasia East Asia News An Iranian opposition group has found 12 sites, not previously disclosed, where the Islamic government is developing ballistic missiles with the help of North Korean experts. The disclosure, one of many in a lengthy and deta…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Support for changes in China policy rises in Taiwan after Panama break
    Intellasia East Asia News More Taiwanese want the island to become a normal country Support for a different China policy peaked after Panama switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing on June 12, according to the findings of a poll released Tuesday.…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Korea Wants to Fire Up a Hyperloop in Just 4 Years
    Intellasia East Asia News SOUTH KOREA’S BULLET trains whisk people from Seoul to the city of Busan, 200 miles to the southeast, in a bit less than three hours. Apparently that isn’t fast enough, because the government wants to build a hyperloop t…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan glass businesses looking for investment opportunities
    Intellasia East Asia News THE Taiwan Glass Industry Association is looking for investment opportunities in the country. This was disclosed by Swaziland Ambassador to Taiwan Thamie Dlamini who led a 23 member delegation of Taiwanese business people. D…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • S. Korea to keep pressure against NK while seeking dialogue: official
    Intellasia East Asia News The new vice unification minister on Tuesday reiterated South Korea’s dual-track policy of pressure and dialogue toward North Korea. Chun Hae-sung made the remark at a time when North Korea has yet to respond to Seoul’s…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • One China, Dual Recognition: A Solution to the Taiwan Impasse
    Intellasia East Asia News “The exclusive recognition convention regarding the PRC and Taiwan has only survived as a peculiar anomaly.” Panama’s decision to shift diplomatic recognition from the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan to the People’…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Korea’s new president: ‘Trump and I have a common goal’
    Intellasia East Asia News Moon Jae-in, who took office last month, thinks his country needs a different strategy to contain its northern neighbour. South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, belongs to a progressive party that has been out of power…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan May export orders beat forecast as China and US demand jump
    Intellasia East Asia News House Speaker Paul D. Ryan reaffirmed Tuesday Congressional Republicans’ intention to give the US tax code a makeover. Among those listening with keen interest to Ryan’s announcement? Taiwanese corporations and investors…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Student’s Death Puts Trump Back to Square One on N Korea (2)
    Intellasia East Asia News The death of a 22-year-old college student in Ohio on Monday has dashed any hopes of a quick detente between the US and North Korea. Otto Warmbier, who spent more than a year imprisoned in the isolated nation after allegedly…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan to send ‘agriculture ambassadors’ to Philippines, Indonesia
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan will send “agriculture youth ambassadors” to the Philippines and Indonesia in an effort to promote bilateral exchanges under the “New Southbound Policy,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday. The minis…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • China Stocks Win MSCI Inclusion as Early Market Reaction Muted
    Intellasia East Asia News Chinese stocks were little moved by MSCI Inc.’s decision to add them to its benchmark indexes, as investors weighed the symbolic importance of inclusion against the limited impact on short-term inflows. While Tuesday’s a…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Thousands gather in Taiwan for festive celebrity funeral
    Intellasia East Asia News Lion dancers and Lamborghinis took part in a massive funeral parade for one of Taiwan’s best-loved television stars on Tuesday (Jun 20), known for his crass jokes and trademark bowl haircut. Funerals in Taiwan are famously…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • China: Otto Warmbier’s death ‘unfortunate’
    Intellasia East Asia News China on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the death of US student Otto Warmbier following his release from North Korea in a coma, and urged Washington and Pyongyang to resolve tensions through dialogue. “I think this is an un…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan Officials Eyeing Republican Plan for Tax Code Overhaul
    Intellasia East Asia News House Speaker Paul D. Ryan reaffirmed Tuesday Congressional Republicans’ intention to give the US tax code a makeover. Among those listening with keen interest to Ryan’s announcement? Taiwanese corporations and investors…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Ford to import Focus cars built in China
    Intellasia East Asia News Ford will import its next-generation Focus sedans into the US market from China, after a highly-publicised move to cancel plans to build the car in Mexico, the company announced Tuesday. The move runs counter to the US car i…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:00pm -

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