Friday, August 23, 2019

BlueJeans Network Announces Regional Leadership for Asia Pacific

SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Jeans Network, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Luke Richardson as...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares find support, still waiting on stimulus

* Asian stock markets : https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4* Asia aided as strong retail earnings lift Wall St* Fed minutes show division on rate cuts, yields...

Asia shares find support, still waiting on stimulus

A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside...

Mahathir expected to reshuffle Cabinet soon

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The first reshuffle of Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet is due anytime and a few ministers...

Asia set to trade higher following overnight gains on Wall Street

Asia Pacific markets traded up on Thursday, likely taking cues from Wall Street, where stocks gained overnight after strong quarterly results lifted investor...

Stocks Mixed, Treasuries Flat as Traders Mull Fed: Markets Wrap

Stocks in Asia drifted early Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting did little to alter expectations for more interest-rate cuts. READ...

Asia's Chocolate Bonanza Sparks Quest for Locally Grown Beans

The solution is to increase production in Indonesia, the top supplier and processor in the region, according to the Cocoa Association of Asia....

Cracks in Asian alliances a worry, says US commander

TOKYO • The commandant of the United States Marine Corps has said that any crack in alliances in Asia that helped counter threats...

HSBC Weighs Bid for Aviva's Asian Assets in Diversity Push

Aviva has been capitalizing on the surging ranks of middle class consumers in Asia, many of whom are newcomers to life insurance policies. READ...

Lahore Archbishop says Christians are close to Muslims in Indian Kashmir

Tensions continue in the border state after Jammu and Kashmir loses its special status. Christians, Hindus and Baha'is call for peace and pray...

UNFCCC Media Alert: Invitation to Webinar for Journalists on Asia-Pacific Climate Week

On 27 August, a week ahead of the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW, 2 – 6 September in Bangkok, Thailand), senior UN staff will...

Juventus look to expand in Asia with new Hong Kong branch

Italian champions Juventus announced on Wednesday that they have opened a new branch in Hong Kong as the Serie A giants look to...

Football: Juventus look to expand in Asia with new Hong Kong branch

MILAN: Italian champions Juventus announced on Wednesday...

Mirpur slum fire victims blame arson set to clear them out

Survivors say they could smell kerosene when their homes were burning. Residents blame Md. Elias Uddin Mollah, an Awami League MP. Caritas will...

South Korea urges region to embrace multilateralism, free trade

Diplomacy, Economics Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court As seen in the Daily Star. Pakistan said on Tuesday it would take its...

Terms of Trade: Ugly Asia Exports Set to Look Even More Hideous

In Asia, one surprise increase in export growth is what passes for relatively good trade news these days. A man stands on...

Thirty-one seminarians involved in summer pastoral outreach in Ho Chi Minh City

Students from the dioceses of Mỹ Tho, Phú Cường and Phan Thiết took part in the initiative undertaken by the St Joseph Major...

Calls for reconciliation come from Hong Kong whilst China holds British consulate worker

Former Financial Secretary John Tsang calls for dialogue, forgiveness and reconciliation between protesters and government. Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she is open...

Asia's Ugly Exports Are About to Look Even More Hideous

The Taiwan and South Korea news followed numbers Monday showing Japan's merchandise exports dropped for an eighth straight month. It all fits ... READ SOURCE...

Welcome to the Philippines' space age: Inquirer

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Science geeks rejoice. Republic Act No. 11363 or the Philippine Space Act, which lays the groundwork...

Syrian refugees: Deadline to leave Istanbul extended to October 30

 Originally the date was August 27th.  Those who do not leave the metropolis on a voluntary basis will be expelled.  The irregular will...

Shan State, closed schools and villages deserted amid clashes between the army and rebels

In the north of the region, violent skirmishes between government troops and militias of the Northern Alliance.  The cities of Naung Cho, Kyaukme,...

Chennai High Court withdraws charges against 'dangerous' Christian schools

Judge S Vaidyanathan had written that mixed classes are "very dangerous" for girls and that Christian missionaries are often accused of carrying out...

Ongoing protests could drag down economies in both Hong Kong and China: Bank of...

HONG KONG: A major bank warned on Wednesday...

ForexLive Asia FX news wrap: Iron ore down, AUD up

There was only a light flow of news and data for the session here in Asia. Moves across forex reflected an easing in...

As Asia's aviation sector grows, will its airports gain green wings?

Asia’s aviation industry is taking flight, putting a spotlight on its proliferating airports’ impact on the environment. More than half of all new air...

Hong Kong Going Through Critical Period Every Day: Asia-Analytica

Pauline Loong, managing director at research company Asia-Analytica, talks about the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. She speaks with ... READ SOURCE

Central banks in Asia are cutting rates to prop up their economies — but...

Bangkok, Thailand.Getty ImagesAs the global economy threatens to slow down, central banks around the world have been slashing interest rates. But that alone...

BG Asia exits Mahanagar; sells stake at Rs 780/share

Mumbai: BG Asia Pacific Holding sold 98.78 lakh shares or 10 per cent stake in Mahanagar Gas on Tuesday at an average price...

US seeks deal to send asylum seekers from Africa and Asia to Panama

The Trump administration is trying to reach a deal with the Panama government that would allow the United States to send asylum seekers...