Avoiding World War III in Asia

Avoiding World War III in Asia

World War II still hasn’t ended, yet World War III already looms. When China and Japan agreed to normalize relations in 1945, it was stipulated that the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands (a string of uninhabited rocks equidistant from Japan, China and Taiwan) would not be militarized and the dispute would be put off for future generations. […]

Iran restore Asian pride

Iran restore Asian pride

John Duerden gives his view on the opening games for two of Asia’s representatives – Iran and Saudi Arabia – in Russia. SAINT-PETERSBURG: Thursday was a tough day for Asian football as an average Russian team thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening round of the 2018 World Cup. In the build-up to the game […]

Japan urges North Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Japan urges North Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday (June 16) called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to jointly overcome their mutual distrust, as he confirmed ongoing efforts to arrange a Japan-North Korea summit. In a television interview, Mr Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side “through various channels” […]

Asia Pacific Attractive for Private Equity Buyouts, Especially Southeast Asia, Survey Says

Asia Pacific Attractive for Private Equity Buyouts, Especially Southeast Asia, Survey Says

Southeast Asia   Asia, and Southeast Asia in particular, is likely to become a more attractive market for buyouts in the next three years, according to a recent survey by Coller Capital. The “Private Equity Barometer” survey is a twice-yearly overview of the plans and opinions of 112 private equity investors, or limited partnerships (LPs), based in North America, Europe, […]

Fast Asia Open: Trump tariffs, China house prices

Fast Asia Open: Trump tariffs, China house prices

Edward White in Taipei June 15, 2018 Print this page US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on some $50bn in imports from China, in a move expected to be announced Friday.  The final decision came at a meeting of his top trade advisers in the White House late Thursday, according to people […]

DBS Transforming Wealth Management Hiring in Asia

DBS Transforming Wealth Management Hiring in Asia

Virtual Recruiting at DBS DBS said it plans to hire up to 40 percent more wealth planning mangers in Asia this year. The interview process will see a dramatic change. Singapore’s largest bank wants to almost double the number of wealth planning managers it recruits this year. To support its in-house recruiters the lender is […]

2018 Consumer Electronics Show Asia kicks off in Shanghai

2018 Consumer Electronics Show Asia kicks off in Shanghai

An exhibitor introduces a type of small household teaching robot during the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia in Shanghai, east China, June 13, 2018. Nearly 500 companies took part in the CES Asia, which kicked off here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe) Source link

No matter what, the Trump-Kim summit looks likely to upend Asia's strategic situation

No matter what, the Trump-Kim summit looks likely to upend Asia's strategic situation

If dialogue breaks down on Tuesday, that may indicate to U.S. and North Korean officials that diplomacy as a strategy has failed, leaving only military solutions on the table. “Failure to reach any deal would almost certainly return the military option to the fore as the U.S. administration’s preferred means of removing the North Korean […]

Asia Stocks Shrug Off G-7 Fallout; Dollar Steadies: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Shrug Off G-7 Fallout; Dollar Steadies: Markets Wrap

Most Asian stocks pushed higher Monday, with limited fallout from a tumultuous G-7 meeting at the weekend. The euro rose after Italy’s new finance minister confirmed his commitment to the common currency, and European futures pointed to gains. Japanese, Hong Kong and South Korean shares showed modest advances while China stocks underperformed. Australia’s markets shut […]

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