Decline in banks, miners adds pressure to markets; oil slips – CNBC

European markets fell further into the red on Friday afternoon, on the back of weak trade in the U.S., as investors overseas digested the hawkish rhetoric from Federal Reserve officials. This week, several Fed officials have commented on when might be the best time for the central bank to raise interest rates, especially as the […]

Randall Stephenson’s war on robocalls begins – Dallas Morning News

Randall Stephenson’s war on robocalls begins – Dallas Morning News

Friday was a big day for a local guy. Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, formally took control of the federal government’s latest attempt to stop annoying robocalls. At the request of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Stephenson is chairing the Robocall Strike Force, which had its first meeting Friday in Washington at FCC headquarters. […]

The Most Intriguing Hardware at IDF 2016 – PC Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO—With no new major processor announcement directly tied to the show this year, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) was a little hardware-deficient. The two keynote addresses, from Brian Krzanich on Tuesday and Murthy Renduchintala and Diane Bryant on Wednesday, dealt more with the broader issues Intel is exploring within the Internet of […]

PH bet wins Miss Asia 2016 … – Rappler

PH bet wins Miss Asia 2016 … – Rappler

Congratulations, Trixia Maria Maraña! PH FIRST WIN. Miss Asia 2016 Trixia Maria Maraña gets a kiss from her court after winning the title last August 18 in India. Photo from Facebook/Miss Asia MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ own Trixia Maria Maraña won the title of Miss Asia 2016 last Thursday, August 18 in Kerala, India. […]

Southeast Asia Is Having Its Best Olympics Ever – FiveThirtyEight

Southeast Asia Is Having Its Best Olympics Ever – FiveThirtyEight

As the Olympics wind down, it’s customary to argue about which parts of the world performed best relative to expectations. The U.S. is a reasonable answer. Maybe Armenia. Probably not India. Definitely not Russia. Here’s a dark horse candidate: Southeast Asia. Despite a population over 600 million, Southeast Asia hasn’t seen a lot of Olympic […]

ST Future Economy Roundtable: 3 Risks and positive trends for Asia – The Straits Times

Q. Professor Mahbubani, what is the big picture on Asia? KISHORE MAHBUBANI: The Western countries are in trouble. Europe is drifting. The United States is agonised because they might actually have Donald Trump as their next president. But it’s a mistake to think that just because the advanced, developed countries are going through these paroxysms, […]

Positively Asia – The Straits Times

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