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 […]

After the Trump-Kim Summit, Asia is Changing

After the Trump-Kim Summit, Asia is Changing

After the Trump-Kim Summit, Asia is Changing  U.S. News & World Report The US-North Korea summit was great for China, but not so good for the rest of Asia  CNBC Trump hands Xi Jinping a win in Singapore – and may have handed all of Asia to China  South China Morning Post US-North Korea Summit: A handshake that […]

Asia-Pacific stocks edge higher as market mulls Trump's tariffs

Asia-Pacific stocks edge higher as market mulls Trump's tariffs

Edward White in Taipei June 15, 2018 Print this page Equities edged higher in early Asia trading on Friday, feeling the glow from a strong day for global stocks and despite investor concern over the escalating US-China trade dispute. In the markets overnight, the euro came under severe pressure, sovereign bond yields on both sides […]

Backlash and Boycott Over Exclusionary Conference

Backlash and Boycott Over Exclusionary Conference

An academic conference for scholars on Asia scheduled to be held in India next month has turned into a vocal and growing imbroglio over academic freedom after the Indian government banned the attendance of Pakistanis and people of Pakistani descent. The turn of events has become a public relations disaster for the U.S.-based Association for […]

Asia Minute: A Different Summit in Asia

Asia Minute: A Different Summit in Asia

Much of the world’s attention has been focused on the Singapore meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. But another summit meeting in Asia has also produced a series of regional headlines. Sometime before the most awkward phase of the G-7 meeting in Canada, China’s President Xi Jinping called Russian leader Vladimir […]

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 […]

Stocks Climb as Busy Week Begins; Italy Spurs Euro: Markets Wrap

Stocks Climb as Busy Week Begins; Italy Spurs Euro: Markets Wrap

European stocks rose with most Asian shares as investors braced themselves for one of the busiest weeks of the year, during which three of the world’s major central banks will set interest rates, President Donald Trump will meet North Korea’s leader and Brexit will return to the fore. The mood was cautiously risk-on, with the […]

Is Historic China A-Share Inclusion Encouraging Asia's Decoupling From Emerging Markets?

Is Historic China A-Share Inclusion Encouraging Asia's Decoupling From Emerging Markets?

By Andrew Gillan Andrew Gillan discusses the implications of the recent inclusion of China A-shares into MSCI equity indices, and how this should provide a long-deserved boost to both China shares and Asian equities as a distinct asset class. MSCI’s decision to include China A-shares (Shanghai and Shenzhen-listed stocks) in its indices is an important […]

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