Southeast Asia's strongmen unite against political dissidents

Southeast Asia's strongmen unite against political dissidents

BANGKOK — In moves that appear to portend greater political oppression in Southeast Asia, the region’s authoritarian governments are closing ranks on political dissidents who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Thai Immigration this week helped Hun Sen, Cambodia’s 65-year-old prime minister of 33 years, by detaining Sam Serey, head of the opposition Khmer National […]

Coordination Asia turns historic Shanghai building into restaurant for the Instagram generation

Coordination Asia turns historic Shanghai building into restaurant for the Instagram generation

An old school building in Shanghai has been transformed by Coordination Asia into a restaurant with social media-optimised decor. The local architecture and interior design studio overhauled the 19th century building for Gaga restaurants, to create Changning Villa. “The Gaga restaurants attract a young, well-informed Shanghai crowd that is constantly on a hunt for the […]

Asia Stocks Rise on Earnings Boost; Bonds Rally: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Rise on Earnings Boost; Bonds Rally: Markets Wrap

By April 26, 2018, 5:43 PM EDT Updated on April 26, 2018, 10:00 PM EDT Asian stocks climbed as the latest bout of earnings results buoyed sentiment in the technology sector and traders monitored a historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. The dollar held gains and Treasuries rebounded. Most equity markets […]

The Kolkata derby: Asia's fiercest footballing rivalry

The Kolkata derby: Asia's fiercest footballing rivalry

Editor’s Note: This article forms part of a series of content being produced for Al Jazeera in association with the launch of its new football podcast, Game of Our Lives. — India was still under British control when East Bengal Football Club faced Mohun Bagan AC for the first time in the northeastern city of Kolkata’s football […]

Asia Private Wealth Boom Drives Credit Suisse Surge in Assets

Asia Private Wealth Boom Drives Credit Suisse Surge in Assets

Asia is getting richer and that’s fueling growth thousands of miles away at Credit Suisse Group AG. The Zurich-based firm — which reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue — added 6.2 billion francs ($6.3 billion) of new assets in its Asia Pacific business in the first quarter, the most in at least two years and […]

US Stocks Slide on Caterpillar Warning, Rising Bond Yields

US Stocks Slide on Caterpillar Warning, Rising Bond Yields

Updated April 24, 2018 3:32 p.m. ET Treasury yield hits 3% Most S&P sectors swing lower Crude oil falls The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly tumbled more than 600 points Tuesday, on track to extend its losing streak to five sessions, as a warning from industrial giant Caterpillar and rising government bond yields spooked investors. […]

Asia set to open higher despite Wall Street's tepid session

Asia set to open higher despite Wall Street's tepid session

Asia markets mostly rose in early trade on Tuesday despite the Dow and the Nasdaq stumbling amid a decline in tech shares. In Australia, the ASX 200 climbed 0.2 percent, with most sectors notching gains. The heavily weighted financial sector gained 0.57 percent as major banking names in the country rose. Shares of ANZ were […]

New rivals to Grab emerge in Southeast Asia after Uber merger

New rivals to Grab emerge in Southeast Asia after Uber merger

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE — At the entrance of a mall in downtown Jakarta, shoppers wait with smartphones in hand for motorcycle taxis to arrive from the Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab, or its homegrown rival, Go-Jek. A woman sitting on the back of a motorbike says she books rides almost every day. Similar scenes play out in cites […]

Phinisi-style superyacht wins at Asia Boating Awards

Phinisi-style superyacht wins at Asia Boating Awards

Dunia Baru, a 51-meter-long phinisi-style superyacht, was named Best Asia-based Charter Company at the 2018 Asia Boating Awards. Announced on April 11 at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove in Singapore, the awards, hosted by the Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, celebrated the best of the superyacht industry in Asia. Dunia Baru bested five other Asia-based charter […]

Alafouzos agrees to sell Panathinaikos to Pan Asia for just one euro

Alafouzos agrees to sell Panathinaikos to Pan Asia for just one euro

Panathinaikos owner Yiannis Alafouzos announced on Saturday he has accepted the proposal of the Pan Asia Investment fund for the acquisition of his controlling stake in the Athens soccer club. In a statement that Alafouzos’s office has released, it is revealed that he has sent a letter to the investment fund accepting the proposal which […]

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