Dollar Squeeze Coming? Watch Asia's Politicians

Dollar Squeeze Coming? Watch Asia's Politicians

The dollar’s best quarterly run of Donald Trump’s presidency is no doubt causing discomfort in Asia. But while the greenback is getting expensive, it’s not yet scarce. To gauge the risk of a shortage, you have to read the political tea leaves from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi and Beijing. Suppose you’re an Indian bank. A customer wants $100 […]

Asia takes the stage

Asia takes the stage

With help from Ben Lefebvre, Eric Wolff and Darius Dixon Welcome back to our pop-up newsletter on the World Gas Conference in Washington, where the Asian gas heavyweights took to the stage. Let’s jump in: Story Continued Below WAR AGAINST COAL, BATTLEFIELD ASIA: When it comes to demand for liquefied natural gas, Asia has far […]

Why medical tourism is lucrative for Asia, despite hiccups in Hong Kong

Why medical tourism is lucrative for Asia, despite hiccups in Hong Kong

It might not have the intellectual appeal of cultural getaways or the glamour of luxury beachfront retreats, but medical tourism is big business, especially in Asia. Indeed, Hong Kong recently found itself at the centre of its own medical tourism maelstrom, after United States pharmaceutical company Merck – known as MSD outside North America – […]

Europe Stocks Advance; Treasury Yields Edge Higher: Markets Wrap

Europe Stocks Advance; Treasury Yields Edge Higher: Markets Wrap

Shares in Europe advanced and equities in Asia drifted as investors hit pause on a selloff triggered by fears over growing restrictions to global trade and investment. Treasury yields headed higher for the first time in four sessions. Miners and banks were among the biggest winners in Europe as the Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained, […]

Defense secretary visits Alaska en route to Asia

Defense secretary visits Alaska en route to Asia

The Department of Homeland Security has “come to us asking us to build temporary camps on two of our bases,” Mattis told reporters on board his plane at the beginning of a trip that will take him to Alaska, China, South Korea and Japan. “We are in a logistics support response mode,” with DHS, Mattis […]

UAERF handover of balls to MOE GIR programme

UAERF handover of balls to MOE GIR programme

UAE Rugby Federation’s Impact Beyond project gains more momentum with the delivery of 800 balls to the UAERF’s schools programme in public schools. Mr. Salman Hadi, Vice Chairman of UAERF and Chairman of the Development Committee and Mr. Hamdan Suliman, CEO of UAE RF officially handed over 800 rugby balls to the Ministry of Education […]

Does EU biofuel deal compromise the environment for trade with Southeast Asia?

Does EU biofuel deal compromise the environment for trade with Southeast Asia?

Last week, the EU agreed on a package of legislation to increase the use of renewable energy in Europe, including the gradual elimination of palm oil in transport fuel by 2030. The decision presents a delicate balance between the EU’s environmental protection goals and relations with palm oil exporters Malaysia and Indonesia. In January, the European […]

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