LGBT Tourism and Inclusion in Southeast Asia: A Divided Future?

LGBT Tourism and Inclusion in Southeast Asia: A Divided Future?

Some countries in Southeast Asia do better than others in welcoming LGBT tourists. By Calvin de Wilde for The Diplomat June 21, 2018 Southeast Asia has enjoyed an exponential surge of foreign tourists in the past decade. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the total contribution of tourism to the economy of southeast […]

Asia Stocks Mixed as Trade in Focus; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Mixed as Trade in Focus; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday as concern simmers about an escalation of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Treasury yields and the dollar were steady. Benchmarks in Japan fluctuated, while South Korean shares edged lower and Hong Kong’s rose. Australian stocks extended an eight-year high as banks drove advances and U.S. stock futures […]

Looking Past the Fear, JPMorgan Sees Better Days for Asia Bonds

Looking Past the Fear, JPMorgan Sees Better Days for Asia Bonds

Investors in Asian dollar bonds can look forward to better times for the rest of the year, with junk corporate notes from the region likely to be the best performers, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Analysts at the U.S. bank are forecasting gains to the end of the year for the different segments in […]

Study: Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages

Study: Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages

Even “modest” action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by MIT researchers. The study takes an inventive approach to modeling the effects of both climate change and economic growth on the world’s most heavily populated continent. Roughly […]

Asia Argento pays tribute to Anthony Bourdain in first Instagram post since chef's death

Asia Argento pays tribute to Anthony Bourdain in first Instagram post since chef's death

Asia Argento has paid touching tribute to her late partner, the celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, by posting a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a t-shirt saying simply: “Legends never die.” The Italian actress’s return to social media also included a quote attributed to Plato which reads: “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing […]

China's top 100 brands for 2018

China's top 100 brands for 2018

This look at China’s Top 100 brands is part of Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Asia’s Top 1000 Brands report. For more on China and the status of Chinese brands according to our research, see the China market report. The aggressive expansion of China’s top smartphone maker, Xiaomi 小米, into new product categories and new global markets is paying brand […]

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 […]

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