Seoul, Singapore have fastest 4G in East Asia

Seoul, Singapore have fastest 4G in East Asia

Mobile analytics company OpenSignal has looked at the 4G download and upload speeds in major cities of East Asia to see how they stack up against one another. Topping the list in a close battle for first are Seoul and Singapore, at average download speeds of 45 Mbps and upload speeds of more than 14 […]

Stars pen op-ed supporting Asia Argento after Anthony Bourdain backlash

Stars pen op-ed supporting Asia Argento after Anthony Bourdain backlash

A number of sexual assault and harassment survivors, including Rose McGowan, Terry Crews, Patricia Arquette, Olivia Munn and Mira Sorvino, penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times defending vocal #MeToo participant and fellow assault survivor Asia Argento after she received backlash over the suicide of her boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain. Since Bourdain’s death, the op-ed […]

Startups! Here's what you need to know before taking on Asia

Startups! Here's what you need to know before taking on Asia

Once your startup has taken off in your local market, expanding geographically is a natural next step. Asia is likely to be on your target list given its promising consumer market that comprises a burgeoning middle-class with a high spending power, as well as increasing mobile and internet connectivity. I’ve seen startups going down this […]

Asian shares gain as markets attempt to shrug off trade war jitters

Asian shares gain as markets attempt to shrug off trade war jitters

Elsewhere, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index edged up by 0.1 percent. On the mainland, Shanghai composite tacked on 0.67 percent, paring some of Wednesday’s sharp losses and the smaller Shenzhen composite climbed 0.9 percent. Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 tacked on 0.67 percent in Sydney. Most sectors rose, with health care leading gains in the morning, […]

5 stunning luxury rooftop bars in Asia that you must see

5 stunning luxury rooftop bars in Asia that you must see

There’s something about gazing at city lights and infinite skies that have people in constant search of the best vantage point. And there is no way better to do that than with a drink in hand at a luxurious rooftop bar. We have rounded up some of Asia’s newest and greatest rooftop bars that boast […]

Freeman Asia Interns Blog About Life Abroad

Freeman Asia Interns Blog About Life Abroad

July 9, 2018 Chaepter Negro ’19 operates an automatic planter during orientation at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) of the Philippines. BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the lush greenery of a farm in rural Philippines, Illinois Wesleyan University students are immersing themselves in the lives and cultures of people halfway […]

Asian stocks gain as tariffs take a backseat; dollar softer

Asian stocks gain as tariffs take a backseat; dollar softer

The improvement in sentiment in the session came after Friday’s developments on the trade front when U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods took effect, ramping up the country’s ongoing trade spat with China. China followed up by promptly imposing duties of its own on the same value of U.S. products. China’s Ministry of […]

Thailand cave rescue: Mission to save boys under way

Thailand cave rescue: Mission to save boys under way

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boys, aged between 11 and 16, have been trapped with their coach since 23 June Rescuers in Thailand have begun a hazardous operation to lead 12 boys and one adult out of a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks. The group are stranded on a […]