Stocks rise as US midterms spring few surprises

Stocks rise as US midterms spring few surprises

Wednesday 19.15 GMT What you need to know Global equities head for seventh successive advance S&P 500 up 1.6%; Nasdaq 1.9% higher Dollar and Treasury yields fall as Democrats take the House Focus turns to Federal Reserve meeting Oil prices hit by US inventories report Overview Global stocks continued their recovery following October’s steep sell-off […]

Asia mixed in early trade as investors await US midterm election results

Asia mixed in early trade as investors await US midterm election results

Asia markets were mixed in early trade Wednesday as investors awaited the results of the much-anticipated midterm elections in the U.S. that could potentially have significant implications. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was up 0.65 percent while the Topix index added 0.61 percent. In South Korea, the Kospi traded 0.48 percent lower while Australia’s ASX 200 was […]

Japan gains and China slides in mixed Asia markets

Japan gains and China slides in mixed Asia markets

Tuesday 07.00 GMT What you need to know US midterm elections leave investors in cautious mood Outcome of vote could create legislative deadlock in Washington Japan stocks gain while Hong Kong equities drop Sterling touches 2-week high Oil prices retreat Hot topic Sentiment on global stock markets remained cautious, with the US midterm elections adding […]

Asia's ultra-rich fuel family office boom in Singapore and Hong Kong

Asia's ultra-rich fuel family office boom in Singapore and Hong Kong

Family offices or private investment vehicles are increasingly mushrooming around Singapore and Hong Kong as they scramble to cater to the wealth management needs of Asia’s ultra-rich. The rich are favouring family offices as they get personalised attention and are able to have a bigger say in their wealth management, Reuters reports. A relatively new […]

Asia Bibi's lawyer flees Pakistan in fear for his life, associate says

Asia Bibi's lawyer flees Pakistan in fear for his life, associate says

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Osaka Gas looks to Southeast Asia for LNG business

Osaka Gas looks to Southeast Asia for LNG business

Osaka Gas Co Ltd is considering expanding its Southeast Asia operations, a top executive said, tapping a region where natural gas demand is booming but domestic reserves are dwindling fast. Osaka Gas, one of the world’s biggest gas utilities and importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is increasingly turning abroad as it faces faltering demand […]

England's chance to spin a new narrative in Asia

England's chance to spin a new narrative in Asia

ENGLAND TOUR OF SRI LANKA, 2018 Gokul Gopal • Last updated on Sat, 03 Nov, 2018, 11:53 AM Will this pair of England spinners outshine their Sri Lankan counterparts? © Getty As much as Asian batsmen dread playing pace and seam in conditions outside of the subcontinent, correspondingly the overseas batsmen are left in a fix when […]

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Phone services blocked across Pakistan

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Phone services blocked across Pakistan

Blasphemy case: Pakistan army spokesperson urges protesters to let the legal process take its course Protesters rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Update: Reports began coming in at around 4.30pm UAE time that […]

Leaving Asia for the unknown, thousands disappear in transit

Leaving Asia for the unknown, thousands disappear in transit

GENTIOUX-PIGEROLLES, France (AP) — When Almass was just 14, his widowed mother reluctantly sent him and his 11-year-old brother from their home in Afghanistan all the way to Germany via a chain of smugglers. The payment for their trip was supposed to get them away from the Taliban. Now Almass’ young brother is among the […]