Your Tuesday News Briefing: China, Russia, Climate Change

Your Tuesday News Briefing: China, Russia, Climate Change

Asia and Australia Edition (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. A rare rebuke of China’s human rights abuses, stalled efforts to help the developing world deal with climate change and a growing U.S. drone presence in Africa. Here’s the latest. Image CreditJohannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • The […]

Asia markets mixed in the afternoon as US-China trade jitters linger

Asia markets mixed in the afternoon as US-China trade jitters linger

Wall Street ended the trading week in negative territory on Friday. The Nasdaq Composite slid by 0.3 percent to close at 7,902.54, declining for the fourth straight day and posting its worst start to September since 2008. The S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent to close at 2,871.68. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 79.33 […]

Asia: The future is female

Asia: The future is female

A Vietnamese woman drives a motorbike past a factory in an industrial zone in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017 as the city hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings. AFP FILE PHOTO Asia is a powerhouse of growth in the global economy. From the 1980s onwards, economic development […]

Asia Cup: Hong Kong gear up for a brush with the top guns

Asia Cup: Hong Kong gear up for a brush with the top guns

Budding cricketers of the ICC Academy with the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 trophy in Dubai. Dubai: It will be baptism by fire for qualifiers Hong Kong, who have been drawn to meet Pakistan and India in their opening fixtures of the Asia Cup which gets under way next week. Hong Kong, which stopped the UAE […]

Jimmy Bennett's Attorney Responds To Asia Argento's Allegations, Calling Them “Slanderous” And “Offensive”

Jimmy Bennett's Attorney Responds To Asia Argento's Allegations, Calling Them “Slanderous” And “Offensive”

An attorney for Jimmy Bennett said he is “disgusted” by the “misrepresentations and mischaracterizations” made by Asia Argento’s lawyer, who claimed the actress was the victim of sexual assault — not the young actor. In a lengthy post Wednesday, Argento’s attorney disputed allegations that Argento had sexually assaulted the then-17-year-old actor in a 2013 hotel […]

Asia-Pacific stocks post new declines over emerging markets, trade

Asia-Pacific stocks post new declines over emerging markets, trade

Friday 05.30 BST What you need to know Stock benchmarks down across the board in Asia Brent crude headed for weekly loss Energy equities drop on overnight fall for oil benchmarks Australian dollar loses ground as proxy for Asia risk Overview Asia-Pacific equities fell again on Friday following a discouraging lead-in from Wall Street, and […]

Southeast Asia's Fave raises $20M and adds mystery strategic investor from China

Southeast Asia's Fave raises $20M and adds mystery strategic investor from China

So you thought group-buying was dead?! Not in Southeast Asia where Fave, a company that aims to connect local merchants with customers using discount sales, has closed a $20 million Series B round as it explores expansion opportunities. The startup began as fitness subscription service KFit, but it pivoted group-buying and coupons after it acquired Groupon’s […]

Recapping Russell Westbrook's Asia Tour

Recapping Russell Westbrook's Asia Tour

OKC Thunder guard and international icon Russell Westbrook teamed up with the Jordan brand to take the Why Not? Tour overseas to Asia. Just because the OKC Thunder are one of the smallest markets in the NBA, doesn’t mean Russell Westbrook’s influence stops at the state’s borders or even the nation’s coasts. Westbrook’s third annual […]

Asia Stocks Face Drop Amid EM Turmoil, Dollar Gain: Markets Wrap

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Asia stocks drift as US-China trade decision nears

Asia stocks drift as US-China trade decision nears

Equities benchmarks in Asia diverged in lieu of any direction from Wall Street, which was closed on Monday for a market holiday. Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 index was off 0.3 per cent, dragged down by a 1.2 per cent fall from energy stocks and a 0.7 per cent dip by financials.  In Hong Kong the Hang […]