Battle stations: Asia's arms race hots up

Battle stations: Asia's arms race hots up

At Canberra airport, a sleek modern building on the edge of Australia’s sleepy capital, evidence of Australia’s military build-up is everywhere. Almost every advertising hoarding is plastered with the name of an international defence company, such as Raytheon, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and ThyssenKrupp. The promotional blitz has even prompted a “No Airport Arms Ads” campaign to ask the airport to replace […]

Instant noodles reach deeper into hungry Asia

Instant noodles reach deeper into hungry Asia

TOKYO — Sixty years since Japan’s Nissin sold its first packet of chicken ramen, instant noodles have become ubiquitous around the world, with more than 100 billion units sold yearly. Now big producers are zeroing in on growing markets like China, India and Brazil in a bid to capture even more hearts and stomachs. The who’s who of the […]

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Tariff deadline sparks caution in Asia

Tariff deadline sparks caution in Asia

Asian shares have had a cautious start as a deadline for fresh US tariffs on China looms amid speculation US President Donald Trump’s political position could be threatened by the legal woes of two former advisers. US and Chinese officials have met for the first time in over two months to find a way out […]

E-commerce drives Southeast Asia's Sea to record revenue but big losses remain

E-commerce drives Southeast Asia's Sea to record revenue but big losses remain

Sea, one of Southeast Asia’s largest internet companies, continues to see losses although its growing e-commerce business helped it hit record revenue. The Tencent-backed company went public back in October when it raised around $1 billion through an NYSE listing. Its latest earnings released today show revenue broke $200 million for the first time ($219.6 million) […]

Asia Argento Denies Sexual Assault, Says Payoff Was Anthony Bourdain's Idea

Asia Argento Denies Sexual Assault, Says Payoff Was Anthony Bourdain's Idea

Asia Argento said Tuesday that she never had “any sexual relationship” with a man who has accused her of molesting him when he was a minor, and that her former boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, urged her to agree to a financial settlement to end the man’s “long-standing persecution” of her. In a statement first […]

Asia Argento shock: Could #MeToo be damaged by statutory rape allegation against her?

Asia Argento shock: Could #MeToo be damaged by statutory rape allegation against her?

CLOSE Prominent Harvey Weinstein accuser and MeToo advocate, Asia Argento, allegedly paid off a young actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him. Buzz60 Italian actress Asia Argento at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 19, 2018. ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18H171(Photo: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images) Has the #MeToo movement just suffered a black […]

BNP Paribas Sees Profit Revival in Asia's Best Equity Market

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