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 […]

Turkish and UK currencies under pressure

Turkish and UK currencies under pressure

Monday 11:00 BST What you need to know Turkish lira down 1% after inflation data European stocks mixed after weak Asia trading FTSE 100 rises on weaker sterling Sterling below $1.29 as EU negotiator dismisses UK plan Italian yields elevated after Fitch cuts outlook to negative US stock market closed for Labor Day holiday Leading […]

Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it's the 'Energy of Asia'

Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it's the 'Energy of Asia'

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia billed itself the “Energy of Asia” during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country’s diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations. The opening ceremony two weeks ago was highly choreographed, but the athletes starred in most of the closing pomp […]

Southeast Asia strengthens FTAs to head off trade tensions

Southeast Asia strengthens FTAs to head off trade tensions

SINGAPORE — The countries of Southeast Asia affirmed their support for free trade on Saturday as uncertainties in the global trade environment threaten to hurt exports, which they see as crucial to their economic growth. The economic ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed to strengthen individual free trade agreements on top of the broader Regional […]

Will selectors rest Virat, Hardik for Asia Cup?

Will selectors rest Virat, Hardik for Asia Cup?

MUMBAI: Will Virat Kohli play in the Asia Cup or not? This million dollar question will be answered on Saturday when the Indian team will be picked for the continental tournament, which will be held in UAE this time, in the 50-over format from September 15. Having cracked two hundreds and more than 400 runs […]

Asia's Digital Revolution

Asia's Digital Revolution

Finance & Development, September 2018, Vol. 55, No. 3 PDF version Asia’s Digital Revolution A new wave of digital innovation is reshaping Asia, raising the region’s growth potential Tahsin Saadi Sedik Asia is embracing the digital revolution. Companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu are providing a wide range of services from e-commerce to fintech […]

Rain Dove, partner of Rose McGowan breaks silence on Asia Argento, leaked text messages

Rain Dove, partner of Rose McGowan breaks silence on Asia Argento, leaked text messages

CLOSE Prominent Harvey Weinstein accuser and MeToo advocate, Asia Argento, allegedly paid off a young actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him. Buzz60 Asia Argento poses on May 19, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.(Photo: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images) Rain Dove, the model who is dating Rose McGowan, is speaking out about […]

What Body Positivity Looks Like in Asia

What Body Positivity Looks Like in Asia

What Body Positivity Looks Like in Asia In this episode of Crazy Queer Asians, Ashley and Mo discuss evolving views on body size. August 29 2018 4:21 PM EDT For most Asian women, the desired look is tiny and white. Ashley and Mo dissect how the culture got this way and how some free-thinkers are […]