Asia will miss the globalist Merkel

Asia will miss the globalist Merkel

TOKYO — German chancellor Angela Merkel’s announcement of her planned departure from power was as unflamboyant as the woman herself. There were no grand speeches when she made public her decision in Berlin on Oct. 29.  And there will be no dramatic exit, as she plans to remain chancellor until 2021. But, her statement is […]

Lion Air plane crashes in Indonesia

Lion Air plane crashes in Indonesia

A day after Indonesian Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff from the capital Jakarta, questions are being asked as to what caused the new Boeing jet to suddenly lose altitude, killing all 189 people on board. Divers and rescue teams were working Tuesday to bring passenger remains out of the […]

Air pollution kills 600000 kids annually mostly in Africa, Asia -WHO

Air pollution kills 600000 kids annually mostly in Africa, Asia -WHO

Air pollution kills 7 million people each year including 600,000 children. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that , almost all of these children are in poor countries in Asia and Africa. It also said 9 out of 10 people on the planet breathes in toxic air. Dr. Maria Neira is the WHO’s […]

Stocks in Japan, South Korea and Australia trade up

Stocks in Japan, South Korea and Australia trade up

Investors will likely follow the latest geopolitical developments around the world. In Brazil, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was declared the next president of Latin America’s biggest country. Reports said that with 96 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro has 55.5 percent of the votes. Bolsonaro pledged to reform government finances and reorient diplomatic relations in his […]

Over 130000 march in Asia's largest gay pride parade in Taiwan

Over 130000 march in Asia's largest gay pride parade in Taiwan

Over 130000 march in Asia’s largest gay pride parade in Taiwan  New Straits Times Online Asia’s largest LGBT parade held in Taiwan  NHK WORLD Taiwan holds massive gay pride parade ahead of referendum  NEWS.com.au Taiwan’s Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands, as Votes on Same-Sex Marriage Near  New York Times Full coverage Source link

Southeast Asia benefits from FDI surge in first half

Southeast Asia benefits from FDI surge in first half

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian countries received more foreign direct investment in the first half of this year from a year ago, and this trend is set to continue as escalating U.S.-China trade tensions prompt manufacturers to relocate production from China. According to last week’s report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, net […]

Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'

Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'

A new documentary project filmed in Central Asia seeks both to document and counter violent extremism in the region. A lack of empathy and accurate vocabulary to describe the forces driving radicalization threatens to undermine efforts at understanding the roots of violent extremism in Central Asia, according to the producers of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s […]

AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit Returns to Southeast Asia

AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit Returns to Southeast Asia

Last year AgriBusiness Global™ magazine hosted its third Trade Summit Southeast Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia. More than 400 delegates — from Belgium, China, Egypt, Ghana, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, The Netherlands, and more — attended the event. In addition, 40 exhibitors displayed on site. This year’s event returns to the city, though […]

Asia is more vulnerable than the US in the stock market sell-off, analyst says

Asia is more vulnerable than the US in the stock market sell-off, analyst says

With the current sell-off in global stock markets set to continue for a few more weeks, Asia could emerge as the bigger loser compared to the U.S. given the region’s softer economic prospects, one expert said. That’s because U.S. interest rates are rising on the back of “an environment of generally improving growth,” Kathy Lien, […]

'Destructive Invasive Pest' From Asia Spotted in New York

'Destructive Invasive Pest' From Asia Spotted in New York

A “destructive invasive pest” from Asia was recently confirmed in New York. Download the Hudson Valley Post App The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets confirmed that live and dead spotted lanternflies were found at a tree nursery in Deer Park, Suffolk County, in a shipment originating from Pennsylvania. “We […]