Asia's booming dog meat business and the activists seeking to end a cruel trade

Asia's booming dog meat business and the activists seeking to end a cruel trade

Every second somewhere in Asia a dog is slaughtered – flayed or cooked alive, bludgeoned to death, or poisoned – to feed a growing appetite for dog meat in China and other countries in the region. That’s 30 million dogs a year. Last week in Beijing, Humane Society International (HSI) handed over a letter signed […]

Does EU biofuel deal compromise the environment for trade with Southeast Asia?

Does EU biofuel deal compromise the environment for trade with Southeast Asia?

Last week, the EU agreed on a package of legislation to increase the use of renewable energy in Europe, including the gradual elimination of palm oil in transport fuel by 2030. The decision presents a delicate balance between the EU’s environmental protection goals and relations with palm oil exporters Malaysia and Indonesia. In January, the European […]

LGBT Tourism and Inclusion in Southeast Asia: A Divided Future?

LGBT Tourism and Inclusion in Southeast Asia: A Divided Future?

Some countries in Southeast Asia do better than others in welcoming LGBT tourists. By Calvin de Wilde for The Diplomat June 21, 2018 Southeast Asia has enjoyed an exponential surge of foreign tourists in the past decade. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the total contribution of tourism to the economy of southeast […]

Carlyle raises $6.55 billion for new Asia fund

Carlyle raises $6.55 billion for new Asia fund

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Carlyle Group (CG.O) said on Thursday it had raised $6.55 billion (4.98 billion pounds) for its Asia private equity fund, its biggest ever, which will seek buyout and strategic investment opportunities across a wide range of sectors in the region. A general view of the lobby outside of the Carlyle Group […]

Looking Past the Fear, JPMorgan Sees Better Days for Asia Bonds

Looking Past the Fear, JPMorgan Sees Better Days for Asia Bonds

Investors in Asian dollar bonds can look forward to better times for the rest of the year, with junk corporate notes from the region likely to be the best performers, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Analysts at the U.S. bank are forecasting gains to the end of the year for the different segments in […]

Study: Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages

Study: Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages

Even “modest” action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by MIT researchers. The study takes an inventive approach to modeling the effects of both climate change and economic growth on the world’s most heavily populated continent. Roughly […]

The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia

The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia

Last year, money sent to low- and middle-income countries by migrant workers rebounded to a record level. After two consecutive years of decline, $466 billion in remittances were recorded by the World Bank. In Central Asia, where 10 million people are estimated to be on the move, the phenomenon of out-migration for work is felt […]

China's top 100 brands for 2018

China's top 100 brands for 2018

This look at China’s Top 100 brands is part of Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Asia’s Top 1000 Brands report. For more on China and the status of Chinese brands according to our research, see the China market report. The aggressive expansion of China’s top smartphone maker, Xiaomi 小米, into new product categories and new global markets is paying brand […]

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