Who Will Win the Race to be the “Crypto Valley of Asia”? – CryptoGlobe

Who Will Win the Race to be the “Crypto Valley of Asia”? – CryptoGlobe

Phuong Nguyen is Co-Founder and CTO of Remitano, a peer to peer crypto exchange which aims to create an open financial system to the emerging and developing markets. Phuong has years of experience in the cryptocurrency field and his current projects focus on blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the Asian markets. Operators within Asian crypto-economies are at a […]

Why Indonesia's military and police can't get along – Asia Times

Why Indonesia's military and police can't get along – Asia Times

When Indonesian police dragged their feet investigating an assault on uniformed Marine Captain Agus Komaruddin by thugs running a carpark protection racket in South Jakarta last month, they were taught a lesson they won’t likely soon forget. Within hours, several hundred servicemen from the nearby 1st Marine Division, the Indonesian Special Forces (Kopassus) and Halim […]

Stocks Rise as U.S.-China Trade Talks Begin – The Wall Street Journal

Stocks Rise as U.S.-China Trade Talks Begin – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. stocks climbed Monday as officials from Washington and Beijing kicked off their latest round of negotiations over trade policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 80 points, or 0.3%, to 23513, erasing declines from earlier in the session. The S&P 500 added 0.6% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.9%. Investors are beginning the week […]

Taiwan's China-sceptic ruling party DPP to elect new head – The Straits Times

Taiwan's China-sceptic ruling party DPP to elect new head – The Straits Times

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan’s ruling party began electing a new chairman on Sunday (Jan 6) – a post vacated by President Tsai Ing-wen after a recent electoral mauling – in a vote closely watched by China and the United States. Ms Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a 2016 landslide, sweeping away a […]

A New British Military Base in Southeast Asia? – The Diplomat

A New British Military Base in Southeast Asia? – The Diplomat

A closer look at the recent hype and the broader inroads Britain has been trying to make in the region of late. Comments by British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson about new potential British bases in Southeast Asia last month have unsurprisingly grabbed international headlines. While the hype itself is far from surprising, it has nonetheless […]

Asia's Most Stylish: Airyn Tanu – Singapore Tatler

Asia's Most Stylish: Airyn Tanu – Singapore Tatler

Marilyn Monroe sang it, but Airyn Tanu brought to life the idea that diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. Airyn’s prodigious jewellery career began when she started selling handmade necklaces and earrings in Perth, where her love for diamonds grew daily during four years of university under the hot Australian sun.  The diamond-focused […]

The Asia-Pacific in 2019: What to Expect – The Diplomat

The Asia-Pacific in 2019: What to Expect – The Diplomat

The Diplomat looks at the trends to watch across the region in the coming year. By The Diplomat for The Diplomat January 01, 2019 Another year has come and gone, and it was a doozy. 2018 saw the much-feared U.S.-China trade war actually come to fruition; an unexpected but rapid thaw on the Korean Peninsula; […]