Asia markets decline in morning trade after weak Wall Street performance

Asia markets decline in morning trade after weak Wall Street performance

Over in the U.S., stocks on Wall Street posted Tuesday losses on their first trading day of September following the Labor Day holiday on Monday. The S&P 500 fell by 0.2 percent to close at 2,896.72 while the Nasdaq Composite also slid by 0.2 to 8,091.25. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 12.34 points to […]

Stocks Drift in Asia; Dollar, Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap

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POWER-GEN Asia Special Market Report is out now

POWER-GEN Asia Special Market Report is out now

Want to know about the trends and the technologies that are shaping the energy sector in Asia? Then you need to read the POWER-GEN Asia Special Market Report, which is out now. In it, we highlight the hot topics across the Asia power market, from cutting-edge developments in conventional power to breakthrough uses of blockchain, […]

CNN pulls Asia Argento's episodes of Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown'

CNN pulls Asia Argento's episodes of Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown'

Asia Argento accused of sexual assault: Rose McGowan heartbroken According to a new report, actress Asia Argento, one of the first prominent women to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, agreed to pay off her own sexual assault accuser. Fellow #MeToo activist and Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan says her ‘heart is broken.’ […]

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 […]

'Who am I?': Mahathir's right-hand man Daim Zainuddin on claims he is blocking Anwar

'Who am I?': Mahathir's right-hand man Daim Zainuddin on claims he is blocking Anwar

In an interview with This Week in Asia, the influential adviser to Mahathir Mohamad scotches claims he is emerging as an unelected political force By Bhavan Jaipragas 1 Sep 2018 Alternate power centre, me? In an interview with This Week in Asia, Daim Zainuddin, the influential adviser to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, poured scorn […]

Holding back the waves: Asia's land grab

Holding back the waves: Asia's land grab

Earlier this year, Belgium and the Netherlands moved their borders. New meanders in the river Meuse between both countries had created a lawless peninsula of illicit raves that the Dutch couldn’t legally police and the Belgians could reach only by boat. The discovery of a decapitated body precipitated action: in January, the border was redefined […]

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 […]

Fast Asia Open: Japan retail sales, Australia building approvals

Fast Asia Open: Japan retail sales, Australia building approvals

The Argentine peso has suffered its biggest tumble since its late-2015 devaluation, sending it to a fresh record low and prompting the International Monetary Fund to agree to revise the terms of its $50bn bailout package for the country. Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, said it would “re-examine the phasing of the financial program” after […]