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Special Report: Why Investing in Asia is No Longer Optional – Financial Advisor IQ

Special Report: Why Investing in Asia is No Longer Optional – Financial Advisor IQ

Investing in Asia is no longer a leap in the dark for U.S. investors; it’s a matter of catching up with economic reality. This is Part One of a five-part special report on Investing in Asia. The world’s economic axis has shifted decisively from West to East — but the portfolios of your wealth clients […]

Terrorism in Southeast Asia – Rear Vision – ABC News

Terrorism in Southeast Asia – Rear Vision – ABC News

Terrorism in Southeast Asia – Rear Vision – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Welcome to ABC Radio National. Skip to: RN Navigation RN Search RN Content The recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka shocked the world. Yet terrorism in our region has a very long and bloody history, one that begins with European colonialism. […]

Pakistan’s most famous accused blasphemer escaped to Canada. Others remain on death row. – The Washington Post

Pakistan’s most famous accused blasphemer escaped to Canada. Others remain on death row. – The Washington Post

Islamist activists carry placards against Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was recently released after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy, during a rally in Karachi, Pakistan. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) Pamela Constable Foreign correspondent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration May 18 at 11:09 AM One prisoner is an […]

Taiwan first in Asia to pass same-sex marriage bill – CNN

Taiwan first in Asia to pass same-sex marriage bill – CNN

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Banyan Why dowries persist in South Asia – The Economist

Banyan Why dowries persist in South Asia – The Economist

THE WORD for dowry in Bangladesh is an English one: “demand”. It is the price, in other words, that the groom’s family demands in order to admit the bride to their household. In theory, such transactions are illegal in both Bangladesh and India, and limited in value by law in Pakistan. The legislators who enacted […]

Stocks muted as trade dispute keeps investors shy of risk – Financial Times

Stocks muted as trade dispute keeps investors shy of risk – Financial Times

Global stocks were muted on Thursday as investors stayed cautious, with the US’s move to place Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei on a national security export blacklist adding to the sense of unease over the trade dispute. Furthermore, reports that Donald Trump would hold off on tariffs on South Korean carmakers boosted Seoul’s auto-related stocks such as […]

Southeast Asia and China's Belt and Road Initiative – The Diplomat

Southeast Asia and China's Belt and Road Initiative – The Diplomat

A closer look at the dynamics behind the subregion’s continued management of the opportunities and challenges within the evolving initiative.   When China held the second iteration of its Belt and Road Forum (BRF) last month, Southeast Asian states unsurprisingly factored prominently in both the official guest list and the content of the overall deliberations. But […]

Asia can be the 'moderate voice' in US-China clash – The Straits Times

Asia can be the 'moderate voice' in US-China clash – The Straits Times

Noting the ongoing trade war between United States and China, Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong urged Asian countries caught in the middle to be a “moderate voice” to safeguard peace and security in the region. In Seoul yesterday for a three-day visit, he said countries including South Korea, Japan, India and Asean nations […]

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (SGX:RW0U) Is Yielding 5.9% – But Is It A Buy? – Yahoo Finance

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (SGX:RW0U) Is Yielding 5.9% – But Is It A Buy? – Yahoo Finance

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Dividend paying stocks like Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (SGX:RW0U) tend to be popular with investors, and for good reason – some research suggests a significant amount of all stock market returns […]

A bridge to China: Kuwait's Silk City | Article – Asia Times

A bridge to China: Kuwait's Silk City | Article – Asia Times

Since its opening in early May, the 36-kilometer, US$3.6 billion Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway has linked Kuwait’s capital directly to its northern territories – cutting a three-hour car journey to only 30 minutes. However, venturing out over the blue waters of Kuwait Bay, the causeway does far more than provide a quick […]

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