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With Trump absent, China and Russia to take center stage at Asia-Pacific summits

With Trump absent, China and Russia to take center stage at Asia-Pacific summits

SINGAPORE — When world leaders gather in this city-state and Papua New Guinea for regional summits this week, there will be a conspicuous absence: President Trump.  It is summit season in Asia, with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings due to start Tuesday in Singapore. The 10-member bloc hosts world leaders at the yearly […]

Asia will be over half of the world economy in 2028

Asia will be over half of the world economy in 2028

Asia is about 60% of the world’s population. There are about 7.7 billion people in the world and 4.6 billion are in Asia. In 2030, the world will have about 8.56 billion and Asia will have nearly 5 billion people. Asian countries are still maintaining GDP growth of 4-8% depending upon the country. This is […]

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit

By Jack Kim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea. Notably absent when regional powers such as China, Japan […]

The race to become Southeast Asia's super app

The race to become Southeast Asia's super app

The race to become Southeast Asia’s super app  Tech in Asia Full coverage Source link

In the cloud, Mumbai is a long way from Asia

In the cloud, Mumbai is a long way from Asia

Sending packets from Singapore to Mumbai over AWS? Fetch a coffee, the latency is horrible – according to cloud performance data released yesterday. Metrics outfit ThousandEyes ran tests from network probes deployed into 27 data centres globally, collecting connection data from 55 AWS, Azure, and Google cloud regions. The firm measured network performance from its […]

US stocks pause after midterm-driven jump

US stocks pause after midterm-driven jump

Thursday 21.00 GMT What you need to know S&P 500 slips 0.3% after Wednesday’s 2.1% jump Dollar index extends day’s rise to 0.7%, Treasury yields rise Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged US central bank on course to lift rates next month, say analysts Oil prices continue to retreat, WTI in bear territory Overview US […]

Netflix plans to make 17 more original productions in Asia

Netflix plans to make 17 more original productions in Asia

FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Netflix Inc plans to make 17 more original productions in Asia as it seeks to boost international subscriber numbers, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said on Thursday. The plan, announced at Netflix’s […]

Deadly swine virus in south-west China threatens Asian neighbours

Deadly swine virus in south-west China threatens Asian neighbours

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – Animal health authorities in South-east Asia have beefed up border surveillance for African swine fever after a third outbreak of the deadly pig virus was reported in China’s south-western Yunnan province. The fast-spreading virus was found in a “backyard” operation last week in Guanfang village, within about 200km of China’s border with […]

The case for RCEP as Asia's next trade agreement

The case for RCEP as Asia's next trade agreement

Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to become an ASEAN-centric, comprehensive free trade area. Its 16 negotiating parties are racing to reach a “substantial conclusion” by the ASEAN summit of mid-November 2018. But even if this deadline is not met, RCEP is poised to make large contributions to […]

A shaken Asia awaits America's midterm verdict on Trump

A shaken Asia awaits America's midterm verdict on Trump

NEW YORK — Governments across Asia will be closely watching the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections in the U.S., where gains for the Democratic Party would embolden opponents of President Donald Trump to push back on his policies in the region. Trump has shaken up Asia since coming to power nearly two years ago. He triggered a […]

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