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Asia-Pacific journalists plan strategy for gender-based violence reporting – Asia Pacific Report

Asia-Pacific journalists plan strategy for gender-based violence reporting – Asia Pacific Report

By Pauline Mago-King Seventeen women journalists from the Asia-Pacific region gathered in the Victorian capital of Melbourne this week to work on an empowerment strategy for reporting on gender-based violence against women. Organised by the Canadian-based Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), the workshop on gender-based violence against women (GBVAW) at Monash University was a […]

HBO Asia's Folklore Returns the Fairy Tale to Its Horror Roots :: TV :: Features :: Folkore :: Paste – Paste Magazine

HBO Asia's Folklore Returns the Fairy Tale to Its Horror Roots :: TV :: Features :: Folkore :: Paste – Paste Magazine

I’ve been suspicious of myths that aren’t at least a little grim since Disney’s Hercules took away all the things the Greeks loved about their screwed-up Heracles. Though he accidentally murdered folks almost as often as his Animorphed dad seduced women, Heracles was still the greatest of the Greek heroes, and even Disney couldn’t entirely […]

Alibaba rival Pinduoduo seeks to raise US$1.5 billion – The Straits Times

Alibaba rival Pinduoduo seeks to raise US$1.5 billion – The Straits Times

BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese firm Pinduoduo, an ambitious rival of e-commerce giant Alibaba, plans to raise about US$1.5 billion from Wall Street to fund its expensive expansion. The Shanghai-based company, which specialises in the sale of very low-priced goods, said in a stock market filing Tuesday that it intends to issue some 37 million new […]

Asia shares mostly up as Trump deliver his second State of the Union address – CNBC

Asia shares mostly up as Trump deliver his second State of the Union address – CNBC

Asia shares mostly rose Wednesday as investors digested U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.14 percent to close at 20,874.06 while the Topix index slipped 0.05 percent to 1,582.13. Australian shares retraced early losses as the country’s benchmark ASX 200 rose 0.34 percent to close 6,026.1. […]

Stocks Drift Amid Mixed Earnings And Asia Holidays: Markets Wrap – Investor's Business Daily

Stocks Drift Amid Mixed Earnings And Asia Holidays: Markets Wrap – Investor's Business Daily

European stocks edged higher on Tuesday and U.S. equity futures drifted lower as mixed company earnings and holidays across a swathe of Asia meant there was little clear direction for markets. The picture was similar for both government bonds and major currencies. X The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose for the sixth day in a […]

Asia stocks quiet, dollar supported after upbeat U.S. jobs data – euronews

Asia stocks quiet, dollar supported after upbeat U.S. jobs data – euronews

Asia stocks were barely moved on Monday, staying near a four-month high after Wall Street’s tepid pre-weekend performance, while the dollar was supported against the yen following strong U.S. jobs and manufacturing data. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was basically unchanged, capped below the four-month peak scaled on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei added […]

Young White Sox squad take away lessons, experience from tough Asia Pacific Cup – TVNZ

Young White Sox squad take away lessons, experience from tough Asia Pacific Cup – TVNZ

The White Sox are keeping positive after a rough campaign at this year’s Asia Pacific Cup in Sydney, believing the experiences the young squad gained at the tournament to be vital for the team’s future. The New Zealand women’s softball team finished last out of seven teams at the international tournament in Sydney yesterday after […]

Asia stocks having a `bear-market bounce,' says JPMorgan Asset Management – Economic Times

Asia stocks having a `bear-market bounce,' says JPMorgan Asset Management – Economic Times

By Abhishek Vishnoi and Lilian Karunungan What we’ve been witnessing in Asia and the emerging markets could just be a “bear-market bounce.” That’s how JPMorgan Asset Management views the January rally. While Jasslyn Yeo, global market strategist at the money manager, sees the potential for more gains in the first half of the year, investors […]

Chinese authorities block access to Australian detained for suspected espionage – The Straits Times

Chinese authorities block access to Australian detained for suspected espionage – The Straits Times

BEIJING (REUTERS) – Two lawyers hired by the wife of an Australian detained in Beijing for suspected espionage said they have been denied access to him by Chinese authorities on the grounds that the detainee did not agree to their appointment. Yang Hengjun, a 53-year-old Chinese-born writer, was detained in the southern city of Guangzhou […]

Trump may add Xi meeting to expected upcoming Asia itinerary – KTIV

Trump may add Xi meeting to expected upcoming Asia itinerary – KTIV

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump works out the details of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon), he’s thinking about adding a possible meeting with China’s president to his itinerary. The White House hasn’t released details on when Trump might meet Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) as the […]