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Drone Startups Take Flight in Asia – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

SINGAPORE—Half a dozen men gathered around a workbench in a government building one morning as Tack Wai Wong, an engineering expert clad in a crisp white shirt and gray trousers, took his place at the front of the table. “Once upon a time all of this was military technology,” said Mr. Wong, 50 years old, […]

Asia shares supported by rising China stocks, dollar edges higher – Reuters

LONDON The dollar headed for its biggest weekly rise since May on Friday as economic data reinforced expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike this year. European shares steadied on the view that Greece will secure a bailout. The dollar hovered near a seven-week high against a basket of major currencies .DXY, boosted by lower […]

Fears Grow Over Islamic State’s Influence in Southeast Asia – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Support for Islamic State is quickly growing among Muslim extremists in Southeast Asia, and authorities worry they don’t have enough legal tools to keep them from spreading fundamentalist beliefs at home—or staging terror attacks. Experts say the risk is highest in Indonesia. This nation of 255 million has the world’s largest Muslim population and […]

Netanyahu pivots to Asia | The Economist – The Economist

Netanyahu pivots to Asia | The Economist – The Economist

THE outcome of a vote on July 3rd at the United Nations Human Rights Council was never in doubt. In all, 41 nations voted for a report criticising Israel for its conduct in the Gaza conflict. Only America voted against it. The surprise, however, was that among the five nations abstaining was India. “For the […]

India In The SCO — Safeguarding Its Interest In Central Asia – Forbes

By Jan Zalewski DELHI – Since coming to office in May 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed a fresh emphasis on the country’s foreign relations. In a flurry of foreign trips over the past year, he and senior Indian officials have sought to increase India’s role on the international parquet, with this visiting […]

Janet Yellen Gives Asia the Jitters – Bloomberg View

Janet Yellen probably doesn’t think about Bangkok, Jakarta or Manila very often — the Federal Reserve chair has enough to worry about in Washington. But as she continues to ponder hiking interest rates, the frenetic selloffs in stock markets on the other side of the world should give her pause. Stock exchanges in emerging markets […]

Peek into Twitter’s new Asia HQ – CNBC

It’s a gripe often heard among Uber users: the driver doesn’t appear to know the best route. To fix that, the taxi app has an interesting solution. Peek into Twitter’s new Asia HQ – CNBC}

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares, euro numbed by Greek drama – Reuters

* Asia markets marginally higher after Wall St ekes out rise * Dollar holds gains as upbeat US retail news puts Fed in focus * Euro pressured as Greek debt talks drag on, and on By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, June 12 (Reuters) – Asian shares had a muted session Friday as Greek debt talks took […]

Asia University Rankings 2015 results announced – Times Higher Education

China has overtaken Japan as Asia’s number one nation for producing top universities. While Japan’s University of Tokyo is the highest-placed institution in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015, the country has lost ground overall, with the balance of power now tilting towards mainland China. Japan has 19 universities in the prestigious top […]

Forbes Honors 50 Power Businesswomen In Asia – Forbes

27 newcomers to this year’s list SINGAPORE (February 26, 2015) – Forbes recognizes 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia who are driving change across diverse industries in its fourth annual Asia’s Power Businesswomen list. The full list is available here as well as in the latest issue of Forbes Asia, available on newsstands now. To make […]