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Two Boeing 747-400 Freighters fetch US$49m via online auction at Alibaba’s Taobao
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:29

Two Boeing 747-400 Freighters were sold on Tuesday on Taobao, the online shopping platform owned by Alibaba, for a combined 322.8 million yuan (US$ 4...

How are asset prices so high amid spiralling US debt, Fed recession warnings?
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:19

The US yield curve has continued to flatten and San Francisco Federal Reserve chief John Williams felt the need last week to speak of “the next ...

Trump administration lists North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:11

NORTH KOREA has been reclassified by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism, a move intended to place further pressure on Pyongyang over it...

3 issues that will dominate Malaysia’s election
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:14

AS WE approach the end of the year, it is evident that Malaysia won’t have its general election in 2017. But given the government needs to be di...

Seven officials sacked over tuberculosis outbreak in central China
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:12

Seven health and education officials were removed from their posts in central Hunan province on Tuesday over their handling of an outbreak of tubercul...

China jails prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:30

It's the latest in a string of verdicts in Beijing's sweeping crackdown on human rights lawyers. BBC News - Asia

Foreign worker was treated ‘like a slave’ in Sydney cafe. Now he’s fighting for owed A$152,000
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:17

For Muhammad* a temporary visa to work as a cook in Australia turned from a great opportunity into a nightmare of low wages, 55 to 70-hour work weeks ...

How China's Acquisitive HNA Group Fell From Favor
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:13

CEO Adam Tan drove the global ascent and ambition of the conglomerate, which has sought comparisons to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. It is no...

Opposition Members Quit Cambodia’s Electoral Body in Protest of Party’s Dissolution
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:22

Three opposition members of Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) resigned from their posts Monday in protest of a court ruling to dissolve t...

Hong Kong stocks set for longest winning streak in five weeks as financial companies make gains
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:14

Hong Kong stocks rose for a fourth day on Tuesday and were on course for their longest winning streak in five weeks, as financial companies advanced. ...

Mocked online, Indonesian house speaker taken into custody
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:12

INDONESIAN parliamentary speaker Setya Novanto has been taken into custody by the country’s anti-corruption agency. Accused of causing state losses ...

US Puts North Korea Back on State Terrorism Sponsor List
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:15

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that his administration had redesignated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a mostly symbolic...

Verdict expected for lawyer and rights activist Jiang Tianyong, wife says
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:21

Lawyer and rights activist Jiang Tianyong is expected to be handed a verdict on his subversion charges on Tuesday, his wife says. Jiang is known for d...

US Ambassador to Myanmar Meets With Rakhine Political Party, NGOs to Discuss Rohingya Crisis
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:54

The U.S. ambassador to Myanmar met with NGOs and Rakhine state’s dominant ethnic political party to discuss recent violence that has wracked the reg...

Donald Trump puts North Korea back on the list of countries sponsoring terrorism
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:40

President Donald Trump on Monday announced that his administration has re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terror, a move aimed at increas...

SouthGobi’s shares tumble after arrest of Mongolian miner’s chairman on fraud charges
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:50

Shares of Mongolian coking coal miner SouthGobi Resources, controlled by sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC), tumbled by as much as 13.6...

BYD aims to dominate China’s electric car market with a trillion yuan in sales by 2025
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:46

BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu has drawn up an ambitious plan for the Chinese carmaker, envisioning the creation of a new-energy corporate giant with sales...

Chart of the day: Foreigners rush to sell China liquor stocks
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:16

Foreign investors seem to have escaped unscathed from the recent sell-off in the shares of China’s top distillers of fierce liquor. In October, ...

It’s goodbye Coca-Cola, as health conscious Chinese consumers opt for energy drinks, premium waters
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:12

Chinese consumers are increasingly opting for healthier drink options, including premium packaged waters and energy drinks, forgoing classic soft drin...

U.S. Rebuffs China's Charm Offensive, Edging Closer to Trade War
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:20

The administration is investigating trade actions against China as it looks to fundamentally challenge Chinese trade practices and reject a tradition ...

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