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Goldman Banks on Lending to Grow
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:11

Goldman Sachs is now looking to the lower-octane business of lending to spur growth. WSJ.com: What's News Asia

Opportunistic Al-Qaeda Weighs in on Rohingya Crisis
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:10

Al-Qaeda’s general leadership issued a statement this week describing attacks against Rohingya in Myanmar as part of an ongoing global campaign agai...

Only one Singaporean is fit to be president
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:09

IT IS very important, Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister, explained last year, that all Singaporeans feel they have a genuine chance of bec...

Why China has so few old family run companies
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:17

China and Hong Kong rank well down the list when it comes to the number of family-owned businesses that have at least 100 years of history, according ...

Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:14

China’s failure to bring air quality up to global standards is shaving years off the lives of its citizens: 3½ years on average, to be precise. W...

Here’s what you need to know about Halimah Yacob – Singapore’s first female president
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:13

SINGAPORE named its first female President on Monday following a controversial election campaign that ended without a single vote being cast after all...

Will latest UN sanctions have any effect on North Korea after 11 years of trying?
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:09

The United Nations Security Council passed a new resolution on Monday with fresh sanctions aimed at reining in North Korea’s nuclear weapons pro...

This chart shows why you shouldn’t trust Malaysian universities’ rankings too much
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:12

Last week, Times Higher Education released its World University Rankings for 2018. Malaysian universities didn’t fare too well there. The best...

Motorsport: No deal yet but Formula One plans long-term stay in Singapore
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:09

SINGAPORE has a long-term future on the Formula One calendar even though a new deal is yet to be agreed, according to F1 chief executive Chase Carey. ...

Xi Projects False Sense of Economic Calm Ahead of His Coronation
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:09

For Chinese President Xi Jinping, next month’s 19th Communist Party Congress is an occasion for cementing his power—and no economic turmoil can be...

Football: Guangzhou engineered car accidents to disrupt Shanghai SIPG, says Villas-Boas
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:09

SHANGHAI SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas accused powerful Chinese rivals Guangzhou Evergrande of engineering multiple car accidents to delay his team’s...

Chinese officials targeted by human rights groups over 2014 death of activist, under expanded Magnitsky Act
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:14

Police and spy chiefs from China to the Middle East, a Ukrainian oligarch and a former president of Panama are among the people a coalition of human r...

Australia same-sex marriage vote: New laws target hate speech
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:11

The nation passes anti-hate speech laws for a debate on legalising same-sex marriage. BBC News - Asia

North Korea vows to accelerate weapons programme after ‘evil’ sanctions imposed by United Nations
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:09

North Korea vowed on Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council fol...

Apple Unveils New iPhone X to Fend Off Growing Competition
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:17

Apple introduced a trio of new iPhones Tuesday, making a bet that some customers will be willing to part with upward of $ 1,000 for the premium iPhon...

Mainland property firms consolidate, as prime land prices soar and policy controls continue to bite
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:11

Mainland China’s real estate market is consolidating fast, as bigger developers acquire smaller rivals in at effort to build up their land banks...

China’s large-cap share rally shows signs of faltering
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:13

China’s bigger companies, the darling stocks for traders this year, are making a shaky start into September. A measure of the 50 biggest compani...

Chinese among five crew missing after boat collides with oil tanker off Singapore
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:09

Five sailors were missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore Wednesday, authorities said, just weeks after a deadly accident in ...

China’s newly wealthy families favour real estate, equities, and are increasingly looking abroad, study says
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:13

China’s newly wealthy families have increased their overseas investments in European properties and technology stocks in the US, according to re...

US House committee targets major Chinese banks’ lifeline to North Korea
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:10

A foreign affairs committee in the US Congress’ lower chamber is pushing to impose unilateral sanctions against major Chinese banks with a large...

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