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Home loan rates for first-time buyers rise as Beijing tries to curb property market
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:15

Home loan rates are going up in Beijing and other big Chinese cities as the government tries to discourage people from buying property with huge loans...

Alibaba and JD.com commit nearly US$330m to beefing up parcel delivery efficiency, ahead of Singles’ Day shopping festival
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:16

China’s two largest e-commerce giants have committed nearly US$ 330 million to strengthening their parcel delivery efficiency, ahead of this ye...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected to reiterate hard line on North Korea at UN General Assembly
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:10

Japanese Prime Minister was expected to add his voice to the chorus of voices condemning North Korea when he addressed the United Nations General Asse...

Strong quake strikes off Japan’s east coast
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:16

A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan early on Thursday but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning. It struck 281 kilomet...

Bangladesh army taking on expanded role to help Rohingya refugees as heavy rain adds to misery
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:08

Bangladesh’s army was ordered on Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, am...

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong in surprise meeting with China’s anti-graft tsar Wang Qishan
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:12

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong found time to meet anti-graft tsar Wang Qishan on Wednesday during a hectic three-day visit to China ...

E-sports ‘at the crossroad’, says new chief – with Olympic recognition still the aim
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:12

AFTER a rapid rise, e-sports is “at the crossroad”, according to the sport’s new chief in Asia – with Olympic recognition still the ultimate a...

Trump Issues Dire Warning to North Korea in Address to U.N.
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:20

President Donald Trump threatened to annihilate North Korea if the U.S. has to defend itself or its allies against the Pyongyang regime, delivering th...

Former Japanese foreign minister Yohei Kono criticises Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over North Korea
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:10

Yohei Kono, a former lower house speaker and the father of Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, criticised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday for ...

China’s new middle class swaps karaoke for cruise holidays and thrilling rides, survey shows
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:10

China’s new middle class are increasingly turning away from leisure activities such as singing karaoke to seek novel experiences such as cruise ...

4 things you should know about Trump’s ‘ignorant’ address to the UN
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:08

AS US President Donald Trump took to the stage on Tuesday to make his United Nations General Assembly debut, the world watched with anticipation to se...

Major terrorist attack in Australia ‘inevitable’ says top cop
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:08

A SENIOR counter-terrorism official in the Australian state of New South Wales has said that a major terrorist attack in the country is “inevitable....

Burma propaganda likens Rohingya to pests, says UN fact-finding mission
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:13

THE HEAD of a United Nations team appointed to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Burma (Myanmar) has expressed concern over the humanitarian ...

Are Suu Kyi's Rakhine claims correct?
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:08

Claims by Myanmar's de facto leader are checked by a BBC correspondent who has covered the crisis from both sides of the border. BBC News - Asia

Aung San Suu Kyi Rejects Claims She's ‘Soft’ on Myanmar’s Military
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:12

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under mounting criticism over her government's military offensive against minority Muslim Rohingyas, on Tu...

South Korea isn’t pulling its weight when it comes to refugee resettlement
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:17

IN MANY ways, on paper South Korea looks impressive in terms of its support and protection available to refugees. They have signed the 1951 Refugee Co...

London office market heats up amid surge in interest by global buyers
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:08

Although Asian investors have emerged as the prominent source of foreign capital flowing into London offices since Brexit, industry experts say the fi...

Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants ‘more compassionate home for all mankind’
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:09

AFTER weeks of silence, the de facto leader of Burma (Myanmar) Aung San Suu Kyi has addressed the issue of the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State in...

China Widens Bitcoin Crackdown Beyond Commercial Trading
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:13

Chinese authorities are moving toward a broad clampdown on bitcoin trading, testing the resilience of the virtual currency as well as the idea its dec...

China hopes to ‘energise’ relations with Singapore, Asean, Li Keqiang tells Lee Hsien Loong
  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:08

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang welcomed Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Beijing on Tuesday, saying he hoped to “inject new energ...

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