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The Business TimesThe Business Times

  • German premier riflemakers stay recession-proof
    (BERLIN) For Merkel, happiness is a warm gun.
  • Aussie assets set to rally as states pay debt
    (SINGAPORE) A record A$38 billion (S$49 billion) payout on maturing debt from Australian governments this quarter may support rallies in higher-yielding assets including corporate notes.
  • Artwork by an artiste
    (NEW YORK) Detail of a painting by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood at the opening of an exhibition of Woods' artwork, 'Faces, Time and Places', at the Symbolic Collection in New York.
  • UK, Japan to develop defence equipment
    (TOKYO) Britain and Japan yesterday agreed to jointly develop and build defence equipment, the first time since World War II that Japan has concluded a weapons-building deal with a countr...
  • HSBC eyes Korea, Pakistan sales in global retreat
    (LONDON) Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, is in talks to sell up in Pakistan and offload retail banking in Korea, part of its withdrawal from countries where it lacks scale or struggles to ma...


  • Why my wife is a stay-home mum
    My wife and I are both the eldest child in our families, so both sets of parents were overjoyed when our baby was born. They were less thrilled when we told them that after my wife was d...
  • Pecha Kucha: A pleasure doing business with you
    SINGAPORE - What can you do with 6 minutes and 40 seconds? Finish a cup of coffee? Have a quick phone call? Or perhaps take a bath? Whatever it is that you do, you probably don't expect ...
  • Future tech, available right now
    Almost 10 years ago, I was invited to a secret lab within HP Singapore to see a slew of future tech the company was building. It was not so secret that I had to be bound and blindfolded,...
  • House party
    SINGAPORE - Two stately colonial bungalows along Scotts Road have recently become home to three new restaurants - and what a pleasure they are to dine in. For one, there is ample parking...
  • Source wins appeal against contempt conviction
    SINGAPORE - A confidential source who sent an affidavit filed by Sembcorp Marine Chief Executive Wong Weng San to TODAY's editor-at-large Conrad Raj in 2010 has successfully appealed aga...

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • THE ROVING EYE The Caliph fit to join OPEC
    Caliph Ibrahim's Islamic State is now for all practical purposes an oil major worth of OPEC membership, with US$2 million in profits a day from juicy energy deals and prices to die for. A...
  • What stays the coalition's hand in Kobani
    The US-led coalition's purported fight against Islamic State in Kobani is akin to a parent trying to discipline a disruptive child. No matter how harsh the punishment, it will not include...
  • Rule of men, not law in Afghanistan
    If Afghanistan is, for the United States especially, the forgotten war, then the grim fate of Afghan women has been a conveniently forgotten story. Washington talked a good game on women ...
  • THE SAKER 'Novorussian' leaders find common ground
    A press conference given by anti-Kiev leader Igor Bezler and discussions between fellow "Novorussian" commander Alexei Mozgovoi and Ukrainian solders mark an unusual turn in relations bet...
  • Kashmir skirmishes Modi's first test
    Exchanges of cross-border fire in Kashmir are a key test of whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi will apply his strict policies in dealing with provocations from Pakistan. Th...

Yahoo! News (About Singapore)Yahoo! News (About Singapore)


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

  • Weekly roundup of people news, Oct 31
    Caryle seen cutting staff in China; Vanguard appoints economist; consultancy Value Partners creates PE role; Aviva Investors hires Asia equities manager; Asia Climate Partners opening in ...
  • UniSuper paring private equity exposure
    The $37 billion pension fund for Australia’s higher-education sector favours property and infrastructure over PE. It is also working to upgrade the overall quality of its portfolio.
  • State secrecy fears overshadow Stock Connect debate
    Market players question whether differences in transparency and legal systems will undermine the pending trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
  • China Life mandates reflect allocation trend
    New mandates from China’s biggest life insurer, which aim to quadruple its exposure to alternative assets, come as its mainland peers are said to be making similar moves.
  • Impending A-share access seen posing challenge
    Minority investors in Chinese family-owned companies must somehow evaluate intangible assets if they are to avoid losses, warns a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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The Wall Street Journal (Asia)

  • Stocks Rally Across Globe
    Japan’s stimulus plans rippled across global markets, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record, sending the dollar near a seven-year high against the Japanese yen and pulling ...
  • Japan Takes Massive Stimulus Actions
    Japan’s central bank and its main government pension fund said they would pump trillions more yen into the country’s sputtering economy, taking a risky new stimulus tack that jolted globa...
  • Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes, Killing One
    A Virgin Galactic rocket ship that was supposed to take the first space tourists next year—starting with billionaire entrepreneur and company founder Richard Branson—exploded during a tes...
  • Sony Posts Hefty Loss, But Hope Glimmers
    Sony posted a $1.2 billion loss after writing down the value of its struggling smartphone business, but strong PlayStation sales brightened up the quarter.image
  • China Manufacturing Gauge Falls
    A key gauge of China’s manufacturing fell to a five-month low in October, official data showed Saturday, suggesting economic growth remains constrained.image

Financial Times (Asia)Financial Times (Asia) - - Asia

  • Uniting Hong Kong's refugees
    On a promenade that runs along Hong Kong's harbor, crowds of tourists jostle for their chance to photograph the city's spectacular skyline.
  • Helping the poor in Hong Kong
    William Yu is trying to improve the quality of life for thousands in Hong Kong living in sub-divided flats.
  • Kicking out prejudice
    By championing football for girls, Bhabani Munda is fighting prejudice in India.
  • Astonishing origami
    When origami enthusiast Uyen Nguyen discusses her art, you quickly understand that it is about a lot more than folding paper.
  • China's outrageous hotel designs
    Proving once again that anything goes in China when it comes to design, the country's latest hotels are nothing short of incredible

BBC News - Asia-PacificBBC News - Asia-Pacific

  • Myanmar in rare multi-party talks
    Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
  • Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane
    Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
  • China makes 'biggest cash haul'
    Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
  • Three held over India bank heist
    Police in India say they have arrested three people who they suspect robbed a bank by digging a 125-foot (40-metre) tunnel straight into the vault.
  • Beijing bans Halloween on metro
    Beijing police say people wearing Halloween-themed fancy-dress on the city's metro could face arrest, state media report.

The New York Times - Asia PacificThe New York Times - Asia Pacific

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