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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

  • 'Paramilitarizing' the South China Sea
    There is an assumption that "paramilitarizing" South China Sea disputes through the use of coast guards is low cost/low risk because Beijing will back down in a direct confrontation with ...
  • Sunni Awakening in Iraq and the future of IS
    The Baghdad government desperately needs help against the the Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), and the Sunnis have the forces and organization to turn the tid...
  • Rights before weapons for Vietnam
    US Senator John McCain argues that it is time for the United States to consider ending a 30-year embargo and selllethal weapons to Vietnam as it faces the risk of conflict with China in t...
  • The American cult of bombing
    Given the less-than-stellar record of the United States in the post-Cold War period, does anyone want to hazard a guess about the next American response to peoples and leaders our governm...
  • Uphill task for Israel's apologists after Gaza
    The level of brutality seen in Israel's latest offensive on Gaza leaves the spin doctors typically deployed to absolve the country of blame with a harder task than in past years. Instead ...

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


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The Wall Street Journal (Asia)

  • U.S. Tried to Rescue Slain Journalist
    Special Operations forces mounted an unsuccessful operation inside Syria this summer to try to rescue several Americans held by Islamic extremists, including James Foley, the journalist w...
  • Thai Junta Chief Picked to Be Prime Minister
    Thailand's rubber-stamp legislature almost unanimously nominated army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to become prime ministerimage
  • Indonesia Court Expected to Clear Vote
    The final element of uncertainty around Joko Widodo's election to Indonesia's presidency is expected to clear later Thursday, freeing him to focus on an economy in dire need of reinventio...
  • Pakistan Protest Leaders Hold Talks With Government
    Leaders of the protests demanding the resignation of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held their first talks with the government late Wednesday, as a tense standoff continued in the ...
  • Many Dead After Hiroshima Landslides
    A series of landslides have claimed the lives of at least 39 people in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, with seven people still missing.image

Financial Times (Asia)Financial Times (Asia)

  • Thai coup leader anointed as PM
    In a legislative session, MPs unanimously confirm coup leader as their choice to lead the country until elections scheduled for late next year
  • BofA to pay $16.65bn in mortgage case
    Chief executive Brian Moynihan is seeking to put the bank’s burdensome crisis-era legal woes behind it in the largest settlement of its kind
  • Amazon takes aim at Chinese rivals
    Ecommerce group follows Microsoft and a string of banks into the free-trade zone as it hopes to boost its wafer-thin 2% share of the online shopping market
  • S&P 500 at record as gold slides
    US stocks hit record highs while the recent upward trend in Treasury yields and the dollar stall ahead of a speech by Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen
  • Horse breeders bridle at mine plans
    Darley and Coolmore are opposing a project of Anglo American in Drayton South, saying it will have a ‘catastrophic effect’ on their business - - Asia

  • Will Modi be India's Putin?
    Christiane Amanpour speaks with writer and historian William Dalrymple about the elections of Narendra Modi.
  • 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
  • Sydney Opera House gets color
    Vivid Sydney 2014 lights the sails
  • Vogue China editor on Asian fashion
    When I was launching Vogue China nine years ago, one of the key elements I was determined to introduce was a regular column dedicated to promoting and supporting Chinese design talents. W...

BBC News - Asia-PacificBBC News - Asia-Pacific

  • Indonesia court upholds Widodo win
    Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.
  • Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
    A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted.
  • Thailand coup general named as PM
    Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.
  • Imran Khan quits Pakistan talks
    Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad.
  • Indian Super League set for draft
    Eight teams prepare for the Indian Super League's player draft as football aims to rival cricket for popularity in the country.

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