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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

  • North Korea in grip of leadership tension
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-eun's extended absence for medical reasons created room for his powerful officials to offer more-conciliatory displays than the world has become accustomed to...
    Take a trip back in time on a rumbling Trans-Siberian rail journey in the early years of the 1990s, then leap forward to the modern-era, circa 2020, with the route linked to a Chinese-dri...
  • COMMENT No peace in Pakistan for Nobel laureate
    Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai is a true "daughter of Pakistan" in fighting for the democratic and progressive country envisioned by founding father Muhammed Ali Jinnah. Those at h...
  • The missing context for IS's rise
    While the Americans didn't create sectarianism in Iraq, Sunni militancy was alien to the Middle East before the 2003 invasion and its messy aftermath. To destroy the sectarian divisions n...
  • China deals blow to Australia coal
    The Chinese government has struck a new blow against the domination of global commodity markets by countries allied with the United States in the sanctions war against Russia, with the an...

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


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

  • Offshore RMB bond market coming of age
    Low liquidity, an abundance of unrated issues and a lack of sufficient information are some of the issues facing investors in offshore renminbi bonds. But things are changing, says Randol...
  • BMO Private Bank adding asset managers
    The international private bank of Bank of Montreal will appoint fund houses to advise on European and Asia ex-Japan equity, and more are to come for other asset classes.
  • Strong dollar a boon or bane for Asia?
    Independent researchers at an AsianInvestor forum were divided on the potential impact of a strong greenback on emerging Asian markets.
  • Private banks see hedge fund demand rising
    Citi Private Bank has seen an eightfold rise in sales of hedge funds through its Asia platform since 2012. Swiss firm Pictet also sees growing demand for the asset class.
  • Asia fund firms lagging on cyber-security
    Following news this month of a hacking attack on Fidelity in the US, consultants warn that financial firms in Asia are particularly vulnerable to cyber-crime.

Asia News Network

The Wall Street Journal (Asia)

  • Property Slump Challenges China
    China’s property slump is worsening, hitting many households and industries, scaring off home buyers and lenders, and leading to bankrupt developers and abandoned projects.image
  • Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia President
    Joko Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia’s president, bringing hopes of improved welfare for millions but facing challenges with a limited budget and a legislature controlled by his rivals.i...
  • Rising Star in Japan Cabinet Resigns
    In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, Japan’s industry minister announced her resignation on Monday over allegations of financial improprietyimage
  • Hong Kong Protests as Much About Dollars as Democracy
    A key reason why protesters in Hong Kong are demanding free elections for the first time is their dissatisfaction with the state of the city’s economy and the pro-business establishment t...
  • Asian Shares Rebound
    Asia shares traded higher Monday, led by a 3.4% bounce in the Japanese market as investors bargain-hunted in the region following global volatility last week.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

  • Sri Lanka calls early elections
    Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
  • Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98
    Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
  • Player dies after goal celebration
    Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.
  • Pakistan suspends pro-Khan channel
    Pakistan's authorities suspend ARY News TV channel, which supports anti-government protests led by opposition politician Imran Khan, for 15 days.
  • Thai accused of dead king insult
    Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago

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

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