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Trade war isn't stopping emerging markets, where one 2019-10-21 08:13:00"China has been an important part of the EM stabilization story," says one analyst.

Scandals like 1MDB unlikely to happen in Malaysia 2019-10-21 02:10:001MDB has been at the center of one of the world's largest corruption and money laundering scandals, as billions of dollars went missing from the fund

China's economic growth could fall below 6% in 2019-10-20 23:49:00The fund, in its World Economic Outlook report, said the Chinese economy could grow at 5.8% next year — slower than the 6.1% forecast for 2019.

Qantas tests passenger limits — and pilot brain 2019-10-18 11:41:00Qantas will test how pilots and passengers withstand a 20-hour nonstop from New York to Sydney, monitoring brain activity and melatonin levels during

NBA salary caps could feel pressure from China 2019-10-18 09:28:00"The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said of the league's spat with China.

Ahead of weekend protests in Hong Kong, politician 2019-10-18 02:25:00Earlier this week, a package of housing initiatives was introduced and Chan says those measures are the first step to returning the city to "normalcy

China says its economy grew 6% in the 2019-10-17 22:02:00China's third-quarter GDP growth was the slowest in at least 27½ years, according to Reuters.

WeWork could run out of cash by mid-November 2019-10-17 13:59:00A year ago WeWork boasted about being the largest private office tenant in Manhattan. That could make a potential bankruptcy particularly ugly.

China says US must cancel new tariffs for 2019-10-17 05:03:00Beijing hopes both countries will "make new progress on canceling tariffs," China's Ministry of Commerce spokesman said Thursday.

Amid protests, Hong Kong's leader addresses one key 2019-10-17 04:27:00Hong Kong has been repeatedly ranked as the most expensive place to own a home.

British sports car maker McLaren Automotive will keep 2019-10-17 01:40:00"It would be uneconomic to do anything else," CEO Mike Flewitt said at the 2019 Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore.

Hong Kong's troubles are 'very bad for the 2019-10-17 00:43:00Singapore thrives best when the entire region is stable and can attract investors, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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Newsletter: ‘Weird,’ ‘alarming,’ ‘confusing’ and ‘crazy’ New! 2019-10-23 08:00:35Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today: TOP STORIES ‘Weird,’ ‘Alarming,’ ‘Confusing’ and ‘Crazy

Gray wolves are protected in Washington. So why New! 2019-10-23 06:00:46Numbers of endangered gray wolves are increasing in Washington state, but after some have attacked livestock, the Department of Fish & Wildlife ha

'This is our land': How a tiny Alaskan New! 2019-10-23 06:00:37Pedro Bay, an Alaska Native community, is standing up to Pebble Mine developers, who wanted to put a road and pipeline through the remote village on a

Miners vs. fishermen: Alaska's Pebble Mine risks wild New! 2019-10-23 06:00:03A giant open-pit copper and gold dig above Alaska's Bristol Bay could yield sales of more than $20 billion in two decades, but Pebble Mine would plac

Boris Johnson mulls early election over Brexit impasse New! 2019-10-23 05:39:45British lawmakers back the substance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal but reject his timeline. An early general election may be next.

U.S. troops from Syria to leave Iraq in New! 2019-10-23 05:09:44U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper visits his Iraqi counterpart as Baghdad leaders chafe at a potential increase in the U.S. presence.

39 people found dead in truck in Britain New! 2019-10-23 04:58:19The truck container is thought to have come from Bulgaria via an "unorthodox" route through Ireland and Wales. A driver has been arrested but not ch

In Mexico, avocados bring income — and New! 2019-10-23 02:31:06The scent of money from an avocado boom in Mexico has drawn gangs and hyper-violent cartels that have hung bodies from bridges and cowed police forces

Suspect whose case led to Hong Kong's unrest New! 2019-10-23 01:25:32A murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong's ongoing protests was freed from prison.

Body of missing Alabama girl found; 2 people New! 2019-10-22 23:46:41Investigators searching through garbage found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was missing more than a week, and authorities are charging two people

Newsletter: ‘This phony Emoluments Clause’ 2019-10-22 08:00:40Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today: TOP STORIES ‘This Phony Emoluments Clause’ Trying to dig out from political holes of

'We don't just study': Inside Asia's bloody history 2019-10-22 06:00:43In the quest for democracy throughout Asia, students often lead the way.

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China: US Has 'Weaponized' Visas to Target Exchanges New! 2019-10-23 08:58:32Beijing accuses the US of having 'weaponized' the issuance of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obta

Hong Kong Supporters Try to Make a Statement New! 2019-10-23 08:57:45Two teams in the National Basketball Association: the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers played their season opener in Los Angeles Tuesda

India's SpiceJet to Open Hub in UAE With New! 2019-10-23 08:51:24The hub would be in Ras al-Khaimah, the UAE’s northern-most sheikhdom, with SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh saying India&rsqu

Border Crossings: Tiffany Woys New! 2019-10-23 08:43:13Border Crossings: Tiffany Woys

Pentagon Official Overseeing Ukraine Policy to Testify in New! 2019-10-23 08:27:50Laura Cooper's testimony Wednesday comes one day after top Ukrainian envoy William B. Taylor confirmed quid pro quo with Trump

Jailing of Donetsk Journalist Condemned as 'Illegal' Attack New! 2019-10-23 08:23:49The 30-year-old journalist, who wrote under the pen name Stanislav Vasin, disappeared in Ukraine's Donetsk region on June 2, 2017, and has been held

Ukraine's President Urges Lawmakers to Take Polygraph Test New! 2019-10-23 08:01:20Ukrainian President urged lawmakers from the parliament's finance committee to take a lie detector test in the wake of bribery allegations

Zuckerberg Appears in Congress as Facebook Faces Scrutiny New! 2019-10-23 07:38:56Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing before Congress to defend the tech giant's global ambitions as scrutiny tightens over its massive market po

Hong Kong Legislators Formally Kill Controversial Extradition Bill New! 2019-10-23 07:22:00One demand down, four to go: Hong Kong protesters say they won’t back off after legislature kills bill that sparked four months of protests

Syrian Endgame Sparks Debate About Winners and Losers New! 2019-10-23 07:00:28For Syria’s Kurds, the dream of their own independent state is now just that — another wisp of hope blown away by the winds of war

US Endorses Tobacco Pouches as Less Risky Than 2019-10-22 21:15:25Tobacco pouches win 1st FDA endorsement as less risky alternative to smoking

Who Are the Kurds in Middle East? 2019-10-22 20:59:22Estimated at between 25 million and 35 million people, the Kurds are the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, and while most are Sunni Musl


Japanese kiosk turns leftover foreign coins into e-cash New! 2019-10-22 23:35:33 With the Rugby World Cup in full swing in Japan and the 2020 Olympics on the horizon, the country is setting its sights on being more internationally

Hong Kong rejects Taipei's 'totally unacceptable' offer on New! 2019-10-22 23:01:57 Hong Kong's embattled government has rejected Taiwan's "totally unacceptable" offer to send officials to the city to take back the murder suspect

Jokowi under fire for failing to address human New! 2019-10-22 22:57:00 Human rights activists have lambasted President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for failing to address human rights issues in his inauguration speech on Sunda

Hong Kong prisons test 'smart tech' to improve New! 2019-10-22 22:52:20 Hong Kong's prison authority will test facial recognition technology, tracking wristbands and robot warders to create a "super security and surveil

Monkeys & slingshots: Indonesian WhatsApp group's presidential inauguration New! 2019-10-22 22:29:43 The Jakarta Police have revealed plans to firebombs from slingshots and release monkeys to disrupt Sunday's inauguration of President "Jokowi" Wid

Thailand's waiver of visa-on-arrival fee to run until New! 2019-10-22 22:20:58 The government will extend the waiving of visa-on-arrival fee for another six months to boost the number of foreign tourists to the Kingdom. Deputy

Indian coastguard shoot at Thai tourist boat as New! 2019-10-22 22:05:33 On Tuesday (October 22), Ranong villager Supanya Nakthongkun told reporters that she had received a message from her son Witchanai, a member of the c

Thai Airways rejects reports it is cancelling flights New! 2019-10-22 21:58:21 Thai Airways International (THAI) has dismissed reports that it will stop flying to four ASEAN destinations, namely Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanm

Suspicious bulges in Thai women's underwear turn out New! 2019-10-22 21:45:00 Several Thai ladies sporting matching bulges in their underwear roused the suspicion of security guards in Fukuoka airport when they arrived in late

Chinese worker killed in fire on Pertamina pipeline 2019-10-22 20:14:53 JAKARTA - A fire broke out on a pipeline operated by Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina in West Java province on Tuesday (Oct 22), killin

Hong Kong man who planted needles in bus 2019-10-21 23:41:43A Hong Kong man who admitted to planting needles in bus seats to hurt passengers because he claimed the drivers were skipping stops has been sent for

SEA ride-hailing market takes interesting turn as Gojek 2019-10-21 23:30:13Southeast Asia's ride-hailing market took an interesting turn on Monday when Gojek founder and chief executive Nadiem Makarim said he has stepped dow