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Asia central banks juggling risks find solace in food

ASIAN central bankers grappling with wobbly markets, higher energy costs and simmering trade tensions are getting relief from an old foe: food prices.

Asia sees China and United States as threats to rules-based order

LONDON -- For many US allies, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grown-ups in the room.

Asia worries about US rule-bending

Asia’s main security conference this weekend established at least this: That while America’s allies like Defense Secretary James Mattis, that’s no longer enough. Mattis sought...

Asian stocks mixed

Asian stocks struggled for traction Monday with energy shares tumbling after oil extended its biggest drop in about a year. The euro rallied after...

Asia stocks fall as Trump ditches Kim summit, but Europe rebounds

Asian markets mostly fell Friday as US President Donald Trump abruptly axed next month's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but Europe...

Asian investors shift cautiously, autos hit by US tariff threat

Hong Kong -- Asian markets mostly rose Thursday but traders remain concerned about the China-US trade deal and Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong...

Asian stocks mixed as treasury yield extends rise

Asian shares traded mixed Friday, remaining on track for a weekly loss as investors mulled the implications of a jump in benchmark U.S. 10-year...

Most Asian markets rise after Wall St rally, ringgit bounces

Hong Kong, China -- Most Asia markets rose Monday as investors built on last week's rally, with another healthy lead from Wall Street providing...

ADB sets new priorities for Asia and the Pacific as meeting...

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) reaffirmed its commitment to eradicate poverty for a "prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific” as its...

The ‘Asian Century’ scenario: Asia’s share of global GDP seen to...

The Asia-Pacific region could account for over half of global output by the middle of this century, according to a report by Asian Development...

Tokyo’s Nikkei up ahead of US data, Asian trade quiet

Tokyo -- Tokyo's Nikkei closed higher on Tuesday in quiet trade during Japan's Golden Week holiday period, as investors took to the sidelines ahead...

Asia stocks supported by Wall St, but China drags

TOKYO — Asian stocks were supported on Thursday by robust corporate earnings that helped Wall Street quell concerns about the surge in U.S. bond...

Asia stocks decline as treasuries extend losses

Asian stocks followed their U.S. counterparts lower as worries about the earnings outlook weighed on industrial and technology shares. The 10-year Treasury yield climbed...

Asian stocks rise on earnings hopes; yen declines

Asian equities advanced, helped by an encouraging start to U.S. earnings season, while Chinese bonds rallied after the nation’s central bank moved to support...

Asian stocks rebound as investors assess impact of trade war

Asia stocks rebounded as concerns over the possibility of full-scale trade war between the world’s two biggest economies eased. Chinese equity markets reopened after...

Asia stocks gain after US rebound on trade hopes 

Stocks in Asia followed U.S. equities higher as investors reassessed the danger of a trade-damaging spiral of tariff increases in the world’s top two...

Asian stocks show resilience after US tech slump

Stocks in Asia demonstrated some resilience after a sharp sell-off in the once much-favored U.S. technology shares, sending volatility soaring. The dollar came under...

Asian stocks fall after US tech slump, yen slips

Equities in Asia declined after a sell-off in technology shares spooked investors assessing threats to earnings growth for the industry that propelled last year’s...

Asia stocks gain as trade fears subside; yen falls

Stocks in Asia followed their U.S. counterparts higher on signs that an escalation of trade tensions was beginning to ease. The yen slipped and...

Asia stocks slip, yen gains amid political turmoil

A rally in Asian stocks petered out on Friday, and the yen climbed, as investors considered the implications of continuing personnel turmoil in the...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of US data; yen steady

Asian equity traders adopted a cautious tone Tuesday, March 13, following a dip in US stocks, with focus turning to a U.S. inflation report...

Stocks in Asia rally after US jobs; yen in focus

Asian stocks gained as trade-war concerns took a backseat to economic optimism following a U.S. jobs report Friday that showed the American economy continued...

Asian stocks gain as trade worries ease; yields higher

Asian stocks rallied after a second session of gains in the U.S. signaled investor concerns about a potential trade war in wake of President...

Asia policy makers rethink inflation amid epic e-commerce boom

Inflation is getting a fresh look in Asia. Nowhere is the global e-commerce wave having more of an impact right now than in Asia, where...

Asian markets finish week on a high

HONG KONG -- Asian markets ended the week on a positive note following the lead from Wall Street, with energy firms lifted by a...

Michelin expands restaurant guides as part of Asian growth push

MICHELIN, facing fierce competition from lower-cost Chinese tire makers as it expands in Asia, is counting on a little luxury splash from haute cuisine...

Michelin 2018: San Franscisco chefs outshine New York’s

NEW YORK — New York has been usurped as America’s premiere gastronomic destination, at least in terms of the Michelin Guide’s celebrated three-star ranking. The...

India set to replace China as Asia’s growth engine

SYDNEY -- India is poised to emerge as an economic superpower, driven in part by its young population, while China and the Asian Tigers...

China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference

BEIJING urged Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to unite and “say no” to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute,...

Singapore state investor turns cautious

SINGAPORE -- Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd, among the world’s biggest investors, said it was turning cautious and expected returns to slow...

Free wine endangered on Asian airlines after OPEC accord

SOME OF Asia’s marquee airlines that spoil passengers with free alcohol and in-flight entertainment may soon have to kick the habit. The on-board giveaways, famously...

Asia must invest more in disaster risk reduction: Red Cross

By Beh Lih Yi JAKARTA -- From typhoons and earthquakes to floods, Asian nations must step up investment in disaster risk reduction before it is...

Which Asian country is the happiest? Hint: it's not the Philippines

How do Asian countries rank in World Happiness?

Southeast Asia’s top investors in infrastructure

This network graph by BusinessWorld shows how select Southeast Asian countries are linked – or not linked – through private investors in their infrastructure....

Percentage of population aged 65 or older in East Asian and...

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CO2 emissions in Asia