Asia

E-payment

A 'once in a generation' opportunity for Asia payments

(July 17): Asia generated over US$900 billion ($1.252 trillion) in payments revenues in 2019, nearly half of the worldwide total.

Geopolitics

The shape of Asia's new Cold War

(June 19): In retrospect, the decision by the Communist Party of China (CPC) to impose a new security law on Hong Kong seems to have been preordained.

Global Economy

Asia in the time of Covid-19

(June 12): In something of a Western-centric statement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 14 said that as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, or rather the measures imposed to cont

Globalisation

Colombia looks to Asia to diversify its exports amid trade war

(Sept 26): Colombia is looking to boost trade with Asian countries as it seeks to protect the nation amid a global trade war, President Ivan Duque said.

Global Economy

China to work with Asia to secure world trade, ex-PBOC head says

(Sept 22): China will work with other Asian countries to safeguard international trade rules, as well as the monetary and financial order, according to its former central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochu

US-China trade war

Asia makes fiscal push after rate cuts to limit trade war damage

(Aug 28): Asian governments are trickling out fiscal stimulus amid a deepening exports slump, b

Commodities

Asia's chocolate bonanza sparks quest for locally grown beans

(Aug 22): Asia's cocoa industry is scouring for ways to boost local bean supplies as the region's chocoholics munch through more candy than ever.

Sustainability

Infrastructure development key to Asian growth, says Teo Chee Hean

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): Collaborative infrastructure development can help unlock Asia’s growth potential, even as the region struggles with environmental vulnerability and growing income disparity, say

Online privacy

Facebook sues Asian developers over malware on Android apps

(Aug 7): Facebook Inc sued two Asia-based developers for allegedly planting malware on Android apps that robotically clicked on ads to inflate revenue.

Company in the news

Netflix plunges after biggest stumble in streaming era

(July 22): Netflix shocked investors by reporting a drop in US customers and much slower growth overseas, raising fears that the streaming giant is losing momentum just as competitors prepare to po

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