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fDiIntelligence: Asia-Pacific

  • IMF spotlight on China-Africa debt
    African debt was a prime topic at the World Bank/IMF meeting – though research suggests China is not to blame.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:38am -
  • Shanghai fears US-China trade war
    Shanghai is in the firing line if the spat between the US and China continues to intensify.
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 8:23am -
  • Gaming industry moves up to next level
    A truly global industry, games development is bringing benefits to digital clusters willing to foster it with incentives and tax breaks. Jason Mitchell reports.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Is India's FDI revival over?
    After two strong years, greenfield FDI in India is on the slide. However, brownfield and tech could yet turn things around. N Chandra Mohan reports
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • AIIB looks to keep sharp focus amid wide remit
    Dong-ik Lee, director-general of investment operations at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing, tells Adrienne Klasa about its projects in frontier markets that will boost infrastructure and build sustainable cities.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Backlash grows over China's development funding
    As China extends its investment reach, it faces criticism not only from as a nervous US but also partner countries who complain that deals tend to favour the Far Eastern giant. Adrienne Klasa reports.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Is the era of the sweat shop coming to an end?
    Attitudes towards working practices within the textiles industry have been changing over the past few years, with links to exploitative labour conditions now hugely damaging to a fashion house's reputation. Yasmin Jones-Henry reports on how the indus…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Development Dispatch: China-US rivalry plays out in development finance
    Development finance is the latest arena to host the rivalry between the US and China. So who will benefit? Adrienne Klasa reports.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • View from Asia: The rise of the smart cities
    Asia is fast becoming the world's top region for smart city development – but careful planning is needed to ensure these cities work for all citizens. Lawrence Yeo reports.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Kazakhstan woos investors in diversification bid
    Kazakhstan is a regional leader in central Asia for both investment and ease of doing business. Moves to increase outside interest include the development of transport links, privatisations, and a new finance centre in the capital, Astana.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 7:00am -

Financial Times: Asia Pacific Headlines

IBT: Asia Pacific

The Economist: Asia

  • A minister’s resignation boosts #MeToo in India

    A minister’s resignation boosts #MeToo in India

    Mahishasura had it comingTHE MINISTER’S exit proved well-timed. It fell during the festive week of Navaratri, when Hindus celebrate the mythical victory of the ten-armed goddess Durga over the wicked, buffalo-headed, cobra-encoiled demon Mahish…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:52am -
  • Citizens of Kazakhstan are just one click away from jail

    Citizens of Kazakhstan are just one click away from jail

    AS THE WORLD’S largest landlocked country and surrounded by a sea of authoritarianism, Kazakhstan goes to extraordinary lengths to put itself on the map—and show what a normal, upstanding country it is. Its 78-year-old ruler, Nursultan Nazarba…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • South-East Asian countries are backing away from the death penalty

    South-East Asian countries are backing away from the death penalty

    MALAYSIA IS HARDLY known for the leniency of its punishments. Sharia (Islamic law) applies in some states and canings offer a violent public spectacle. Even so, the country’s new government no longer wishes to deal in death. On October 10th Liew…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • South Korea’s president is struggling to “democratise” the economy

    South Korea’s president is struggling to “democratise” the economy

    CHO IMHO is angry. Perched on an enormous black leather chair, the director of South Korea’s association of small businesses throws up his arms in despair as he discusses the government’s economic policy. Mr Cho reserves particular ire for the…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • Australian farmers will have to get used to an even hotter climate

    Australian farmers will have to get used to an even hotter climate

    Not a green shoot to be seenTWICE A WEEK Ambrose Doolan pays for a lorry to drive 1,000km to stock up on fodder. His cattle farm near the town of Coonabarabran, in northern New South Wales, turned to dust after the rains failed this winter; few f…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • A Kyrgyz singer sparks a debate about sexism

    A Kyrgyz singer sparks a debate about sexism

    Frogmarched to the altarWHEN Zere Asylbek, a 19-year-old singer from Kyrgyzstan, took to YouTube with a lyrical cry for equality, she did not expect to draw much attention, let alone death threats. The song, called “Kyz” (Girl), was hardly mi…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:49am -
  • Anti-incumbency grips Bhutan

    Anti-incumbency grips Bhutan

    IT MUST be the most genteel canvassing operation in the world. Lily Wangchuk, who is running for a seat in the National Assembly, chats with a shaven-headed monk in the shade of a weeping willow, she in a silk kira (traditional dress for Bhutanese…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:49am -
  • One of Japan’s great institutions makes way for a car park

    One of Japan’s great institutions makes way for a car park

    LAST Saturday at six in the morning the handbells rang and auctioneers launched with guttural chanting into the last auction of bluefin tuna at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market. The next day the market closed for ever. A procession of its distinctive “t…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:49am -
  • Mild social-media posts scandalise Singapore’s judges

    Mild social-media posts scandalise Singapore’s judges

    IT WAS hardly a zinger. “Malaysia’s judges are more independent than Singapore’s for cases with political implications,” wrote Jolovan Wham, an activist, on Facebook on April 27th. On October 9th Singapore’s high court found him guilty o…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:49am -
  • Schoolchildren in India are being taught how to be mindful

    Schoolchildren in India are being taught how to be mindful

    Another gruelling happiness classAT 8am on a Saturday morning there is silence in Class 8A at Kautilya Government Sarvodaya Boys’ Senior Secondary School in Delhi. The pupils sit with their eyes closed; the teacher has told them to concentrate…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:49am -

WSJ: What's News Asia

  • Goldman Changes Asia Banking Leadership as New CEO Digs In
    Goldman Sachs is shaking up its leadership in Asia, where a high-profile corruption scandal has dampened an otherwise strong stretch of deal-making.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 10:36pm -
  • Scandal Over Dead Journalist Jolts Heir to Saudi Throne
    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, secure for now, is scrambling to contain global backlash over the killing of government critic Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 10:21pm -
  • China Finds Big-Ticket Spending Is a Road to Nowhere
    Beijing is trying to kick its habit of using big-ticket stimulus spending on infrastructure, a turning point from a growth model that has left many Chinese cities adorned with empty high-rises and underused highways.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 6:48pm -
  • As Brexit Drags On, Investors Seek More Protection
    This week’s stall in Brexit talks dashed any immediate hope of clarity over what Britain’s eventual deal with the EU—if there is one at all—might look like. That left investors still looking for ways to protect themselves.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 3:40pm -
  • Defense Chiefs Seek Friendlier Skies Over Asia's Military Flashpoints
    Eighteen nations including the U.S. and China agreed to sign up to guidelines governing potentially dangerous encounters by military aircraft, a step toward stabilizing flashpoints but one that leaves enough wiggle room to ignore the new standards wh…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 12:28pm -
  • Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?
    As IPO proposals value Uber at an eye-popping $120 billion, auto makers are racing to gain ground in everything from car sharing to driverless technology. At stake: who will control the future of transportation.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 11:33am -

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