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  • Amazon gets green light for food stores in India
    Giant e-tailer Amazon has received permission in India for some food-only stores. The $515m deal is likely to spark similar action by local online grocery companies, as N Chandra Mohan reports.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:23am -
  • Cairn case raises worries about India’s retrospective tax policies
    Contrary to earlier pledges, the Indian government appears to be pursuing retrospective taxation, which could spook foreign investors. N Chandra Mohan reports.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 6:50am -
  • Essel Group director aims to make Mumbai's citizens streetsmart
    Essel Group president of cities and strategy Guy Perry is hoping to reproduce lessons from a successful Warsaw development in Mumbai, to create ‘smart’ neighbourhoods and change people’s attitudes in the process.
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • View from Asia: all hands on deck to keep Asian economy from sinking
    While Asia is doing well in the short term, the IMF predicts storms on the horizon. But disaster can be averted if everyone involved in the economic chain pulls together, says Lawrence Yeo.
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers
    As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • Will new BIT model dent India's FDI attractiveness?
    India has discontinued most of its existing bilateral investment treaties and wants to pursue a new model offering less protection to foreign investors and reasserting the supremacy of Indian courts over international arbitration courts. Jacopo Detto…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • Yokohama sets the sustainable standard across Asia
    The Japanese city of Yokohama experienced a population boom after the Second World War that meant it had to take an innovative and collaborative approach to sustainable urban development. It is now exporting this know-how to the rest of Asia, as Jac…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • Japan's Tohoku region uses FDI to rebuild and reboot
    Disaster-hit areas in Japan’s Tohoku region are slowly recovering as basic infrastructure is being restored. The focus is now shifting on a combination of start-ups, tourism and innovative sectors such as robotics to reengineer local economies, as…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Asian Development Bank meeting 2017: addressing age-old problems
    Opportunities and challenges brought about by economic growth across Asia, as well as the demographic timebomb the continent faces, dominated the 2017 Asian Development Bank annual meetings in Yokohama on May 4 to May 7. Jacopo Dettoni fleshed out th…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • South Korea’s new president promises job growth and corporate governance reform
    Newly elected South Korea President Moon Jae-in must overcome formidable opposition if he is to deliver on his campaign promises of job creation, support for SMEs and corporate governance reform. Natasha Turak reports.
    - 41 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -

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  • Winning the war with IS in the Philippines, but losing the peace

    Winning the war with IS in the Philippines, but losing the peace

    THE Philippine army has been fighting for two full months to take back control of the southern city of Marawi from a violent and determined coalition of jihadist groups. The battle for Marawi, a mainly Muslim city of 200,000 with a lush lakeside s…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • Indonesian Islamists open a new front in their war on tolerance

    Indonesian Islamists open a new front in their war on tolerance

    CORNELIS, the 63-year-old governor of West Kalimantan, a province in Indonesian Borneo, is relaxing in jeans and a stained white vest at a table piled with krupuk crackers and other local snacks. Portraits of the governor and his wife posing with…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:44am -
  • South Korea is losing faith in an elitist education system

    South Korea is losing faith in an elitist education system

    Universital values“IF YOU don’t have the ability then blame your parents,” wrote Jung Yoo-ra on social media in 2014, after being accepted into a prestigious university. Her mother, it turns out, had gone to great lengths to secure a spot f…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • South-East Asia’s future looks prosperous but illiberal

    South-East Asia’s future looks prosperous but illiberal

    THE young woman with the microphone cajoles, hectors and wheedles customers with the breathless enthusiasm of a livestock auctioneer at a county fair. She is standing behind a table stacked high with blue jeans; most of the milling crowd is dresse…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:29am -
  • The gruesome fate of “witches” in Papua New Guinea

    The gruesome fate of “witches” in Papua New Guinea

    IT BEGAN, as it usually does, with an unexpected death: in this case, of Jenny’s husband, an esteemed village leader in the province of Eastern Highlands, in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Some local boys accused Jenny of having cast a spell to kill hi…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:21am -
  • Villas v yurts in Mongolia

    Villas v yurts in Mongolia

    A yurtful divideTHE view northward from the centre of Mongolia’s capital takes in not only the mountains that rise at the edge of the city, but also sprawling settlements of nomadic herders who have moved to their slopes. Over the years the vie…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:21am -
  • A corruption probe threatens to undo Pakistan’s prime minister

    A corruption probe threatens to undo Pakistan’s prime minister

    THE big cardboard boxes that a team of investigators delivered to Pakistan’s Supreme Court on the morning of July 10th were not much to look at. They were held together with two different kinds of duct tape, and bore several labels reading “EV…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:21am -
  • Malaysia’s government harasses opponents as an election looms

    Malaysia’s government harasses opponents as an election looms

    Another court date for Lim“UNDEMOCRATIC”, “gerrymandered” and “fix-up” are good words to describe Malaysian politics, dominated since independence by a single party. So it was a bit rich for the prime minister’s spokesman to employ…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:21am -
  • No one is well-served by sexism in Japan

    No one is well-served by sexism in Japan

    AT FIRST glance, Sora Tob Sakana is aimed squarely at the pre-teen market. After all, the pop group’s four members are 14- to 16-year-old girls who sport ponytails and cutesy frilly dresses and pump out bubblegum tunes accompanied by wobbly danc…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:21am -
  • Aborigines want more than a mention in Australia’s constitution

    Aborigines want more than a mention in Australia’s constitution

    Bearing coffee, didgeridoos and demandsLINDA BURNEY was ten when Australians voted in 1967 to remove the clause in the constitution that excluded aborigines from the national census. “The notion that you weren’t worthy of being counted was ve…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 10:50am -

WSJ: What's News Asia

  • newChina Toys With an Internet Lockdown
    China deploys a fierce array of censorship tools and methods to maintain its Great Firewall, but there has been one crack: the virtual private network, which allows connections to servers outside the country. Now that is in doubt.
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:29am -
  • newHealth Debate Rolls On After First Option Fails
    Senate Republicans overcame a range of internal fissures in voting to begin debate on their health-care overhaul, but the party suffered a setback hours later when a proposal replacing major portions of the Affordable Care Act failed to attract enoug…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:09am -
  • newTrump Eyes Tax-Code Overhaul, With Emphasis on Middle-Class Break
    President Donald Trump is signaling his next priority: overhauling the tax code to push corporate rates down and give middle-class taxpayers a break, even if it means some of the wealthiest pay more.
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:02am -
  • newNew Challenge to U.S. Power: Chinese Exceptionalism
    China’s once-reticent citizens see their country as economically, diplomatically and politically ascendant—and the U.S. in decline. The phenomenon bolsters President Xi’s signature slogan exhorting the “China Dream.”
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:58pm -
  • newLego Boost Review: Meet Your Child's New Coding Coach
    The new Lego Boost kit makes the classic bricks come to life with programmable motors and sensors. We asked three junior builders to help us put it to the test.
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:48pm -
  • newVatican Finance Chief Will Plead Not Guilty to Sex-Abuse Charges
    Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ finance chief, will plead not guilty to multiple charges of sexual abuse leveled against him in Australia.
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:01pm -

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