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  • Investors cool over Modi economic plans
    India’s premier wants to turn his country into an industrial giant, but investors have yet to be convinced, writes Henry Burrows of consultancy Alaco. 
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:59am -
  • Sydney surfs the tech wave
    Technology thrives on the flow of talent, ideas and money, and Sydney is building on its widespread appeal to build a strong tech ecosystem that adds another international dimension to the city’s economy, writes Douglas Clark.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:38am -
  • View from Europe: Is India's return to protectionism going under the radar?
    By focusing on the US/China trade war, Europeans are missing the rise of Indian protectionism, writes Martin G Kaspar.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Uzbekistan investment chief looks to gain greater visibility
    Shukhrat Vafaev, deputy chairman of Uzbekistan’s Committee for Investments and executive director of Uzbekistan’s Reconstruction and Development Fund, speaks to Sebastian Shehadi about reforms to attract outside investment into the country, inclu…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Second time lucky for Papua New Guinea?
    Papua New Guinea failed to make the most of its resources boom, as poorly negotiated contracts and volatile exchange rates left the country's infrastructure and economy sorely lacking. However, as Jacopo Dettoni discovers, there is hope that the next…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • PNG prime minister gives green concerns priority in growth strategy
    Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill tells Jacopo Dettoni about the government’s ambitions for new major natural gas and mining projects in the next few years, and how the country will use the returns to diversify its economy and ensure…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Sri Lanka is most diversified island economy for third year running
    Sri Lanka and New Zealand remain at the top of the table of diversified island economies, boasting wide-ranging FDI landscapes, while Malta has risen to third place, displacing the Dominican Republic. Cathy Mullan reports.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Slow but sure signs of change in Uzbekistan
    After years of tight control, Uzbekistan is opening up, with president Shavkat Mirziyoyev committing to liberalising the economy and modernising the energy sector. It is a major change of approach and a process that is now “irreversible” says the…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • View from Asia: Future growth will come from beyond the megacities
    Asia’s secondary cities hold the the key to the continent’s future, writes Lawrence Yeo.
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Thailand seeks new momentum with ambitious Eastern Corridor programme
    Thailand’s military junta has launched its plan to make the country's eastern provinces a hub for advanced manufacturing and high-end industries. Tenders for the needed infrastructure are being rolled out, and private investors such as Alibaba are…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 7:38am -

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  • South Korea’s ruling party wins a landslide victory in local elections

    South Korea’s ruling party wins a landslide victory in local elections

    Moon is the starMOON JAE-IN, South Korea’s president, took advantage of his country’s early-voting system to cast an advance ballot in provincial and municipal elections. When the day of the vote came, on June 13th, he went for a hike. He amb…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:09am -
  • Pakistan faces a currency crisis. Who will help?

    Pakistan faces a currency crisis. Who will help?

    IN 1918 a British army officer brought his frayed football to be repaired at a factory in Sialkot, a city in what is now Pakistan. Although more accustomed to making tennis racquets and cricket bats, a local artisan was nonetheless able to restitc…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:09am -
  • China fights Taiwan on airline websites

    China fights Taiwan on airline websites

    GIVEN all the hoopla of President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s dictator, the opening on the same day of a new American not-quite-an-embassy in Taipei was never going to hog the headlines. Yet to judge by how much Chine…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:09am -
  • Indian states are testing a new way of setting development priorities

    Indian states are testing a new way of setting development priorities

    IN A country as big and poor as India, the scale of human need can seem daunting. Yet the immensity of the mountain is not the sole problem. Just as tricky is finding the best angle of approach. Alas, the vote-hungry politicians, stodgy bureaucrat…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:09am -
  • Afghanistan’s passion for cricket reaches fever pitch

    Afghanistan’s passion for cricket reaches fever pitch

    Willow, leather and gritWHEN they win, the skies ring with joyful gunfire. Afghanistan’s cricket team is wildly popular. They are mobbed in the street and featured in endless ads. After one victory, staff at a European embassy in Kabul mistook…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:09am -
  • Tourists are arriving faster than Japan can accommodate them

    Tourists are arriving faster than Japan can accommodate them

    ON A sunny day in May it is not hard to see why the Japanese island of Ishigaki, some 2,000km from the capital, Tokyo, is becoming a tourist magnet. This year the crystal-watered, coral-reefed island was named the world’s hottest destination by…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 10:45am -
  • Stone-carving villagers make Indian officials jittery

    Stone-carving villagers make Indian officials jittery

    Menhir of distinctionAT A crossroads outside the hamlet of Hakadua, in the state of Jharkhand, a small and solemn group of villagers gathers around a slab of rock erected near a sacred grove. Under the noon blaze a white-whiskered priest and a tr…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 10:45am -
  • Malaysia’s ruling party may be gone, but its racial policies survive

    Malaysia’s ruling party may be gone, but its racial policies survive

    THE headquarters of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a party founded to defend the interests of Malays, Malaysia’s biggest ethnic group, feels stuck in the past. Defeated sofas and tired photographs speak to glory days now gone. I…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 10:45am -
  • Talks between America and North Korea might succeed—at a terrible price

    Talks between America and North Korea might succeed—at a terrible price

    WHEN a great power promises a smaller country a “win-win” deal, diplomats mordantly joke, that means the great power plans to win twice. Yet the summit between America and North Korea in Singapore on June 12th may prove an exception: a negotia…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 5:48am -
  • Singapore’s Brutalist past could soon be gone

    Singapore’s Brutalist past could soon be gone

    A precious sight for S’pore eyesTIME has stopped in the Golden Mile Complex. Inside the sprawling 1970s building rows upon rows of travel agencies sit mostly empty, their employees staring into space. Stalls selling shoes, handbags, toothpaste…
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 18, 11:02am -

WSJ: What's News Asia

  • newTrump Defends Family-Separation Policy
    The Trump administration sought to blame Congress for the new policy of separating some migrant families and said only lawmakers could change it as part of an immigration overhaul, but Republicans and Democrats remained far apart on any deal.
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:28am -
  • newU.S., South Korea Cancel Major War Game Planned for August
    The Pentagon said it had agreed with South Korea to cancel an important military exercise that was scheduled for later this summer, in keeping with President Donald Trump’s pledge to halt war games while talks are under way with North Korea.
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:01am -
  • newAfghan Marchers Make Their Own Long Journey for Peace
    Peace marchers from Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province—who arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking for 37 days—finished their journey with demonstrations demanding an end to the Afghan war.
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:41pm -
  • newTrump Readies More Tariffs for China
    President Donald Trump launched a pre-emptive strike in the trade conflict with China, directing his aides to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods for new 10% tariffs—in case Beijing retaliates against the tariffs the U.S. imposed earlier this mo…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:40pm -
  • newKim Jong Un Is Heading to China After His Summit With Trump
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is arriving in China on Tuesday for a two-day trip, visiting his key ally for the third time in three months, just a week after his summit with President Donald Trump.
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:19pm -
  • newSenate Rebukes Trump With Vote to Reinstate ZTE Sales Ban
    ZTE lost a skirmish with U.S. lawmakers when the Senate passed legislation that would reinstate a ban on sales of U.S. components to the Chinese telecommunications company.
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 7:58pm -
  • Fujifilm Sues Xerox for More Than $1 Billion After Canceled Merger
    Fujifilm Holdings is suing Xerox for breach of contract and estimated damages of more than $1 billion after the printer and copier company walked away from a planned merger.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 4:18pm -

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