Asia Pacific

Philippine government declares battle with Islamist militants over in Marawi

The Philippines announced on Monday the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country’s biggest security crisis in years.<p>Offensive combat operations were terminated after troops …

World News

Asian buyers tap into ‘pampered pooch’ market

Three Asian investors, led by Beijing-based private equity group Hosen Capital, have paid A$1bn ($780m) for an Australia pet food company, …

Pets

Hasbro up on earnings beat

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) reports revenue rose 7% in Q3 due to growth in Franchise Brands, Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands.<p>U.S. and Canada revenue grew …

Business

US stance towards Asia will determine not just prosperity, but war and peace: PM Lee

WASHINGTON: There is great scope for US businesses to grow new markets, make fresh investments, and create prosperity on both sides of the Pacific …

International Relations

Deutsche Bank hires Asia tech investment banking head from StanC

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG (DE:DBKGn) has hired Neel Laungani as its new head of technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) investment banking …

Banking

HSBC names Jayant Rikhye as India CEO

(Reuters) - HSBC (L:HSBA) has named company veteran Jayant Rikhye as the new chief executive of its India operations, effective Dec. 1.<p>Rikhye, who …

India

BlackRock Says Unloved Small Asian Investors Turn to Bond ETFs

Smaller Asian bond investors overlooked by banks are increasingly turning to exchange-traded funds to get exposure to fixed income, according to …

Finance

Asia's Most-Shorted Stocks Beat the Broader Market This Year

Bears beware: the 100 most-shorted stocks on Asia’s benchmark index have surged an average 35 percent this year, according to data compiled by …

Markets

A start at Augusta up for grabs at the Asia Pacific Amatuer Championship

MIN Woo Lee knows he has to put Augusta out of his mind this week.<p>But the big-hitting West Australian will find that hard — given the massive carrot …

Golf

Fast Asia Open: China property prices, Hong Kong CPI

Shinzo Abe is set to double down on economic stimulus and push for a revision of Japan’s pacifist constitution after his gamble on calling an early …

Economy

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hoping for a landslide win in snap elections this Sunday. He's banked much of his chances of success on his economic policies, known as "Abenomics". Japanese stock markets have reached record highs and the jobless rate has steadily declined, falling under 3%. …

Japan

Cleveland-Cliffs -5% after cutting full-year iron ore sales outlook

Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF -5.1%) plunges after beating Q3 earnings and revenue estimates but cutting its full-year sales and production volume outlook …

Business

The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

As Turkmenistan hosted the Asian Games in the capital Ashgabat, our reporter managed to obtain a visa to cover the event. He brings us a rare look inside one of the world’s most authoritarian regimes.<p>Turkmenistan is one of the world’s most isolated and secretive regimes. Its president, Gurmanguly …

World News

The Surprising 5 Busiest Airline Routes in the World

This week’s issue of <i>Airline Weekly</i> offers statistics on the busiest airline routes in the world.<p>Here are the 5 largest air routes in the world, all …

Airlines

Singapore rated Asia Pacific's top location for data centres: Study

SINGAPORE: Singapore continues to be Asia Pacific’s top location for operation of data centres, according to a report released by Cushman & Wakefield …

Singapore

Amazon QuickSight Adds Support for Combo Charts and Row-Level Security

This release also adds support for Row-Level Security (RLS) in Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition. RLS enables QuickSight dataset owners to control …

Cloud Computing

APAC e-commerce to hit $2.1T as digital payments gain popularity

Asia-Pacific e-commerce market is projected to grow 12 percent annually to hit US$2.1 trillion by 2021, as digital payments such as mobile wallets …

eCommerce

'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

It's known as the "Chinese Silicon Valley". Zhongguancun, a tech hub north of Beijing, has become a symbol of growth and prosperity for many young entrepreneurs. Its success has been largely attributed to reforms put in place by President Xi Jinping during his first mandate. But while some are …

China

IHG Introduces Iconic Boutique Brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, to Asia

<p>ANNOUNCED at the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), the first Kimpton properties in the region will be located in prime …

Hospitality

Dollar gains after Republicans clear hurdle to $1.5tn tax cut

The dollar was gaining on currencies across the board in Asia Pacific trading after the US Senate passed a budget blueprint that will help push …

Economy

Dozens of Afghan troops killed in Taliban suicide attack in Kandahar province

At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, the third assault on a security installation this week.<p>Just two soldiers are known to have survived unscathed after the attack on the base in the …

Pakistan

App Annie Announces New Managing Director for Asia-Pacific

<i>Seasoned executive Cindy Deng joins as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific</i><p>SINGAPORE, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- App Annie, the most trusted app market data and insights company, today announced Cindy Deng as Managing Director, Asia Pacific. App Annie continues to experience rapid growth as the …

Diwali and environment

India has been celebrating several Hindu festivals in recent weeks. And today begins the Diwali festival of lights. Traditionally these are happy …

Diwali

New Magniber Ransomware Targets South Korea, Asia Pacific

Researchers identified a new ransomware family called Magniber that uniquely targets only users in South Korea and the Asia-Pacific regions. The …

South Korea

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on power. Xi is already China's most powerful leader in decades, but could he use the world's biggest political party and …

China

The Real Wealth Of Asia Exposed

Capital is an asset that has the potential to create more value. It captures both the physical dimension and its potential to generate surplus value …

Business

ASIA MARKETS: Asia-Pacific Stocks Start Lower, Edge Back Into Positive Territory

Nikkei in danger of snapping 13-day streak of gains, as New Zealand on track for 14th positive day<p>Early weakness in Japan, Australia and New Zealand stocks faded Friday morning, but Asia-Pacific markets overall lacked direction following weakness in Europe and swings on Wall Street.<p>Hong Kong stocks …

Markets

‘India Is An Extremely Important Market In Our Global Growth Strategy’

With marriott international’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in September 2016, Mike Fulkerson (42) has become a busy man. As …

Hospitality

Pakistan court indicts ex-PM Nawaz Sharif for corruption

A Pakistani court indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges spiralling from the Panama Papers leak, a senior government official said Thursday, in a case that could ultimately see the former leader jailed.<p>The indictment presents a fresh challenge to Sharif's beleaguered, …

World News

Amazon Athena is now available in the EU (Frankfurt) region.

With the latest release, customers can use Amazon Athena in the following regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), …

Amazon