Hanabusa Urges Trump to Attend Asia Summits

Hanabusa Urges Trump to Attend Asia Summits

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa and nine of her colleagues sent a letter to the White House urging President Donald Trump to attend the annual U.S.-ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Singapore or the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Papua New Guinea this November. The White House previously indicated the president would skip the meetings with […]

'Shoplifters' Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations

'Shoplifters' Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations

“Shoplifters,” the Japanese drama that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, leads the race for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It is nominated for best film and in in two other categories. The four other films nominated for best feature film are: Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning” (Korea), Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s “The Gentle Indifference of the […]

Asian stocks mixed following overnight slide on Wall Street; oil prices fall

Asian stocks mixed following overnight slide on Wall Street; oil prices fall

Stocks in Asia were mixed on Tuesday, as Wall Street slipped overnight and amid geopolitical tensions between Saudi Arabia and the international community. The Greater China markets lost their earlier gains to land in negative territory. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped by 0.23 percent in afternoon trade. The Shanghai composite shed 0.85 percent to […]

Volcanoes reach Asia Rugby semis

Volcanoes reach Asia Rugby semis

Volcanoes reach Asia Rugby semis Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) – October 15, 2018 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Volcanoes stormed to the Cup semifinals of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series’ final leg after sweeping their opening day doubleheader Saturday at Racecourse Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Volcanoes started Pool A […]

Asia's Most Visited Countries

Asia's Most Visited Countries

Tourism has been one of the growing economic sectors across the world.  According to the report by World Tourism Organisation the international tourist arrivals have increased from 25 million globally in 1950 to 278 million in 1980, 674 million in 2000, and 1,235 million in 2016. The Asia Pacific region accounts for 30 per cent of the world’s international tourism receipts. […]

Collins tries to use McMurray's work in Asia against him

Collins tries to use McMurray's work in Asia against him

Rep. Chris Collins, running for re-election to Congress in New York’s 27th District in Western New York, is rolling out attack ads criticizing challenger Nathan McMurray’s work in Asia. One side of a Collins mailer states: “Nate McMurray lobbied to send our jobs to China. (And Korea too.) The other side states: “Nate McMurray: American job […]

Asia and Africa still dominate global refinery spending

Asia and Africa still dominate global refinery spending

GlobalData’s latest report, H2 2018 Global Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Refineries – Asia and Africa Continue to Dominate Global Refinery Capex and Capacity Additions, indicates that, the global crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity is expected to register significant growth of 15.1% over the next four years, increasing from 101.7 million barrels per day […]

US stocks sink as sell-off continues

US stocks sink as sell-off continues

Image copyright Getty Images A sell-off in US stock markets has continued with a second day of steep declines. Despite early gains, losses on the indexes accelerated later in the day, extending earlier drops in Europe and Asia. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 both closed down more than 2%, while the Nasdaq slid about […]

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