US Withdrawal From the INF Treaty: Considerations in East Asia

US Withdrawal From the INF Treaty: Considerations in East Asia

Does withdrawing from the INF Treaty bring the United States advantages in Asia? Is it time to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty? The Trump administration apparently thinks so, and reportedly will indicate to Russia its intention to withdraw from the treaty in the next weeks. The case against the INF has been building […]

At least 22 dead, more than 170 injured after Taiwan train derails

At least 22 dead, more than 170 injured after Taiwan train derails

TAIPEI: At least 22 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on Taiwan’s east coast on Sunday afternoon (Oct 21), the island’s worst rail accident for more than 20 years. Taiwan’s railways administration confirmed 22 people had been killed and said 171 people had been injured, 10 seriously, in the accident in northeastern Yilan […]

Goldman Changes Asia Banking Leadership as New CEO Digs In

Goldman Changes Asia Banking Leadership as New CEO Digs In

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS 0.89% is shaking up its leadership in Asia, where a high-profile corruption scandal has dampened an otherwise strong stretch of deal-making. Andrea Vella and Kate Richdale, Goldman’s investment banking chiefs in the region, are being shifted out of management roles, according to people familiar with the matter. They will be […]

'SHAPE Asia' meet greets the world

'SHAPE Asia' meet greets the world

Global Shapers Bangkok is organising ‘SHAPE Asia-Pacific 2018’ to raise awareness about sustainable lifestyles and promote a green revolution in the region. Initiated by the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than […]

Helicopter Crashes on US Aircraft Carrier in Asia; Sailors Hurt

Helicopter Crashes on US Aircraft Carrier in Asia; Sailors Hurt

TOKYO —  An U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, causing nonfatal injuries to sailors. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday while the carrier was off the Philippine coast. The Navy said all affected sailors were […]

US Stocks Fall After Asia Selloff

US Stocks Fall After Asia Selloff

U.S. stocks traded lower Thursday, as the concerns over global growth behind recent wild swings continued to drag on investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 180 points, or 0.7%, to 25526. The S&P 500, which has closed lower eight of the past 10 trading days, was down 0.6%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite declined […]

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 […]

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