US record oil exports bite into Russia, OPEC market share in Asia

US record oil exports bite into Russia, OPEC market share in Asia

In Asia, China — led by Sinopec, the region’s largest refiner — is the biggest lifter of U.S. crude. The company, after cutting Saudi imports, has bought a record 16 million barrels (533,000 bpd) of U.S. crude, to load in June, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. India and South Korea are the […]

Asia Minute: Pressures for Taiwan

Asia Minute: Pressures for Taiwan

It’s been a difficult month for Taiwan. The government there has faced increasing pressure from Beijing on a number of fronts, and it’s been having an international impact. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. These are challenging times for the government of Taiwan. A place Beijing considers a province of China — […]

2018 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards Launches Call For Entries

2018 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards Launches Call For Entries

HONG KONG—The 2018 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards has launched its call for entries, with the dedicated entry platform opening later this week. The awards recognize the best in public relations programming from across the Asia-Pacific region and are open to campaigns developed by agencies, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and more. The SABRE Awards competition recognizes Superior […]

5 things Asia learned from UEFA Champions League final

5 things Asia learned from UEFA Champions League final

Watching the UEFA Champions League final was great entertainment. It had everything a final needed: great goals, crazy goals and a whole host of talking points. Once all the action is digested then perhaps there will be some lessons for Asia in there. 1-You can’t beat the drama of a one-legged final This has been […]

Asia Students Visit Boeing Flight Services

Asia Students Visit Boeing Flight Services

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and […]

Asia markets lower on renewed US-China trade concerns

Asia markets lower on renewed US-China trade concerns

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares moved lower on Thursday as investors fretted about new setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks, but negative sentiment was tempered by U.S. Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggesting it would not raise the tempo at which it increases interest rates. An investor sits in front of an electronic board showing stock information […]

Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE/HANOI (Reuters) – Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to personal-care products from her smartphone. But she prefers to pay with cash. Signs accepting WeChat Pay and AliPay are displayed at a shop in Singapore May 22, 2018. Picture taken May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su She is among hundreds […]

A third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

A third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

KATHMANDU – More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural taboos about menstruation among the factors impeding their education. The study by WaterAid and UNICEF also found many girls across the region did not know about menstruation before […]

A Major Canal May Be Coming To Asia

By editor • 47 minutes ago Central America has the Panama Canal. The Middle East has the Suez Canal. Now there’s talk of an Asian addition to that group: the Kra Canal in southern Thailand. Michael Sullivan reports. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Source link

Asia markets subdued as investors digest weekend US-China trade developments

Asia markets subdued as investors digest weekend US-China trade developments

Developments in the U.S.-China trade relationship were digested by investors as markets opened for trade this week. In particular, immediate fears of a trade war were likely put to rest after U.S. Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the countries were “putting the trade war on hold” as they worked out an agreement. Both countries […]

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