Asia Stocks Set to Gain; Oil Climbs With Dollar: Markets Wrap

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Asia markets trade cautiously; ASX flat, Nikkei down slightly in early trade

Asia markets trade cautiously; ASX flat, Nikkei down slightly in early trade

Asia markets fell on Thursday, following an overnight mixed session in the U.S. as renewed trade concerns offset strong gains in tech. In Australia, the benchmark ASX 200 declined 0.24 percent as the materials subindex fell 1.29 percent. Major mining names declined, with shares of Rio Tinto lower by 3.61 percent, Fortescue Metals down 0.69 […]

Factories From Asia to Europe Put on the Brakes Amid Trade Spats

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North Korea tops Pompeo agenda at Asia security meeting

North Korea tops Pompeo agenda at Asia security meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda as he heads to an Asian security meeting in Singapore this week amid new concerns over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile program and commitment to denuclearization. Pompeo and North Korea’s foreign minister are both set to attend the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

Asia Stocks to Slip After Tech Rout; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

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Stock markets across Asia slip, led by Hong Kong

Stock markets across Asia slip, led by Hong Kong

Asian stock markets largely dropped in early trading Monday following declines on Wall Street on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.67%   was off 0.5% even as the yen was barely higher versus […]

Why Asia is shaping the future of travel

Why Asia is shaping the future of travel

|    Simon Akeroyd    | BANGKOK (The Jakarta Post/ANN) – Companies in emerging Asia are also actively pursuing opportunities to capitalise on the rise of the Asian travellers. Historically, we have seen developed economies in the West lead in technology innovation, and then introduce it to the East for adoption. However, the early to mid-2000s heralded […]

Deterrence equation in South Asia

Deterrence equation in South Asia

The deterrence equation in South Asia is gradually changing amid the acquisition of advanced technologies and missile developments by India, most notably Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system. Similarly, India is heading into the continuous modernization of its military build-up, aspiring to become the giant arms trader of South Asian region. It outdoes China as the […]

Asia-Pacific markets mixed; BHP stock jumps after $10.5 billion deal

Asia-Pacific markets mixed; BHP stock jumps after $10.5 billion deal

Asia-Pacific stock markets were mixed in early trading Friday. Further declines in Chinese and Hong Kong stocks were joined by modest drops in Southeast Asian benchmarks, which barely rose Thursday. Korea’s Kospi continued to move little after Thursday’s outperformance while more-robust gains persisted in Japan, Australia, Taiwan and New Zealand. Down Under led the gainers, […]

Bitcoin Price Surge Due to Increased Trading Volume in Asia, Says Experts

Bitcoin Price Surge Due to Increased Trading Volume in Asia, Says Experts

A couple of experts have recently provided compelling evidence that shows that the Asian market had a prominent role to play in the recent Bitcoin price surge. Also, the current economic standoff between the United States and China is positively enhancing Bitcoin’s pedigree as a hedge against economic uncertainties. The Return of the Far East […]