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Sri Lankans in Christchurch mourn after recent attacks
April 25, 2019
The Easter Sunday bomb attacks hold a special significance for the Sri Lankan residents of Christchurch.
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Are you being served? Man vs machine
April 25, 2019
With self-service stores on the rise, those with both human assistants and machines will likely be the future, rather than complete automation, the China Vending &
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City of Nagasaki sued over alleged sexual violence against journalist by former official
April 25, 2019
A female journalist Thursday filed a damages lawsuit against the city of Nagasaki over alleged sexual violence by a former senior Nagasaki official during her ...
Junichiro Koizumi: Maverick reformer left Japan all shook up
April 25, 2019
Junichiro Koizumi is regarded as the most accomplished politician of the Heisei Era, according to one survey.
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After the Sri Lanka Terror Attacks, Muslims Fear Backlash
April 26, 2019
As Sri Lanka mourns around 250 people killed in a series of terrorist attacks by a group loyal to ISIS, there are fears that the grief will turn into more violence.
Sri Lankan Accused of Leading Attacks Preached Slaughter. Many Dismissed Him.
April 26, 2019
The man accused of masterminding the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels never hid his hatred. “We all underestimated him,” a resident of his hometown said.
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China once boasted about its global economic plans. That swagger has faded a bit. 
April 25, 2019
Beijing will host top officials from 100 countries this week for a forum on its Belt and Road Initiative amid questions and missteps.  
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Rise of the renminbi is ‘story of the next cycle’
April 26, 2019
Demonisation of the likes of Iran could help propel Chinese currency’s rise
Rise of the renminbi is ‘story of the next cycle’
April 26, 2019
Demonisation of the likes of Iran could help propel Chinese currency’s rise
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Easter Sunday bombings were 'a bolt out of the blue,' says Sri Lankan central bank governor
April 26, 2019
Indrajit Coomaraswamy, governor of Sri Lanka's central bank, said "it's far too early" to quantify any economic impact from the attacks.
China is making more air conditioners, and that's a good sign for the economy: Citi
April 26, 2019
Production of air-conditioners and other home appliances is ramping up in China. Citi says that is a good sign for the world's second-largest economy.
Trump reportedly approved a $2 million hospital bill from North Korea for Otto Warmbier
April 26, 2019
President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill issued by North Korea for the care of American citizen Otto Warmbier who returned to the U.S. in a coma, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
It's the 'golden age of television,' says HBO Asia CEO
April 26, 2019
"Great times" are ahead for consumers of television content at the moment, according to the chief executive of HBO Asia.
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Deutsche And Other Scandal-Plagued Banks Should Learn From Novartis, Tenneco, And Volkswagen
April 25, 2019
When Novartis, Tenneco, and Volkswagen chief compliance officers share advice publicly about reforming corporate culture, bank executives would do well to pay close attention. If bank employees ask who is in charge of bank culture, that is the wrong question to ask. Everyone should be responsible.
Top White House Economist Compares Trade Relations With Scurvy
April 25, 2019
Vitamin C may be the only treatment for scurvy, but naked aggression is not the way to improve trade relations.
JPMorgan Is Behind The Eight Ball On China Bonds
April 25, 2019
Meanwhile, BlackRock thinks investors need to invest in Chinese debt.
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Asian Markets Mostly Lower Ahead Of U.S. GDP Data
April 26, 2019
Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday following the mixed lead overnight from Wall Street as the corporate earnings season continued. Investors remained cautious as they await the release of the closely watched U.S. first-quarter gross domestic product data later in the day. The Australian market, which was closed for the ANZAC Day holiday on Thursday, is declining.-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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Hot Stock: Venture Corp shares down 8.6% after citing near-term volatility
April 26, 2019
SHARES in Venture Corporation are taking a beating in Friday's early session, with the electronics services firm S$1.66 or 8.6 per cent lower at S$17.63, as at 11.02am. 
Hot Stock: Venture Corp shares down 8.6% after citing near-term volatility
April 26, 2019
SHARES in Venture Corporation are taking a beating in Friday's early session, with the electronics services firm S$1.66 or 8.6 per cent lower at S$17.63, as at 11.02am. 
5 SGX-listed companies get nod to hold AGM, announce financial results later
April 26, 2019
FIVE companies, including three on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) watch list, were granted extensions by the bourse to hold their annual general meetings (AGM) and announce their financial results, the companies announced in filings on Thursday night.
Singapore shares decline at Friday's open; STI down 0.33% to 3,339.23
April 26, 2019
SINGAPORE stocks opened lower on Friday, with the Straits Times Index declining 0.33 per cent or 11.05 points to 3,339.23 as at 9.01am.
Stocks to watch: SGX, Venture Corp, Starhill Global Reit, Hong Leong Finance, Union Gas, Nico Steel
April 26, 2019
THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Friday:
Stocks to watch: SGX, Venture Corp, Starhill Global Reit, Hong Leong Finance, Union Gas, Nico Steel
April 26, 2019
THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Friday:
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Central Banks become extra ‘dovish’
April 25, 2019
Rate differentials, global growth concerns and G7 Central Banks ‘extra’ dovish rhetoric this
Central Banks become extra ‘dovish’
April 25, 2019
Rate differentials, global growth concerns and G7 Central Banks ‘extra’ dovish rhetoric this
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Ningxia, a stop on ancient Silk Road, counts on history and location as Belt and Road comes to town
April 25, 2019
The Ningxia Hui autonomous region, sandwiched between the northern provinces of Inner Mongolia, Gansu and Shaanxi, is viewed by Beijing as strategically important for the Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to extend China’s economic and diplomatic reach to Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.One of China’s smallest economies last year, Ningxia was once a stop on the ancient Silk Road. It is believed that the minority Muslim Hui community, which makes up 36 per cent of its…
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ASIA • Insights
Four prominent activists in Hong Kong are jailed
April 27, 2019
Human-rights groups say the message will have a chilling impact on campaigners for democracy
Campaigning against the North Korean regime is a thankless task
April 27, 2019
Kim Jong Un’s opponents are underfunded and largely unsuccessful
The sky-high costs of Thailand’s first medical-marijuana farm
April 27, 2019
The government wants to foster a legal industry, but prices are keener in the illegal one
The Indian government’s election pitch centres on hounding minorities
April 27, 2019
The ruling BJP makes no bones about its dislike of Muslims and their defenders
Taiwan’s richest man says his run for president is divinely inspired
April 27, 2019
Others fear the great plan he is advancing is China’s
The re-election of Indonesia’s president has exposed a widening rift
April 27, 2019
Indonesian society appears divided along religious lines
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