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China lists ‘sensitive sectors’ as it tightens curbs on overseas investments
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:16

China’s top economic planner on Sunday released a full list of “sensitive” areas where it intends to restrict overseas investments, ...

Why more foreign institutions are buying Chinese stocks
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:19

A growing number of foreign institutions are investing in Chinese equities via the stock connect schemes, lured, according to analysts, by attractive ...

Hackers target Australia, UK government websites with crypto-jacking malware
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:08

A series of Australian government websites, including the Victorian parliament’s, have been compromised by malware that forces visitors’ c...

Central bank researcher calls for ‘matrix structure’ to give super financial regulator teeth
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:26

The top researcher at China’s central bank has called for a new financial supervisory body to be given a “matrix structure” to steer...

Did Najib sell Proton to Chinese because it was Mahathir's brainchild?
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:10

Has Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak washed his hands of the home-grown car manufacturer Proton just because it is the brainchild of h...

'I am an Indian Muslim, not a Pakistani'
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:14

Indian Muslims talk about being called Pakistani because of their religion. BBC News - Asia

North Korea Invites South's Leader to Pyongyang---and Creates a Dilemma for Allies
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:10

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for a summit, a dramatic gesture that came just ...

Taiwan quake toll at 17 as rescuers call off search for victims
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:26

Rescuers on Sunday ended their search of a Taiwan building partially toppled by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake as the last trapped pair were presumed dead...

The conviction of Khaleda Zia hobbles Bangladesh’s opposition
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 04:12

Bygone begumKHALEDA ZIA has been in and out of the courts for over a decade. She has been charged in 37 different cases, most concerning corruption or...

A date to remember: Moon and Kim Jong-un’s sister enjoy concert at climax of landmark peace visit
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:09

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sat next to the powerful sister of the North’s leader Kim Jong-un at a concert in Seoul by musicians from Pyo...

Winter Olympics: Singing sound check
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:09

A member of staff working behind the scenes at the games entertains at the media centre in Pyeongchang. BBC News - Asia

Chinese tourists told to take care when swimming and snorkelling abroad
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:09

With more Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad for this year’s Lunar New Year holiday, diplomats are worried about their safety – es...

Driverless cars take to the streets of Guangzhou
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:10

THE southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has opened some of its roads to government-approved testing of self-driving cars on public streets. Last week, ...

British foreign minister Johnson meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to discuss Rohingya crisis
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:14

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent investigation...

Ant Financial plans equity fundraising at potential US$100 billion valuation
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:13

China’s Ant Financial Services Group is planning to raise up to US$ 5 billion in fresh equity that could value the online payments giant at mor...

Out of prison, does China’s former video-streaming king Wang Xin have a second act?
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:08

Wang Xin, one of the pioneers of China’s online video-streaming market, looks to be in search of a second act as he shared his views on artifici...

Malaysian Studio Specializes in News for Stateless Rohingya
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:19

In Ampang, a high-rent district in Kuala Lumpur, a studio and newsroom of a Rohingya-run operation churn out online broadcasts about dramatic developm...

Duterte slams popular Philippine tourist island as ‘cesspool’, threatens to close it
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:15

The Philippines’ famous white-sand island destination Boracay is drowning in faeces and may need to be shut down to protect the health of millio...

Nestlé’s Milo sparks debate about nutrition in Malaysia
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:18

FRESH from being crowned ‘The Fattest Country in Asia’, Malaysia is now debating whether a malt chocolate drink by Nestlé is healthy or n...

ASEAN, China Plan First Joint Naval Training in 2018
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:11

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to hold maritime drills later this year in a move security analysts said could be Be...

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