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The United States appears to have adopted a tougher stance recently towards those helping North Korea get around UN sanctions.
China was just hit by what the U.S. says is collateral damage from its sanctions on Russia, but the penalties seem far stronger than that.
While detailed requirements for it are still being drawn up, the state-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC)’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility has drawn strong interest from some of the biggest players in the business.
A new investigation published September 18 says Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen is continuing his record rate of corruption in the illegal lease of unpopulated islands and lagoons.
Today, the leaders of North and South Korea announced new agreements to move their countries further towards peace.
Luxury electric car startup Lucid Motors just landed a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.
Pakyong, the first airport connecting the eastern India state of Sikkim to the rest of the country, opens for business near the state’s capital of Gangtok on October 8.
With an eye to the growing importance of urban development especially in Southeast Asia's emerging economies, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Surbana Jurong (SJ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, a Singapore government affiliated investment company, have formed a joint venture targeting acquisition of $2.5 billion in urban development projects in Asia.
As Super Typhoon Mangkhut crosses open seas from the Philippines and heads toward landfall, Chinese authorities are working to protect two power plants directly in the path of the storm.
While Australia’s east coast suffers from one of the worst droughts in many years, Argentina is emerging as the surprise winner to replace Australia’s lost wheat sales in Asia.
Super typhoon Mangkhut, projected to hit the Philippines by the morning of September 15 as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 167 mph, will be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year and even bigger than 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000.
Private banking continues to surge in China, with the top 10 private Chinese banks posting a record-high value of assets under management (AUM) to RMB 8.3 trillion (US $1.2 billion) in 2017.
Plans to move the long-established US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma may be shelved after the September 9 elections in Okinawa.
Sources within China say bugs in a high-power turbine engine built for its J-20 stealth fighter have been resolved, and the J-20 is on its way to volume production.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has designated digital technology transformation as one of its key pillars for funding and international development. It is also launching major digital initiatives within the multilateral bank itself.
Even as Donald Trump finalizes the approximately $200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods planned to receive tariffs this week, he also threatened to tax another $267 billion in the near future.
The corporation which will likely manage building the upcoming P736 billion (US $38 billion) New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, Philippines, says it will produce one million jobs while it is under construction.
Facebook announced on September 6 its plans to build its first Asian data center in Singapore, at an estimated cost of over $1 billion.
The government of China is looking to accelerate its domination of the world telecommunications industry, this time through the possibility of combining its two wireless carriers.
Up until now, Myanmar has imported most of its buses. A new joint venture between the Myanmar government and South Korea’s Zyle Daewoo Commercial Vehicle is going to change all that.
An official release from Sikkim in North India said the government plans to shift from treating drug use as a criminal act to considering it a disease instead.
On September 1, Malaysia began charging its new Sales and Services Tax (SST) on goods sold in the country. Its government hopes this will be far more accepted than the previous administration’s Goods and Services Tax (GST).
In a rare showing of coordinated anger against the government, thousands protested this weekend against proposed Russian pension reforms.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will be signing a historic financing agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, to support building Nigeria’s nationwide Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase 1 (NICTIB 11) project.