|Karzai, angry about Taliban's Qatar office, suspends peace, security talks|
(CNN)-- Afghan President Hamid Karzai lashed out Wednesday at the United States over the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar, pulling out of security talks with U.S. officials and refusing to take part in peace talks with the Taliban that he ...
For Many Filipinos, Jobs and the Good Life Are Still Scarce
But Mr. Tagarro?s experience ? of being left behind by the country?s newfound prosperity ? mirrors that of many Filipinos ... grade credit rating from Fitch Ratings, one of the world?s major ratings agencies. Though Mr. Aquino ...
Singapore chokes on haze as Sumatran forest fires rage
Buildings in the city of 5.3 million people have been enveloped in a smoky haze since the beginning of the week as illegal burn off in nearby Indonesia and prevailing winds were causing a smoke crisis not seen since 1997. Singapore's pollution ...
S'pore Smog Hits ?Hazardous? All-Time High
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China June flash HSBC PMI hits nine month low on weak demand
The Australian dollar hit a fresh 33-month low after the latest bearish data, which fuelled worries about a slowdown in Australia's single biggest export market. Most of Asia's main share markets were down more than 1 percent, with the Asia ex ...
Battles beyond the Great Firewall: India shuts out Chinese tech companies
Late last week, news broke that India?s Intelligence Bureau had fingered Chinese chat app WeChat as a potential threat and that the app was under investigation; some reports even say that the Intelligence Bureau wants the app banned outright. Chinese telecom equipment companies ZTE and Huawei are similarly under investigation for posing potential national security threats. It makes you wonder ...
Groupon India expands team
Groupon India, which has daily deals on its Web site, has expanded the roles of its team to take on the mandate for key emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region, comprising India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
India leaves rates unchanged, warns of inflation risks as rupee sags
By Suvashree Dey Choudhury and Tony Munroe MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India kept interest rates unchanged on Monday as expected after cutting them in each of its previous three policy reviews, warning of upward risks to inflation as its currency is among the hardest hit amid a global emerging markets sell-off. The Indian rupee touched an all-time low of 58.98 to the dollar last week ...
Asia-Pacific Insurance Market Outlook to 2016 - Growth Opportunity in India & China
NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Asia-Pacific Insurance Market Outlook to 2016 - Growth Opportunity in ...