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Had a tsunami developed in the Indian Ocean after a massive earthquake on Wednesday, the world’s most isolated people would have been at serious risk. Perhaps, even, at risk of extinction, the NYT reports.
Speculation that China’s first-quarter gross domestic product will be stronger-than-expected put a bid in risk assets and hit the dollar Thursday morning.
Plans by Indonesia to ban exports of some raw minerals from 2014 and impose a 25 percent export tax on coal and base metals this year will stifle foreign direct investment, hurting growth prospects in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
In a move designed to shore up his standing, Kim Jong-un received the title of 'first secretary' ahead of the centennial of his grandfather's birth and an anticipated rocket launch, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Edward Gustely, Penida Capital Advisors and senior advisor to Indonesia's Ministry of Finance, offers insight on the earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia today and the effectiveness of early warning systems set up after the 2004 tsunami.
As he sells his squid at the Jagalchi fish market in the southern port of Busan, Chang Ho-bin is happy to explain why he will be voting against South Korea’s ruling party in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections, the FT reports.
David Lee, Portfolio Manager & Investment Director, Newgate Capital, says emerging markets - as compared to developed economies which suffer from notable fiscal deficits - have outperformed and are very attractive because of urbanization and a rising middle class.
International airlines are well known for superior service compared to their U.S. counterparts, and I recently had the luxury of traveling first class with Asiana Airlines. The meals alone made my flight truly memorable.
China's economy is accelerating again and inflation will tick up by the second half of the year after bottoming out in February, according to David Carbon, Managing Director of Economics and Currencies at DBS Bank.
Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com & Triogem Asset Management, discusses the outlook for emerging markets in the second quarter.
Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says the profits of Chinese companies are being squeezed as they are unable to pass higher input costs on to their customers.
The Vice Chairman of Indonesia's National Economics Committee, Muhammad Chatib Basri, told CNBC he was confident the parliament would approve the government's proposal to cut fuel subsidies by 33 percent when it meets later this week, and that inflation will not spiral out of control as a result.
Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas Airways, explains how the Qantas-China Eastern partnership will lower travel costs for those in Hong Kong. He adds there is a tremendous amount of opportunity in the Hong Kong market that the airline can tap.
Latest data out of China shows factory activity shrinking for the fifth consecutive month in March, heightening concerns that this could be the turning point for Australia's resource plays and currency as chances increase of a protracted slowdown in the world’s largest consumer of commodities.
Big 3 executives will be careful to publicly play down expansion talk, but make no mistake, they see the need coming much faster than anyone expected.
Edzard Overbeek, President, Asia Pacific, Cisco, says Cisco has witnessed solid expansion globally, and explains how the company's strategy has led to growth in Asia, especially in China, Japan and India.
Despite China’s inflation rate hitting a 20-month low in February sparking talk of further monetary easing, some analysts don’t expect Beijing to aggressively boost growth as rising prices are still a threat.
When I asked David Champion about the quality and reliability of the latest models tested by Consumer Reports, Champion said bluntly, “They’re still reliable, but the re-designs are disappointing. Their fit, finish, steering, and handling all need work.”
Timothy McNally, Chairman at NagaCorp, McNally, discusses the factors driving the company's growth.
The age of self-driven or autonomous cars is here. Nevada has become the first state in the country to approve regulations that will allow self-driving vehicles on the road in that state.
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Adrian Vickers, Asian Studies Program Director at University of Sydney, discusses the threat from Prabowo's decision to challenge election results in the Constitutional Court.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge, advises investors to sell the euro now as it will likely remain a casualty from geopolitical tensions.
Arthur Coviello, Executive Chairman of RSA Security, discusses news that cyber scammers are taking advantage of the MH17 tragedy to circulate malicious links on social media.