Stock Rally Extends in Asia; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap

Stock Rally Extends in Asia; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap

A global stocks rally extended its run in Asia Thursday on confidence the global economic expansion remains intact and continuing momentum in U.S. technology shares. Treasuries held losses, with 10-year yields just under 3 percent. Equities gained from Tokyo to Sydney after the S&P 500 Index rose for a fourth consecutive day and the Nasdaq […]

Aramco Raises Asia Oil Pricing to 4-Year Highs on Demand

Aramco Raises Asia Oil Pricing to 4-Year Highs on Demand

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, raised pricing on key crude grades for buyers in Asia to the highest since 2014 as demand builds in the country’s biggest market amid threats to rival suppliers. State-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co. raised its official selling price for Arab Light crude for July shipment to Asia by […]

Philippines complete historic win over India in ARWC Div I

Philippines complete historic win over India in ARWC Div I

The Philippines beat India 19-5 in the second match of the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship Division I at Queenstown Stadium on Tuesday. The win means the Philippines will now face hosts Singapore on 8 June in the title decider with both sides having beaten India. For the Philippines it was their first 15s international since […]

Iniesta greets fans at new club in Kobe, vows to clinch Asia title

Iniesta greets fans at new club in Kobe, vows to clinch Asia title

KOBE–Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta greeted throngs of fans May 26 and vowed to make his new club, Vissel Kobe, the biggest in Asia. The 34-year-old World Cup winner signed with the club two days ago, and will earn an estimated 25 million euros (3.25 billion yen, or $29 million) annually during his three-year contract. “I […]

Rose McGowan, Asia Argento react to Harvey Weinstein turning himself in

Rose McGowan, Asia Argento react to Harvey Weinstein turning himself in

Actress Rose McGowan poses for photographers before the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood show in Paris, Saturday, March 3, 2018.(Photo: Vianney Le Caer, Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP) As Harvey Weinstein turns himself in, stars (including some of his accusers) are speaking out. The disgraced movie mogul, who is accused of sexual misconduct by more than 80 […]

Asia Students Visit Boeing Flight Services

Asia Students Visit Boeing Flight Services

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and […]

Asia markets lower on renewed US-China trade concerns

Asia markets lower on renewed US-China trade concerns

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares moved lower on Thursday as investors fretted about new setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks, but negative sentiment was tempered by U.S. Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggesting it would not raise the tempo at which it increases interest rates. An investor sits in front of an electronic board showing stock information […]

Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE/HANOI (Reuters) – Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to personal-care products from her smartphone. But she prefers to pay with cash. Signs accepting WeChat Pay and AliPay are displayed at a shop in Singapore May 22, 2018. Picture taken May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su She is among hundreds […]

A third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

A third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

KATHMANDU – More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural taboos about menstruation among the factors impeding their education. The study by WaterAid and UNICEF also found many girls across the region did not know about menstruation before […]

A Major Canal May Be Coming To Asia

By editor • 47 minutes ago Central America has the Panama Canal. The Middle East has the Suez Canal. Now there’s talk of an Asian addition to that group: the Kra Canal in southern Thailand. Michael Sullivan reports. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Source link

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