Book review: Texas writer finds intrigue in Asia – mySanAntonio.com

[ad_1] By Roberto Bonazzi, For the Express-News Published 10:14 am, Monday, June 19, 2017 Texas novelist Jerry Craven’s real métier may be the short story. Texas novelist Jerry Craven’s real métier may be the short story. Photo: Courtesy Photo Book review: Texas writer finds intrigue in Asia Versatility is the key to the eleven intriguing stories […]

Meltwater acquires Hong Kong-based Klarity to boost social media monitoring in Asia – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Meltwater, the self-described ‘media intelligence’ company, continues on an acquisition spree. Following the purchase of Oxford Uni spinout Wrapidity in February, it has acquired Hong Kong-Based startup Klarity to enhance its social media monitoring and analytics capabilities in Asia. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I understand the acquisition is a mixture of […]

Top Exporting Countries of Asia – Business Standard

Top Exporting Countries of Asia – Business Standard

[ad_1] Exports from Asia totalled about $5.858 trillion in 2016, down -3.9% since 2012 when Asian shipments were valued at $6.094 trillion. Calculations were done using statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook database; the total gross domestic product for the selected 36 Asian countries on a purchase power parity basis amounted […]

Charts Show Potholes in Road as Asia Stocks Rally Most Since '09 – Bloomberg

Charts Show Potholes in Road as Asia Stocks Rally Most Since '09 – Bloomberg

[ad_1] Asian equities have had a good run, but going further will require getting past some looming technical obstacles on charts for China, India and Thailand. The regional equity gauge has been climbing amid improving earnings revisions and the best synchronized growth in global economies in a decade. At around 154, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index […]

Simon Draper: Be aware of uncertainty in Asia – Stuff.co.nz

Simon Draper: Be aware of uncertainty in Asia – Stuff.co.nz

[ad_1] SIMON DRAPER Last updated 05:00, June 19 2017 SUPPLIED Executive director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Simon Draper. As part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s education programme we’ve been trying to produce informative maps to help Kiwi school kids learn more about the countries of Asia. We’ve completed four of these so far. […]

In SE Asia, Filipinos are the most active netizens – Inquirer.net

In SE Asia, Filipinos are the most active netizens – Inquirer.net

[ad_1] After being dubbed the “Facebook capital of the world,” the Philippines can claim another internet-related accolade as the most active nation online in Southeast Asia (SEA). This is based on the key findings of global digital content delivery company Limelight Networks Inc.’s recent report, “The State of the User Experience—South East Asia.” As part […]

Militant Islamists shift focus to Southeast Asia – Financial Times

Militant Islamists shift focus to Southeast Asia – Financial Times

[ad_1] Islamist extremists are yet to fulfil their dream of a caliphate in Southeast Asia but each day that passes in the bloody, weeks-long siege of a Philippine city is a warning of their growing strength. The militants still occupying parts of Marawi in defiance of aerial bombardment and the national army have shown the […]

Asia: Stand-Up Comedy's Next Frontier? – OZY

Asia: Stand-Up Comedy's Next Frontier? – OZY

[ad_1] Inside a sweaty sports bar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese comedian Uy Le bombards a sleepy crowd of local teenyboppers and Western expats with a flurry of quantum physics and game-theory wisecracks in English — you know, “relatable” jokes. Then he moves on to raunchier, more third-rail material: awkward first dates, obeying Mom […]

Bodies of Several Sailors Are Found Aboard Damaged US Destroyer – New York Times

Bodies of Several Sailors Are Found Aboard Damaged US Destroyer – New York Times

[ad_1] The Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, and two other crew members were injured but conscious, the Navy said. An official with the Japanese Coast Guard, which is aiding the rescue effort, said one of the injured sailors sustained a head injury and was unable to walk. Photo United States military personnel preparing to […]

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