ASIA

Betting on Asia’s debt, Europe’s hunt for yield heads east

Betting on Asia’s debt, Europe’s hunt for yield heads east

Published 01/09/2020

SINGAPORE/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Low yields at home are sending some previously shy European investors into Asia’s credit markets, money managers say, lured by the promise [more…]

Asia’s mosques deserted as coronavirus keeps Ramadan faithful away

Asia’s mosques deserted as coronavirus keeps Ramadan faithful away

Published 27/04/2020

(Reuters) - It is a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers are deserted and [more…]

China’s Hengyi runs new Brunei refinery near full rates: officials

China’s Hengyi runs new Brunei refinery near full rates: officials

Published 02/01/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China’s Hengyi Petrochemical Co Ltd is operating its new 160,000 barrels per day refinery in Brunei at near full capacity after trial [more…]

UBS cutting up to 30 banking jobs in Asia Pacific: source

UBS cutting up to 30 banking jobs in Asia Pacific: source

Published 21/10/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - UBS (UBSG.S) will cut up to 30 jobs in the major centres of Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo after combining [more…]

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

Published 15/10/2019

KORIYAMA, Japan (Reuters) - The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through [more…]

Supertyphoon Hagibis gives new wind to Philippine disco band

Supertyphoon Hagibis gives new wind to Philippine disco band

Published 12/10/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - For a four-decade-old Philippine disco band, the namesake supertyphoon bearing down on Japan has brought a sudden rush of interest in its [more…]

Investing green is all the rage, but benchmarks still hazy

Investing green is all the rage, but benchmarks still hazy

Published 13/09/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global money managers and companies are rushing to meet a deadline to report on their carbon footprint, but the lack of a [more…]

Apple’s new, lower priced iPhone draws tepid response in Asia

Apple’s new, lower priced iPhone draws tepid response in Asia

Published 11/09/2019

HANGZHOU, China/SEOUL (Reuters) - Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) new, lower priced iPhone that comes with a faster processor but lacks 5G technology disappointed Asia, where cheaper [more…]

Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China

Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China

Published 12/08/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the [more…]

U.S. Defense Secretary says he favors placing missiles in Asia

U.S. Defense Secretary says he favors placing missiles in Asia

Published 03/08/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, [more…]