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Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department's top diplomat for East Asia, a post that has remained unfilled for more than a year despite major challenges in the region

Asian markets head down with Fed rates set to rise more

Asian markets resumed their downtrend on Thursday as investors contemplated more interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while Washington added to China-US frictions and Brexit negotiators struggle to find common ground

The other three crises

Notwithstanding the global financial crisis, in the last 20 years Macau has weathered three other difficult times. Each one generated by external origins

EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

As doubts grow over China's vast "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay

Beijing, we have a problem

2008 was the year Macau lost its economic ‘independence’ from China. Given the difficulties experienced by some gaming operators, Beijing intervened. In force. The aid came after, in the first phase, with the central government complicating Macau’s life . .

East Timor: New bridge opens to the public

The third crossing over the River Comoro in the east of East Timor’s capital Dili was opened to the public on Thursday

Asian investors wary as trade tensions weigh, pound holds gains

Asian investors trod uneasily on Tuesday as concerns over trade and emerging markets dragged on confidence but the pound held on to gains after optimistic remarks from the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator

Getting high in Laos’ opium-riddled mountains

In a hut on the top of a fog-licked mountain in northern Laos, Vo Pali is getting high. His poison is opium, a sap extracted from poppies grown illegally by the poor hill tribes in the Communist state's rugged, inaccessible uplands.

Asian markets sink on fresh trade fears after Trump remarks

Hong Kong and Shanghai led a broad sell-off across most Asian markets Monday after Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports, ramping up fears of an all-out trade war between the world's top two economies

Trump to skip Asian regional summits, Pence to travel instead

US President Donald Trump will not attend regional summits with Asian allies in November but will send Vice President Mike Pence instead, the White House announced Friday

Asian stocks recover after US-China trade talk news

Asia stocks opened sharply lower on Thursday, joining a global sell-off on concerns over Turkey's financial crisis but later pared losses on news that China and the US would hold trade talks

Hanoi’s igloo cafe offers cool escape from summer heatwave

It may be pushing 40 degrees Celsius outdoors, but inside at Hanoi’s latest hotspot, ICE Cafe, customers chill out in fur-lined parkas in sub-zero temperatures in order to beat the summer heatwave.

Asian shares slip back, lira steady

Asian shares fell Wednesday as concerns about Turkey's financial crisis weighed on investor sentiment but the crisis-hit lira took a breather following the turmoil of the past week

Open the document in a new window X Turkish lira struggles in Asia but equities see some stability

Turkey's lira remained under pressure in Asian trade Tuesday but markets in the region enjoyed a little more stability after the previous day's turmoil

Turkish lira hammered again as crisis spills into Asian markets

Asian markets tumbled and the Turkish lira dived almost eight percent Monday on fears that the economic crisis gripping Turkey could spill over into the global economy

Turkish lira hammered again as crisis spills into Asian markets

Asian markets tumbled and the Turkish lira dived almost eight percent Monday on fears that the economic crisis gripping Turkey could spill over into the global economy

“Only in Macau” series: Portuguese cobblestone

Portuguese cobblestone can be seen all around Macau, which is another uniqueness of this city in Asia. Portuguese artisans passed their skills to local Chinese. Another taste of 500 years of cultural interchange between Portugal and China

Asia markets sink at end of upbeat week, lira battered

Asian markets fell on Friday after a broadly positive week as traders await the latest developments in the China-US trade row, while the Turkish lira briefly dived 12 percent to fresh record lows buffeted by a diplomatic row with Washington

Asia markets on course to end upbeat week with losses

Most Asian markets dipped on Friday after a broadly positive week as traders await the latest developments in the China-US trade row, while the dollar retained its strength ahead of a key inflation report

Crop-destroying Armyworm caterpillar detected in Asia

A caterpillar native to the Americas that has devastated crops across Africa has made its way to Asia, scientists in India said Thursday, warning of a threat to food security
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