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Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia pushTechCrunchSpotify Premium, which counts over 60 million paying users, will cost 129 THB in Thailand. That's just over $4 and in line with its pricing across Asia. Customers in the U.S. and UK will be aware that it is substantially cheaper than what they pay, but […]

President Trump Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy – Department of Defense

Department of Defense President Trump Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia StrategyDepartment of DefenseWASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump unveiled an expansive new strategy for South Asia aimed at bolstering American security. The new strategy encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Central Asian nations and extends into …Trump Settles on Afghan Strategy Expected to Raise […]

Iflix entrepreneur targets Asia with Netflix-style service – Financial Times

Financial Times Iflix entrepreneur targets Asia with Netflix-style serviceFinancial TimesHistorically, Asia, home to almost two-thirds of the world's population, has not had much success taking home-made television programmes and films to western screens. Not even many of its actors do — Korean-American Randall Park has variously played a … Source: Asia

Asia stocks gain ahead of Jackson Hole – Financial Times

Asia stocks gain ahead of Jackson HoleFinancial TimesAsia Pacific equities rose on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the Jackson Hole gathering of central bankers later this week. Global central bankers will meet on Thursday in Wyoming for the annual Jackson Hole economic symposium, where investors …and more » Source: Asia

Asia markets mixed as investors keep an eye on Korean Peninsula and dollar steadies; Nikkei off 0.11% – CNBC

CNBC Asia markets mixed as investors keep an eye on Korean Peninsula and dollar steadies; Nikkei off 0.11%CNBCAsian indexes were mixed on Tuesday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual symposium in Jackson Hole at the end of the week. Japan's Nikkei 225 was off by 0.11 percent in early trade. […]

Asia Stocks: Who Will Beat or Miss Earnings Expectations? – Barron's

Barron’s Asia Stocks: Who Will Beat or Miss Earnings Expectations?Barron’sThe mid-year earnings season is now underway, with 39% of stocks in the MSCI Asia Pacific index having already delivered their report cards. Illustration: Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg. So far, aggregate results have been in line with analyst … Source: Asia

Asia markets shaken by North Korea rhetoric – Financial Times

Financial Times Asia markets shaken by North Korea rhetoricFinancial TimesJapanese and South Korean markets were shaken in Asian trading on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump vowed to meet North Korean threats with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” and Pyongyang said its leader Kim Jong Un was …North Korea says considering missile […]

What Does Sharif's Ouster in Islamabad Mean for South Asia? – Voice of America

Voice of America What Does Sharif's Ouster in Islamabad Mean for South Asia?Voice of AmericaThe removal of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has opened the door for opportunity and potential peril — in the country's foreign policy, specifically in dealing with Afghanistan, India and the United States. Some experts believe that Sharif …and more » Source: […]

Uniqlo chief Yanai makes 2017 Asia Game Changers list, praised for 'making philanthropy fashionable' – The Japan Times

The Japan Times Uniqlo chief Yanai makes 2017 Asia Game Changers list, praised for 'making philanthropy fashionable'The Japan TimesNEW YORK – Asia Society, a New York-based international exchange group, announced its 2017 list of Asia Game Changers on Tuesday, including Tadashi Yanai, founder of Fast Retailing Co., which runs the Uniqlo clothing store chain around […]

Indian Cities to See Fastest Growth in Asia Over Five Years – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Indian Cities to See Fastest Growth in Asia Over Five YearsBloombergDelhi will have the fastest growth of any city in Asia, with the economy to be almost 50 percent larger in 2021 than it was at the end of last year. Indian cities are set to expand the most across the region, with growth […]

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