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  • BUSINESS

    Why the US and China see negotiations differently

    Asia focus, Published on 27/05/2019

    » Trade negotiations between the United States and China broke down earlier this month because the US government said the Chinese were "walking back" their agreement on matters that had previously been addressed. US negotiators and President Donald Trump were furious, and on May 10 Mr Trump more than doubled US tariffs on US$200 billion worth of imports from China.

  • BUSINESS

    Modi 2.0

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The economic headlines in April and May, the first two months of the Indian financial year, made depressing reading for the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • BUSINESS

    In search of certainty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The world has become a more uncertain place, as escalating tensions between the US and China could potentially damage the global economy on a bigger scale than anyone has thought, business leaders warn.

  • BUSINESS

    HIV battle continues

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 27/05/2019

    » My first visit to the Anonymous Clinic in Bangkok left me with mixed sensations of disturbance and hope. It was disturbing to see that the majority of the patients were teenagers and young adults. Some were still wearing their school uniforms, and they looked perfectly healthy.

  • BUSINESS

    Capital ideas

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 27/05/2019

    » President Joko Widodo has revived the on-again, off-again idea to move the Indonesian capital from Jakarta, although this time he appears to mean what he said.

  • BUSINESS

    Surviving a trade and tech war

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/05/2019

    » If Huawei and WeChat are using their technologies to spy for Beijing, then what poof do we have that Apple and Facebook haven't been doing the same for Washington all these years? How about Samsung? Could it not do the same for Seoul?

  • NEWS

    Yangon gets smarter

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Yangon is introducing smart meters to control the electricity supply, monitor usage and bill customers in a single automated system. If a pilot project is successful, the potential for further development could be huge, says the entrepreneur spearheading the technology.

  • BUSINESS

    Politics by the book

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 20/05/2019

    » The Indian election that concluded yesterday -- the results of the six-week voting marathon will be announced on Thursday -- has been fought as much on the ground as in the literary space. Publishers have launched dozens of books on politics and elections since January.

  • BUSINESS

    Going the distance with family planning

    Asia focus, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Indonesia, home to 264 million people, is the world's fourth-most populous country. Its capital, Jakarta, is by some definitions the second-most populous urban area on Earth. For the sake of its long-term economic and social health, ending population growth should be a priority. As Indonesian President Joko Widodo acknowledged in 2016, "Family planning is key for the success of future generations."

  • LIFESTYLE

    Selling the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/05/2019

    » During her student years in Temora in New South Wales, Helen Masters always thought that her interests lay in economics, but her inquisitiveness instead led her on another path. Her personal observations on how new technologies were changing her hometown eventually landed her a career she has followed to this day.

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