Total number of enslaved in South Asia estimated at 22.3 million people, 48.6% of global total India and Pakistan alone account for over 44.74% of total global enslaved population and have highest prevalence of modern slavery in Asia 28% more people across the world are trapped in modern slavery than…

Global Leadership Youth Summit

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 16:12
Gearing today’s leaders for tomorrow’s challenges There is an idea that some are born leaders. That there are a select few who lead, and the rest of us follow. This idea destroys the value of individuals and limits what they can do to the box of followers. Now imagine a…

The future of Asia’s cities

Monday, 25 January 2016 14:12
Asia will become a smart city hotspot in 2016 as more government services are connected to the cloud, writes Leighton Phillips, Director of the Influencer Sales Group for Intel Asia Pacific and Japan. The development of smart cities in Asia will be one of the most important trends of 2016.…
The Australian dollar and the Canadian dollar remained under pressure Wednesday in Asia as a rout in oil prices continued to weigh on commodity-linked currencies. The euro and the yen, meanwhile, gained as investors unwound their commodity-currency positions that had been funded by the low-interest-rate currencies. Crude-oil prices were near…
International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) posted a bigger-than-expected drop in revenue and cut its full-year profit forecast, as a stronger U.S. dollar accentuated weakness in demand from China and emerging markets. It was the 14th quarter in a row that IBM has posted a reduction in revenue, as the world's…

The Tycoon Left Out in the Cold

Friday, 09 October 2015 15:00
China accuses a billionaire of forsaking the fatherland. Bloomberg - Among the magnates who have dominated Hong Kong’s economy for decades, Li Ka-shing is first among equals. Like other tycoons in the city, he’s made a fortune investing in Hong Kong and China real estate. Li’s also branched out to…
Reuters - Asian shares rose on Friday, taking their cue from a jump in oil prices and Wall Street gains after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting damped down expectations of an imminent Fed rate hike. The Fed minutes revealed the extent to which policymakers are concerned that a…
Bloomberg - China’s yuan overtook Japan’s yen to become the fourth most-used currency for global payments, shrugging off a surprise devaluation to rise to its highest ranking ever and boosting its claim for reserve status. The proportion of transactions denominated in yuan climbed to a record 2.79 percent in August,…
Reuters - Asian stocks rose on Monday as expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike this year faded after weaker-than-expected employment data. Spreadbetters forecast a higher open for Britain's FTSE .FTSE, Germany's DAX .GDAXI and France's CAC .FCHI as investors slowly return to riskier assets. U.S. stock indexes jumped over…
AP — Paul Walker's daughter sued Porsche for wrongful death Monday, claiming the sports car that her father was in when he was killed suffered from numerous design defects. The lawsuit filed by Meadow Rain Walker seeks unspecified damages for defects that her lawyers claim kept the actor trapped in…