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Stocks in Asia Slip After Greece Gets Ultimatum on Debt – New York Times

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Asian Bond Issuers Find Fans in Europe – Wall Street Journal

Looking to borrow cheaply, companies and governments across Asia have stepped up sales of debt in Europe, where interest rates are at rock-bottom levels and the euro has been falling. Issuance of euro-denominated bonds from Asia excluding Japan this year has jumped fivefold from a year earlier, to $2.29 billion, according to data provider Dealogic. […]

Asia shares edge up, Greece uncertainty lingers – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Most Asian share markets were fractionally higher on Monday following a record close on Wall Street, with investors cautiously optimistic the European Union would make progress this week on a debt deal with Greece. Oil prices extended their bounce as Brent topped $62 a barrel, while the major currencies stayed locked in […]

Putin Fearing Russian Subservience to China Casts Wider Asia Net – Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Boxed in by the U.S. and its allies, faced with an uneasy relationship with China and needing new friends and income, Russia is popping up everywhere in Asia. A new strategic agreement with Pakistan. A visit by Vladimir Putin to India. Helping search for a plane that crashed off Indonesia. Coaxing Kim Jong […]

Singapore’s Property Market Mixes Best and Worst: Southeast Asia – Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — When it comes to the best and worst property markets in Asia, Singapore has it covered. Office rents in the city’s central business district jumped 14 percent last year, the biggest increase in the region, while luxury home prices slumped 6 percent, the most in Asia, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., a […]

The Foreign Policy Essay: A Nuclear Asia? – Lawfare (blog)

The Foreign Policy Essay: A Nuclear Asia? – Lawfare (blog)

Editor’s Note: Fears about nuclear weapons and concerns about East Asia typically reside in separate worlds. But one risk of a rising China that is usually ignored is how it affects the risk of nuclear war. Elbridge Colby of the Center for a New American Security contends that the changing military balance in […]

Valentine’s Day sparks pushback, cultural tensions in Asia – Al Jazeera America

Valentine’s Day has taken off across Asia over the past few decades, embraced by the continent’s booming youth population as well as chocolate and gift-card companies. But the holiday, a relatively recent import from the West, often clashes with conservative cultural forces and, increasingly, anti-capitalist sentiments. Below, a look at how some in India, Japan, […]

Turning 1 in Vietnam, McDonald’s Sees Mixed Performance in Asia – Voice of America

Turning 1 in Vietnam, McDonald’s Sees Mixed Performance in Asia – Voice of America

HO CHI MINH CITY— McDonald’s marked its first birthday in Vietnam with a fourth restaurant earlier this month, reflecting a mixed year in Asia even as the company struggles to compete at home in the United States. When the golden arches rose over Vietnam for the first time last year, there was […]

Two JP Morgan Executives Connected to Asia Hiring Probe Pushed Out – Wall Street Journal

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. pushed out two senior executives connected to an investigation into its hiring in Asia, making them the latest to leave the firm amid the burgeoning probe, according to people familiar with the bank’s actions. Todd Marin, vice chairman of Asia Pacific investment banking, and Catherine Leung, vice chairwoman of Asia […]

Valentine’s Day sparks pushback, cultural tensions in Asia – Al Jazeera America

Valentine’s Day has taken off across Asia over the past few decades, embraced by the continent’s booming youth population as well as chocolate and gift-card companies. But the holiday, a relatively recent import from the West, often clashes with conservative cultural forces and, increasingly, anti-capitalist sentiments. Below, a look at how some in India, Japan, […]