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TTG Asia | With expansion faltering, Trump Hotels keeps eyes on Asia's growth segments

TTG Asia | With expansion faltering, Trump Hotels keeps eyes on Asia's growth segments

Business events and incentive groups, Asian travellers are among the segments growing for Trump Hotels Trump’s presidency may have put Trump Hotels’ overseas expansion on hold, but the wheels for business growth are well in motion. The group is currently readying for its Asia debut with two openings in Indonesia in the coming months, and […]

North Korea's friends in southeast Asia are ready to return to business as usual

North Korea's friends in southeast Asia are ready to return to business as usual

North Korean singers perform traditional Korean music as well as crowd-pleasing Chinese ballads to a restaurant of Chinese tourists. All the proceeds from these restaurants go back to the North Korean regime. (Anna Fifield/The Washington Post) PHNOM PENH, Cambodia —  Maximum pressure is technically still in effect against North Korea, despite the current frenzy of […]

Asia Sees China, and US, as Threats to Rules-Based Order

Asia Sees China, and US, as Threats to Rules-Based Order

For many U.S. allies, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grownups in the room. So at Asia’s main annual security forum he got a warm reception for his firm defense of the rules-based order the U.S. helped to build after World War II. Increasingly, though, Mattis’s reassurance is […]

Defence ministers stress centrality of Asean in region

Defence ministers stress centrality of Asean in region

Three Asean defence ministers struck distinct but complementary notes while discussing the “Indo-Pacific” construct and the idea of Asean’s centrality within it. Defence ministers from Indonesia and Vietnam were asked how their national defence policies fit within the Indo-Pacific strategies outlined by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States Defence Secretary James Mattis in […]

Mattis Says US Remains Committed to Allies in Asia

Mattis Says US Remains Committed to Allies in Asia

SINGAPORE—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought Saturday to reassure allies in the Asia Pacific of America’s commitment to the region, amid concerns about U.S. reliability after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on its top trading partners. Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a regional security conference here, Mr. Mattis said the U.S. remains committed to maritime security […]

Historic Asia Rugby Women's Championship heads to Singapore

Historic Asia Rugby Women's Championship heads to Singapore

This Saturday the historic Asia Rugby Women’s Championship Divison I kicks off. With India playing in their first-ever international against Singapore in the tournament opener, history will be made from the very start at the Queenstown Stadium. The Philippines are the third team involved and the format will see each side play each other to […]

Asia Transnational Threats Forum: Cybersecurity in Asia

Asia Transnational Threats Forum: Cybersecurity in Asia

As the scale, frequency, and sophistication of cyberattacks increase in Asia, there is a growing urgency from the United States and our regional partners to address these threats and its impact on economic prosperity, democratic governance, critical infrastructure, and security. With state actors like North Korea increasingly using its cyberattacks to advance its objectives, it […]

How Did Ancient Humans Travel to America from Asia? New Research Looks at Pacific Coast

How Did Ancient Humans Travel to America from Asia? New Research Looks at Pacific Coast

Humans have always been good at spreading out and covering ground, but we can’t tackle every obstacle in our path. Giant ice sheets that spread for miles in every direction, for example, tend to stop all but the most adventurous of us quite efficiently—and they likely shaped the path humans took to first enter North […]

India police investigate AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

India police investigate AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

NEW DELHI – India’s federal police Tuesday raided local offices of budget carrier AirAsia as investigators accused the airline’s boss Tony Fernandes of illegally obtaining operating licences. The Central Bureau of Investigation said it was probing allegations that Fernandes illicitly lobbied Indian officials for favourable treatment of licences for his Malaysian-based carrier. “We have filed […]

India among Asia's most debt risky nations

India among Asia's most debt risky nations

By Karl Lester M. Yap It’s no surprise that India and Indonesia are among the worst-hit Asian currencies this year when you look at their foreign debt exposure and the level of reserves they have to cover that. Moody’s Investors Service’s external vulnerability index — which is the ratio of short-term debt, maturing long-term debt […]