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China, Japan Stock Markets Lead Gains in Asia – Wall Street Journal

Chinese stocks jumped on Thursday as hopes for more measures by the government to stimulate the economy gave financial and construction stocks a boost, while Japan’s stocks rose to a fresh 15-year high, following a relatively benign testimony from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. The Shanghai Composite ended up 2.2% at 3298.36,… China, Japan Stock […]

Private-Equity Firms in Asia Keep Their Powder Dry – Wall Street Journal

Investors are allocating ever-increasing amounts to private-equity firms focused on Asia, even though these firms have been the slowest globally to deploy capital and return cash to investors. On Tuesday, Baring Private Equity Asia finished raising $4 billion for a new private-equity fund, adding to the unspent cash in the region, which at the end […]

Bonds, stocks rally, after Yellen emphasizes flexibility – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. equities rose and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to boost interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece locked in a four-month extension of its financial rescue program. Yellen said the Fed’s […]

Asia-Pacific countries most prolific users of death penalty, Amnesty report shows – The Guardian

Human rights regressed across the Asia-Pacific region in 2014, with governments restricting freedoms and violently cracking down on dissent, the latest Amnesty International report has said. Australia was singled out for criticism for its record on detention of asylum seekers and rates of incarceration among Indigenous people. The Asia-Pacific also remains the most active region […]

Does Asia Need a New Maritime Organization Beyond ASEAN? – The Diplomat

“The physical contours of East Asia,” leading geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan recently wrote, “argue for a naval century.” Given the significance of the maritime realm in the region – evident in everything from rich energy resources to vital maritime trade routes to raging territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas – few would […]

Asia’s New Triple Alliance – Foreign Policy (blog)

Democracy has not featured as a theme of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. He took office promising to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, not to remake those countries in America’s image. The Arab Spring turned into a nightmare, leading Obama to back strongmen in Cairo and Riyadh. Outreach to autocrats in Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, […]

Asia shares inch ahead, hostage to Fed outlook – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. equities rose and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to boost interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece locked in a four-month extension of its financial rescue program. Yellen said the Fed’s […]

Does Asia Need a New Maritime Organization? – The Diplomat

“The physical contours of East Asia,” leading geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan recently wrote, “argue for a naval century.” Given the significance of the maritime realm in the region – evident in everything from rich energy resources to vital maritime trade routes to raging territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas – few would […]

Asia May Have Seeded European Plague Outbreaks, Study Says – ABC News

Asia May Have Seeded European Plague Outbreaks, Study Says – ABC News

Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353? Maybe you can blame gerbils in Asia. The disease is caused by a bacterium that lives in rodents. The general thought had been that once […]

Asia tentative, awaits word on Fed rate outlook – Reuters

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar edged lower and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to raise interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece produced a list of proposed economic reforms. In a subtle change of emphasis […]