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Central & South Asia Taliban threatens to assassinate Musharraf – Aljazeera.com

The Pakistani Taliban have threatened to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf when he returns to Pakistan from exile on Sunday to contest elections. The threat on Saturday came after Musharraf said he would return to Pakistan to contest historic elections in May and that he was prepared to risk any danger to his life. […]

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Isabella Steger European Pressphoto Agency Nomura Holdings Inc. has made new appointments at its electronic brokerage unit Instinet, as restructuring continues at the Japanese bank. The bank said in a statement Friday it has named Shaun Bramham as Instinet’s regional head, Asia-Pacific, replacing Glenn Lesko. Mr. Bramham is currently chief operating officer of Nomura’s […]

China, Russia mull interests in Central Asia – Deutsche Welle

The relationship between Russia and China is complicated by both cooperation and competition. That could make the first official visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow a tense one. Bilateral political and economic issues are set to dominate the agenda when Xi meets Russian Putin Vladimir Putin for two days of talks, which started […]

Lebanon beats Thailand, China keeps pace in Asia – Philippine Star

Lebanon beats Thailand, China keeps pace in Asia – Philippine Star}

Central & South Asia China’s Xi bolsters Russia ties on first trip – Aljazeera.com

Chinese leader Xi Jinping emphasised the importance of relations with Russia as a counterweight to US influence by visiting Moscow on his first foreign trip as president, and secured more oil to fuel China’s growing economy. Xi highlighted improved relations between Beijing and Moscow, signing energy, trade and political deals on Friday to strengthen ties between them. […]

FASTPAC operates across Asia-Pacific region – Marine Corps Times

FASTPAC operates across Asia-Pacific region As the Marine Corps shifts its focus to the Pacific, two platoons of Marines continue to deploy on rotations to Japan, spending seven months operating with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Pacific around the vast Asia-Pacific region. FASTPAC, as the company is known, keeps its anchor in Yokosuka, Japan, home […]

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal- India (blog)

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal- India (blog)

By Isabella Steger European Pressphoto Agency Nomura Holdings Inc. has made new appointments at its electronic brokerage unit Instinet, as restructuring continues at the Japanese bank. The bank said in a statement Friday it has named Shaun Bramham as Instinet’s regional head, Asia-Pacific, replacing Glenn Lesko. Mr. Bramham is currently chief operating officer of Nomura’s […]

UN to probe N Korea suspected rights abuses – Aljazeera.com

The United Nations’ top human rights body has unanimously approved a formal probe into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. The 47-nation UN Human Rights Council signed off on the resolution backed by the US, Japan and the European Union on Thursday. The resolution authorises an investigation into what UN officials describe as […]

Asia’s credit explosion – Reuters Blogs (blog)

Asia’s credit explosion – Reuters Blogs (blog)

Whatever is happening to all those Asian savers? Apparently they are turning into big time borrowers. RBS contends in a note today that in a swathe of Asian countries (they exclude China and South Korea) bank deposits are not keeping pace with credit which has expanded in the past three years by up to 40 […]

Wal-Mart Asia CEO Meets India Investigator – Wall Street Journal

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