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Asia University Rankings 2015 results announced – Times Higher Education

China has overtaken Japan as Asia’s number one nation for producing top universities. While Japan’s University of Tokyo is the highest-placed institution in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015, the country has lost ground overall, with the balance of power now tilting towards mainland China. Japan has 19 universities in the prestigious top […]

Forbes Honors 50 Power Businesswomen In Asia – Forbes

27 newcomers to this year’s list SINGAPORE (February 26, 2015) – Forbes recognizes 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia who are driving change across diverse industries in its fourth annual Asia’s Power Businesswomen list. The full list is available here as well as in the latest issue of Forbes Asia, available on newsstands now. To make […]

S&P raises India’s GDP forecasts, says it’s a bright spot in Asia – Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s sharply raised India’s growth forecasts for the next several years to reflect a recent change in how gross domestic product is calculated by the government, and said the economy should be a “bright spot” in Asia. The ratings agency S&P raised its India GDP growth forecast to 7.9 percent […]

RBS to exit 10 countries, cut back in Asia, US – MarketWatch

LONDON– Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Thursday said it would exit around 10 countries this year and pull back sharply from investment banking as its 2014 net loss narrowed and it edged closer to shedding state support. The 80% government-owned bank posted a GBP3.47 billion ($5.39 billion) net loss, narrower than 2013’s […]

Crowdfunding Asia Holds Successful Event in Bangkok, Thailand – Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfunding Asia Holds Successful Event in Bangkok, Thailand – Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfunding Asia held its second Asian conference to review the power and potential of new forms of finance. Sponsored by the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission, the sold out event saw several hundred attendees from Thailand and surrounding countries in Asia and the United States.  Thailand is a developing nation that has fostered a growing […]

Asia’s Power Businesswomen, 2015 – Forbes

Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen list showcases a year of accomplishments by the region’s female entrepreneurs and executives, punctuated by the midas touch of China’s Alibaba and newcomers from two rapidly growing economies where women are starting to find a toehold in business. To make the list, candidates have to be active in the upper echelons […]

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 […]