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Kim 'ready to accept dismantling of nuke plant' – The Straits Times

Kim 'ready to accept dismantling of nuke plant' – The Straits Times

SEOUL • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to accept the dismantlement and inspection of a high-profile nuclear plant, a South Korean presidential adviser has said, suggesting a possible point of compromise in upcoming talks with US President Donald Trump. Mr Moon Chung-in, a special adviser for foreign affairs and national security, said […]

ICAN wants Bangladesh to help denuclearise South Asia: Official – bdnews24.com

ICAN wants Bangladesh to help denuclearise South Asia: Official – bdnews24.com

She expressed the hope in a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference 2019 on Friday. Fihn met Hasina at the Sheraton hotel to thank her for Bangladesh’s firm stance on denuclearisation issue, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque told the media. Bangladesh is among the 122 countries […]

Turner Asia Pacific Partners With China’s UYoung to Develop New IP – Variety

Turner Asia Pacific Partners With China’s UYoung to Develop New IP – Variety

February 15, 2019 2:18AM PT Turner Asia Pacific has signed an MOU to formalize a partnership with Beijing-based animation company UYoung Culture & Media to develop new IP, the company has announced. The signing occurred earlier this week at the Kidscreen Summit in Miami. Details of any new IP won’t be revealed until later in […]

S. Korea jobless rate jumps to 9-year high – The Straits Times

S. Korea jobless rate jumps to 9-year high – The Straits Times

SEJONG • South Korea’s unemployment rate jumped to a nine-year high last month as more people shunned low-paying work in the face of rising minimum wages, putting further pressure on the economy and deepening policy frustrations for President Moon Jae-in. The unemployment rate rose to 4.4 per cent last month in seasonally adjusted terms, the […]

Missing Uighurs' kin demand 'proof of life' videos from China – The Straits Times

Missing Uighurs' kin demand 'proof of life' videos from China – The Straits Times

BEIJING (AFP) – Ethnic Uighurs have launched a global campaign to press China for video proof that their missing relatives are alive, turning the tables on Beijing’s use of video to counter claims that a renowned Uighur had died in custody. The social media campaign was launched Tuesday (Feb 12) under the hashtag #MeTooUyghur after […]

Beehive Launches Supply Chain Finance In Asia – pymnts.com

Beehive Launches Supply Chain Finance In Asia – pymnts.com

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Business financing platform Beehive is expanding across Asia through a new banking partnership. The company announced on Saturday (Feb. 9) that it has struck a partnership with Thailand-based Thanachart Bank to launch a small business (SMB) supply chain financing program across Asia. The collaboration — Beehive’s first partnership […]

Europe LNG wave has traders weigh end of Asia premium – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Europe LNG wave has traders weigh end of Asia premium – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The premium that Asia traditionally has paid for liquefied natural gas has tumbled as a mild winter damps demand, boosting supply in Europe to records and eroding prices there. The trend is a threat to Russia and its dominant gas company, Gazprom PJSC, and a boost to utilities burning the fuel to generate electricity. Mild […]

Rich cultures of Asia celebrated at San Antonio’s 2019 Asian Festival – San Antonio Express-News

Rich cultures of Asia celebrated at San Antonio’s 2019 Asian Festival – San Antonio Express-News

Cheers rang out on Saturday morning as costumed lion dancers emerged through a blast of fireworks and gray smoke for the opening of the 2019 Asian Festival. Members of the San Antonio Lion Dance Association weaved through crowds at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures, moving to the beat of […]

Supporters of charity for orphans in Asia gather at Texan – Herald-Banner

Supporters of charity for orphans in Asia gather at Texan – Herald-Banner

The Greek word, “Agape,” which means “love,” is often used as a synonym for charity or “to will the good of another.” In the spirit of the meaning of the word, the Agape Asia Foundation is a charitable organization that works to help underprivileged children in East Asia. The 22-year-old faith-based organization – for which […]

Asia Gold: Indian jewellers stock up; holiday dims activity elsewhere – Kitco News

Asia Gold: Indian jewellers stock up; holiday dims activity elsewhere – Kitco News

MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Demand for physical gold in India rose this week as jewellers stocked up for a major exhibition, allowing dealers to cut discounts to the lowest in two months, while the Lunar New Year holiday kept activity subdued in other major Asian hubs. Dealers in India, the world’s second biggest gold […]

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