Asia

Heatwave swells Asia’s appetite for air-conditioning

HONG KONG — A record-breaking heatwave is broiling parts of Asia, helping drive surging demand for cooling options, including air-conditioning.…

2 months ago

Asia’s hawks get put on alert after Indonesia’s shock rate hike

INVESTORS are looking for the next policy domino to fall in Asia amid an escalating campaign against a resurgent dollar,…

2 months ago

Emerging Asia bonds lose out in global rally on peak Fed bets

by MARCUS WONG  BONDS from emerging Asian nations are set to lag global peers despite a rally in Treasuries.  That’s…

7 months ago

‘Mirror or Mirage’: Redefining Orientalism

Being the first in Asia, the exhibition showcases paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries not previously seen outside…

1 year ago

These Asian markets are becoming investor darlings

Asia ex-China preference emerges in recent strategist actions  AS FRUSTRATION over China’s equity performance increases, some of Asia’s other major…

1 year ago

Singapore won’t be dethroned by high costs…yet

Southern Malaysia is becoming popular as housing prices surge. The commute to Johor brings its own challenges  SINGAPORE’S post-Covid bull…

1 year ago

UK plans to loosen IPO rules

The FCA wants to replace its premium and standard listing categories with a single offering in a bid to attract…

1 year ago

Rafizi: SE Asia economy to grow more if more renewable energy used

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic HUSSIEN SHAHARUDDIN ECONOMIC Minister Rafizi Ramli said South East Asia’s (SE Asia) economy could grow by…

1 year ago

A fresh, but mild, Covid-19 wave is rippling through Asia

A NUMBER of Asian nations are reporting an uptick in Covid-19 infections as the region treats the virus as endemic,…

1 year ago

Malaysia, the next regional data centre hub

The domestic data centre market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7% to RM7b by 2027  by RUPINDER…

1 year ago

Foreign funds snap up Malaysia bonds on rate bets, yield pickup

MALAYSIA is becoming the go-to destination for Asia bond investors looking to profit from possible signs of peak interest rates…

1 year ago

US recession signal sets off global rush into Indonesian bonds

by MARCUS WONG  GROWING expectations for a dovish pivot at the Federal Reserve (Fed) are boosting bonds across Asia —…

1 year ago

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list has a new winner for 2023

It was a good year to eat in Bangkok and Tokyo according to World’s 50 Best awards  by KATE KRADER …

1 year ago