Saturday, 18 November 2017

Tag Archives: Asia

Trump Asia tour

donald-trump

When a president who boasted he could shoot someone in central New York and still get elected meets another president who boasts he has actually killed people, and remains popular and in office, you know not to expect much on human rights. And so it proved in the much-anticipated meeting ...

Read More »

Asia pivot helps HSBC post jump in third quarter pretax profit

HSBC

HONG KONG: HSBC on Monday signaled its pivot to Asia was paying rich dividends as quarterly profits leapt five-fold, laying a foundation for its new leadership to plan for growth after a tough period of post-crisis restructuring. HSBC earlier this month chose veteran John Flint as its next chief executive, ...

Read More »

China’s Communist Party congress opens to give Xi new term

Xi Jinping-2

BEIJING: China’s Communist Party opened a twice-a-decade congress on Wednesday expected to enhance President Xi Jinping’s already formidable powers over the world’s second-largest economy. Xi entered a packed chamber in Beijing s imposing Great Hall of the People, along with his two predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, to roll out ...

Read More »

Asia Peace Film Festival gets underway

Asia Peace Film Festival

ISLAMABAD: A large number of people turned up to watch more than 40 short films screened on the first day of the Asia Peace Film Festival on Monday along with four panel discussions and the inauguration of an exhibition of photographs on the theme of peace. The Pakistan National Council ...

Read More »

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

Toys R Us

NEW YORK: Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever by ...

Read More »

Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify the size of the force, which will help combat Taliban insurgents and other ...

Read More »

Sana Mir named ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

SANA-MIR

NEW YORK: Sana Mir, captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team, is among 30 remarkable professionals recently named “Asia 21 Young Leaders” by Asia Society, a non-profit organization that focuses on educating the world about Asia. Mir was selected for the 2017 class of Asia 21, Asia-Pacific foremost network of ...

Read More »

China military parade marks 90th anniversary of PLA

china-military-parade

China on Sunday held the first-ever Army Day parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The venue was a remote Zhurihe Combined Tactics Training Base in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 400km from Beijing. 12,000 PLA troops took part in the parade. 100-plus planes ...

Read More »

Michael Kors buying Jimmy Choo in £896m deal

Michael-Kors

LONDON: Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo is to be acquired by US fashion brand Michael Kors in an £896 million deal. London-listed Jimmy Choo put itself up for sale as part of a strategic review in April and on Tuesday Michael Kors said it is “the ideal partner” for the ...

Read More »