Economic Update Japan

Japan bounced back to growth following its first contraction in two years, official figures showed Friday, but fears of US trade wars clouded the outlook for the world’s third-largest economy. The economy grew 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the April-June period, compared with a 0.2-percent decline in January-March, according to data from the Cabinet Office. The […]

Philippines Economy Slows

Philippines Economy Slows

Philippine economic growth slowed sharply in the second quarter and fell well short of expectations as a result of policy decisions that included the shutdown of holiday island Boracay, officials said Thursday. The six percent expansion in April-June was the weakest in three years and ended a run of 10 consecutive quarters in which the […]

North Korea Aims for Economic Recovery

North Korea Aims for Economic Recovery

North Korea’s media on Sunday reported leader Kim Jong-un’s aggressive on-site inspections of key sites for economic reconstruction amid lackluster progress in denuclearization talks with the United States. The Rodong Sinmun, the daily of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said that since late June, Kim has traveled to some 20 sites in North Pyongan Province, […]

Asia Concerned About Trade War

Asia Concerned About Trade War

Asian countries have voiced concern about the potentially devastating impact of a US-China trade war, with ministers calling for the acceleration of talks for a gigantic Beijing-backed free-trade deal that excludes the United States. Fear that a simmering trade spat between the world’s top two economies could spiral into a full-blown trade war — with […]

North Koreans Return to Singapore

North Koreans Return to Singapore

This week, this city-state will again become a stage for major diplomacy on the Korea peace process. The top diplomats of more than two dozen nations, mostly from the Asia-Pacific region, are descending on Singapore for the annual ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), at which North Korea has been traditionally a key issue. The ARF, slated […]

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Still No Answers

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Still No Answers

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Still No Answers A detailed report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in 2014, released by a safety investigation team Monday, failed to determine the cause behind the mishap and left many questions unanswered due to lack of evidence. “It should be recognized that due to the significant lack […]

Our Plane is Headed to NKorea for US ‘Korean Conflict’ Remains

Our Plane is Headed to NKorea for US ‘Korean Conflict’ Remains

Our Plane is Headed to NKorea for US ‘Korean Conflict’ Remains A US aircraft flew to NKorea Friday to collect the remains of American troops killed in the Korean Conflict, the latest step in ongoing diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. NKorea is expected to hand over the remains of a number of US service members […]

Trade Wars Bite Asian Markets

Trade Wars Bite Asian Markets

Asian stocks erased early gains and slipped back Thursday as investor relief at US President Donald Trump and the European Commission chief’s plan to ease trade tensions was offset by disappointing US earnings. Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker announced the agreement after talks Wednesday at the White House, as the two major economies sought to end […]

BRICS Prepare for Trade War

BRICS Prepare for Trade War

BRICS Prepare for Trade War Leaders of the BRICS emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will gather in Johannesburg on Wednesday for a three-day meeting focused on the threat of a US-led global trade war. US President Donald Trump’s hardening stance has compounded fears of an all-out trade war after […]

President Trump’s Foriegn Policy, “So Far, So Good

President Trump’s Foriegn Policy, “So Far, So Good

President Trump’s Foreign Policy, “So Far, So Good” Thursday, Senator Tim Scott (R:SC) characterized President Donald Trump’s foreign policy chops as “so far, so good.” In an afternoon TV interview the South Carolina Republican insisted that “we have to have confidence in the President of the United States when he says what he says.” “The […]

Trump Remains Committed to North Korea

Trump Remains Committed to North Korea

Trump Remains Committed to North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there is “no time limit” on dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, appearing to take a step back from earlier demands for immediate denuclearization. Trump’s remarks came a month after his historic summit with Kim Jong-un, during which the North Korean leader […]

North and South Korea Building Business

North and South Korea Building Business

South Korea plans to revise a law to foster inter-Korean exchanges and support companies doing business with the North, the unification ministry said Tuesday. The law revision would oblige the government to put any restrictions and bans on economic projects with North Korea to a Cabinet review and provide support to help normalize the operations […]

Travel Warning: Indonesia is Anti-Gay

Travel Warning: Indonesia is Anti-Gay

Travel Warning: Indonesia is Anti-Gay Don’t be fooled in to thinking Bali is some special Buddhist Island, Bali is part of Indonesia and it is an increasingly dangerous place to be Gay. If you are Gay it is probably best to skip Bali, if you do not like a regime that deliberately oppresses Gay people, […]

Mahathir Arrests Najib, Saudi Royal Family May Face Tough Questions

Mahathir Arrests Najib, Saudi Royal Family May Face Tough Questions

Mahathir Arrests Najib, Saudi Royal Family May Face Tough Questions Malaysia’s disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak, who is to be charged in court on Wednesday in connection with the multibillion-dollar financial scandal at the 1MDB state fund he helped set up, is facing the prospect of a lengthy jail term. The involvement of the […]

Trade War Fears Dominate Asian Markets

Asian investors were on course to end a tumultuous week with more losses on Friday as the prospect of a debilitating global trade war hung over regional markets. As European Union tariffs on key US goods — including jeans, bourbon and motorcycles — came into effect, there were fears China and the US will carry […]

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: “Spin up. Place your bets.” The 24-year-old has never set foot in a casino, but he is gambling that new laws opening up the lucrative sector will soon create […]

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports China has reassured the world that its stance on encouraging imports will not change, a major development strategy that will not only help domestic industrial upgrades but also stimulate global economic growth. A slew of incentives will be taken to further boost imports, the State Council, China’s cabinet, […]

The End of the Korean War

The End of the Korean War

South Korea’s top diplomat said Monday her government aims to formally end the Korean War by the end of this year and that the leaders of North Korea and the United States have discussed the issue. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha stressed, however, South Korea is flexible on the specific timing and format of the envisioned, […]

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia Thailand is forming and leading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a Summit in Bangkok Saturday to counter reliance on China and the other Asian giants. The fund, which Thailand will jointly manage with 4 countries in the […]

Japan Continues to Print Money

Japan Continues to Print Money

Bank of Japan head Haruhiko Kuroda defended its decision to press ahead with the country’s ultra-loose monetary policy Friday, even as the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank tighten their policies. After a two-day meeting, the BoJ said it would retain its current framework, pointing to a disappointing lack of progress towards its longstanding […]

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea As of Thursday, the US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with SKorea acting on US President Donald Trump’s pledge to halt the “provocative” military drills following his summit with NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un. The move, a significant break in how the US and […]

President Trump and Chairman Kim ‘inked’ Agreement for Prosperity and Peace

President Trump and Chairman Kim ‘inked’ Agreement for Prosperity and Peace

President Trump and Chairman Kim ‘inked’ Agreement for Prosperity and Peace US President Donald Trump said a historic Summit with NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un Tuesday in Singapore went “better than anybody could have expected”, and they signed a document following talks on ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula. The Summit […]

President Trump Forecasts a “nice” Outcome for the Summit

President Trump Forecasts a “nice” Outcome for the Summit

President Trump Forecasts a “nice” Outcome for the Summit US President Donald Trump announced late last night that he will be leaving Singapore early because the nuclear negotiations have moved “more quickly than expected.” President Trump spoke briefly, forecasting a “nice” outcome for the Summit during a meeting with Singapore’s PM. “The discussions between the […]

Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Malaysia’s newly-elected prime minister called Monday for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be “renegotiated,” and urged protection for small countries in international trade. Malaysia, along with 10 other countries, pushed ahead with the TPP in March despite Donald Trump having yanked the United States out of the huge multilateral trade deal. […]

President Trump Left the G7 in Turmoil

President Trump Left the G7 in Turmoil

President Trump Left the G7 in Turmoil President Trump disavowed the G7’s joint statement with a Tweet He also criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as weak and dishonest. Saturday, US President Donald Trump left the G7 nations in turmoil, just as, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin were coming together on the other side […]

Political Risk and the Global Economy

Political Risk and the Global Economy

Investors are keeping close tabs on various scenarios that could potentially lead to a “June crisis” amid key global market-moving and political events. Increased volatility caused by rate hikes in the United States and eurozone risks, among other things, and the subsequent market adjustment are all likely, but it seems far-fetched to translate this as […]

The Politics of Opening North Korea

The Politics of Opening North Korea

World powers are jostling for influence over the Korean Peninsula ahead of next week’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which is expected to mark a shift in Northeast Asian geopolitics and security. In the lead-up to the historic summit set to be held in Singapore next Tuesday, China, […]

President Trump, “The Summit is back on”

President Trump, “The Summit is back on”

President Trump, “The Summit is back on” President Donald Trump said Friday that his Summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is back on for next month in Singapore, telling reporters that “the relationships are building — and that’s very positive.” “We’ll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore,” President Trump said outside the […]

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China The United States hopes to convince China into letting American investors hold a majority stake in Chinese ventures, Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, said Thursday. The demand will be part of formal trade talks between the US and China to begin Saturday […]

China to Open More Markets

China to Open More Markets

China will further cut import tariffs for daily consumer goods starting July 1, the State Council decided at an executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. The average tariff rate for clothing, shoes and hats, kitchenware, and sports and fitness supplies will be reduced from 15.9 percent to 7.1 percent, and that for […]

AirAsia and Tony Fernandes: Corruption in India and Malaysia

AirAsia and Tony Fernandes: Corruption in India and Malaysia

AirAsia and Tony Fernandez: Corruption in India and Malaysia In India The CBI alleges that in 2015-16, Air Asia lndia Limited (AAIL) had remitted about $1.8m USD to HNR Trading “for a sham contract on the basis of a bogus agreement on plain papers, which was used for allegedly paying bribe to unknown government servants […]

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms Virgin Natural Resources: Crude Oil, Nat Gas Exploration and Minerals Mining to Open Up Sunday, US President Donald Trump said that he truly believes North Korea has “brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day” just as the historic Summit with NKorean leader […]

President Trump Worthy of Nobel Prize if NKorea Negotiations Succeed 

President Trump Worthy of Nobel Prize if NKorea Negotiations Succeed 

President Trump Worthy of Nobel Prize if NKorea Negotiations Succeed Tuesday, former US President Jimmy Carter declared that he believes President Donald Trump is worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize if negotiations with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un are successful. That assessment from Mr. Carter, a Nobel laureate himself, came in an interview Tuesday, “If […]

Malaysia: Expect Arrest of Najib within Days

Malaysia: Expect Arrest of Najib within Days

Police are still conducting search at the private residence of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Taman Duta. Several personal items such as handbags, clothes and gifts were seized from the home of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at his personal residence in Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta here […]

Philippines Develops Close Ties to China

Philippines Develops Close Ties to China

Philippines Develops Close Ties to China Chinese leader Xi Jinping once offered Rodrigo Duterte personal assurances his country “won’t go to the dogs,” the Philippines president said, noting that the former colony won’t become Washington’s “vassal” ever again. “’We will be there if you need us,’” Duterte said on Tuesday, recalling a conversation with the […]

Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia

Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia Tourists and Visitors should think twice before traveling to Indonesia, especially Bali as a wave of terror attacks have swept the country. Indonesian police have shot dead four men armed with swords after they attacked a police station on the island of Sumatra. One policeman was reported killed […]

AirAsia May Not Survive Tony Fernandes Politics

AirAsia May Not Survive Tony Fernandes Politics

AirAsia May Not Survive Tony Fernandes Politics AirAsia Group Bhd looks set to sink well below the RM3 mark and may well trade in the RM1 to RM2 range long term, it is widely expected that links between the Company and ousted Malaysian Prime Minister will be investigated vigorously. Najib has faced not only a […]

North Korea May Open for Business

North Korea May Open for Business

A number of firms are making inquiries about the now-shuttered joint industrial complex in North Korea’s border city of Kaesong, industry sources said Sunday, as the two Koreas move to implement a set of agreements signed during their leaders’ historic summit last month. According to the insiders from a private task force representing South Korean […]

Najib Faces Jail in Malaysia

Najib Faces Jail in Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad moved swiftly against predecessor Najib Razak just days after his shock election win, banning him from leaving the country and planning to reopen a probe into a multibillion dollar scandal at a state fund that Najib helped set up. Even as a chastened Najib said he would support a smooth […]

AirAsia Downgraded: Fernandes Support of Najib Will have Consequences

AirAsia Downgraded: Fernandes Support of Najib Will have Consequences

AirAsia Downgraded: Fernandes Support of Najib Will have Consequences Ongoing investigations are possible as the relationship between AirAsia, Najib and the Government will come under scrutiny in coming months. The Malaysian aviation regulator will investigate claims made by AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes that he had been “summoned” and told to cancel extra flights for last […]

Terrorist Attacks Continue in Indonesia

Terrorist Attacks Continue in Indonesia

Indonesia is under attack from Muslim extremists with the groups staging multiple attacks over several days. Tourists in Indonesia, especially Bali should take extreme caution as the country continues to loose control to fundamentalists. An explosion has hit a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia. It comes a day after coordinated suicide blasts at three churches […]

Travel Warning: Indonesia a Dangerous Place as Islamists Take Control

Travel Warning: Indonesia a Dangerous Place as Islamists Take Control

At least 11 people have been killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia, police said. Dozens of people have been injured. “The victims are still being identified,” said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. Police say they have also secured a fourth, unexploded bomb at […]

Islamic Terror Attack on Christians in Indonesia

Islamic Terror Attack on Christians in Indonesia

Indonesia has become a dangerous place for Christians since a wave of fundamentalism swept Jakarta and an Islamist Mayor was installed to power. Travelers should avoid Indonesia including the resort Island of Bali, the scene of a massive attack killing over 200 before. Indonesian Police have confirmed that at least 10 people have been killed […]

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, a former Malaysian prime minister who led the opposition to achieve a stunning victory in the general election, took the oath of office on Thursday night, becoming the world’s oldest government leader. Mahathir won the election after his coalition Pakatan Harapan secured 113 seats out of the 222 seats at the parliament’s […]

Asia Rejects Flawed Protectionism

Asia Rejects Flawed Protectionism

China, Japan and South Korea injected fresh confidence into global growth on Wednesday by reaffirming their commitment to economic globalization as well as trade and investment liberalization. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in made the pledge here at a trilateral meeting, giving a big boost for […]

Malaysia Election, Opposition Celebrate Victory

Malaysia Election, Opposition Celebrate Victory

Dr Mahathir 92 the long time leader and now opposition leader said today he feels “very good and confident of winning” Malaysia’s 14th General Election after some five million people followed his final campaign message last night. Mahathir claimed that out of the five million people who followed his speech last night, his online live […]

Malaysian Election News

Malaysian Election News

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad found no time to rest on their final day of campaigning before the general election, both making live speeches on Tuesday night to appeal to Malaysian voters for support in a last-minute show-down. Najib, who is leading the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) to […]

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s official visit to Indonesia next week, experts said stable ties between the two major developing economies will also enhance China’s cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In recent years, China and Indonesia have seen frequent high-level exchanges, enhancing political mutual […]

Philippine Economy a Growth Story

Philippine Economy a Growth Story

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reiterated its view that the Philippine economy will grow by an even faster clip in the years ahead on the back of rising manufacturing and other investments. Ramesh Subramaniam, ADB Director General for Southeast Asia, said rising labor productivity, as well as investments in manufacturing and technology are building […]

Philippines’ Duterte Emerging as Asian Leader

Asian nations should pursue an independent foreign policy to achieve their own development goals, without mimicking the West or seeking its blessing, the Filipino leader has suggested to members of the Asian Pacific community. “Asia’s development experience shows us that it is futile to simply mimic the West,” Rodrigo Duterte told delegates at the closing […]

Date, Place for NKorea Peace Summit Set, Will Be Announced Soonest

Date, Place for NKorea Peace Summit Set, Will Be Announced Soonest

Date, Place for NKorea Peace Summit Set, Will Be Announced Soonest Friday, US President Donald Trump told reporters on the WH lawn that the date and location were set for a meeting with NKorea’s leader Kim Jong Un, and that the details would be announced very soon. The White House has said the historic peace […]

President Trump, “The main thing, I want to get is peace.”

President Trump, “The main thing, I want to get is peace.”

President Trump, “The main thing, I want to get is peace.” Monday, SKorea’s President Moon said that US President Trump should receive the Nobel for trying to end the War with Pyongyang. Tuesday in the Oval Office President Donald Trump said that SKorean President Moon Jae-in was “very nice” to say he deserved the Nobel […]

A New Round of Growth is Coming to China

A New Round of Growth is Coming to China

China has moved to support the issuance of rental properties-backed securities to help finance a burgeoning rental housing market, a crucial part of its planned policy package that aims to stabilize the real estate sector. The real estate investment trust (REIT), a means of property asset securitization, will be piloted for developers to raise funds, […]

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now President Kim shifts to Economy, ditches Nuclear testing President Kim Jong Un’s suspension of NKorean nuclear tests has economic focus. Kim’s statement at a ruling party meeting Friday includes a pledge to seek a “favorable” international environment for economic development so that he can put the economy “on an […]

President Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Unnerved NKorea’s Leader

President Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Unnerved NKorea’s Leader

President Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Unnerved NKorea’s Leader President Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure’ put on NKorea caused its President Kim Jong Un to step back and away from its nuclear and missile testing activities, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp said Saturday. “It clearly shows President Trump’s vision in focusing on denuclearizing North Korea, […]

North and South Korea to Announce the End of War

North and South Korea to Announce the End of War

North and South Korea to Announce the End of War US President Trump’s influence in this peace making is paramount South and North Korea have discussed plans to announce an official end to the ‘war’ between the 2 countries. At next week’s Summit between SKorea President Moon Jae-in and NKorea leader Kim Jong Un, the […]

China Keeps Investing at a Global Level

China Keeps Investing at a Global Level

China’s non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) continued to see double-digit growth in the first quarter of the year, official data showed Monday. Domestic investors made 25.5 billion U.S. dollars of non-financial ODI in 2,023 overseas enterprises in 140 countries and regions for January-March, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said. The figure was up 24.1 percent […]

Talks Underway in Secret to Prepare for Coming US-NKorea Summit

Talks Underway in Secret to Prepare for Coming US-NKorea Summit

Talks Underway in Secret to Prepare for Coming US-NKorea Summit The US and NKorea are engaged in secret and direct talks to prepare for a summit between President Donald Trump and NKorean leader Kim Jong Un. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo, who President Trump has tapped to be his  Secretary of the State, […]

President Trump, “US Technology is Not for Sale

President Trump, “US Technology is Not for Sale

President Trump, “US Technology is Not for Sale” $QCOM, $AVGO With President Trumps rejection of Broadcom Ltd.’s(NASDAQ:AVCO) hostile takeover of Qualcomm Inc., (NASDAQ:QCOM) he sent a clear signal to overseas investors: Any deal that could give China an edge in Key technology will be rejected in the name of national security. Broadcom is based in […]

US-NKorean Summit Now On the Cards

US-NKorean Summit Now On the Cards

US-NKorean Summit Now On the Cards US President Donald Trump is ready to meet NKorean leader Kim Jung by May in response to Kim’s invitation to hold the 1st-ever US-NKorea summit, a SKorean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in the North Korea nuclear standoff.Kim has committed to “denuclearization” and to suspending nuclear or […]

President Trump on NKorea’s Offer: ‘We Will See What Happens!’

President Trump on NKorea’s Offer: ‘We Will See What Happens!’

President Trump on NKorea’s Offer: ‘We Will See What Happens!’ US President Donald Trump issued a cautionary response Tuesday to reports of progress in talks between NKorea and SKorea on the nuclear issues at hand . He Tweeted just after 8:00a EST, not long after SKorea reported that NKorea had promised a nuclear moratorium and […]

US President Trump Has Rained Apocalypse on ‘Davos Man’

US President Trump Has Rained Apocalypse on ‘Davos Man’

US President Trump Has Rained Apocalypse on ‘Davos Man’ We all knew something Apocalyptic was going to Davos it did! “I’m here to represent the interests of the America people and affirm America’s friendship and partnership in building a better world.” — President Donald Trump Those tactically released photographs of President Trump arriving by helicopter […]

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: What You Need to Know this Morning

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: What You Need to Know this Morning

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: What You Need to Know this Morning The cryptocurrency market has extended losses on Tuesday following the news that South Korea is planning to introduce taxation on digital money trading. A total of 96 out of the top 100 cryptocurrencies are down 10 to 20 percent, with market leader bitcoin over 12 […]

Thailand 4.0 Should Include the Thoroughbred Industry

Thailand 4.0 Should Include the Thoroughbred Industry

Thailand 4.0 Should Include the Thoroughbred Industry On 6 September 1901, King Rama the Fifth granted the Royal Charter, which gave birth to the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. The King also instructed the Club to obtain, by taking a lease or by any other means, the piece of land known as the Royal Racing Course […]

Ripple, Ethereum and Bitcoin: What is Really Happening in South Korea

Ripple, Ethereum and Bitcoin: What is Really Happening in South Korea

Ripple, Ethereum and Bitcoin: What is Really Happening in South Korea Well firstly forget the shutdown, that was just noise from a headline seeking official, the only real question in South Korea is whether or not transactions will be able to occur anonymously, and the impact of a ruling against anonymous transactions will be almost […]

Thailand’s Robot Future

Thailand’s Robot Future

On the road towards an advanced economy under the Thailand 4.0 model, the public and private sectors have been making concerted efforts to accelerate the growth and development of the robotics and automation industries and technologies. These efforts focus on human resources development, knowledge enhancement, information sharing and industrial support networks in tandem with tax […]

China Building Trade in South East Asia

China Building Trade in South East Asia

China Building Trade in South East Asia China’s involvement is set to boost the economies of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam China eyes stronger ties with the other five countries along the Lancang-Mekong river, pledging new loans, medical aids and scholarships to its neighbors. At the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders’ meeting here on […]

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report South Korea began preparations Wednesday for what would be the first military talks with North Korea in more than three years. The move is a follow-up to a deal at their high-level talks a day earlier on the North’s participation in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics. But it […]

North and South Korea Hold Historic Talks

North and South Korea Hold Historic Talks

North and South Korea Hold Historic Talks North and South Korea held historic talks at their border Tuesday to discuss how to cooperate in next month’s Winter Olympics in the South and improve their long-strained ties. Senior SKorean officials left Seoul early in the morning for the meeting in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the […]

Donald Trump Channels Ronald Reagan for NKorea Resolution

Donald Trump Channels Ronald Reagan for NKorea Resolution

Donald Trump Channels Ronald Reagan for NKorea Resolution A new analysis suggests the United States and SKorea could benefit by taking a page from The Reagan Administration’s playbook when it comes to dealing with NKorea and its threats of starting a nuclear war. Analysts Robert Carlin and Joel Wit recalled the time when former President […]

China’s President Xi’s New Year Speech Heralds ‘Golden Age’ for China

China’s President Xi’s New Year Speech Heralds ‘Golden Age’ for China

China’s President Xi’s New Year Speech Heralds ‘Golden Age’ for China The New Year’s speech given by Chinese President Xi Jinping  Sunday promises a Golden Age for China and shows a global vision to brush aside challenges hindering prosperity for humanity. Bangladeshi Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said that President Xi once again made a historic speech, saying […]

WWIII: NKorea’s Obese Boy Leader Has “Death Wish”

WWIII: NKorea’s Obese Boy Leader Has “Death Wish”

WWIII: NKorea’s Obese Boy Leader Has “Death Wish” Kim Jong Un, true age unknown, repeated his wild claims that he could hit the US with a nuclear weapon, saying that its deterrent is “irreversible” and would prevent President Donald Trump from starting a war. He says he plans to send a delegation to the Winter […]

Trump Policies Lead the US, Global Economies in Surprise Recoveries

Trump Policies Lead the US, Global Economies in Surprise Recoveries

Trump Policies Lead the US, Global Economies in Surprise Recoveries MAGA The global economy found its post-crisis footing in Y 2017, with most major developing economies surprising on the Northside. Comparing Y 2017 predictions made a year ago Vs the likely up-turn based on the latest forecasts in Bloomberg’s monthly survey, shows that the Pessimists […]

China Thailand Rail Link will Boost Thai Economy

China Thailand Rail Link will Boost Thai Economy

China Thailand Rail Link will Boost Thai Economy Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday sent a congratulatory message on the launch of the construction of the first phase of the China-Thailand railway project. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the opening ceremony of the project held Thursday in Kele, northern Thailand. The China-Thailand railway project […]

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report

World War 3: North Korea Situation Report Shot Fired A North Korean soldier fled to South Korea through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the inter-Korean land border, Thursday, followed by gunfire from both sides, the South’s military said. The “low-ranking” soldier appeared in front of a guard post on the mid-western front at around 8:04 a.m. […]

China Plans the Future of the Economy

China Plans the Future of the Economy

Xi Jinping Thoughts on Socialist Economy with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has taken shape, said the statement. The tone-setting meeting described the thought as the “theoretical crystallization” of the past five years of practice in pushing forward China’s economic development, the “latest fruit” of socialist political economy with Chinese characteristics, and the “extremely […]

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit “It tasted great, like steak,” 1 diner said, after savoring the 100% US Angus Beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger at Tokyo’s tiny Munch’s Burger Shack Thursday. The lines at the door during lunchtime are getting longer than ever, thanks to US President Trump. President Trump’s […]

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his 12-day trip to Asia showcased “a strong, proud and confident America” to the World. “Everywhere we went, our foreign hosts greeted the American delegation and myself included with incredible warmth and hospitality and most importantly respect,” President Trump told […]

China Sending Special Envoy to NKorea

China Sending Special Envoy to NKorea

China Sending Special Envoy to NKorea China sending special envoy to NKorea, state media said Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump concluded an Asian tour to rally support against Pyongyang’s nuclear threats. President Xi Jinping’s special envoy, Song Tao, is going to NKorea Friday to discuss the Chinese Communist Party’s congress, which took place last […]

President Trump Wrapped Up Successful Trip and Heads Home

President Trump Wrapped Up Successful Trip and Heads Home

President Trump Wrapped Up Successful Trip and Heads Home President Donald Trump is heading back to Washington following a lengthy tour of Asia that he declared “tremendously successful.” President Trump says the trip has put the world on notice that the “rules have changed” for countries that want to trade with the US President Trump […]

Presidents Trump and Putin Meet, “will get to know each other better…”

Presidents Trump and Putin Meet, “will get to know each other better…”

Presidents Trump and Putin Meet, “will get to know each other better…” “We seem to have a very good feeling for each other, a good relationship considering we don’t know each other well,” President Trump said on the sidelines of the Asia Summit after a brief meeting with President Putin. Talking after their meeting, President […]

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.”

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.”

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.” Friday, President Donald Trump warned that the US would no longer “turn a blind eye” to trade abuses. “From this day forward we will compete on a fair and equal basis,” President Trump told a gathering of CEOs on the sidelines of […]

No Private Meeting for Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam

No Private Meeting for Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam

No Private Meeting for Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam US President Donald Trump will not have a separate meeting with Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vietnam, the White House said Friday. Presidents Trump and Putin are both attending the APEC Summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang. “Regarding a Putin meeting, […]

The US was the ‘1st Victim of Globalization’

The US was the ‘1st Victim of Globalization’

The US was the ‘1st Victim of Globalization’ Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the United States is the 1st victim of “globalization” and that is why President Donald Trump is pushing back with an “America First” stance. President Duterte made the comments at a business conference on the sidelines of a regional summit. He said […]

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits US President Donald Trump travel to Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Friday before embarking on a Presidential trip to Asia. In Asia, President Trump will address security and trade concerns in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Between the US, SKorea, and Japan, the NKorean missile threat […]

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad Melania Trump will be protected by a highly trained, all-female unit of officers during her and President Trump’s upcoming visit to Japan. Japan is experimenting with all-female teams to combat various security challenges ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be hosted in Tokyo. The move […]

World Backs Muslim Terrorists in Myanmar

World Backs Muslim Terrorists in Myanmar

The Reality The Rohingya are fleeing from the violence that began on August 25, when they the Rohingya themselves launched attacks against 30 police posts in Rakhine state. In response, the Burmese military has killed at least hundreds of terrorists, targeted burning of entire Rohingya Terrorist villages. It is true that in the past month […]

US Government in Direct talks with NKorea

US Government in Direct talks with NKorea

US Government in Direct talks with NKorea The US government is communicating directly with NKorea to see whether it’s willing to negotiate over its nuclear program, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, the most explicit public acknowledgment yet of direct contact between the countries over the issue. “We can talk to them, we do talk […]

Trade Fair Opens in North Korea

Trade Fair Opens in North Korea

It was a tale of just two economies when the 13th Pyongyang International Trade Fair opened in the North Korean capital on Monday, with two-thirds of the exhibitors domestic firms, and almost all the others Chinese. Eight sets of progressively tighter United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed on Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile […]

President Trump Will Get NKorean ‘Rocket Man’ to Stand Down

President Trump Will Get NKorean ‘Rocket Man’ to Stand Down

President Trump Will Get NKorean ‘Rocket Man’ to Stand Down The Trump Administration faces a “dilemma” with NKorea, but “they will work their way out of it by … getting “Rocket Man” to stand down,” former Trump domestic policy adviser Ken Blackwell said on TV Friday. “But I am sure it is a tough dilemma,” […]

Investors Not Overly Concerned About NKorea’s Terror “Antics”

Investors Not Overly Concerned About NKorea’s Terror “Antics”

Investors Not Overly Concerned About NKorea’s Terror “Antics” $JPM JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon said NKorea a ‘terrible threat’ but markets should not expect a bad outcome. Mr. Dimon explained it would be a mistake for investors to rush to rash decisions on concerns of a nuclear war. “I think there’s a higher chance of […]

‘America 1st’ Does Not Mean America Alone, but America Leads

‘America 1st’ Does Not Mean America Alone, but America Leads

‘America 1st’ Does Not Mean America Alone, but America Leads President Donald Trump’s policy of “America 1st does not mean America alone,” Vice President Mike Pence told the UN Security Council Wednesday as he urged reform to make peacekeeping missions more efficient, effective, accountable and credible. The 15-member council discussed how to improve peacekeeping operations […]

President Trump, World Leaders to Meet at UN on NKorea

President Trump, World Leaders to Meet at UN on NKorea

President Trump, World Leaders to Meet at UN on NKorea US President Donald Trump will meet with the leaders of Japan and SKorea next week at the United Nations to discuss how to confront NKorea’s provocations, after the Pyongyang regime launched a 2nd ballistic missile over Japan in less than a month. The Trump Administration […]

World War 3: North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike on USA, Japan, South Korea

World War 3: North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike on USA, Japan, South Korea

World War 3: North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike on USA, Japan, South Korea The 15-member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously approved a new round of sanctions on Monday, targeting North Korea’s textile exports and oil imports following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test. The US will face the “greatest pain and suffering” and “permanent extinction” if […]

Rohingya Muslim Crisis is Fake News

Rohingya Muslim Crisis is Fake News Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, on Wednesday alleged a “huge iceberg of misinformation” was distorting the picture of the Rohingya crisis, which has forced 125,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh. The reality is that the many of the Rohingya Muslims are […]

North Korea is a Serious Nuclear Threat

North Korea is a Serious Nuclear Threat

North Korea is a Serious Nuclear Threat North Korea’s has become a serious Nuclear threat to the world as demonstrated by the country’s progress in massively increasing the yields of its nuclear weapons, heightening the threat posed by its ballistic missiles, according to a U.S. website monitoring the region. 38 North said it is significant […]

Media Rush to the Aid of Rohingya Terrorists

Media Rush to the Aid of  Rohingya Terrorists

Media Rush to the Aid of Rohingya Terrorists While the headlines of Genocide fill western media and the UN’s cheif terrorist supporter Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced the “brutal security operation” against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, which he said was “clearly disproportionate” to the terrorist attacks carried out last month, he did not say how […]

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