Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.8%. Shares in Mainland China closed at multi-year highs Wednesday, extending their winning streak to the 7th session. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was 1.7% higher at 3,403.44, its highest […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Backing Gojek, Indonesia’s Largest Unicorn

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Backing Gojek, Indonesia’s Largest Unicorn

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Backing Gojek, Indonesia’s Largest Unicorn Facebook is doubling down on Asia. Just weeks after making a $5.7bn investment in India’s Reliance Jio, the United States social media giant is backing Gojek, Indonesia’s largest unicorn. Facebook did not disclose the size of the investment, that is focused on GoPay, the start-up’s payments arm, […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

World stocks have risen 35% from a late March bottom. Australian shares closed higher Tuesday after the country’s central bank reiterated that the impact from the C-19 coronavirus chaos could be less damaging than initially feared, stoking hopes of a speedy economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.3% firmer at 5,835.10, though lingering worries over […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares eased 1.6% Friday, though gained for the 5th straight week as hopes of a faster-than-expected economic recovery Down Under from C-19 coronavirus chaos-induced disruptions outweighed worries of a deepened US-China rift. The S&P/ASX 200 closed at 5,755.7 and saw its worst day in 2 wks, as markets nervously awaited a response from the […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares ended lower Thursday. The Hang Seng index closed down 0.7% to 23,132.76, after falling more than 2% mid-session to its lowest mark since 25 May. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.2%. The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares was flat, the IT sector lost almost 2%, the financial […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares settled lower Wednesday as rising tensions in Hong Kong over China’s proposed security law took the shine off surging bank stocks and tempered expectations of a global economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 opened lower but recouped losses to rise 1% in intra-day trade. However, selling in the final 15 mins of trade wiped […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia and New Zealand stock indexes on Tuesday surged to their highest in more than two months, fuelled by mounting hopes of a global economic recovery as more countries emerge from the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The S&P/ASX 200 index advanced more than 2% for the 2nd straight session and ended 2.9% firmer at 5,780 pts. The […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of the country’s annual parliament session, starting this week, that could yield more economic stimulus. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.05% at 2,885.20. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.06%, with its financial sector sub-index losing 0.07%, the Real Estate […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares fell Wednesday as cautious investors held back ahead of the country’s annual political meetings where policymakers will discuss measures to boost the economy. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.45% to 2,885.54. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.49%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.37%, the consumer […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan last traded up 1.6% in late Asian trade. Australian shares closed at a more than two-month high on Tuesday, led by gains in mining, energy and financial stocks, as a gradual re-opening of some economies boosted sentiment and raised hopes of a demand recovery for commodities. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares ended higher Monday as investors took hope from data showing home prices rose in April, but renewed trade tensions between Beijing and Washington At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.24% at 2,875.42. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.26%, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.06%, the consumer staples […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

The Japanese benchmark Nikkei average dipped 0.3% to 19,854.03 by the midday break, with Real Estate and other defensive sectors leading the losses. On the week, the Nikkei was down 1.6%, poised for its 1st weekly decliner in 3. The broader Topix fell 0.3% to 1,441.96 by the recess, with 66% of the 33 sector […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese shares closed lower Thursday as investors worried about a prolonged recovery in the economy, while awaiting more active stimulus policies to cushion the blow from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. The Shanghai Composite index ended 0.96% lower to 2,870.34. The blue-chip CSI300 index shed 1.08%, with its financial sector sub-index sliding 1.33%, the consumer staples […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average slipped from a two-month high on Tuesday as concerns about further waves of coronavirus infections undermined recent optimism on economic re-openings. The Nikkei share average ended down 0.12% to 20,366.48 points, a day after it hit a 2-month high. It has risen 18.7% from a bottom hit on 19 March. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks shed early gains to end a tick lower Monday, amid renewed concerns over the coronavirus outbreak as Wuhan reported its 1st cluster of infections since the lockdown was lifted a month ago. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.02% at 2,894.80. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.09%, with its […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks closed higher Friday as investors cheered Beijing opening up its financial markets further to foreign investors. China finalised rules Thursday that scrap quotas under 2 major inbound investment programs, giving qualified foreign institutions unlimited access to Chinese stocks and bonds. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.83% at 2,895.34 and […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian shares pared early losses Thursday after Chinese exports proved far stronger than even Bulls imagined. Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was weaker by 0.1%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 0.28%.  China stocks ended lower Thursday, as investors are still cautious on a bleak trade outlook globally that could slow […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended lower in lite trade Wednesday as investors took profits after 2 sessions of sharp gainers, with banking stocks dominating the losses. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.42% lower to 5,384.6 pts, having gained more than 3% in the past 2 sessions as the country eased coronavirus restrictions. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares Tuesday recouped some of the prior session’s sharp losses, tracking gains in broader Asia, as countries laid out plans to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5% to 23,742.13 pts, having lost more than 4% Monday as US-China tensions simmer. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index gained 0.4% Tuesday. The […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares fell 5% Friday, their most in 5 wks, as risk sentiment was battered by threats of new tariffs from US President Trump Vs China. President Trump made clear his concerns about China’s role in the origin and spread of the coronavirus were taking priority over efforts to build on an initial trade agreement. […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks rallied Thursday to post their biggest monthly advance since December, after positive trial results for a drug to treat COVID-19 and downbeat data reinforced hopes of further stimulus to bolster the world’s 2nd-largest economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 1.2% at 3,912.58, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.3% higher at 2,860.08. […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Australian shares finished lower Tuesday after the Treasury said it was not working on any new stimulus packages at the moment, while the country readied to relax some restrictions amid a decline in coronavirus cases. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% lower to 5313.1 at the close. The benchmark rose 1.5% Monday. New Zealand’s benchmark […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan rose 0.1% in early trade, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.1% ahead of an earnings heavy week. Philippine shares fell Monday following a warning that the coronavirus pandemic will likely send the economy into its first annual contraction in more than two decades this year, while financials helped […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended higher on Friday, but reported its first weekly loss this month, with investors now eyeing corporate results that are set to reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5% higher at 5,242.6. On the week, it shed 4.5%. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese stocks ended off Thursday, as mounting economic uncertainty sparked by the coronavirus pandemic kept share prices capped, stopping investors from chasing the rebound from the prior session. The Shanghai Composite index closed 0.2% lower to 2,838.50. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.3%, with its financial sector sub-index down 0.3%, the consumer staples sector […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell Tuesday with energy-related companies taking the brunt of a collapse in Crude Oil prices, while the virus pandemic curbed any risk appetite ahead of corporate earnings. The Nikkei share average fell 1.97% to 19,280.78, slipping further from Friday’s near 6-wk high at 19,922. The broader Topix lost 1.15% to 1,415.89. China and […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

SKorean shares rose Monday as relaxation of some social distancing rules fuelled optimism about the reopening of the broader economy, with China’s interest rate cut adding to the sentiment. The Korean Won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield was up. The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI rose 4.44 pts, or 0.23%, at 1,918.07 as of […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares Thursday tracked overnight losses on the Wall Street, as economic damage from COVID-19 weighed on investor sentiment, with banks and automakers leading the declines. The benchmark Nikkei average ended 1.3% lower at 19,290.20. The Nikkei’s volatility index, a measure of investors’ volatility expectations based on option pricing and considered to be a fear […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia’s main stock index fell Wednesday as prospects of a deep global recession and its impact on the demand for crude oil hammered energy stocks and offset better-than-expected trade data from China, the country’s biggest trading partner. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.3% by 0039 GMT, with a 3.4% drop in energy stocks weighing […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks gained Tuesday, after the world’s 2nd-largest economy posted better-than-expected trade data despite the coronavirus outbreak. China’s exports fell 6.6% in March from a year earlier, while imports shrank 0.9%, a better-than-expected outcome as factories restarted production, though the global coronavirus health crisis looks set to keep trade under pressure over […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell Monday as investors worried about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on corporate earnings, though stocks of Key Crude Oil exploration firms rose after major producers finally agreed their biggest-ever output cut. The benchmark Nikkei average dropped 2.3% to 19,043.40 on subdued activity. China stocks dipped Monday, as the country’s new daily […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose Thursday, tracking an upbeat session on Wall Street, as hopes for the coronavirus outbreak nearing its peak rose, while expectations of a cut in oil output pushed the energy-heavy Thai index higher Australian shares rose more than 2% on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street as hopes that the […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose 0.47% at 19,039.91 while the broader Topix gained 0.59% at 1,411.44, extending the rally into its 3rd day. Australian shares dropped more than 2% Wednesday, as concerns of a massive economic slump due to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with an outlook downgrade on the local economy and banking sector drove […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked Wall Street and Asian equities higher Tuesday, with Thailand rising the most, although gains were capped following a spike in infections due to the coronavirus in the region. Australian shares rose Tuesday as reports of slowing fatalities from the coronavirus outbreak raised optimism that the fight against the disease […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia- Pacific

The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 4.3% at 5,286.80 at the close of trade, after the benchmark closed 1.7% down Friday. Southeast Asian stock markets are higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections. Major European nations reported lower virus death rates, with Italy seeing the […]

ASEAN Briefing: Coronavirus Update

ASEAN Briefing: Coronavirus Update

Due to the developing situation in China and Asia concerning the Coronavirus, this article has been prepared as a running live update service to keep businesses involved in ASEAN updated with the latest relevant regional news. Travel Advisory: we are hearing accounts of travelers in some ASEAN countries being denied entry if they possess any China visa […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Asian equities recorded their biggest foreign outflow in at least 12 years in March, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on businesses across the region, with most factories shuttered to contain its spread. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 3.6% higher at 5,258.60, recovering from the benchmark’s 2.02% fall Tuesday. The benchmark closed at […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Southeast Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as data showed China factory activity unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting to a record low in the previous month even though the coronavirus pandemic showed few signs of abating. Indian shares edged up Tuesday, tracking broader Asian peers, after upbeat factory data from China gave investors hope of […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive US stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese shares took a tumble Thursday following 3 days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia and Oceania

Philippines plunged 24% Thursday on reopening after a 2-day hiatus, while other Southeast Asian stock markets also sustained heavy losses on fears over the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Indonesian equities fell 5%, triggering a circuit breaker for the 4th time in 6 sessions. Financial and consumer stocks were the biggest losers, with Bank […]

2020: Asian Shares Open Higher on New Chinese Monetary Policy

2020: Asian Shares Open Higher on New Chinese Monetary Policy

$MSCI, $DAX, $FTSE, $SPY Asian shares kicked off Y 2020 on a strong note Thursday, driven by Chinese markets after Beijing eased monetary policy to support its slowing economy. Investors cheered news that the United States and China will sign a trade pact on 15 January after months of negotiations between the world’s 2 largest […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil gains more than 1% on Saudi supply doubt China, Hong Kong stocks fall on US-China trade deal uncertainty Gold prices edge lower, as Palladium marks record high Gold: Gold prices lowed Monday, as equities gained after the US Trade Representative described last week’s US-China […]

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Flat Note: The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting due Wednesday. Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks advance as China’s rate adjustment improves investor mood Crude Oil prices climb after Saudi oilfield attack Gold prices dip on firmer USD and equities Gold: Gold prices dipped Monday on a stronger USD, and a recovery in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil edges up on expectations of more OPEC output cuts Gains for Asian shares capped by trade issues, China stocks fall .DXY flat to little changed Vs its 6 peers Gold sees best week in over 3 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines President Trump’s new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts President Trump says it is up to China to deal with Hong Kong’s riots Crude Oil prices regain ground after overnight dive Gold will see a […]

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

$SPY, $BLK In a report, the majority of BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE:BLK) Top decision-makers had a simple conclusion after gathering in London last week: A supportive backdrop for risk assets probably has “room to run” for at least 12 more months. Senior leadership at the world’s largest asset manager cited easy monetary policies and few signs […]

The Future is in Asia

The Future is in Asia

Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes the ways that the world economy is increasingly Asia-centric and will be moving even more swiftly in that direction. Here’s why More than 50% of the world’s population lives in Asia, where economies are growing quickly and becoming increasingly interconnected in culture, business, and trade. In this piece Parag Khanna, […]

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

The global economy’s softened throughout Y 2018 has left the pace of expansion the weakest since the global financial crisis a decade ago. A new GDP tracker puts world growth at 2.1% on a Q-Q annualized basis, down from about 4% in the middle of last year. While there is a chance that the economy […]

New Lion Air 737 800 Crashes in Indonesia

New Lion Air 737 800 Crashes in Indonesia

An aircraft operated by the Indonesian low-cost airline Lion Air has crashed while on a domestic flight from Jakarta, the country’s rescue agency confirms. Flight JT610 is operated by a Boeing-737 Max 8, capable of seating up to 210 passengers. Flightradar24 says that the plane was fresh off the assembly line and was delivered to […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World Asia’s cultural heritage is as far and wide as its geography. From Buddhism to Hinduism, Taoism and beyond, Asia’s deep religious traditions vary from country to country, and in some cases, region to region. Asia-wide temple trail will take the traveler from the Buddhist monasteries of the East […]

Indonesian Outlook

Indonesian Outlook

Governor of Indonesian central bank Perry Warjiyo said on Friday that national economic growth may reach 5.15 percent in second quarter this year, lower than government’s initial estimation of 5.2 percent. Bank Indonesia’s (BI) estimated growth figure was higher than 5.06 percent and 5.01 percent in the first quarter this year and the second quarter […]

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, […]

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 […]

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?” Clearly, US President Trump believes that his Administration’s trade threats against China are working and now there is talk of plans to focus on new tariffs and possible blocks to Chinese tech investment in the US. According to an article Thursday in the WS-J, siting […]

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management HEFFX has become one of Asia’s leading financial services companies with interests in Publishing, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Mining, Retail, Transport and Agriculture that span every continent of the world. Our partners have unprecedented experience in Equities, Banking, Private Equity, Trading and Funds Management. Managing and Protecting wealth for our clients […]

Video: Disaster Strikes Indonesia’s Stock Exchange

Video: Disaster Strikes Indonesia’s Stock Exchange

Video: Disaster Strikes Indonesia’s Stock Exchange Disaster struck in Jakarta today as the floor at Indonesia’s stock exchange collapsed into the building’s lobby on Monday, injuring an unknown number of people, according to media reports. “We are still investigating the cause, but for now our priorities are the casualties,” Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono told […]

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 […]

Bali in Serious Danger

Bali in Serious Danger

Bali in Serious Danger Indonesian authorities are preparing to divert flights to 10 airports across the country, in case an increasingly active volcano on the holiday island of Bali erupts and disrupts travel. Officials have warned that Mount Agung could erupt at any time, prompting several countries, including Australia and Singapore, to issue travel advisories […]

Travel Warning: Bali in Immanent Danger of Volcanic Disaster

Travel Warning: Bali in Immanent Danger of Volcanic Disaster Ignore calls from the Indonesian Government pronouncing Bali as safe for tourists, it simply is not. The eruption alert was actually raised to the highest level on Friday following a “tremendous increase” in seismic activity. For context, from midnight to noon on Friday, a total of […]

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 588, September 15, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marks a fundamental change from Barack Obama’s priorities. It could also create a policy vacuum in Asia, as the US is no longer the driving force behind regional […]

e-Commerce Boosts China-ASEAN Trade

e-Commerce Boosts China-ASEAN Trade

e-Commerce Boosts China-ASEAN Trade One of the Key solutions is to expanding business in China is online.  e-Commerce can add billions of RMB Yuan companies sales every month. An increasing number of companies in ASEAN are seeing e-Commerce as a new growth engine for China-ASEAN trade. e-Commerce giants are also trying to tap into a […]

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage $GS, $CNY, $LNGVY, $BABA In stormy waters it is common for fishermen in Southeast China to set out to sea in groups. Each boat has its own Captain, but they will discuss fishing strategies when they return from a voyage. Over cans of beer, they argue but soon […]

Marathon Boats a New Name in Fishing

Marathon Boats a New Name in Fishing

Marathon Boats a New Name in Fishing Marathon Boats in Indonesia is a name you should get to know, they are producing a huge range of high quality boats for fishing and for fun. 2018 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® – Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin The 2018 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat […]

World War 3: US Must Rid North Korea of Nuclear Weapons

World War 3: US Must Rid North Korea of Nuclear Weapons

World War 3: US Must Rid North Korea of Nuclear Weapons North Korea is accelerating its drive to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the US regards this as a “clear and present danger,” US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security conference […]

Indonesia Becoming the New Afghanistan

Indonesia Becoming the New Afghanistan

Indonesia Becoming the New Afghanistan Indonesia Faces Downgrades as Islamic Extremism Spreads. Government Acceptance of Terrorism and Extremism is a Danger to Regional Nations. Indonesia has an active and violent ISIS community that is continuing to grow it’s influence in the world’s largest Muslim nation. Indonesia is embracing Islamic extremism and that is a danger […]

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession The US is decisively in a growth rate cycle upturn, which began last year just after the Presidential  election. Very savvy BCA Research Chief Economist Martin Barnes and ECRI Co-founder Lakshman Achuthan provided an outlook of the US economy that surely contradicts the consensus sentiment of […]

Indonesia: Fundamentalism on the Rise in Government

Indonesia: Fundamentalism on the Rise in Government

Indonesia: Fundamentalism on the Rise in Government After Jakarta elected a fundamentalist mayor that was backed by extremists, the city is now falling under the control of extremism. Last week an Islamic court in Indonesia has sentenced two men to 85 lashes of the cane for having sex together, judges in the conservative province of […]

Jakarta Moves Toward Fundamentalism as Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama Guilty of Blasphemy

Jakarta Moves Toward Fundamentalism as Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama Guilty of Blasphemy

Jakarta Moves Toward Fundamentalism as Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama Guilty of Blasphemy Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has been found guilty of Blasphemy and sentenced to 2 years in prison, a clear indication that Jakarta is leading Indonesia down the dark road to Islamic fundamentalism. The trial has been widely seen as a […]

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise There is no reason to compromise high standards when it comes to production and/or personal interactions, Harmony is Key. This is an outline some of HeffX’s expertise in Asia business dealings. Whether you operate in the businesses of manufacturing, services, or in the for-profit education industry arenas, growth brings opportunity. […]

Islamist Movement Wins Jakarta Election

Islamist Movement Wins Jakarta Election

Anies Baswedan has won an election to be the City’s Mayor in religiously tense election. Hardline Islamists are now in control of Indonesia’s capital, a worrying change for foreign investors. The campaign featured mass rallies led by a hardline Islamist movement, which has strengthened in recent years in a country long dominated by a moderate […]