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Time to grow up, end the smear and fear
THERE were traffic delays along Greenhill Rd this morning, as hundreds of consumers made the most of a station's offer of petrol for under $1 a litre.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Nikkei Net Interactive
Medical device makers see gold in silver population
As Asian countries become more prosperous, they are undergoing the familiar pattern of population growth and aging.
Nikkei Net Interactive
George Magnus: The clock is ticking for an aging Asia
The rapid aging of the population is widely recognized as one of the most daunting challenges facing developed economies, such as Japan and Germany.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Strong leaders in a fragile Asia
Not long ago, Asians suffered weak governments. Japan stumbled through a series of short-lived and unpopular leaders and, in China, the last years under president Hu Jintao saw necessary reforms postponed.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Indian Express
Making friends with the middle
When External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sits down with Vietnamese leaders in Hanoi on Monday, a widely shared concern in Asia will be at the top of the agenda: How does one deal with an increasingly assertive China and the uncertain dynamic in Beijing's relations with Washington? During his visit to New Delhi earlier this month, US Secretary ... (more)
Sat Aug 23, 2014
International probe into Japanese businessman, 24, behind 'Thai...
'I've killed a lot. And if I need to, I'll kill a whole bunch more': Ferguson cop suspended for racist, sexist, homophobic speech caught on video after he pushed CNN's Don Lemon live on-air Meet the man who DELIBERATELY sabotaged Starbucks pay-it-forward line that had gone on for 10 hours and 457 customers Florida dad who said he 'absolutely ... (more)
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
As maritime disputes simmer, Vietnam counts cost of anti-China riots
After anti-Chinese rioters attacked his auto-parts factory in May, Lee Wang-chung and his family had to leave town in a hurry.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
How Lady Gaga Finally Delighted Nationalists in Japan
Last week, Lady Gaga wandered around Tokyo. Her outfit made some people on the Japanese internet upset .
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Companies should use ethnic diversity
New Zealand companies need to diversify their boards and executive management to take advantage of Asian New Zealanders who can bridge the gap culturally to new Asian markets.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
World briefs: Pope deplores materialism
Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Korea, a newly rich and hyper-competitive country.
Northwest Asian Weekly
Get out and breathe
My life has been a little lonely. Ever since I first put on a climbing harness, stepped into snow skis, got my first skateboard kickflip, or even my first whitewater combat roll, I've always been a little alone.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Honolulu Advertiser
Pope makes tough sell on materialism in S. Korea
DAEJEON, South Korea>> Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor, pressing his economic agenda in one of the region's powerhouses where financial gain is a key barometer of success.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Why Lady Gaga's Outfit Upsets Some People in Japan
Lady Gaga is in Tokyo. According to her, it's her "favorite place." Too bad she's just pissed off some folks online in Japan.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Complexity restricts maximisation of FTA benefits
The network of free-trade agreements that criss-cross Asia is boosting regional trade and profits, but their complexities have left a lot of businesses confused.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Pope Francis heads East, pointing to a new future for his Western church
Pope Francis departs next week on a five-day trip to South Korea, his first to Asia and the start of an important new papal focus on the region: In January, Francis will return to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and a trip to Japan - where the pope wanted to go as a young priest - is reportedly under consideration.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
On The RiskMap Radar: Summits for ASEAN and Africa, Elections in Turkey
Persistent security concerns over shipping lanes in the South China Sea promise to be a major topic of conversation at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Myanmar later this month.