Nikkei tumbles 5.3% as Asian markets extend rout – CNBC

Markets in Asia dropped sharply on Friday, with the Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street as oil remained volatile and concerns about how central banks’ easing measures will affect banks’ earnings persisted. “The idea that central banks are now fully targeting the interest rate structure and putting a gun to domestic banks heads […]

Nikkei extends losses to close down 2.3% – CNBC

Monkeys threw a wrench into Asian markets in the Lunar New Year’s first week of trading, with sharp sell-offs in Japan, Singapore, and Down Under on Wednesday. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 56.37 points, or 1.17 percent, to close at 4,775.70, extending Tuesday’s 2.88 percent drop. The market was weighed by the energy, materials […]

Oil rebounds in Asia as Iran talk raises hopes – CNBC

Wednesday’s rebound was also technical after this week’s sharp decline, as supply-demand fundamentals have not changed, he added. The battered commodity has lost some 70 percent of its value since the U.S. summer of 2014 and with OPEC so far having refused to cut to cut its 30-million-barrel a day production ceiling, a sustained recovery […]

Heineken, Carlsberg Forecast Profit Gains as Asia Sales Rise – Bloomberg

Heineken NV and Carlsberg A/S, the world’s third- and fourth-largest brewers, forecast higher profit this year as markets such as Vietnam and southeast Asia offset weakness in Russia and China. Sales and profit will both increase in 2016 even with an “increasingly challenging external environment,’ Amsterdam-based Heineken said in a statement Wednesday. Carlsberg forecast operating profit […]

Asia Monet Ray Says ‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Wants To Train Her Again – International Business Times

Asia Monet Ray shocked and surprised “Dance Moms” fans when she left the Lifetime series in 2013. Now, it appears her former coach, Abby Lee Miller, may want her back. Asia, 10, recently dished to International Business Times that Abby has been courting her about training at her West Coast studio. When asked if she […]

The Future of US Foreign Policy: American Leadership In Asia – The Diplomat

The Rebalance authors Mercy Kuo and Angie Tang regularly engage subject-matter experts, policy practitioners and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into the U.S. rebalance to Asia. This conversation with Richard Fontaine – President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), former Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at CNAS from […]

Asia sells off; Nikkei drops 5.4% – CNBC

Banking stocks in Australia and Japan fell, following a tumble by their counterparts in Europe and the U.S. Weston said in a separate note that the long-felt pain in the energy sector had morphed into a banking crisis. “Much has been made of the demand for credit default swaps (CDS) protecting against future default in […]

New Alliances in Central Asia – The Diplomat

As China’s One Belt, One Road policy unfolds in Central Asia, strategic alliances within the region are becoming increasingly complex. While existing partnerships are deepening, new opportunities are emerging for key South Asian players. India, a long-standing absentee in the region, may very well hold the key to the balance of power in Central Asia […]

‘Dance Moms’ star Asia Monet Ray takes on OJ Simpson story – Fox News

Asia Monet Ray arrives at the Teen Choice Awards 2014 in Los Angeles, California August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (TEENCHOICEAWARDS-ARRIVALS) – RTR41WER LOS ANGELES –  Former “Dance Moms” star Asia Monet Ray has a more serious role these days in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” “I love […]

Asia trade insurers keep close eye on China, India metals firms – Reuters

MELBOURNE As rock bottom commodities prices and overcapacity weaken balance sheets at beleaguered commodities firms, trade insurers fear further pressure from payment delays and defaults in China and India, particularly in metals. A blowout in payment times and rising insolvencies at manufacturers in Asia would put more pressure on small and medium-sized metals traders, many […]

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