10 of the best beachside stays in tropical Asia – The Guardian

Villa Coral, Amed, Bali Not to be confused with the more expensive Coral View Villas down the road, this Balinese-owned place sits right on a little strip of calm, safe beach in serene Jemeluk, Amed. There’s good snorkelling, including an underwater temple, just off shore, and a relaxed, vibe that’s perfect for children. The two […]

Asia is the gift that keeps on giving in prehistory – Phys.Org

Asia is the gift that keeps on giving in prehistory – Phys.Org}

European stocks plunge as Lunar New Year offers no cheer – Reuters

LONDON Stress in the financial sector triggered by worries over global growth and the impact of negative interest rates drove European share prices to their lowest in 16 months on Monday and sent the cost of insuring bank debt soaring. Concern over the health of the sector, which has prompted comparisons with the early days […]

Asia stocks slip, Japan rebounds in holiday-thinned trade – Reuters

TOKYO Asian shares pared losses on Monday as a weaker yen helped Japan’s Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Wall Street’s losses on Friday curbed overall sentiment, though S&P 500 E-Mini futures ESc1 rose about 0.4 percent as investors focused […]

Asia stocks slip in holiday-thinned trade – Reuters

TOKYO Asian shares got off to a rocky start on Monday after mixed U.S. jobs data helped sink shares on Wall Street, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was down 0.2 percent, with Australian shares slipping about […]

Asia Stocks Flat as Investors Fret Over Global Economy – ABC News

Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to 16,827.97 while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was flat at 4,975.00. Thailand’s SET added 0.1 percent to 1,307.56. […]

Finnair marks A350s for Asia routes – Bangkok Post

Finnair has earmarked the substantial capacity of its new Airbus A350 fleet for routes linking Europe and Asia. The Helsinki-based carrier has firmed up the plan to use the world’s latest wide-body jet on its long-haul flights to Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Those Asian […]

U.S. Missile Defense System Could Reshape North Asia Security – Bloomberg

The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape. Kim Jong Un’s weekend launch of a long-range rocket prompted a reaction that his nuclear test last month did not: South Korea now says it will consider allowing the deployment […]

Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—North Korea’s missile, Albright’s scolding, Johnny Cash tarantulas – Quartz

What to watch for today 21st Century Fox reports earnings​. Rupert Murdoch’s media and entertainment company is expected to report a decline in profits, but a rise in revenue. To cut $250 million from its overhead, the company has said it plans to offer voluntary employee buyouts. Candidates hit the home stretch in New Hampshire. […]

Growing ties between US and Asia are helping schools on both side of Pacific – Washington Post

I can’t think of an international development more helpful for American education than the growing ties between the United States and Asia — particularly with China, India and South Korea. We Americans see ourselves in economic competition with those countries, but in reality, our cultures are becoming interlocked in ways that help schools on both […]

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