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The 11th annual Multicultural Asia Day at the Experience Children's Museum

The 11th annual Multicultural Asia Day at the Experience Children's Museum

The 11th annual Multicultural Asia Day was held at the Experience Children’s Museum. The event was hosted by the Erie Asian Pacific American Association. Multicultural Asia day included hands on activities, story time, cultural performances, and displays. Participating countries were China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Turkey and Pakistan.  The event aims to bring people together and […]

Trump's trade war could dent China's domestic consumption, dragging down the rest of Asia

Trump's trade war could dent China's domestic consumption, dragging down the rest of Asia

Citi, meanwhile, said in a recent report that concerns about China’s economy along with continued strength in the U.S. dollar and pressures on global trade form three “major risks” to growth prospects for emerging markets, with Chinese policy tweaks unlikely to be of much help. “Even if recent stimulative measures improve the outlook for China, […]

Bangladesh: A regional connectivity hub linking South Asia with Southeast Asia

Bangladesh: A regional connectivity hub linking South Asia with Southeast Asia

Connectivity between Bangladesh and neighbouring countries including India have received great boost during the last ten years from Bangladesh’s pro-active stance on enhancing connectivity in South and South East Asia. Bangladesh is playing a leading role in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) which groups together Bangladesh, India, […]

As Renewables Drive Up Energy Prices, Voters In US, Asia & Europe Are Opting For Nuclear Power

As Renewables Drive Up Energy Prices, Voters In US, Asia & Europe Are Opting For Nuclear Power

Dutch TV news comedian Arjan Lubach — the John Oliver of the Netherlands — makes the case for nuclear power.ZML Voters in the U.S., Asia, and Europe are increasingly opting for nuclear power in response to rising electricity prices from the deployment of renewables like solar panels and wind turbines. By a more than two-to-one […]

Vietjet's ambitions soar beyond Southeast Asia

Vietjet's ambitions soar beyond Southeast Asia

HANOI — Vietjet Aviation, Vietnam’s largest budget carrier, has grown into the second-most-valuable airline in Southeast Asia by market capitalization, and is building on that success to create a network of international routes stretching outside the region. Japan represents a central plank in the growth strategy. On Thursday, Vietjet will begin service between Hanoi and […]

Dollar down, S&P futures up as midterms results roll in

Dollar down, S&P futures up as midterms results roll in

Wednesday 04.30 GMT What you need to know Dollar dips as US midterm election results come in US stock futures and Treasury yields rise as Democrats gain seats Asia stock benchmarks rally after choppy morning Oil prices fall further with US marker dropping below $62 a barrel Overview The dollar and Treasury yields fell while […]

The case for RCEP as Asia's next trade agreement

The case for RCEP as Asia's next trade agreement

Authors: Peter Petri, Brandeis University and Michael Plummer, Johns Hopkins University Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to become an ASEAN-centric, comprehensive free trade area. Its 16 negotiating parties are racing to reach a ‘substantial conclusion’ by the ASEAN summit of mid-November 2018. But even if this deadline […]

Saudis Raise Asia Crude Pricing as US Puts Curbs on Iran

Saudis Raise Asia Crude Pricing as US Puts Curbs on Iran

Saudis Raise Asia Crude Pricing as US Puts Curbs on Iran  Bloomberg Fast Asia Open: Indonesia GDP, China services PMI  Financial Times Full coverage Source link

Asia's love affair with budget carriers likely to continue

Asia's love affair with budget carriers likely to continue

When Ms Asmarinda, 30, decided recently to take her two-year-old daughter and three other family members from Jakarta to visit her grandmother in Padang in West Sumatra, she booked five tickets on Lion Air. With the total fare costing 3 million rupiah (S$270), the low-cost carrier had the best schedule that she could afford. But […]

Trade war's bark turns to bite in Asia

Trade war's bark turns to bite in Asia

SHANGHAI (AFP) – The US-China tariff slugfest has for months triggered warnings that it could impact global economic growth, and recent data indicates the trade tension is indeed beginning to bite. Manufacturing gauges in several export-reliant Asian countries, as well as China, weakened in October as gloom deepens over the trade outlook. China’s official Purchasing […]