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H1 Outlook: Volatility expected for Asia dry bulk markets in 2019 – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

H1 Outlook: Volatility expected for Asia dry bulk markets in 2019 – Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In spite of a depressed fourth quarter in 2018, all segments of the dry bulk freight market saw earnings increase year on year. Volatility was the dominant theme for 2018, and the second, third, and fourth quarters saw mercurial freight movements led by a myriad of fundamental and sentimental shifts amid an uncertain second-half of […]

HK Airlines tops punctuality league in Asia – EJ Insight

HK Airlines tops punctuality league in Asia – EJ Insight

You may think of Hong Kong Airlines as an ailing company, but what you probably don’t know is that it’s one of the most punctual airlines in the world. The Hainan Airlines-associated company is the world’s third most punctual airline, according to the British air travel intelligence firm OAG’s Punctuality League 2019. Ranking just behind Panama’s […]

Pratt & Whitney Expands Geared Turbofan MRO In Asia – MRO Network

Pratt & Whitney Expands Geared Turbofan MRO In Asia – MRO Network

Pratt & Whitney’s engine shop in Singapore is celebrating two major milestones: European and Singapore certification of the geared turbofan and the induction of its first engine in the family—the PW1100G-JM variant, which powers the Airbus A320neo. The process is the culmination of a year of technology and infrastructure investment, about $85 million, to prepare […]

IBC: NCLT To Announce Decision On Maintainability Of Essar Steel Asia’s Bid On Jan. 31 – BloombergQuint

IBC: NCLT To Announce Decision On Maintainability Of Essar Steel Asia’s Bid On Jan. 31 – BloombergQuint

The NCLT bench comprising BP Chaturvedi and Manorama Kumari said they will pass an order on the plea by Jan. 31. ArcelorMittal, whose Rs 42,000-crore offer to take over the bankrupt Essar Steel was accepted by the committee of creditors, on Monday told NCLT that there is no right to redemption under the bankruptcy law […]

Stocks in Asia to Rise on Fed, China Policy Lift: Markets Wrap – Yahoo! Finance News

Stocks in Asia to Rise on Fed, China Policy Lift: Markets Wrap – Yahoo! Finance News

(Bloomberg) — Sign up for China Rising, a new weekly dispatch on where China stands now and where it’s going next. Stocks across Asia kicked off the week with strong gains after soothing Federal Reserve comments and an easing of monetary policy in China triggered a renewed appetite for risk assets. Treasuries steadied after Friday’s […]

The Belt and Road Initiative Still Afloat in South Asia – The Jamestown Foundation

The Belt and Road Initiative Still Afloat in South Asia – The Jamestown Foundation

On November 23, three militants of the Balochistan Liberation Army attacked the PRC consulate in Karachi, the latest in a series of assaults by Baloch militants on PRC projects and personnel in Pakistan (Global Times, November 24). Baloch opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a primary motivating factor for these attacks, with many […]

Asia to count its water birds from today – Times of India

Asia to count its water birds from today – Times of India

New Delhi: The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2019 — the largest of its kind in Asia — will kick off in Delhi-NCR from January 5 with birders setting out to record waterbird species at seven important wetlands. Organised by Wetlands International, a global wetland conservation organisation, the census will be conducted simultaneously at 27 countries […]

Activities, events to mark BSB as Asia's Islamic Culture Capital – Borneo Bulletin Online

Activities, events to mark BSB as Asia's Islamic Culture Capital – Borneo Bulletin Online

|     Azlan Othman     | THROUGHOUT 2019, Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) will witness various activities and events planned and organised to celebrate its selection as Capital of Islamic Culture in the Asian region by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). The activities are to be grouped roughly into the following categories: Main Activities, Academic […]

EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies weaken as growth fears set off 'flash crash' – Reuters

EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies weaken as growth fears set off 'flash crash' – Reuters

* Japanese yen surges 1.6 pct * Korean won weakens as much as nearly 1 pct * Philippine inflation data due Friday (Adds text, updates prices) By Niyati Shetty Jan 3 (Reuters) – Most Asian currencies softened against the dollar on Thursday, with the Korean won leading declines, as wary investors dashed to safer assets […]

North Korea warns of 'new path', but options limited – The Straits Times

North Korea warns of 'new path', but options limited – The Straits Times

SEOUL (REUTERS) – In his New Year address on Tuesday (Jan 1), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he might take a “new path” if Washington maintains sanctions amid his country’s push for economic development, but experts say it may be too late to change the trajectory of negotiations. Kim did not specify what […]