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Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes' Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes' Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento delivered a rousing indictment of Harvey Weinstein and, by extension, the Cannes Film Festival during the Cannes awards ceremony Saturday night. “In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes,” she began during the presentation of the best actress award alongside Ava DuVernay. “I was 21 years old. This festival was […]

Alibaba out to dominate mobile pay in Southeast Asia

Alibaba out to dominate mobile pay in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI — The Southeast Asian market for mobile payment services is undergoing an upheaval, with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding at the center of the tumult. The group is backing Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand’s TrueMoney payment service, which will expand to subway trains in Bangkok as early as September. Passengers will be able to pay […]

Data Center Construction Market in Southeast Asia – Key Findings and Forecasts| Technavio

Data Center Construction Market in Southeast Asia – Key Findings and Forecasts| Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2018–’s latest market research report on the provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180518005179/en/ Technavio has published a new market research report on the data center construction market in Southeast Asia from […]

Bevin On Trade Mission To Asia

Bevin On Trade Mission To Asia

Governor Matt Bevin is on an economic development trip to Asia this week. The trade mission to Japan and the Republic of Korea will encourage more job creation in Kentucky. The goal of the trip is to build new relationships and strengthen existing ties with Japanese and Korean manufacturers, service, and technology companies. Japan is Kentucky’s […]

Asia Stocks Edge Up; US 10-Year Yield Near 3.1%: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Edge Up; US 10-Year Yield Near 3.1%: Markets Wrap

Most stocks in Asia advanced on Thursday after solid American economic data buoyed U.S. shares and sent 10-year Treasury yields up to 3.1 percent. The pound rose on a report that Britain might have reached agreement on its approach toward European customs union. Equities rose in Japan and Korea, while Hong Kong futures were higher […]

Haven assets in demand as Korea talks collapse

Haven assets in demand as Korea talks collapse

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong and Michael Hunter in London May 16, 2018 Print this page Wednesday 07:30 BST What you need to know Haven assets in demand after Pyongyang calls off talks with Seoul US 10-year Treasury yield holds near seven-year high Dollar index steady around 2018 highs European bourses set to make steady […]

China's south-east Asia push threatened by new Malaysia regime

China's south-east Asia push threatened by new Malaysia regime

Ben Bland in Kuala Lumpur May 15, 2018 Print this page Chinese president Xi Jinping and former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak thought they had devised the perfect “win-win” deal. Beijing pledged tens of billions of dollars in loans and investments to support Malaysia’s economy and Mr Najib promised to roll out Chinese rail and […]

Cannes: SE Asia Groups to Tackle Sex Harassment in Media

Cannes: SE Asia Groups to Tackle Sex Harassment in Media

Singapore distributor, Darpan Global has joined forces with the Film Development Corporation of the Philippines to tackle sexual harassment in the Asian media industry. The pair signed a memo in Cannes on Friday, and now pledge to bring other South East Asian companies into a consortium. They will also set up a redress forum where […]

Asian stocks search for direction on the first trading day of the week

Asian stocks search for direction on the first trading day of the week

Down Under, the S&P/ASX 200 drifted higher by 0.05 percent as gains in the energy and materials sectors were offset by declines in the heavily weighted financials sector. Meanwhile, MSCI’s broad index of shares in Asia Pacific excluding Japan was little changed, last higher by 0.03 percent in Asia morning trade. The sideways trade in […]

Cambodia: Release Ex-Radio Free Asia Journalists

Cambodia: Release Ex-Radio Free Asia Journalists

Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, former journalists of the Radio Free Asia (RFA), sit inside a police vehicle as they arrive for a bail hearing at the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 19, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters / Samrang Pring (New York) – Cambodian authorities should drop fabricated espionage charges against former […]