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Central & South Asia China’s Xi bolsters Russia ties on first trip – Aljazeera.com

Chinese leader Xi Jinping emphasised the importance of relations with Russia as a counterweight to US influence by visiting Moscow on his first foreign trip as president, and secured more oil to fuel China’s growing economy. Xi highlighted improved relations between Beijing and Moscow, signing energy, trade and political deals on Friday to strengthen ties between them. […]

FASTPAC operates across Asia-Pacific region – Marine Corps Times

FASTPAC operates across Asia-Pacific region As the Marine Corps shifts its focus to the Pacific, two platoons of Marines continue to deploy on rotations to Japan, spending seven months operating with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Pacific around the vast Asia-Pacific region. FASTPAC, as the company is known, keeps its anchor in Yokosuka, Japan, home […]

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal- India (blog)

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints Asia Head – Wall Street Journal- India (blog)

By Isabella Steger European Pressphoto Agency Nomura Holdings Inc. has made new appointments at its electronic brokerage unit Instinet, as restructuring continues at the Japanese bank. The bank said in a statement Friday it has named Shaun Bramham as Instinet’s regional head, Asia-Pacific, replacing Glenn Lesko. Mr. Bramham is currently chief operating officer of Nomura’s […]

UN to probe N Korea suspected rights abuses – Aljazeera.com

The United Nations’ top human rights body has unanimously approved a formal probe into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. The 47-nation UN Human Rights Council signed off on the resolution backed by the US, Japan and the European Union on Thursday. The resolution authorises an investigation into what UN officials describe as […]

Asia’s credit explosion – Reuters Blogs (blog)

Asia’s credit explosion – Reuters Blogs (blog)

Whatever is happening to all those Asian savers? Apparently they are turning into big time borrowers. RBS contends in a note today that in a swathe of Asian countries (they exclude China and South Korea) bank deposits are not keeping pace with credit which has expanded in the past three years by up to 40 […]

Wal-Mart Asia CEO Meets India Investigator – Wall Street Journal

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Nomura’s Instinet Appoints New Asia Head – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Nomura’s Instinet Appoints New Asia Head – Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Isabella Steger European Pressphoto Agency Nomura Holdings Inc. has made new appointments at its electronic brokerage unit Instinet, as restructuring continues at the Japanese bank. The bank said in a statement Friday it has named Shaun Bramham as Instinet’s regional head, Asia-Pacific, replacing Glenn Lesko. Mr. Bramham is currently chief operating officer of Nomura’s […]

Tiffany Expects Strong Asia Sales; Earnings Sparkle – CNBC.com

Tiffany said on Friday that the pace of its worldwide sales growth would pick up again this year, with Asia leading the increases. The forecast of 6 percent to 8 percent sales growth suggests a return to the more robust gains Wall Street has come to expect from the high-end jeweler after a year when […]

Rebecca Minkoff takes aim at Asia’s sexy tomboy shoppers – Reuters

By Elaine Lies TOKYO, March 22 | Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:55am EDT TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) – She is young, a sexy tomboy, Internet savvy and a fashion trendsetter rather than a follower. With money to burn, she is designer Rebecca Minkoff’s ideal customer in a booming Asia. The 32-year-old American designer, who is […]

Hermès Profit Rises, and Not Just in Asia – New York Times

PARIS — Hermès International, the French maker of leather handbags and scarves, on Thursday reported a sharp increase in annual sales and profits, the latest luxury house to report strong growth. The company, founded in 1837, reported revenue of €3.5 billion, or $4.5 billion, for last year, up 23 percent from 2011. Net profit rose […]