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  • Raj Kumar Sharma: India needs to be patient as Ghani gambles on Pakistan

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani paid his first visit to India April 27-29, seven months after being elected to head the war-torn country and having already visited China, the U.S., Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Power changed hands in both India and Afgha

    May 21, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Alicia Garcia-Herrero

    China pushing 'build now, pay later' model to emerging world

    During the last couple of years, China has pushed a number of grandiose proposals that could make it the world's largest lender for development projects. The most recent is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which aims to become the first

    May 19, 2015 05:00 pm JST
  • China visit

    India's Modi focused on trade deficit, security issues

    NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes his visit to China this week will help alleviate his country's trade imbalance and ease security-related tensions with its giant neighbor. Modi pushes every country he visits to invest more

    May 15, 2015 04:22 am JST
  • Bigger paychecks, slimmer profits

    The abundance of cheap Chinese labor is coming to an end. Multinationals are looking to move to less-costly parts of Asia. But relocating is expensive, and it is only a matter of time before wages catch up elsewhere, too. If bigger paychecks lead to

    May 14, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Pakistan terror attack

    Gunmen kill 45 in Karachi bus attack

    NEW DELHI -- At least 45 people were killed today when motorcycle-borne gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on a bus packed with Ismaili Shias in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi. The bus was carrying over 60 people from the Ismaili commun

    May 13, 2015 10:27 pm JST
  • Telenor Group

    Head of Asia operations Brekke gets top job

    BANGKOK -- Telenor Group, Norway's state-owned telecom operator, has appointed Executive Vice President Sigve Brekke, the head of its Asia operations, as the group's new president and chief executive officer from Aug. 17. Asia generates over 50%

    May 13, 2015 07:24 pm JST
  • On the road in Bhutan

    Himalayan kingdom's auto market picks up

    THIMPHU -- Auto sales are on the rise in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, after the government lifted an import ban last July. Other impediments, such as banks lowering the amount car buyers can borrow and the government charging higher vehic

    May 13, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Nepal quake

    Unity in calamity

    SINGAPORE -- Two things have become increasingly apparent in the weeks after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25: The resilience of the Nepalese and their anger toward the government's handling of the disaster. In view of

    May 13, 2015 05:30 pm JST
  • Powerful new quake rocks Nepal, leaving at least 50 dead

    KATHMANDU (Kyodo) -- A magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed at least 50 people and injured more than 1,100 in Nepal on Tuesday, less than a month after over 8,000 people died in a devastating quake, the authorities said. The temblor was centered abo

    May 13, 2015 05:26 am JST
  • Powerful new quake rocks Nepal, leaving at least 42 dead

    KATHMANDU (Kyodo) -- At least 42 people died in a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck Nepal on Tuesday in an area northeast of the capital Kathmandu near the Chinese border, less than a month after over 8,000 people died in a devastating quake, sta

    May 12, 2015 10:20 pm JST
  • Not all killing machines

    Drones help rescue efforts in Nepal

    NEW DELHI -- Drones have an image problem because of their role in the U.S.-led war on terrorism. But not all drones are killing machines. Some are the opposite, as demonstrated by their deployment to aid the humanitarian effort in quake-ravaged Nep

    May 11, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Raj Kumar Sharma

    India needs to be patient as Ghani gambles on Pakistan

    Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani paid his first visit to India April 27-29, seven months after being elected to head the war-torn country and having already visited China, the U.S., Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. New governments came to power in India

    May 11, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Anita Inder Singh

    Lessons for the world from China's Afghan diplomacy

    Security is Afghanistan's top priority. The prospect of the country's instability, which could spill over into neighboring countries, is a concern for the region, as well as for the U.S. as it gradually withdraws. The massive Taliban attack in the n

    May 8, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Ben Simpfendorfer: A golden era for midsize companies

    Midsize companies are Asia's new champions. Big multinationals and local conglomerates used to be the kings of the region's consumer goods business. They were able to build up in a way that no midsize company could hope to replicate. But size is

    May 7, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Jo Scheuer: Lessons from Nepal's earthquake tragedy

    The numbers of those who have perished are still rising following the April 25 devastating earthquake in Nepal. The quake -- the country's largest in 80 years -- hit a notoriously vulnerable area. While our attention right now needs to focus on

    May 7, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Quake cleanup could cost $10 billion

    MUMBAI -- Fixing the damage wrought by the earthquake in Nepal may cost the already cash-strapped country an amount equal to half its gross domestic product. To get its economy back on track, the nation will have to rely on aid and investment from I

    May 7, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Vying for influence, neighbors offer Nepal aid

    NEW DELHI -- India and China are involved in massive relief efforts for earthquake-ravaged Nepal. The two Asian giants have long grappled for greater influence in the Himalayan nation. Both responded soon after the 7.8 magnitude temblor struck A

    May 7, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • 54 foreigners dead, 109 missing in Nepal quake

    KATHMANDU (Kyodo) -- Police in Nepal said Sunday that at least 54 foreigners, including a Japanese national, perished in last weekend's earthquake and subsequent avalanches on Mt. Everest and popular trekking trails across the country. The polic

    May 3, 2015 09:57 pm JST
  • Nepal quake

    Frustrations grow over slow relief

    MUMBAI -- A week after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, tensions are mounting over the government's slow response to help the survivors. "There are no tents, no food," a stunned 30-something man from Kathmandu said upon arriving at an affect

    May 2, 2015 05:18 am JST
  • Nepal earthquake

    After tragedy, Nepalis face economic fallout and reconstruction costs

    BANGKOK -- As rescuers and aid agencies sift through rubble in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, economists are attempting to assess the financial impact of the quake and the costs of rebuilding the capital, Kathma

    May 1, 2015 11:33 pm JST