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  • Nepal wakes up to hopes, worries after vote

    The streets of Katmandu were deserted at dawn on Nov. 19, Nepal's much-anticipated election day. The government had halted all traffic in the capital, and only the occasional stray dog could be seen on the crisp morning. But at polling booths sc

    November 28, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Asia can withstand an early Fed taper

    The U.S. economy is holding up better than expected. Job growth has accelerated in recent months, and GDP expanded impressively in the third quarter. The Fed may thus decide to ease up on quantitative easing in the coming months. True, inflation is

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Nepal wakes up to hopes, worries after vote

    The streets of Katmandu were deserted at dawn on Nov. 19, Nepal's much-anticipated election day. The government had halted all traffic in the capital, and only the occasional stray dog could be seen on the crisp morning. But at polling booths sc

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Resource crisis threatens Asia's rise

    Asian economies facing a domestic resource crunch are being forced increasingly to rely on imported mineral ores, timber and fossil fuels, bringing international supplies under pressure and triggering price volatility. Yet Asia, paradoxically, is th

    November 28, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Asean's profit-growth kings: Resource boom trickles down to retail

    TOKYO -- For companies operating in Southeast Asia, now is an excellent time to be involved in infrastructure and natural resources. Being a retailer does not hurt, either, thanks to surging domestic demand across the region.These sectors dominated

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Nepal hopes for rebirth, but politics keeps getting in way

    KATHMANDU -- "I don't have any destination in mind," admitted Som Bahadur Lama. The 20-year-old laborer was one of thousands awaiting their turn to enter the western gates of Nepal's former royal palace. The sprawling pink building now houses the go

    November 19, 2013 06:55 pm JST
  • Top Japanese firms stepping up hiring of foreigners

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Major companies are recruiting more college-educated foreigners as they strive to secure skilled engineers and look to expand market share in emerging economies. NEC will take on 43% more foreigners from this autumn through nex

    November 17, 2013 10:53 pm JST
  • Doubts over federalism cloud Nepal vote as deadlock deepens

    The streets of Kathmandu are deserted on this clear autumn day. With the snowy wall of the Himalayas glistening in the distance, tourists arriving in Kathmandu must start their treks directly from the airport, because there is no transport due to a

    November 12, 2013 07:00 pm JST