Search results

Results 1 - 20 of 165
  • Yes or no to Europe?

    Greece's Tsipras calls referendum to break bailout deadlock

    ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on austerity demands from foreign creditors on Saturday, rejecting an "ultimatum" from lenders and putting a deal that could determine Greece's future in Europe to

    June 27, 2015 12:16 pm JST
  • Combating climate change

    Weak plans mean world set to overshoot temperature goal, says IEA

    LONDON (Reuters) -- Countries' current pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030 and likely result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the International Energy

    June 15, 2015 09:01 am JST
  • Power play

    Russia plots military buildup in Central Asia as counterweight to China

    MOSCOW -- Russia will enlarge its military presence in Central Asia to try to set the security agenda in a region where China is projecting economic power. Russia seeks to put itself on an equal footing with China as an opposing force to the Gro

    June 13, 2015 03:06 am JST
  • Exporting know-how

    Japan eyes hand in running Indonesian, Mongolian airports

    TOKYO -- Japan's transport ministry has decided to press for the country's participation in the airport operations of Indonesia and Mongolia, a bid to export the country's expertise in the field. The ministry is considering sending this fiscal y

    June 12, 2015 05:36 am JST
  • Yottabytes getting the jump on pirates

    TOKYO -- The year is 2050. An employee at Lloyd's of London is sitting at her desk observing real-time images from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the company deployed to follow a cargo ship it had insured. She picks up the phone and contacts the s

    June 11, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • The buzz about drones

    Drones can be used for a variety of purposes, from military to business and recreation. They are an exciting and increasingly affordable new technology, and many expect them to bring about an industrial revolution in the air. But the stealthy, unman

    June 11, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Michael Schrage: The uncharted territory between autonomy and ethics

    Few U.S. military assets inspire the executive-branch swagger that unmanned aerial vehicles -- also known as drones -- do. "If I'm president of the United States and you're thinking about joining al-Qaida or ISIL, I'm not going to call a judge,"

    June 11, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • James Coyne: Regulators race to keep up

    When a remotely piloted aircraft loaded with radioactive sand was found on the Japanese prime minister's office late April, it raised alarm over the security risks posed by the growing number of unmonitored drones buzzing around. When it comes t

    June 11, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Better fundamentals

    Long rates rising in Japan, US, Europe

    TOKYO -- Long-term interest rates are increasing in Japan, the U.S. and Europe amid improved economic fundamentals and tighter government bond supplies. The yield on newly issued 10-year Japanese government bonds climbed to 0.505% on Thursday, t

    June 5, 2015 03:50 am JST
  • Political rifts could stymie Asia's economic ambitions

    Asia will see the birth of two regional organizations this year that will shape its economic future: the ASEAN Economic Community, which aims to forge a common market among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the China-led

    June 4, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • The Future of Asia 2015

    The 21st International Conference on The Future of Asia, jointly organized by Nikkei Inc. and the Japan Center for Economic Research, was held in Tokyo on May 21-22. Political leaders, top business executives and academics from across the Asian regi

    June 4, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Forum of Asia can help region

    Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj on May 21 proposed a "Forum of Asia" to build mutual trust, promote stronger ties and boost regional integration. The president said Asian countries are rapidly expanding their global presence, bringing abou

    June 4, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Carbon trading

    Kazakhstan's emissions market needs breath of fresh air

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- An anonymous building in the old part of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, is the unlikely host of the region's pioneering market for carbon emissions. The pilot phase of carbon trading on the Caspy commodity exchange kick

    May 30, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Mongolia mining

    Back to business as Rio Tinto brings $5.4 billion deal

    The news that a whole country had been waiting for for months finally broke on May 18 in a brief statement by Turquoise Hill, a Canadian company controlled by mining powerhouse Rio Tinto. The contents of that statement brushed aside the uncertaintie

    May 21, 2015 08:18 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2015

    Mongolia's Elbegdorj proposes mini UN, Forum of Asia

    TOKYO -- Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj on Thursday proposed a new dialogue platform, the Forum of Asia, he called it, to build mutual trust, promote stronger ties and boost regional integration. brightcov

    May 21, 2015 04:50 pm JST
  • 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
  • Blast in Afghan capital

    Car bomb on EU vehicle kills at least 3

    KABUL (Reuters) -- A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least two Afghans and a British national in the latest attack in the city, officials said. The Taliban c

    May 17, 2015 07:56 pm JST
  • Modi's trip

    India to open $1B credit line to finance infrastructure in Mongolia

    ULAN BATOR (Reuters) -- India will open a $1 billion credit line to bolster Mongolia's "economic capacity and infrastructure", the Mongolian and Indian prime ministers announced on Sunday. Mongolia is seeking investment in infrastructure for the

    May 17, 2015 04:49 pm JST
  • Sharia-compliant investing

    Pakistan's first REIT expected to boost property market

    KARACHI, Pakistan -- Two of Pakistan's biggest companies have joined forces to launch the country's first real estate investment trust. It has been a long time coming. The government laid down regulations for issuing this kind of security back in 20

    May 14, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Pakistan's first REIT expected to boost property market

    KARACHI, Pakistan -- Two of Pakistan's biggest companies have joined forces to launch the country's first real estate investment trust. It has been a long time coming. The government laid down regulations for issuing this kind of security back in 20

    May 14, 2015 12:00 am JST