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  • Mastering Business in Asia

    Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG -- There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergen

    August 24, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Michael Auslin

    US misreads rhetoric for reality on North Korea

    The raging war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have quietened down, but the nuclear saber rattling between Washington and Pyongyang continues. The rhetorical battle is a sideshow, however, to Kim'

    August 24, 2017 10:45 am JST
  • Asia's newest business school takes an action-packed approach

    KUALA LUMPUR Clad in her trademark baju kurung, or Malaysian traditional dress, Zeti Akhtar Aziz is unusually animated as she leads visitors around the gleaming campus of the Asia School of Business.Having retired last year after 16 years as governo

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Diverse business models pose a test for Asian MBA programs

    SINGAPORE Asia's business schools have much ground to cover if they are to blend the region's business models with the old nuts and bolts of MBA curricula borrowed from longer-established Western institutions.Not only is the region vast and diverse,

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergence

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Kim Jong Un rethinks his threat to hit Guam with missiles

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has for now backed away from an earlier vow to launch ballistic missiles at waters near the U.S. territory of Guam.Kim appears to be waiting to see how the U.S. responds to Pyongyang's latest threat,

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump wields trade stick to press China on North Korean arms

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING The office of the U.S. trade representative announced on Aug. 18 that it has begun an investigation into the alleged theft of American intellectual property by China. The move follows a directive from President Donald Trump and ap

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Business Insight: Where is Apple's 'red line' in China?

    Where is your red line, the point beyond which you are not prepared to go? If you are doing business in China and you have not had that discussion with your chief executive and your board, your company is playing with fire -- and with its reputation

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Music schools tussle with Japan's copyright manager on fees

    TOKYO The Japanese word for music, ongaku, is written with a pair of Chinese characters. The first means "sound," the second, "fun." But there is nothing fun about a raging dispute between the country's dominant music copyright collective and a grou

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • O'Sullivan and Skilling: Watch small economies for signs of inflation as QE ends

    At the 10th anniversary of the start of the global financial crisis, remedies put in place to staunch the financial and economic effects remain. However, in a sign that the global economy has stabilized, central bankers are signaling the end of thei

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • James D.J. Brown: The reasoning behind Russia's dual game on North Korea

    Russia on Aug. 5 joined the rest of the United Nations Security Council in voting for a U.S.-sponsored resolution to toughen sanctions on North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile tests on July 4 and 28. Nikki Haley,

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Robert A. Manning: While Trump looks to the past, Xi wants to own the future

    The contrast could not have been more striking. Just one day after the recent U.S.-China "Comprehensive Economic Dialogue," which focused on steel and aluminum overcapacity and chicken imports with few results, Beijing's State Council on July 20 unv

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Despite Trump's optimism on Pyongyang, tensions still high

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL -- Although U.S. President Donald Trump has hinted at a potential dialogue with North Korea, the countries remain as divided as ever over Pyongyang's ongoing nuclear and missile development."I believe [North Korean leader Kim Jong U

    August 24, 2017 06:20 am JST
  • Wall St falls as Trump threatens government shutdown

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors grappled with a threat from President Donald Trump to shut down the government if Congress fails to fund a Mexico border wall.Stocks managed to briefly pare losses after commen

    August 24, 2017 06:14 am JST
  • Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch

    SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with its new Galaxy Note 8 "phablet," hoping features like dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish memories of the

    August 24, 2017 05:46 am JST
  • Trump's comments roil capital markets, oil rises

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Stocks on Wall Street, the dollar and Treasury debt rates all fell on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government and nix a trade accord with Canada and Mexico gave investors pause.European

    August 24, 2017 05:35 am JST
  • Cambodia orders US-funded group to leave in new anti-American move

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -- Cambodia ordered the U.S.-funded National Democratic Institute to stop activities and remove foreign staff on Wednesday in the latest move by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government against American interests ahead of elections n

    August 24, 2017 04:41 am JST
  • Trump plans to meet scandal-hit Malaysian leader in September

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is embroiled in a corruption scandal at home, on Sept. 12 at the White House, the White House said on Wednesday.The U.S. Justice Department h

    August 24, 2017 04:30 am JST
  • Investors question Uber's value amid disarray

    PALO ALTO -- Disarray at Uber Technologies has led investors to question the company's heretofore massive value and added urgency to America's top ride-hailing service's search for a new CEO.The top post has sat vacant since founder Travis Kalanick

    August 24, 2017 04:01 am JST
  • Backed into corner, Toshiba, Western Digital edge closer to deal

    TOKYO -- The sudden progress toward a rapprochement between Toshiba and Western Digital on the sale of Toshiba's flash memory unit comes amid a sense of crisis on both sides as business and financial pressures start to close in.Out of patienceAt a m

    August 24, 2017 03:43 am JST