US sends 3 B-2 bombers to Asia-Pacific – CNN

“Strategic bomber deployments ensure our ability to project power at a time and place of our choosing and develop strong interoperability with our regional allies and partners,” Robinson said. During an appearance in Australia on Tuesday, Robinson called on that country and others in the region to assert their rights to fly over the South […]

Europe roars approval as ECB pulls out the bazooka – Reuters

LONDON The euro slumped and shares and bonds rallied on Thursday as traders cheered aggressive stimulus measures by the European Central Bank which cut its main interest rate to zero and souped up its QE program to include corporate bonds. Markets had been wondering what Mario Draghi had left up his sleeve but any doubts […]

Asia trades mixed; Shanghai slips; Nikkei up 1.5% – CNBC

Asia markets were mixed on Thursday, as traders digested another round of Chinese data, as well as interest rate decisions from central banks in New Zealand and South Korea. The Japanese Nikkei 225 closed up 210.15 points, or 1.26 percent, at 16,852.35. South Korea’s Kospi added 16.38 points, or 0.84 percent, to 1,969.33, while Down […]

Trump’s positions on trade, alliances could roil Asia ties – U.S. News & World Report

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — China is ripping off America in trade and should be slapped with a fat import tax. U.S. military allies Japan and South Korea are freeloading and need to pull their weight. The pan-Pacific trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration is a “total disaster.” With characteristic brashness, […]

Maxim Mitrokhin takes over as Kaspersky Asia Pacific head – Economic Times

MUMBAI: Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow headquartered cyber security major has put Maxim Mitrokhin as the Asia Pacific head, the company said on Thursday. This comes at a time when the Kaspersky is pushing hard to increase its footprint in the cyber security segment and seeing huge growth in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and India. In […]

Asia McClain Speaks Out About ‘Serial”s Adnan Syed – ABC News

His story has been heard by millions since the 2014 launch of investigative podcast, “Serial,” turning listeners into armchair detectives. Adnan Syed was convicted in the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, who was found strangled in a Baltimore park. At age 17, Syed was arrested and later sentenced to life […]

Nikkei extends losses to close down 2.3% – CNBC

Monkeys threw a wrench into Asian markets in the Lunar New Year’s first week of trading, with sharp sell-offs in Japan, Singapore, and Down Under on Wednesday. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 56.37 points, or 1.17 percent, to close at 4,775.70, extending Tuesday’s 2.88 percent drop. The market was weighed by the energy, materials […]

Most Asia markets extend falls; HSI down 4% – CNBC

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen began her semiannual congressional testimony in the U.S. overnight, where she addressed mounting whispers about whether the Fed could implement negative interest rates as a way to boost economic activity. She said the central bank has not completely researched whether that would be legal. Asked if she foresaw the Fed […]

These investors aren’t losing their cool amid rout – CNBC

Amid a global market rout, investors in Asia appear to have stronger nerves than their counterparts around the world, with indications they’re adding to their emerging markets holdings. The Institute of International Finance (IIF) said Asia-based investors were actually net buyers of emerging market (EM) securities funds, investing about $3.85 billion since the start of […]