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Forbes Honors 50 Power Businesswomen In Asia – Forbes

27 newcomers to this year’s list SINGAPORE (February 26, 2015) – Forbes recognizes 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia who are driving change across diverse industries in its fourth annual Asia’s Power Businesswomen list. The full list is available here as well as in the latest issue of Forbes Asia, available on newsstands now. To make […]

RBS to exit 10 countries, cut back in Asia, US – MarketWatch

LONDON– Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Thursday said it would exit around 10 countries this year and pull back sharply from investment banking as its 2014 net loss narrowed and it edged closer to shedding state support. The 80% government-owned bank posted a GBP3.47 billion ($5.39 billion) net loss, narrower than 2013′s […]

Asia’s Power Businesswomen, 2015 – Forbes

Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen list showcases a year of accomplishments by the region’s female entrepreneurs and executives, punctuated by the midas touch of China’s Alibaba and newcomers from two rapidly growing economies where women are starting to find a toehold in business. To make the list, candidates have to be active in the upper echelons […]

S&P raises India’s GDP forecasts, says it’s a bright spot in Asia – Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s sharply raised India’s growth forecasts for the next several years to reflect a recent change in how gross domestic product is calculated by the government, and said the economy should be a “bright spot” in Asia. The ratings agency S&P raised its India GDP growth forecast to 7.9 percent […]

China, Japan Stock Markets Lead Gains in Asia – Wall Street Journal

Chinese stocks jumped on Thursday as hopes for more measures by the government to stimulate the economy gave financial and construction stocks a boost, while Japan’s stocks rose to a fresh 15-year high, following a relatively benign testimony from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. The Shanghai Composite ended up 2.2% at 3298.36,… China, Japan Stock […]

Private-Equity Firms in Asia Keep Their Powder Dry – Wall Street Journal

Investors are allocating ever-increasing amounts to private-equity firms focused on Asia, even though these firms have been the slowest globally to deploy capital and return cash to investors. On Tuesday, Baring Private Equity Asia finished raising $4 billion for a new private-equity fund, adding to the unspent cash in the region, which at the end […]

Asia’s New Triple Alliance – Foreign Policy (blog)

Democracy has not featured as a theme of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. He took office promising to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, not to remake those countries in America’s image. The Arab Spring turned into a nightmare, leading Obama to back strongmen in Cairo and Riyadh. Outreach to autocrats in Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, […]

Asia’s New Triple Alliance – Foreign Policy (blog)

Democracy has not featured as a theme of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. He took office promising to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, not to remake those countries in America’s image. The Arab Spring turned into a nightmare, leading Obama to back strongmen in Cairo and Riyadh. Outreach to autocrats in Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, […]

Does Asia Need a New Maritime Organization? – The Diplomat

“The physical contours of East Asia,” leading geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan recently wrote, “argue for a naval century.” Given the significance of the maritime realm in the region – evident in everything from rich energy resources to vital maritime trade routes to raging territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas – few would […]

Asia shares inch ahead, hostage to Fed outlook – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. equities rose and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to boost interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece locked in a four-month extension of its financial rescue program. Yellen said the Fed’s […]

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