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Asia stocks still rally, now time to invest?

Monday, April 6, 2009 12:08

For the fourth week in a row, Asian stocks seem to be doing well as governments increase spending and G20 summit concludes with US$ 1 trillion pledge to help economies globally. Some analysts say now is time to invest in small Asia companies.

Asia: Markets rally, currencies at 2009 high

Monday, March 16, 2009 8:01

Asian currencies strengthened this week following an announcement that American banks could stand without government buyout, and optimism about new Chinese and Japanese stimulus packages.

Asia: Internet-nanny states on rise

Sunday, March 1, 2009 22:55

The number of websites being shut down is rising in Southeast Asia, where the Internet had once been considered an instigator of democratic change. Previously democratic countries are curbing Internet activity and repressive states are following China's so-called "Great Firewall" censorship model.

Asia: ASEAN countries to demonstrate self-sufficiency and open trade

Sunday, February 22, 2009 23:35

Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) to give unified statement against trade protectionism at a summit next week, and will discuss details of a regional foreign reserve fund pool. Finance ministers in the Asia region are holding bilateral talks in the lead up, showing strategic cooperation to prevent trade protectionism.

Malaysia: Prime Minister Badawi to step down, political environment tense

Sunday, February 15, 2009 22:59

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdulla Ahmad Badawi is expected to step down on March 31 after five years in power as leader of United Malays National Organisation, according to an official close to the PM. The move has not been publicly announced, likely because political tension is in the air: just ...

North Korea: The DPRK warns of military action against South Korea

Sunday, February 1, 2009 23:57

Pyongyang has stepped up rhetoric, declaring relations between the South and North at "the brink of war". Pyongyang has threatened to discredit all previous military accords between the two countries and nullify a Western sea border, after s new South Korean unification minister, Hyun In-taek, was appointed last week. ...

China: Government to launch global media network with Chinese characteristics

Sunday, February 1, 2009 22:36

Chinese state run media corporations CCTV, Xinhua news agency and People's Daily will receive 45 billion yuan (US$6.58 billion) from the central government to expand their news services. It's part of what party officials call waixuan gongzuo "overseas propaganda". One project is to develop a 24 hour ...