Just in:  

You are here: Home»World»Southeast Asia

South East Asia


Japan says gained G7 understanding on its stance on North Korea TOKYO: Japan has gained understanding from the Group of Seven industrialized nations on its stance on North Korea, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday.After talks with North Korea in Stockholm, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced last week that Pyongyang would reopen a probe of missing Japanese. In return, Japan will ease some economic sanctions when the probe starts and consider humanitarian aid later. Suga also told a news conference it is very meaningful that the G7 nations also showed their understanding for Japan's concerns about tensions in the East and South China Seas.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Indonesia presidential candidate Jokowi says he'd have market-friendly policies JAKARTA: The front-runner to become Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, has told investors that he will pursue market-friendly policies and make bureaucratic reform and infrastructure-building his priorities.Jokowi presented a pro-reform platform for Southeast Asia's largest economy as investment cools and the country faces hefty budget and current account deficits. "Investors should be given enough room to broaden their investments," Jokowi told a crowd of domestic and foreign investors at an event late on Wednesday ...
Iran, Turkey to enhance commercial cooperation ISLAMABAD: Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi and Turkish Development Minister Judet Yilmaz in Ankara on Tuesday discussed ways of expading Tehran-Ankara cooperation in various domains, trade and commerce in particular.The two sides in the meeting made necessary arrangements for the Monday visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Turkey, during which the two neighbours will ink protocols on cultural, political and economic cooperation, IRNA news Agency Reported.Vaezi said based on the ...
Campaigning kicks off for Indonesian presidential election JAKARTA: Campaigning for Indonesia's July presidential election officially kicked off Wednesday, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record.Widodo, who won legions of fans during his time as Jakarta governor, started the campaign period with a ceremony at his Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle's headquarters in the capital.The party head handed him a cone of rice, a traditional gift in Indonesian culture to mark ...
China blocks Google sites ahead of Tiananmen anniversary BEIJING: Several Google websites have been blocked in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a censorship monitoring service said.China prevents access to a host of websites including YouTube and Twitter using a system known as the "Great Firewall," and restrictions are tightened ahead of dates the government considers sensitive.Overseas versions of Google, accessible in China after the technology giant withdrew from the mainland in 2010, have now been blocked, according ...
Australia PM brushes off Indonesia protocol breach SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday brushed off an apparent Indonesian protocol breach in which reporters listened to a phone call between the two nations' leaders intended to repair strained relations.Abbott will meet with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday on Batam island as he tries to restore ties that have been hurt by spying allegations and turnbacks of boatpeople headed for Australia.But it has now emerged that Jakarta allowed Indonesian journalists ...
Australian PM to meet Indonesia counterpart in Batam SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will meet Indonesia's president this week, his office said Monday, as he tries to repair relations hurt by spying allegations and boatpeople turnbacks.Abbott will stop on the Indonesian island of Batam on Wednesday, en route to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France, to hold talks with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono."Further to their very cordial conversation last month, the prime minister will spend time with President Yudhoyono ...

Finding Hong Kong hotels couldn’t be easier with Expedia!


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,080.14 0.12
Arrow Nasdaq 5,092.09 0.71
Arrow S&P 2,117.69 0.23
Arrow FTSE 7,070.70 0.24
Arrow DAX 11,810.85 0.74
Arrow CAC-40 5,201.45 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 20,020.04 0.83
Arrow H.Seng 28,060.98 0.84
Arrow Sensex 27,437.94 1.07

New 2015 adidas and Nike Soccer Cleats at Kicks Corner uk

Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln