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India slips one spot to 12th rank in millionaire population

India slips one spot to 12th rank in millionaire population

India has slipped one place to 12th spot in terms of millionaire population, even as their numbers have grown marginally to 2 lakh.

India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said that the US-led international coalition is determined to defeat ISIS.

PE investments in Asia-Pacific region touch $11.9 bn in 2015

PE investments in Asia-Pacific region touch $11.9 bn in 2015

 Asia-Pacific remained one of the world's busiest markets for energy M&As, witnessing 200 deals, while private equity investment in the region totaled USD 11.9 billion last year, says a report.




Obama hails signing of US-led Pacific rim trade deal

President Barack Obama hailed the signing of one of the biggest trade deals in history, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would give the United States an advantage over other leading economies, namely China.

'Asia-Pacific region faces epidemic of HIV among adolescents'

The report 'Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response', published by the Asia-Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations, which includes UNICEF and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS warned that the AIDS epidemic cannot be ended as a public health threat by 2030 without tackling the issue of adolescents.

China weighs on Asia-Pacific business outlook

Business leaders in the Asia-Pacific are losing confidence in their revenue prospects because of China's cooling economy and perceived higher risks in emerging markets, a survey released Monday showed.

India calls for early conclusion of SCS code of conduct

India calls for early conclusion of SCS code of conduct

 India on Wednesday called for the early conclusion of a code of conduct by consensus for the strategic South China Sea as defence ministers of Asia-Pacific met here amid rising assertiveness by China in the disputed waters.

US unable to leave Cold War mentality: Xinhua commentary

The US is unable to discard its outdated Cold War mentality, said a commentary in Xinhua news agency, which added that China and the US must not allow the Asia Pacific region to "retrogress into a destructive wrestling ring".

US plans more Asia-Pacific drills to counter China reclamation

The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China`s rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.

Indians most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific: Survey

Indians most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific: Survey

Indian travellers are the most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific and are opting for picturesque destinations like Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Switzerland and Japan, says a survey conducted by global travel search company Skyscanner.

Asia-Pacific ministers vow to fight IS

 Asia-Pacific ministers today vowed to counter violent extremism promoted by jihadist groups such as Islamic State at a two-day regional summit in Sydney, with Australia's Attorney-General saying their goal was to build societies resilient to terrorism.

Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Sepp Blatter

Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Sepp Blatter

There were a few fissures but no major cracks apparent in FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s bedrock of Asia-Pacific support as officials began returning to the region from the annual congress of soccer`s world governing body over the weekend.

US threatening 'chaos' in Asia-Pacific: China

China accused the United States on Thursday of threatening to sow "chaos" in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing.

UN expert says secret trade deals threaten human rights

Secret negotiations on international trade deals threaten human rights, and the inclusion of provisions that would allow companies to sue states appears to violate human rights law, an independent United Nations expert said on Thursday.

If American "trumpet" was more certain in Asia-Pacific, it's helpful: India

India on Monday said if the American "trumpet" was more "certain" in Asia-Pacific region where the two countries have shared interest, it would be helpful.

Chinese woman contests for UN aviation chief's post

A Chinese woman is contesting to become the first female chief of the aviation arm of the UN, a post for which India is also likely to put up its candidature.

India looking forward to larger role in Asia-Pacific: President

Describing India and Singapore as integral part of the regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, President Pranab Mukherjee said India is looking forward to embark upon a larger role in the region with Singapore as its gateway to ASEAN.

China launches first Maritime Silk Road cruise liner

China on Monday launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations including Malaysia and Vietnam.

US ''primed to unlock potential'' of India ties: Obama

US ''primed to unlock potential'' of India ties: Obama

The White House released its first National Security Strategy since 2010 with President Barack Obama saying as part of its rebalance to Asia and the Pacific, the US was "primed to unlock the potential of its relationship with India."

Modi in Fiji: The marching Elephant & the flying dragon

Located in the heart of Pacific Ocean, Fiji, had it never so good in terms of international diplomacy as this week, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping coming over to strengthen bilateral ties and further their stakes in Oceania.