Asia

Big club visits good for Asia, says official

Big club visits good for Asia, says official

Visits by big European clubs to Asia are good for football in the region, a senior Asian official has insisted, dismissing concerns over the trips.

May 02, 2015, 11:20 AM IST

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans clash with police

South Korean workers clashed with riot police at a May Day rally in Seoul on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms.

May 01, 2015, 19:01 PM IST

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans threaten general strike

Tens of thousands of South Korean workers held May Day rallies on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms.

May 01, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Asia's people smugglers exploit rising migration, raise trafficking fears: UN

Human smuggling networks are exploiting rising migration within Asia, leaving growing numbers of migrants at risk of being trafficked and abused, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Apr 28, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

10 Pakistanis, Indian killed in Saudi collapse: Diplomat

At least 10 construction workers from Pakistan and one from India were killed in the collapse of a convention centre being built in Saudi Arabia, an Asian diplomatic source said on Tuesday.

Apr 28, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Asian shares at seven-year highs, cheered by Apple earnings

Asian stocks scaled fresh seven-year peaks on Tuesday as Apple`s upbeat earnings offset underlying caution ahead of the Federal Reserve`s policy meeting scheduled to start later in the session.

Apr 28, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street records

Hong Kong rallied 1.14 percent, Shanghai added 1.61 percent, Sydney rose 0.67 percent, Seoul gained 0.19 percent and Tokyo was flat.

Apr 27, 2015, 08:28 AM IST
Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016

Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016

Japan have been reappointed as hosts of the FIFA Club World Cup for the next two years, the sport`s world governing body announced on Thursday.

Apr 23, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

Facebook's Internet.org goes live in Indonesia even as it faces flak in India

Facebook's free web program, Internet.org, has officially launched in Indonesia, marking the firm's second largest launch in Asia till date.

Apr 21, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

US, Japan in `grabbing distance` of pact on Asia trade deal

The United States and Japan are within "grabbing distance" of resolving their differences on a much-awaited massive Pacific free-trade pact, the top US diplomat for Asia said Monday.

Apr 21, 2015, 05:40 AM IST

Asia, Africa to mark summit that forged post-colonial path

Asian and African leaders gather in Indonesia this week to mark 60 years since a landmark conference that helped forge a common identity among emerging states, but analysts say big-power rivalries will overshadow proclamations of solidarity.

Apr 20, 2015, 13:13 PM IST
Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan

Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan

 Indian women stormed into the finals of the Fed Cup (Group-II) Asia-Oceania tennis tournament here today following another one-sided 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan.

Apr 17, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

Asian stocks follow global surge, dollar on defensive

Most Asian share markets took cues from a global surge in equities and rose on Thursday, while weak US economic data sent the dollar lower.

Apr 16, 2015, 08:25 AM IST
Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup

Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup

 Indonesia and Malaysia won their matches on the opening day of Asia/Oceania Group II in the Fed Cup at the L B Stadium here tonight.

Apr 14, 2015, 22:48 PM IST

IMF: India, Japan to drive Asia as China slows

Faster growth under the reformist governments of India and Japan will help cushion the blow to the world economy from a marked slowdown in China, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday.

Apr 14, 2015, 21:01 PM IST
Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers

Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers

The sheer enormity and rich diversity of Asia offers a bitter-sweet opportunity to the region`s World Cup hopefuls.

Apr 14, 2015, 16:42 PM IST

Asian shares mostly down, profit-taking hits Hong Kong

Hong Kong slipped 1.44 percent, Shanghai lost 0.19 percent, Sydney eased 0.28 percent and Tokyo was flat, while Seoul added 0.49 percent.

Apr 14, 2015, 08:45 AM IST

Asian shares, dollar have a lacklustre start to the week

Japan`s Nikkei stock average was nearly flat in early trade, after rising above the 20,000 on Friday for the first time in 15 years.

Apr 13, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

Zoo to exhibit bones of Asia's oldest captive jumbo

The century-old zoological park here is getting ready to retrieve and display the bones of a dead elephant, claimed to be the oldest captive jumbo in Asia.

Apr 09, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Myanmar farmers dream of resurrecting Asia`s rice bowl

Dressed in Chelsea football shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, Than Tun toils away in his paddy field on the outskirts of Yangon, sweat pouring down his sinewy arms. 

Apr 08, 2015, 09:17 AM IST