Asia Pacific

Japanese government to lift age restrictions on US beef

Japan Government To Lift Age Restrictions On US Beef

15 November 2018 – A research panel of Japan’s food safety commission said today that safety would be assured even after the removal of import restrictions on U.S. beef...

Nikkei hits 1.5-month low amid worries over US-Saudi ties

Nikkei hits 1.5-month low amid worries over US-Saudi ties

19 October 2018 – The Nikkei index briefly fell to its lowest level in around a month and a half today amid concern over the worsening of relations between Washington...

Christian Brothers Financial Services set date for Asian Investment Conference

Christian Brothers Financial Services set date for Asian Investment Conference

11 October 2018 – Christian Brothers Financial Services will host its annual Asian Investment Conference at its Hong Kong headquarters on Wednesday 21st November 2018. Christian Brothers Financial Services’...

Ex-Malaysia PM’s wife pleads not guilty to money laundering

Ex-Malaysia PM's Wife Pleads Not Guilty

04 October 2018 – The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak pleaded not guilty today to laundering illegal proceeds linked to the graft scandal at the 1MDB state...

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to over 1200

Indonesia earthquake deaths hits 1200

02 October 2018 – The death toll from a powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia’s central island of Sulawesi last week has reached 1,234 as bodies continue...

China manufacturing weakens amid US tariff battle

China Manufacturing Weakens Amid US Tariff Battle

01 October 2018 – Two surveys show China’s manufacturing weakened in September as export demand shrank amid a tariff battle with Washington. The official China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing...

Powerful Typhoon Trami heading towards Okinawa

Powerful Typhoon Trami heading towards Okinawa

28 September 2018 – The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is warning of strong winds, high waves and heavy rain as powerful Typhoon Trami remains on course to lash the southernmost island prefecture...

Ex-Malaysian PM’s wife arrives for questioning in 1MDB case

Ex-Malaysian PM’s wife arrives for questioning in 1MDB case

26 September 2018 – The wife of Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived today at the anti-graft agency for questioning over alleged theft and money laundering involving the...

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

21 September 2018 – Pricier and bigger new iPhone models made their market debut in Japan today, with the country’s three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS...

Hong Kong woman loses HK$180m in online romance scam

Hong Kong woman loses HK$180m in online romance scam

07 September 2018 – A 66-year-old businesswoman lost over HK$100 million to a boyfriend she had never met in what police described as the biggest case of online romance...