Dec 19, 2014

Rosneft may delay Arctic wells on sanctions as it turns to Asia

OAO Rosneft may delay Arctic exploration wells as Russia’s biggest oil company seeks alternatives to technology it has lost access to because of sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and Europe over the Ukraine conflict. “We have to adapt and find alternative ...

India woos neighbors as China makes inroads

Dec 4, 2014

India woos neighbors as China makes inroads

India pledged a slew of regional investments at a South Asian summit last week, seeking to counter China’s growing economic inroads into its backyard as it remains embroiled in bitter rivalry with Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said South Asia’s largest economy would ...

Nov 18, 2014

Japanese docs trying to stop all asbestos use in Asia

by Tatsuya Tsujimura

Japanese doctors are stepping up efforts to help Asia’s developing economies stop using asbestos, sharing knowledge bitterly learned in Japan about the serious and fatal illnesses caused by the material that was used in abundance during the postwar economic boom through the 1970s. Emerging ...

Nov 18, 2014

Japan recession news a drag on global stocks

Japanese shares underperformed global markets Monday after figures showed the country unexpectedly slid into recession in the third quarter of the year. KEEPING SCORE: Following the dramatic 3 percent fall in Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index to 16,973.80, European shares started the new week in ...

Oct 31, 2014

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness. Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in the United States, Germany and the ...

Oct 14, 2014

Oil prices hit lows in Asia not seen in years

Oil prices fell to fresh multi-year lows in Asian trading on Tuesday, with analysts blaming concerns about a supply glut and the effects of weaker demand from Europe and China. U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery was down 65 cents at ...