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 ...

No easy retirement in South Korea

Oct 27, 2014

No easy retirement in South Korea

Out of work and out of pocket, South Korean retirees are struggling to force their way back into an unwelcoming job market in an effort to supplement meager or non-existent pensions. But President Park Geun-hye’s vision of a new “creative economy” seems to have ...

Oct 21, 2014

World would be $11 trillion richer after WTO Doha deal: study

Sealing a global free trade deal would add $11 trillion to the world economy and pull 160 million people out of poverty by 2030, economists said in a study published Tuesday. Member states of the World Trade Organization launched negotiations in 2001 in the ...

Trekking disaster shakes Nepal's faith in shoestring tourism

Oct 21, 2014

Trekking disaster shakes Nepal's faith in shoestring tourism

German tourist Tobias Pantel is determined to leave soon on a five-day hike in the Annapurna region, the very place where dozens were killed by a freak blizzard and avalanches in Nepal’s most deadly trekking disaster. The dead include at least 17 tourists — ...