Philippine Catholics swarm Christ icon hoping for miracle

Asia Pacific Jan 9, 2020

Philippine Catholics swarm Christ icon hoping for miracle

Swarms of barefoot believers thronged a revered icon of Jesus Christ on Thursday in Manila for a slow-moving and raucous procession that is considered one of the world's largest shows of Catholic fervor. As the sun rose, hundreds of thousands of faithful were packed along ...

Indian business sags as Diwali prospects dim

Asia Pacific Oct 25, 2019

Indian business sags as Diwali prospects dim

by Vishal Manve

For Indian executive Bibhas Chakraborty, Diwali used to mean shiny expensive gifts from business associates keen to use the auspicious — and spectacular — Hindu festival to deepen ties. Now he mostly gets sweets and nuts. As Asia's third-largest economy battles waning consumer demand, extravagant ...