Asian shares stumbled on Monday and oil prices slipped as fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections in Beijing sent investors scurrying for safe-havens while underwhelming data from China further weighed on sentiment.
Asian firms appear better equipped to pay stable dividends compared with their western counterparts that are constrained by highly levered balance-sheets and a need to preserve cash during the coronavirus outbreak.
Iran’s Greco-romans style Wrestlers have shown great performance in day one of the 2019 Cadet Asian Championships, which is underway in Kazakhstan, pocketing three golds, one sliver, and one bronze medal.
Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full ‘weaponry’ of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic.
The second major seizure of pangolin scales in Singapore in under a week highlighted the plight of one of the world's most trafficked animals, a shy and secretive beast whose meat, blood and scales are highly sought after in parts of Asia.
Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency Zia Hashemi said on Friday that Asian countries have no option to maintain and protect their common interests but to shape an immense Asian media coalition.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is predicted to speed up innovation in Asia Pacific over the next few years but less than half of the companies today are using the technology, according to a report from Microsoftand International Data Corporation.