Worst COVID-19 scenario, Indonesia battles 54,000 cases per day

Australia & Oceania 07/15/21, 03:45

For the first time, Indonesia recorded over 54,000 new coronavirus cases a day, exceeding previous daily infections in India, whose devastating outbreak is winding down. Indonesia is establishing itself as Asia's new virus madness center. Officials are concerned that the more highly transmissible Delta variant is spreading from the Indonesian islands ...

Asia shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Business 11/30/18, 01:53

Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 major economies summit this weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 percent to 22,351.06 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.5 percent to ...

Analysis: Rising U.S., China rivalry deepening rifts in Asia

Asia & Pacific 11/22/18, 03:45

All the usual rituals of international summits were there: the group photos, the gala dinners, the noticeably vibrant shirts leaders force themselves into. But eclipsing all of that at Asia's two big meetings was some unusually forthright criticism that exposed deepening divisions rattling the region. Front and center was the rivalry ...

Asian shares fall on sign of escalating U.S.-China tensions

Business 11/21/18, 01:38

Asian markets fell on Wednesday after a trade dispute between the U.S. and China stalled a weekend meeting, dimming hopes that it could be resolved once their leaders meet. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.4 percent to 21,507.54 and the Kospi in South Korea was down 0.3 percent at ...

Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

Asia & Pacific 11/16/18, 01:51

Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 percent to 21,667.72 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.1 percent to 26,136.04. South Korea's Kospi rose ...

U.S. flexes new muscle in Asia

U.S. 11/15/18, 13:42

In Singapore, Vice President Mike Pence seeks to reassure a region that feels pressured by Beijing’s expansion in the South China Sea

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