U.S. currency manipulation threat puts Asians on guard
Asia is bracing for the latest U.S. Treasury report on foreign currency manipulators, coming in the middle of a trade war that shows no sign of ending. The twice-yearly report is due in coming weeks and will likely see the return of Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam on the watchlist. Nasreen Seria reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
Exiled Thai activists fear for their lives in Southeast Asia
After years of exile in Laos for violating lese-majeste laws, the Thai protest band Faiyen arrived in France, seeking asylum and singing songs forbidden at home. Their escape comes as more activists are disappearing.
U.S. slaps duties on steel from Asia in trade enforcement action
The U.S. moved to impose additional duties on steel coming from Asia, expanding a crackdown on what the Trump administration views as unfair trading practices by other countries. The U.S. is also hitting back at Huawei's Constitutional Challenge to Sales Ban.
Apple said to mull shifting 15-30% of output from China
Apple is asking major suppliers to evaluate the cost implications of shifting 15% to 30% of production capacity from China to Southeast Asia, Nikkei reports. Meanwhile, A group of chief executive officers of American corporations are set to meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week as the simmering trade war ensnares companies from both countries, sources say.
German fintech Wirecard stock jumps after corruption charge clearance
The German fintech company had been accused of cooking its books to inflate profits. An independent investigation has found that the accusations were false, though individual employees in Asia may be charged with crimes.
Asia's richest person preps $100 Million wedding
Asia's richest man is scheduled to give away his daughter in a wedding that is estimated to come with a total price tag of about $100 million.
Top 10 travel destinations in 2018
6 out of the 10 top cities visited in 2018 are in Asia, according to Euromonitor. Which have you visited?
Former Australian PM Rudd says North Korea's position has been 'relatively consistent'
Kevin Rudd, Asia Society president and former prime minister of Australia, discusses the state of U.S.-North Korea relations with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets:
New species of ant explodes to defend colony
Research published in the journal ZooKeys tells of a new species of exploding ant found in South East Asia's jungles.