Blind Indonesian judoka disqualified from Asian Para Games after refusing to take off hijab

Indonesian judoka Miftahul Jannah was banned from competing in the women’s 52kg visual impairment category at the Asian Para Games after the athlete refused to remove her hijab. The 21-year-old Muslim was disqualified from the competition for breaching the International Judo Federation (IJF) rules, which state that a judoka’s head “may not be covered except […]

Trump’s expected $200 billion shot at China makes European stocks wobble, Asian stocks fall

REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool; Alex Wong/Getty Images European share markets followed Asian counterparts lower on Monday as investors took fright at news Washington was set to announce a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods. President Donald Trump’s expected announcement of new tariffs on $ 200 billion in Chinese goods drew an immediate threat of reprisals from […]

South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization, proposes East Asian railroad community with China, Japan, Russia, and US

A third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planned for September. While the subject of denuclearization remains at the center of the negotiation table, Moon said plans to build a railway across the peninsula will kick off this year. Moon proposed an East Asian railroad community […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is an extravagant, hilarious, and poignant examination of Asian American and Asian cultures that revolutionizes the studio rom-com

Color Force/IMDB “Crazy Rich Asians” is an extravagant, hilarious, and poignant examination of Asian American and Asian cultures.  It is a new kind of rom-com for many reasons. The cast is wonderful, and shows that Constance Wu and Henry Golding can carry a movie with their charm and outstanding talent in both comedy and drama. […]

Asian markets are sinking after the latest salvo in Trump’s trade war with China

The US government has released a list of $ US200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to new 10% tariffs. The news has not gone down well in Asian financial markets, especially in China. Stock futures point to losses, steep in some instances, in European and US markets when trade resumes later […]

This Week In Trailers: Wolfman’s Got Nards, New York Asian Film Festival, Daddy Issues, We The Animals, Moss

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

ZTE shares tank in Asian markets after it agrees to pay $1.4 billion settlement to the US

REUTERS/Sergio Perez Investors wiped about $ 3 billion off embattled Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp’s market value as it resumed trade on Wednesday after agreeing to pay up to $ 1.4 billion in penalties to the U.S. government. ZTE was crippled when the United States imposed a seven-year supplier ban on the company in April after it […]

Toyota just sunk another $1 billion into Asian ride-sharing giant Grab

Business Insider/Jonathan Loh   It’s the second major investment in ride-share giant by Toyota Values Grab around $ 7 billion Recently booked its one-billionth ride  See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: THE KRISTIN LEMKAU INTERVIEW: JPMorgan Chase’s CMO explains how she deals with disruption on two fronts at once, why […]

Two Asian stock exchanges tussle over market data

BUYING and selling shares in India is not for the faint of heart. Its own central-bank governor reckons equity capital is taxed up to five times. Never fear. There is a well-established alternative. Investors can just as easily buy financial instruments that track share prices but are not themselves shares. Such “derivatives” are used across […]