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 […]

Back pain: Supplements containing this Southeastern Asian spice could help lessen soreness

BACK pain is common and usually isn’t the sign of anything serious – it tends to improve within a few weeks. Painkillers and certain exercises are two forms of recommended treatment, but some health experts believe taking turmeric supplements can also help reduce discomfort.

The US sent its biggest force in years to an Asian military exercise where Marines learn how to storm beaches and drink snake blood — and the photos are awesome

REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha The US Marine Corps sent a massive amount of Marines to Thailand for the annual Cobra Gold military drill, an exercise that has been held in Thailand almost every year since 1982. The exercise was originally intended to strengthen relations between the US and its oldest ally in South East Asia, but has […]

8 Great Asian Horror Films That Hollywood Hasn’t Remade

In the 2000s, Western audiences gained more exposure to Asian horror films through Hollywood remakes starring western actresses like Naomi Watts, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jennifer Connelly. Kickstarted by the commercial success of The Ring, the remake machine quickly went into overdrive and eventually sputtered out. Along the way, American audiences came to know certain […]

16 predictions for the Chinese and Southeast Asian games industry in 2018

GUEST: In celebration of 16 years of delivering market intelligence on the Chinese and Greater Southeast Asian digital games industry, we’ve put together 16 predictions about the 2018 digital games industry in the eight markets we cover: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). China is the single most important […]

Olyroos’ Asian Championships disaster

THE Olyroos’ hopes of reaching the Asian U23 Championship knockout phase will hinge on their final group game after Sunday night’s narrow loss to Vietnam. Australia dominated possession but struggled to penetrate the tenacious, deep-lying Vietnamese who prevailed via a late deflected goal at Kunshan Stadium in China. Australia failed to clear their lines and […]