Category Archive: Asia

The Philippines and United States are getting back together again.

After a period of strategic estrangement, the Philippines and United States are getting back together again. As US President Donald Trump steps up efforts to win over Southeast Asian states in an emerging… Continue reading

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

One hundred permanent residencies each year to be given to children of Qatari mothers and skilled expatriates. Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world with some 2 million expats. Qatar… Continue reading

East Asian culture ministers deepen ties in Harbin

Culture ministers of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea exchanged views on further enhancing practical cooperation in cultural areas at the 10th China-Japan-ROK Cultural Ministers’ Meeting held Thursday in Harbin, Northeast China’s… Continue reading

Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

Qatar’s investment in Turkey exceeds $20bn, the second highest by any country. Qatar and Turkey are bound by strategic relations at the political, economic and military levels. In 2015, Qatar and Turkey established… Continue reading

Turkey, South Korea economic ties reap benefits of close diplomatic rapport

The friendship between Turkey and South Korea, which began with the Korean War, has also been reflected in the economic ties between the two countries. Total investments by Korean firms in Turkey in… Continue reading

BRICS Plus highlighted as key to cooperation

Xi calls on developing countries to help safeguard multilateral trading system President Xi Jinping highlighted on Friday the importance of enhancing cooperation between BRICS members and other emerging markets as well as developing… Continue reading

Cryptos regulations: ‘Trojan horse’ islands suggested to harmonize crypto rules

Expert says legislation in Malta, Bermuda and Mauritius could be put in place and the islands then used as gateways to the larger markets. The sudden rise of crypto-currencies from geeky obscurity to… Continue reading

Indonesia: Government prepares incentives for export-oriented and tourism industries

Government prepares incentives for export-oriented and tourism industries: (En español al final del texto) The government is preparing incentives for export-oriented and tourism industries to support the flow of foreign exchange into the… Continue reading

Economic factors hold key to Modi’s chances in 2019

Economic factors hold key to Modi’s chances in 2019 (En español al finalizar el texto) Jobs, oil prices and rural economy will play a crucial role in determining Narendra Modi’s fate in the… Continue reading