Category Archive: Asia

Turkey’s Mardin eyes 1M visitors this year, drawing many from Europe, Far East

The southeastern province of Mardin, home to a number of ancient civilizations, is enjoying a recovery of its economy, social life and tourism after the terror incidents of 2015 and 2016 that were… Continue reading

Syrian refugees make significant contributions to Turkish economy

Significant number of 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey have contributed to the country’s economy either as investors or laborers since their arrival, boosting the Turkish economy Aiming to break down the prejudice… Continue reading

Making global brands in India

The government has spent a lot of effort on the ‘Make in India’ mission to give a boost to manufacturing within the country and, as a result, creating new jobs. While the success… Continue reading

Thailand implements crypto law

Thailand implements crypto law: (En español al final del texto) A new law to regulate digital asset transactions brings the threat of jail to traders who do not register with the Securities Exchange… Continue reading

Duterte’s defiance imperils European trade

Duterte’s defiance imperils European trade: (En español al finalizar el texto) European Parliament threatens to lift Philippines’ preferential trade status over rights abuses, a move that could tilt an already wobbly economy into… Continue reading

Koreas make nuclear pledge after historic Summit

Koreas make nuclear pledge after historic Summit: (En español más abajo) The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons, after holding a historic… Continue reading

Kim’s initiative: The breakthrough the world has been waiting for?

North Korea has offered every precondition Seoul and Washington set for talks. But while the spectrum of opportunity has dramatically expanded, so, too, have the risks. The Korean Peninsula is arguably the world’s… Continue reading

Winter Olympics kicks off with historic handshake

Winter Olympics kicks off with historic handshake The Winter Olympics started with a colourful ceremony, though the diplomacy was tougher to predict. The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are off to an… Continue reading

A canal in Thailand?

Ex-top brass appeal to new King Vajiralongkorn to bless building the long-envisioned Kra canal; China is keen to start digging. General Saiyud Kerdphol, the military engineer of Thailand’s winning Cold War-era anticommunism campaign,… Continue reading