Today's headlines include: Trade war fears spiked again after Trump tripled down on China tariff threats in retaliation for China's retaliation; Singapore's environmental regulators are offering payments to take old motorcycles off the roads; Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak will dissolve parliament on Saturday, paving the way for elections which could come as soon as early May; A South Korean court sentenced former President Park Geun Hye to 24 years in jail for corruption
Today's top headlines include: A Scoot flight had to be escorted back to Singapore after a passenger allegedly made a bomb threat; markets globally posted a quick rebound after the U.S. and China made reassuring comments on trade; Malaysian authorities may have hamstrung the opposition party of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Philippines has closed the island of Borocay
Today's top headlines: The Trump administration told China to bring it on trade and China did, launching a retaliation; Asian markets tumbled and futures indicated Wall Street would too; Singapore's police warned about a surge in kidnapping scams; The Ministry of Health wants to update the standards for practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine; Malaysia's Prime Minister announced salary increases for civil servants just ahead of the upcoming elections; a female shooter injured three people at YouTube's headquarters before killing herself; and US President Trump is threatening to send the military to the U.S. border with Mexico.
Today's headlines include: Markets in Asia were mostly lower in the wake of a selloff on Wall Street on Monday after U.S. President Trump attacked Amazon; two Singaporeans who were caught listing condos on Airbnb pleaded guilty; a woman who allegedly was housing foreign workers in overcrowded conditions faces charges; Malaysia accepted a boat of Rohingya who were fleeing violence in Myanmar; a Malaysian food fight erupted on the Internet; and an Indonesian minister has threatened to shut down Facebook.
Today's top headlines: Global trade tensions rose as China took a turn at the bat with plans to impose tariffs on imports from the United States; Asian markets were mixed in post-holiday trade; futures suggested Wall Street would open lower; tech stocks may remain under pressure; Singapore's government issued a report on the potential fate of Lee Kuan Yew's house; Singapore's property prices are rising and the Singapore flyer is finally flying again; in Malaysia, a bill to criminalize spreading fake news has advanced in Parliament.
The top headlines today: Asian markets recovered some of their recent losses in pre-holiday trading; French car maker Renault is reportedly in talks to merge with Japanese car maker Nissan; Sembcorp Industries CEO and top executives have taken a paycut; Singapore's immigration authorities arrested a woman trying to smuggle drugs in her underwear; a 78-year-old woman fought off an armed robber; North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has set a date with South Korea's president; A Taiwanese exchange student was arrested in the U.S. for allegedly threatening to massacre his classmates; And the White House's revolving door has taken another, unusual spin.
Today's top headlines: Asian markets traded sharply lower as fears that the Trump administration would pursue a trade war returned; Rail operator SMRT said its reliability improved, glitches aside; There may be a new kid on the block in Singapore's ride-hailing scene; Chinese and North Korean media have reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did indeed visit China; In Malaysia, protests erupted over gerrymandering
The top headlines today are: Grab's plan to take over Uber's Southeast Asian operations is sparking confusion in Singapore; markets rallied globally as the Trump administration retreats from trade threats, Facebook is no longer the top sources of fake news for Singaporeans; Singaporean authorities are cracking down on dodgy motorcycles; North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un might have visited Beijing, or he might not have.
Uber agreed to sell its Southeast Asian assets to rival Grab, stock markets may turn around amid signs the Trump administration is retreating from its hard-line trade stance, Singapore teachers will no longer get a free ride, police catch a fugitive who had alluded them for almost 40 years, Malaysia's parliament considers a fake news law and in the United States, porn star Stormy Daniels talked with 60 Minutes about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.
In a speech at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the short-tenured former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus denied there's chaos in the Trump administration. He also said there isn't really a Twitter problem, and added that Trump's protectionist measures likely won't be watered down too much.
This is what speakers from the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference had to say on Monday, March 19th, 2018, about the fears of a trade war potentially emerging from the U.S.
Former Reserve Bank of India chief Raghuram Rajan said Trump's measures were the "antithesis" of a market economy.
James Sweeney, Credit Suisse's chief economist, noted that China's pro-trade policies were likely to prevail in the long term.
Former U.K. Prime Minister John Major said the real danger was how protectionism had eroded U.S. influence and power.
These are the major headlines from Singapore on Friday, 16 March, 2018: The iconic Sim Lim Square may put itself on the block; Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is in Australia; Legendary Hong Kong business titan Li Ka-Shing is retiring shortly before his 90th birthday; An investment bank said Trump's tariffs will hurt US automakers and could even push them to move production to Canada or Mexico; The Trump administration finally imposed sanctions on Russia and The White House's revolving door for top aides appears set for another spin.
Today's headlines include: Singapore's employment picture is perking up and the country is exercising some flower power. Property sales plunged in February, but one condo is put itself on the block with a record price tag. In addition, it may be time to ask what's in your bottled water. And British Prime Minister May expelled 23 Russian diplomats after the chemical weapons attack on British soil.