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Indian rupee touches record low as Asia markets tumble

Indian rupee touches record low as Asia markets tumble

Emerging market currencies sank in Asia on Friday, with the Indian rupee at a record low as dealers fear contagion from financial crises in Argentina and Turkey.

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warned on Tuesday.

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

The United States will be ‘a good ally’ to the Philippines in responding to territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, a US defence official said Thursday.

He's back: Neymar rejoins PSG on China tour

He's back: Neymar rejoins PSG on China tour

Dozens of screaming fans welcomed Brazil star Neymar on Thursday as he flew in to China to rejoin Paris Saint-Germain after his disappointing World Cup.

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

The ‘skyrocketing’ costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warned Monday.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts ...

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue.

Trump: Asia held hostage by   N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Trump: Asia held hostage by N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Donald Trump has embarked on a tour of Asia this week trying to rally regional support for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

Don't 'underestimate' US, warns Trump as he kicks off Asia tour

Don't 'underestimate' US, warns Trump as he kicks off Asia tour

President Donald Trump Sunday issued a stern warning that ‘no dictator’ should underestimate the United States as he kicked off an Asian tour dominated by the North Korea nuclear crisis.

N Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

N Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

North Korea ruled out talks and threatened to increase its nuclear arsenal in a fresh warning to Donald Trump's administration Saturday as the US President set off on a tour of Asia.

Number of billionaires worldwide jumps 10%: study

Number of billionaires worldwide jumps 10%: study

UBS and PwC said that last year marked the first time it recorded more billionaires in Asia (637) than in the United States (563), crediting the rise of China's entrepreneurs.UBS and PwC said that last year marked the first time it recorded more billionaires in Asia (637) than in the United States (

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

Tillerson to meet India's Modi amid China's rising influence in Asia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on his first official visit to South Asia, as the world's two biggest democracies ...