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Hanjin Shipping collapse strands cargo worth billions

Hanjin Shipping's largest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has again delayed a decision on a rescue plan, adding to uncertainty about cargo stranded at sea following the container carrier's collapse.

Hanjin Shipping's largest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has again delayed a decision on a rescue plan, adding to uncertainty about cargo stranded at sea following the container carrier's collapse.

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Dozens more Zika cases identified in Singapore

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

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Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to be suspended

After searching for more than two years the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to be suspended if the plane is not found in the current search area, say the transport ministers of Malay

After searching for more than two years the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to be suspended if the plane is not found in the current search area, say the transport ministers of Malay

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Taiwan and China prepare for Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan and China have been preparing for Typhoon Nepartak that is expected to hit land early on Friday.

Taiwan and China have been preparing for Typhoon Nepartak that is expected to hit land early on Friday.

Science_technology

Drones all the rage at CES Asia in Shanghai

Fast-growing markets such as robotics, virtual reality and especially drones were the main focus at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show Asia in

Fast-growing markets such as robotics, virtual reality and especially drones were the main focus at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show Asia in

Culture

Pakistan Fashion in Karachi

Clothing and accessories label ‘Gulabo’ showed off its new collection on the opening day of Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. Founded in 2005 by the

Clothing and accessories label ‘Gulabo’ showed off its new collection on the opening day of Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. Founded in 2005 by the

Business

Yahoo 'moves forward with sale'

Yahoo has reportedly set a deadline of April 11 for the submission of preliminary bids for its internet business - which includes search, mail and news sites - and Asian assets.

Yahoo has reportedly set a deadline of April 11 for the submission of preliminary bids for its internet business - which includes search, mail and news sites - and Asian assets.

Business

Rating agency Moody's downgrades its outlook on China's debt

Moody's has downgraded its outlook on Chinese government debt to 'negative' from 'stable' due to uncertainty about economic reforms, rising debt and falling foreign currency reserves.

Moody's has downgraded its outlook on Chinese government debt to 'negative' from 'stable' due to uncertainty about economic reforms, rising debt and falling foreign currency reserves.

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A chill never seen before

Unprecedented cold brings shock and excitement to parts of Asia. In South Korea hundreds of flights had to be cancelled, many had seen snow for the

Unprecedented cold brings shock and excitement to parts of Asia. In South Korea hundreds of flights had to be cancelled, many had seen snow for the

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Chinese markets plunge again causing more global shudders

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

Business

Chinese economic data sends tremors across stock markets

“Violent New Year fireworks,” is how one analyst summed up events on Wall Street where the Dow fell 450 points having its worst opening day in 84

“Violent New Year fireworks,” is how one analyst summed up events on Wall Street where the Dow fell 450 points having its worst opening day in 84

Business

European markets fall after decline in Chinese shares

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

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US Fed rate decision boosts confidence as Asian markets rally

Investors have chosen to take the historic hike in US interest rates as a sign of confidence in the world’s largest economy. Asian stock markets

Investors have chosen to take the historic hike in US interest rates as a sign of confidence in the world’s largest economy. Asian stock markets

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ASEAN and East Asia summit: South China Sea disputes high on agenda

Heads of state gathering in Kuala Lumpur were treated to a gala dinner following a long day of meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Heads of state gathering in Kuala Lumpur were treated to a gala dinner following a long day of meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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Suu Kyi continues life-long fight for Myanmar democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as an icon of peaceful democratic resistance. She could only receive it in person in 2012, after

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as an icon of peaceful democratic resistance. She could only receive it in person in 2012, after

Business

New destinations seek to get in on the act at World Travel Market

The tourism industry’s leading global event includes some 250 new exhibitors this year. At the 2015 World Travel Market in London, upcoming tourist

The tourism industry’s leading global event includes some 250 new exhibitors this year. At the 2015 World Travel Market in London, upcoming tourist

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Race against time to rescue victims of Pakistan quake

Many family homes in northern Pakistan have been reduced to rubble by a massive earthquake that struck the region on Monday. Villagers in Pir Baba

Many family homes in northern Pakistan have been reduced to rubble by a massive earthquake that struck the region on Monday. Villagers in Pir Baba

Business

Trans-Pacific Partnership is praised and panned

TPP: the initials may mean little to many outside the Pacific rim. Yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Monday will be the world’s biggest

TPP: the initials may mean little to many outside the Pacific rim. Yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Monday will be the world’s biggest

Business

World Bank cuts growth forecast for East Asia and Pacific

The World Bank has cut its growth forecasts for this year and next in the developing East Asia and Pacific, due to the risk of a sharp slowdown in

The World Bank has cut its growth forecasts for this year and next in the developing East Asia and Pacific, due to the risk of a sharp slowdown in

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Pollution worsens in Singapore amid Indonesia forest fires

Deteriorating air quality means that all primary and secondary schools in Singapore will be closed on Friday due to the persistent haze caused by

Deteriorating air quality means that all primary and secondary schools in Singapore will be closed on Friday due to the persistent haze caused by

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Business Line special oil edition: a brave new world

In the last few weeks oil prices went on a wild rollercoaster ride. Now they seem to have re-taken their shaky path, driven in no small part by the

In the last few weeks oil prices went on a wild rollercoaster ride. Now they seem to have re-taken their shaky path, driven in no small part by the

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Asian markets prepare for more China-led turmoil

Asian markets braced themselves on opening for a further bruising in the sorry saga of what looks like a Chinese market in free fall. A late night

Asian markets braced themselves on opening for a further bruising in the sorry saga of what looks like a Chinese market in free fall. A late night

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Asian stocks tumble to lowest level in three years

Asian stocks have slumped to their lowest levels in three years. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down over five percent, while China’s Shanghai index lost

Asian stocks have slumped to their lowest levels in three years. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down over five percent, while China’s Shanghai index lost

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Why World Elephant Day matters

Elephants never forget, they say. But did you remember that today, August 12, it is the annual celebration of these magnificent creatures? World

Elephants never forget, they say. But did you remember that today, August 12, it is the annual celebration of these magnificent creatures? World

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Myanmar floods: International community responds to calls for aid

The international community is stepping up efforts to help flood-stricken Myanmar, which has appealed for aid after devastating monsoon rains

The international community is stepping up efforts to help flood-stricken Myanmar, which has appealed for aid after devastating monsoon rains