ANN Desk (Asia)

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Next week, I will be making state visits to Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia. I am very pleased that Asean member states will be the destination of my first overseas tour this year. I extend warm greetings of friendship from the citizens of South Korea to our Asean friends.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - China’s car sales dropping at a steep pace in last seven years.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - There are few investors who deliver solid results year after year. Hedge funds often get spectacular results, then crash and burn. The world’s most successful investor, Warren Buffet, has just delivered another Annual Letter to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that make fascinating reading, if only for his pithy insights into how he sees the world. 

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Indonesia is the world’s most generous country according to the CAF World Giving Index.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Brexit and  US-China trade negotiations are in the pipeline and both negotiations will have profound implications for years to come.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - The multi-billion-dollar Rafale fighter jets deal between India and France has become the most controversial political issue for Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - The Asia News Network notes with concern and alarm the arrest of Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of leading Philippine news site Rappler, for pursuing the truth in a case with significant ramifications for society.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - The civilians in Afghanistan continue to die in record numbers, as the U.S. and the Taliban are negotiating a peace deal to end the 17-year-old war.

PHNOM PENH (Rasmei Kampuchea Daily/ANN) - Governments should think about a regional mechanism to deal with toxic air.

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Singapore tops the list of Asian countries where it is easy to run a business, according to the recent World Bank report.