News and Analysis

U.S.-Led Group Mulls Asia Infrastructure Effort Amid China Push
20/02/2018
CANBERRA, TOKYO, NEW DELHI, BLOOMBERG -- Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. are discussing a joint infrastructure plan, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, as China’s own building initiat...
China’s Hui Muslims fearful Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come
19/02/2018
GUANGHE, REUTERS -- For some in China's ethnic Hui Muslim minority here, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference in how they lead their liv...
Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative
19/02/2018
SYDNEY, REUTERS -- Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China's multibillion-dollar Belt and Road In...
Maldives tries to fight off travel alerts as tourists stay away
15/02/2018
MALE, REUTERS -- Tourists have been cancelling hundreds of hotel bookings in Maldives every day since the imposition of a state of emergency last week, tour operators say, despite government assurance...
Hilton's profit beats as China demand fuels international business growth
15/02/2018
BENGALURU, REUTERS -- Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street estimates, powered by rising demand for rooms in China as travel picks u...
China Jan outbound investment jumps, may tip relaxation in capital controls
14/02/2018
BEIJING, REUTERS -- China's non-financial outbound direct investment rose nearly 40 percent in January from a year earlier, in the latest sign that Beijing may be slowly relaxing tough foreign exchang...
China property outbound investment to drop by up to 40 pct -Cushman & Wakefield
13/02/2018
HONG KONG, REUTERS -- Overseas property investments by Chinese institutions are expected to drop by 30-40 percent in 2018, from a record $42.2 billion last year, amid tighter government controls and a...
Karachi Murder Raises Red Flag on China's $50 Billion Projects
13/02/2018
KARACHI, BLOOMBERG -- Chen Zhu finished lunch last week at Karachi’s China Town restaurant before driving to buy groceries opposite Zamzama Park, an upmarket area in Pakistan’s financial capital close...
Volatility's Return Is a Lifeline for Becalmed Bankers: Gadfly
08/02/2018
HONGKONG, BLOOMBERG -- There's a silver lining to this week's stock market rout: the likely end of Wall Street's Asia woes.The return of volatility will help buoy trading income for investment banks f...
HNA Is Victim of Conspiracy Against China, Co-Chairman Claims
08/02/2018
BEIJING, SHANGHAI, HONGKONG, BLOOMBERG -- HNA Group Co.’s second-most-senior executive argued that the group is a victim of a conspiracy against the Chinese government and one of the country’s most lo...