Asia Sees China, and U.S., as Threats to Rules-Based Order
04/06/2018

LONDON, BLOOMBERG -- For many U.S. allies, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grownups in the...

Trudeau Says `Australian Colleagues' Warned on Bid by China
31/05/2018

CANBERRA, TORONTO, LONDON, BLOOMBERG -- Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “Australian colleagues” told his government about the challenges...

In nod to India, US military renames its Pacific Command
31/05/2018

PEARL HARBOR, AFP -- The Pentagon is renaming its oldest and largest military command to reflect the growing importance of the Indian Ocean in US...

IMF Bailout Looms For Pakistan as Debt Surge Raises Alarm
31/05/2018

ISLAMBAD, KARACHI, BLOOMBERG -- For many in Pakistan it’s a question of when -- rather than if -- the nation will go to the International Monetary...

Portugal, trust in China is the art of the deal
30/05/2018

LISBON, REUTERS -- Utility company EDP may balk at the meagre 5 percent premium offered for its shares by China Three Gorges (CTG) but the battle...

China Energy Misses Payment on Bond, Triggering Cross Default
29/05/2018

HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- China Energy Reserve & Chemicals Group Co. said it hasn't paid a $350 million bond that matured earlier this month, in...

Mahathir to Scrap Malaysia-Singapore High-Speed Rail Project
29/05/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, SINGAPORE, BLOOMBERG -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he will cancel a proposed multibillion-dollar high-speed...

In Cambodia's capital, Chinese buyers pump luxury property bubble
29/05/2018

PHNOM PENH, REUTERS -- Guo Qirui, 30, says it's a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of...

Pakistan seeks economic lifeline with fresh China loans
28/05/2018

ISLAMABAD, REUTERS -- Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth $1-2 billion to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, Pakistani...

Malaysia renegotiating terms of major Belt-and-Road rail project - PM Mahathir
28/05/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, REUTERS -- Malaysia is haggling over the terms of a $14 billion rail deal with its Chinese partners and can reduce its ballooning...