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Tide may turn for Chinese stocks

It has not been a particularly good year for stocks listed in the Chinese mainland, but the tide may be turning.

Watching the markets

Will 2014 turn out to be a dud or a delight for stock markets? Company results just released in the region are giving investors an early...

Teen makeup no longer a taboo

Teen girls as young as 11 wearing some form of makeup is now commonplace in South Korea.

From coffee cup rings to chopsticks

Malaysian artist Hong Yi is known for her iconic portraits of, among others, Yao Ming, Zhang Yimou, Adele and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Leader quits over US$2,800 wine

The premier of Australia's New South Wales state, Barry O'Farrell, resigned when it appeared he had lied about accepting a US$2,800 bottle of wine as a gift...

Indian election just got sweeter

As poll campaign picks up pace in the scorching heat, sales of cold, sugary drinks will soar, potentially boosting demand for sugar...

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China Q1 growth slows to 7.4%China's annual economic growth slowed between January and March 2014 to 7.4 percent from 7.7 percent in the previous three months, but beat market expectations for growth of 7.3 percent
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  • Smarter shopping

    CoFounder of online retailer Flipkart picked the right moment to capitalize on the recent boom in e-commerce across I...

  • Writing a new chapter

    Award-winning Singaporean designer turns his hand to publishing to improve prospects for local authors

  • Top of the class

    Malaysian entrepreneur aims to use property development background to revitalize country’s vocational education.

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Free market should decide retirement age

Decades ago the former colonial government decided that civil s...

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Hong Kong’s housing curbs should remain

The International Monetary Fund said in mid-April that Hong Kon...

Don't let things go awry in Myanmar

As Myanmar is set to herald its New Year amid its traditional ...

Just what to do after work in S'pore?

The global financial crash of 2008 not only diminished the sav...

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Beijing looks to Winter Olympics

With the Men's Curling World Championships closed in Beijing...

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Packing a punchChina's amateur boxers are top-class, and promoters are eager to develop the infrastructure that can make them champions at the professional level, Matt Hodges reports in Shanghai.
  • Spring's bounty

    When winter lifts and the earth comes alive, Chinese gourmets search for nature's leafy...

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  • Pashto express

    Che Hongcai thought he'd crank out a dictionary for Chinese students of one of the Afghan languages in about two years, but it turned int...

  • Experts push for public acceptance of vaccinations

    While vaccines are widely used, more efforts are needed to raise public awareness of vaccines and their benefits, experts say.

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