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StanChart ties-up with ADB to support micro finance in Asia

09-Mar-2013 Intellasia | India | 9:44 AM

New Delhi: Standard Chartered Bank on Thursday said it has collaborated with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the growth of the micro finance sector in Asia. The [...]
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BNP Paribas takes a second swing at Asia growth plan

09-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:42 AM

BNP Paribas’s(BNPP.PA) second attempt since 2010 to expand in Asia is a bold move by the bank, as it plans a big hiring push at a time when many Western banks in the [...]
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Asia stocks up as US jobs, China exports improve

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AP | 2:03 PM

A positive jobs report that pushed the Dow to another record high this week and better-than-expected Chinese exports helped boost Asian stock markets Friday. China’s [...]
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Asia Roundup: Mostly lower after recent gains

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 10:15 AM

Asian stock markets yesterday, Thursday March 07, 2013 mostly reversed gains from the previous day even though the Dow hit another record on Wall Street, but Tokyo’s [...]
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BRICs still lag in annual cloud computing scorecard

BRICs still lag in annual cloud computing scorecard

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brazil, Russia, India and China still lag far behind developed countries in policies considered critical for the future of cloud computing, but each made some progress over [...]
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Megaupload founder can sue New Zealand spy agency: court

Megaupload founder can sue New Zealand spy agency: court

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A court ruled on Thursday that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can sue New Zealand’s spy agency for illegal surveillance, opening the government up to more scrutiny over [...]
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What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Oil and gas have long held the promise of untold riches for Southeast Asian countries. Yet, success in the region has been mixed: Brunei has flourished and Malaysia has seen [...]
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Asia markets suffer slight post-Dow hangover

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AP | 2:42 PM

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index topped 12,000 for the first time in more than four years, but stock markets elsewhere in Asia flagged following Wall Street’s eye-popping [...]
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Asia is purchasing nearly all of Iran’s oil

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 10:57 AM

Four Asian countries are now purchasing nearly all of Iran’s oil exports according a report this week from the Economist’s Intelligence Unit (EIU). “Almost all of [...]
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Asia Roundup: Marts rise after Dow hits record

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:41 AM

Asian markets rallied yesterday Wednesday March 06, 2013 following a record-breaking performance by shares on Wall Street, with Tokyo and Sydney both hitting multi-year [...]
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EU, Thailand launch free trade talks

EU, Thailand launch free trade talks

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 8:05 AM

The European Union and Thailand on Wednesday announced the launch of talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), seeking to boost annual commerce already worth some 30 billion [...]
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Asia stocks rise after Dow hits new all-time high

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AP | 2:12 PM

The Dow’s new all-time high and better economic data from the United States propelled Asian stock markets higher Wednesday. Markets continued to shrug off a budget [...]
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Asiagate offers one-stop shop for Asian business intelligence

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | (press relese) | 9:15 AM

A dozen national credit information agencies across Asia have combined to provide the single most powerful due diligence and business research service in the region. [...]
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Asia Roundup: Rebounds, Shanghai leads gains

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:41 AM

Asian markets climbed yesterday Tuesday March 05 following a big sell-off in the previous session, with Shanghai leading the rebound as China’s annual parliamentary [...]
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A nuclear pivot to Asia?

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Will Asia’s worsening strategic uncertainty mark the end of President Obama’s nuclear disarmament quest? Are the elements coalescing for exactly what the Obama [...]
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