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President Obama travels east, still pledging a 'pivot'

Apr 21, 2014
The President will visit East Asia this week – stopping in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
Posted In: F-35, asia, Southeast Asia, President Obama, military spending

Oil and gas will drive future control of the South China Sea

Mar 25, 2014
A new book explores the possible disputes over who owns the South China Sea, and its oil reserves.
Posted In: asia, China, south china sea, Japan

In Asia, can Jack Lew succeed where others have failed?

Nov 12, 2013
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew plans to visit five countries in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Posted In: asia, free trade, globalization

In Obama's absence, China takes center stage at APEC

Oct 8, 2013
All eyes are on China and its economy at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Bali.
Posted In: asia, China's Economy

Indonesia markets tumble on Fed fears

Aug 20, 2013
Asian markets are down, and Indonesia is getting the worst of it.
Posted In: Indonesia, asia, stocks

Will Japan open up roadways to more U.S. automakers?

Aug 19, 2013
The U.S. wants to make it easier for American automakers to get their cars in front of Japanese customers.
Posted In: GM, Ford, Japan, asia, Auto

Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost

Jul 22, 2013
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia

A whole new place to eat McDonald's: Vietnam

Jul 16, 2013
International expansion is part of the fast-food chain’s business strategy. In fact, Vietnam will be the 38th Asian country McDonald’s is entering.
Posted In: McDonald's, Vietnam, asia, fast food

How the Fed's big news is playing abroad

Jun 20, 2013
Global markets are down this morning on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not continue its bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, in the long-term.
Posted In: Japan, Federal Reserve, asia, Europe, Ben Bernanke

The Philippines tops China in GDP growth

May 30, 2013
Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but the Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter.
Posted In: philippines, asia

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