Asia Week Ahead: PMI check-ins across Asia

Beijing says it's safe choice for 2022 winter games

Austria's local 'Facebook' turning city neighbours into friends

Original Banksy with a rare identity clue to be auctioned

Asia Week Ahead: PMI check-ins across Asia

August 2, 2015

Next week, several Asian countries release their purchasing managers’ indices (PMI). South Korea releases inflation data and the Reserve Bank of India holds its policy meeting. (Photo: Bloomberg) 

Beijing says it's safe choice for 2022 winter games

July 31, 2015

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid officials stresses the nation's ability to deliver on promises as the Chinese capital makes its final pitch to the International Olympic Committee. (Photo: Reuters) 

Austria's local 'Facebook' turning city neighbours into friends

July 31, 2015

People can have hundreds of friends on Facebook but not know the person next door. New Austrian social media site "Frag Nebenan" or 'Ask Next Door', is part of a growing international trend to get back to basics and connect with your neighbours. From borrowing a hammer or watering people's plants to swapping hair cuts for Spanish lessons, the mutual aid network is proving a hit. (Photo: AFP)

Original Banksy with a rare identity clue to be auctioned

July 31, 2015

Banksy mural painted on a derelict Detroit auto factory holds a never before seen clue as to the identity of its elusive artist. (Photo: Reuters)