Chairman of the Adani Group, Gautam Adani. Photo: AFP
India

Can India’s ‘survivor’ Gautam Adani ride out Hindenburg fraud report?

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US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research accuses the Adani Group of pulling ‘the largest con in corporate history’ through accounting fraud, share-price manipulation and money-laundering.

Chairman of the Adani Group, Gautam Adani. Photo: AFP

Can India’s ‘survivor’ Gautam Adani ride out Hindenburg fraud report?

US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research accuses the Adani Group of pulling ‘the largest con in corporate history’ through accounting fraud, share-price manipulation and money-laundering.

1 hour ago

Australia, France move past Aukus feud to supply Ukraine with ammunition

Ties between the two countries hit historic lows in 2021 after Paris accused Canberra of stabbing it in the back for scrapping a French submarine deal to join security pact with US, UK.

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Malaysia PM Anwar tells Goldman Sachs to pay up on 1MDB settlement

PM wants the US Wall Street firm to honour its settlement for its role in sovereign state fund multibillion-dollar scandal that spawned probes in Asia, US, Europe.

31 Jan 2023 - 2:44AM
French Armed Forces’ Minister Sebastien Lecornu embraces Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles in Paris on Monday. Photo: AFP

Australia, France move past Aukus feud to supply Ukraine with ammunition

Ties between the two countries hit historic lows in 2021 after Paris accused Canberra of stabbing it in the back for scrapping a French submarine deal to join security pact with US, UK.

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Malaysia 1MDB scandal

Malaysia PM Anwar tells Goldman Sachs to pay up on 1MDB settlement

PM wants the US Wall Street firm to honour its settlement for its role in sovereign state fund multibillion-dollar scandal that spawned probes in Asia, US, Europe.

PM wants the US Wall Street firm to honour its settlement for its role in sovereign state fund multibillion-dollar scandal that spawned probes in Asia, US, Europe.

31 Jan 2023 - 2:44AM
Myanmar

EU urged to take action after firms found to be helping Myanmar make weapons

France, Germany and Austria among nations named in report by human rights group Special Advisory Council for Myanmar.

France, Germany and Austria among nations named in report by human rights group Special Advisory Council for Myanmar.

31 Jan 2023 - 12:29AM

India accused of shaping ‘compliant’ online media amid ban over BBC’s Modi film

The Indian government invoked emergency powers to block clips of a BBC film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from being shared on social media platforms – a request that Twitter and YouTube complied with.

30 Jan 2023 - 8:30PM
India accused of shaping ‘compliant’ online media amid ban over BBC’s Modi film

Malaysia, Singapore sign deals to deepen ‘long-standing and immutable’ ties

Anwar met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob in first official visit to city state, says both sides need to explore new areas of cooperation.

30 Jan 2023 - 7:30PM
Malaysia, Singapore sign deals to deepen ‘long-standing and immutable’ ties

EU urged to take action after firms found to be helping Myanmar make weapons

France, Germany and Austria among nations named in report by human rights group Special Advisory Council for Myanmar.

31 Jan 2023 - 12:29AM

India accused of shaping ‘compliant’ online media amid ban over BBC’s Modi film

The Indian government invoked emergency powers to block clips of a BBC film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from being shared on social media platforms – a request that Twitter and YouTube complied with.

30 Jan 2023 - 8:30PM

Malaysia, Singapore sign deals to deepen ‘long-standing and immutable’ ties

Anwar met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob in first official visit to city state, says both sides need to explore new areas of cooperation.

30 Jan 2023 - 7:30PM
Economics
People walk underneath lanterns in the Chinatown section of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on January 15, 2023, ahead of the Lunar New Year. Photo: AFP

Asia celebrates first post-Covid Lunar New Year amid inflation woes

Covid-19 remains a concern for some, even as many people spare no expense to celebrate while others mull cost-cutting measures for festivities.

21 Jan 2023 - 1:33PM

Can Malaysia afford to ban all palm oil exports to the EU?

European buyers are ‘terribly important’ to the industry and can’t be easily replaced, observers say, as Malaysia calls on Indonesia to join its proposed boycott.

European buyers are ‘terribly important’ to the industry and can’t be easily replaced, observers say, as Malaysia calls on Indonesia to join its proposed boycott.

19 Jan 2023 - 5:30PM

Both China and the UK want in, so why is the US reluctant to join the CPTPP?

A ‘weak’ Joe Biden doesn’t have the political capital to force through what would essentially be a reversal of a Trump-era decision to abandon the trade pact, analysts say, as the focus shifts to China’s application for membership instead.

A ‘weak’ Joe Biden doesn’t have the political capital to force through what would essentially be a reversal of a Trump-era decision to abandon the trade pact, analysts say, as the focus shifts to China’s application for membership instead.

19 Jan 2023 - 2:02AM

Will Indian carmaker Maruti Suzuki’s electric push be too little, too late?

India’s top carmaker says it’s optimistic about demand for electric vehicles as the government aims for 30 per cent of auto sales to be EVs by 2030. But the company faces stiff competition from rivals such as China’s MG Motors.

India’s top carmaker says it’s optimistic about demand for electric vehicles as the government aims for 30 per cent of auto sales to be EVs by 2030. But the company faces stiff competition from rivals such as China’s MG Motors.

24 Jan 2023 - 1:23PM
Economics
People walk underneath lanterns in the Chinatown section of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on January 15, 2023, ahead of the Lunar New Year. Photo: AFP

Asia celebrates first post-Covid Lunar New Year amid inflation woes

Covid-19 remains a concern for some, even as many people spare no expense to celebrate while others mull cost-cutting measures for festivities.

21 Jan 2023 - 1:33PM

Can Malaysia afford to ban all palm oil exports to the EU?

European buyers are ‘terribly important’ to the industry and can’t be easily replaced, observers say, as Malaysia calls on Indonesia to join its proposed boycott.

European buyers are ‘terribly important’ to the industry and can’t be easily replaced, observers say, as Malaysia calls on Indonesia to join its proposed boycott.

19 Jan 2023 - 5:30PM

Both China and the UK want in, so why is the US reluctant to join the CPTPP?

A ‘weak’ Joe Biden doesn’t have the political capital to force through what would essentially be a reversal of a Trump-era decision to abandon the trade pact, analysts say, as the focus shifts to China’s application for membership instead.

A ‘weak’ Joe Biden doesn’t have the political capital to force through what would essentially be a reversal of a Trump-era decision to abandon the trade pact, analysts say, as the focus shifts to China’s application for membership instead.

19 Jan 2023 - 2:02AM

Will Indian carmaker Maruti Suzuki’s electric push be too little, too late?

India’s top carmaker says it’s optimistic about demand for electric vehicles as the government aims for 30 per cent of auto sales to be EVs by 2030. But the company faces stiff competition from rivals such as China’s MG Motors.

India’s top carmaker says it’s optimistic about demand for electric vehicles as the government aims for 30 per cent of auto sales to be EVs by 2030. But the company faces stiff competition from rivals such as China’s MG Motors.

24 Jan 2023 - 1:23PM
Asia | OPINION
From the left, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as they arrive for the Quad leaders’ summit at Kantei Palace in Tokyo on May 24, 2022. Photo: AP

Opinion | As Australia repairs its ties with China, what of the Quad?

Beijing’s economic coercion drove Australia to seek alliance in earnest with the US, Japan and India to counter the ‘China threat’. Now with the China-Australia trade relationship improving by the day, questions will be raised about Canberra’s commitment to Quad objectives.

29 Jan 2023 - 1:00AM

Asian Angle | As Asean chair, Indonesia must proactively manage ties between US and China

Indonesia’s success as Asean chair will be assessed partly based on how it manages the strategic implications of the US-China competition on Southeast Asia.

Indonesia’s success as Asean chair will be assessed partly based on how it manages the strategic implications of the US-China competition on Southeast Asia.

28 Jan 2023 - 9:00AM
As Asean chair, Indonesia must proactively manage ties between US and China

As I see it | Lunar New Year traditions in Singapore aren’t disappearing, they’re evolving

Many Singaporeans are shunning traditional Lunar New Year’s customs like visiting family, and are instead choosing to travel to ‘escape’ seeing some relatives.

Many Singaporeans are shunning traditional Lunar New Year’s customs like visiting family, and are instead choosing to travel to ‘escape’ seeing some relatives.

27 Jan 2023 - 10:34AM
Lunar New Year traditions in Singapore aren’t disappearing, they’re evolving

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