Manav Bharti University in Himachal Pradesh sold 36,000 bogus degrees for as little as US$1,362 each, an Indian government agency investigation found.
European asset manager Nordea had urged firms involved in the Vung Ang 2 project such as Japan’s Mitsubishi and South Korea’s Kepco to withdraw.
Analysing anonymised customer data, the island nation’s largest bank has noted salary improvements among lower-paid workers, and fewer customers showing wage cuts.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says disputes over Japan’s wartime past and ‘comfort women’ are holding back efforts to improve future relations.
During lockdown, the city was paying 75 per cent of the first S$4,600 earned by every Singaporean and permanent resident each month.
The country is a key source of the nickel needed in electric vehicle batteries, but to be a major producer it must invest in tech, talent and renewable energy.
Local communities fear diminished prospects as the country’s agricultural powerhouse loses steam amid China’s upstream energy ventures.
Electric vehicle sceptics like Japan’s Toyota chief point out that on some measures electric vehicles produce more carbon dioxide than traditional cars.
Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing said at SCMP’s China Conference: Southeast Asia that investments into Myanmar had helped create jobs and grow the economy.
The bill, proposed by an Australian lawmaker, wants all items made by forced labour in China, including those from Xinjiang, to be banned. But rights groups suggest including all countries known to have cases of forced labour.
Latest figures show India still depends heavily on Chinese goods and investments. But its policy of ‘self-reliance’, fuelled by the border dispute, means trade and investment links with its neighbour may never be the same.
Analysts say both sides can claim a win, with Facebook avoiding enforced arbitration but Canberra emboldening other countries’ bids to regulate big tech.
These competitors are also vying for a slice of Southeast Asia’s US$62 billion e-commerce sector, looking to secure resources and partnerships as the sector evolves.
China’s largesse in funding infrastructure has prompted claims it is seeking leverage over poorer, indebted nations, yet Laos’ reliance on its neighbour has gone strangely unnoticed.
What began as a modest gaming firm has grown into a US$137 billion behemoth with e-commerce and digital payment ambitions. Will this unicorn’s fairy tale rise have a happy ending?
While some see the new law requiring the social media giant to pay for content as also being politically motivated, Facebook’s decision to block Australian media outlets has revealed the extent of the company’s influence.
Laos has seen a dam-building boom in recent decades - funded in part by China, Malaysia and Thailand - but it has come at a cost for both the environment and local communities.
Indian PM has reiterated his resolve to carry out agricultural reforms, but the protesting farmers insist they will not go home without a victory.
Ridha Wirakusumah, who was named as head of the Indonesia Investment Authority, gets high marks for his integrity and experience.