Samsung, Tencent Surge in Race to Become Asia’s Most Valuable Firm – Fortune

Tencent Holdings tcehy and Samsung Electronics ssnlf are racing to be crowned Asia’s most valuable company as expectations for robust earnings growth push their share prices to record highs. Their surge – both have gained by a third this year – has made them the world’s best performing large-cap tech stocks and highlights how these […]

William Shatner Remembers Spending a Month in Asia with Celebrity Strangers – Vanity Fair

William Shatner Remembers Spending a Month in Asia with Celebrity Strangers – Vanity Fair

If someone offered you an all-expenses-paid trip to Asia, would you take it? Well, yeah. That, dear readers, is the split-second consideration process William Shatner says he underwent after being asked to appear on Better Late than Never—NBC’s four-episode series premiering Tuesday that sounds like it was created in a Mad Libs laboratory. (In actuality, […]

With Audience Shrinking, NBC Looks Cautiously to Olympics in Asia – New York Times

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Japanese shares slip as yen edges higher, amid gains in other Asia markets – CNBC

“It’s still early days yet for the Jackson Hole conference … but the markets seem to be already discounting the possibility that Yellen may look to talk up a September rate hike,” said Angus Nicholson, a market analyst at spreadbettor IG. In the currency market, the dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket […]

Could A TPP Failure Spell Disaster For US Power In Asia? – Daily Caller

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is on the rocks, and if President Barack Obama’s legacy trade deal fails, the U.S. may find itself ceding power to China and struggling to secure its preeminence in Asia, reports The Wall Street Journal. The TPP, a 12-nation free-trade agreement, could eliminate around 18,000 tariffs inhibiting trade for roughly 40 […]

Asia markets lower as traders eye Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole on Friday – CNBC

Asian markets mostly retreated on Monday, with traders likely holding their horses ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole on Friday. In Australia, the ASX 200 closed down 11.58 points, or 0.21 percent, at 5,515.10, erasing modest gains from the morning session, with the energy and materials sectors shedding […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From the Past Week in Asia – ABC … – ABC News

India and Indonesia both held Independence Day celebrations last week. India, which gained independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15, 1947, marked the day with cultural and military parades, colorful festivals and political speeches. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, saying that India would not bow to extremism and calling for young people […]