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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

In the currency market, the dollar traded up against a basket of currencies, with the dollar index at 94.868, compared with levels near 94.100 late last week. The Australian dollar slipped against the greenback, trading at $0.7592 as of 11:14 a.m. HK/SIN, with some commentators suggesting the Aussie took a hit after Moody’s Investor Service […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From the Past Week in Asia – 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 […]