The Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which generally promises greater benefits than other regional trade pacts currently under negotiation, has finally got off the ground a decade after it was first broached by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders.
Three recent judicial review applications have ruffled the feathers of many conservative Muslims in Malaysia.
One of my favorite activities in the “Assassin's Creed” games is diving off the top of a tall building into a conveniently placed haystack. I've done it hundreds of times over the franchise's seven-year run, but until now I've never gotten stuck in the hay.
Not much of Pakistan operates on merit. Connections procure jobs, recommendations procure promotions, an uncle in this bureaucracy, a brother in that one, all of it together amounts to the favors and facilitators that are needed to get where one wants to be.
From celebrations in united Germany marking the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall to those in the United States over midterm elections delivering a more evenly divided Washington, what a week it has been for division, past and present.
“Indonesia under my administration is open to business. But Indonesia, like other sovereign nations, must ensure that no harm comes to our national interests,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told Indonesia's neighbors ahead of the full implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) late next year.
On Oct. 29, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced the end of what is now called QE3, the third round of Fed quantitative easing purchases of Treasury bonds and agency mortgage-backed securities to keep the economy going.
“So where are you from?” New Taipei mayoral candidate Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) asked me soon after we sat down for the interview.
- 2014/11/14, 3 Comments
With a bright smile and dressed casually, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) formally announced his re-election campaign slogan “Doer,” alluding to both his efforts as mayor in elevating the status of New Taipei City over the last four years and what his motto will be in the coming four years should he win re-election.
- 2014/11/13, 1 Comment