Monday, 02 May 2016

Asia Pacific

  • Honolulu Might Be Sunk Due to Climate Change

    03:56 | 2/5/16
    The new Ala Wai Canal Project would increase the system's capacity to contain these potential floods by distributing water retention basins throughout the watershed and building a 4-foot wall on both sides of the canal. Most of the basins would be ... more»
  • Next up in NY Legislature: Uber, ethics and NYC schools

    03:11 | 2/5/16
    Currently the two companies are limited to the New York City area. While many upstate mayors support the expansion, taxi companies are fighting it, saying Uber and Lyft ... Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky is expected to become the 32nd Democrat following ... more»
  • 8 died in NS nursing homes after resident violence since 2008

    03:00 | 2/5/16
    CTV News
    ... and a death at Arborstone, where a resident fell backwards after being pushed. In the other five cases, the relevant police forces say they decided not to proceed with investigations, meaning no release was issued and the stories never surfaced ... more»
Asia Pacific Snapshot
NZ50NZSX 50 Index6,8226,7876,821310.45%
TWITrade Weighted Index72.2572.2572.250.200.27%
STIStraits Times - Singapore2,8602,8352,839240.83%
NI225Nikkei 22517,57216,65316,6666243.61%
HSIHang Seng21,23521,02421,0673211.50%
Latest Asia Pacific News
  • Rise of the Coast: why now's the right time to go for Gold

    02:26 | 2/5/16
    Domain News
    “There's suddenly a huge demand for good property from buyers in Sydney and Melbourne. Two years ago, 10 per cent of our inquiries were from the southern states. more»
  • Budget boosts security for Australian Federal Police and Australian Crime ...

    02:03 | 2/5/16
    The Conversation AU
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday night described the tax changes in the budget, which will include limited action on bracket creep, a crack down on superannuation benefits for the wealthy, and phased in company tax relief, as “substantial ... more»
  • Foreign minister reaffirms Japan's economic ties to Thailand

    01:52 | 2/5/16
    "Thailand is a stakeholder that Japan cannot be without as many big and medium-sized Japanese firms from over 4,500 companies are based here," Kishida told reporters. Japan still came top in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Thailand last year, with ... more»
  • Axiom Verge, The Ghost of Metroid Past

    01:52 | 2/5/16
    Hardcore Gamer
    Over the years he hopes with childlike anticipation during every major game announcement like Linus spending every Halloween in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Seasons change, years pass and the only constant ... These throwback games ... more»
  • Coalition plans nuclear-powered submarine fleet over long term

    01:41 | 2/5/16
    The Australian Financial Review
    ... don't need to be refuelled or surface for air. Their range is limited by the amount of fresh food that can be stored on board, which means that they could reach China, the northern Pacific or the western edge of the Indian Ocean from Australian ports. more»
  • 01:29 | 2/5/16
    As part of Forest City Ratner's commitment to provide "affordable" housing in the towers around Barclays, there will be lotteries, starting with 461 Dean At Pacific Park, the modular 33-story red and silver tower nearing completion at the eastern edge ... more»
  • Science Diplomacy across the Bering Straits: Experiential Learning as an ...

    00:53 | 2/5/16
    National Geographic
    More recently, the United States and Russia have engaged in joint academic research and educational efforts on Arctic issues that affect the Bering Strait under the auspices of the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) program and ... more»
  • #PanamaPapers: How ex-Nigerian Minister Gbadamosi Bought Two Penthouses In ...

    00:11 | 2/5/16
    It is registered under the ownership of Cosmopolitan Corp. Ocean Park Tower 2, which was completed in 2006, is one of the most expensive residences in Panama City. more»