US Faces Setback in Asia If TPP Trade Deal Doesn’t Pass – Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama’s troubled Pacific-region trade deal is threatening to become a foreign policy failure in Asia, where the U.S. loaded the accord with strategic significance as a counterweight to the rise of China. U.S. officials have billed the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership for years as central to a shift of U.S. military and other resources […]

Asia Pacific: Overseas professors set up Chinese think-tank in BC – Vancouver Sun

A group of Chinese academics from several universities in B.C. have set up a think-tank focused on China’s perspectives of encouraging trade and investment with Canada, marking the first agency of its kind in Western Canada. The Grizzly Bear Institute of Canada was established by about 10 professors, mostly visiting scholars from Mainland Chinese institutions, but also […]

Welcome to the ‘self-driving car of finance’ – Business Insider

(A rendering of DNA.) Shutterstock Everyone is talking about blockchain.  The nascent technology has the potential to allow a digital asset to be securely and seamlessly transferred from one party to another, eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries and shortening settlement time to seconds. Based on recent data, the estimated annual budget for blockchain initiatives in […]

Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sets Sights on Tax Evaders – Wall Street Journal

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia’s Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, returned last month from a top post at the World Bank pledging to drill incompetent officials and pursue tax evaders with the same grit and persistence that earned her many political enemies in the same role a decade ago. The hard-nosed technocrat gained a reputation as one of Indonesia’s most important […]

‘America Will Be Great Again’: Carmelo Anthony’s Message After Team USA Wins Olympic Basketball Gold – TheBlaze.com

After the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team took its third-straight gold medal Sunday, easily besting Serbia 96-66, NBA star Carmelo Anthony offered impassioned words about America in the midst of its numerous troubles and what the victory meant to him. “In spite of everything that’s going on right now in our country, we gotta be […]

Donald Trump: America’s one-night stand – CNN

During the Republican presidential debate on August 6, Megyn Kelly pressed Trump about misogynistic, sexist comments he made in the past, such as calling some women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Trump slammed Kelly for this, calling her questions “ridiculous” and “off-base.”After the first GOP presidential debate, Trump said: “You could see there […]