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Asian markets rebound after North Korea-fuelled losses

Asian traders returned to buying Wednesday, reversing the previous day's losses as Donald Trump's measured response to North Korea's missile launch and upbeat US data restored a semblance of calm to markets.

Nearly 600 dead in South Asia floods

Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.

Asia stocks extend rally as dollar recovers

Asian equities extended a relief rally into a second day Tuesday as traders were emboldened by an ebbing risk of clashes between the United States and North Korea, with safe haven assets continuing to lose ground.

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

China opens on Sunday a summit to promote its massive global trade infrastructure project, highlighting Beijing's ambitions to spearhead a new era of globalisation as Washington shifts toward inward-looking policies.

Asia markets rise on US jobs data, euro dips after Macron rally

Asian and European markets mostly rose Monday following a Wall Street rally as dealers cheered a strong US jobs report, but the euro failed to hold on to early gains after Emmanuel Macron beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election.

Asian Games in Indonesia to feature 39 sports

The Asian Games in Indonesia will feature 39 sports, more than at the last event in South Korea, with some unusual additions including bridge, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Friday.

Southeast Asian haze crisis killed over 100,000

A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday that triggered calls for action to tackle the «killer haze».

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