Thousands march for HK democracy

Tens of thousands of people have braved typhoon rains to take part in an annual pro-democracy rally demanding China honour promises to hold fully democratic elections in 2017.

Telenor and Ooredoo win Myanmar telecoms licences

Telenor Mobile Communications of Norway and Qatar Telecom, which has changed its name to Ooredoo, have been awarded telecommunications licences by the Telecommunications Operator Tender Evaluation and Selection Committee to roll out and operate telecommunications networks in Myanmar.

Sinopec buys $1.5bn stake in Angola oil field

Sinopec, also known as China Petrochemical Corporation, has agreed a deal to buy U.

Singapore's record toxic smog forces millions indoors

The record-breaking toxic smog currently covering Singapore has forced millions indoors, with no end in sight.

Mercedes and Pirelli punished over F1 tyre testing

Mercedes have avoided harsh sanctions for breaking rules governing tests by using a current car to conduct a three-day, 1,000km tyre test at Pirelli's request at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on 15-17 May.

China's manufacturing hits nine-month low

China's manufacturing activity hit a nine-month low in June as demand fell, according to HSBC's closely-watched Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

CKI-led consortium buys Dutch waste company for HK$9.7b

A consortium of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing's companies has bought a waste management company in the Netherlands.

Fertility services company to expand into Asia

Australia's Virtus Health, the world's first publicly listed fertility services company, plans to expand into Asia and grow at around four percent annually over the long-term.

AirAsia X plans fleet expansion

Malaysian long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X says it plans to use proceeds from a public listing to more than triple its fleet in the next four years to meet demand in Asia-Pacific.

Japan's Prime Minister hails Africa

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described Africa as a "growth centre" and said now is the time to invest in the continent.

Qantas welcomes new investor to Jetstar Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based shipping and property giant Shun Tak Holdings, founded by Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho, has bought a 33.

Apple faces U.S. ban on older iPhones

Apple has lost a ruling by a U.

Pro inflation policy: Japan's economy in recovery?

A weaker yen has been good for Japanese exporters but will it be good for the ordinary citizen?

Writer Ian Armitage

Since the spectacular collapse of Japan's 1980's bubble economy in the 90's the country's economy has been in stagnation and decline but it is now starting to show signs of recovery: Tokyo stocks have reached five-year highs; deflation appears to be under control; and interest rates, effectively at zero for more than five years, may soon begin to rise.

Dare to Dream

Q&A: Lian Beng Construction.

Continued expansion for deugro

Asia Outlook talks to Sven Hergemoeller, deugro's Regional Vice President for South East Asia.

Invest in Asia

Asia Outlook talks to Zach Wilson, the Managing Director of Alfa Tech VestAsia, and learns more about the company's growth in Southeast Asia.

Field of Dreams: Singapore Sports Hub to open by April 2014

Construction is well under way for Singapore's new Sports Hub.

Vodafone-China Mobile consortium withdraws Myanmar bid

Vodafone and China Mobile have withdrawn their joint bid for one of two licenses offered in Myanmar saying the returns do not justify their investment.

China manufacturing sector contracts in May

China's manufacturing activity shrank more than first reported in May, HSBC's final purchasing managers' index (PMI) has revealed.