Modi’s BJP is set to gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu

MYSURU, INDIA – APRIL 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election campaign rally on April 14, 2024 in Mysuru, India.  Abhishek Chinnappa | Getty Images News | Getty Images CHENNAI, India — Polling stations in India’s Tamil Nadu state opened on Friday as the country kicked off its massive national election … Read more

Tim Cook visits Singapore amid Apple’s Southeast Asia expansion

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., center, arrives at Apple Developer Academy at Binus University in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.  Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple’s Tim Cook is in Singapore for the latest leg of his whirlwind tour around Southeast Asia as the CEO pivots toward the … Read more

TSMC Q1 2024 earnings on strong AI chip demand

A logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seen during the TSMC global RnD Center opening ceremony in Hsinchu on July 28, 2023. (Photo by Amber Wang / AFP) Amber Wang | Afp | Getty Images Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company on Thursday beat revenue and profit expectations in the first quarter, thanks to continued … Read more

Lok Sabha polls start April 19 —What you need to know

A worker fixes a flag of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on a hoarding of their leader and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 15, 2024.  Idrees Mohammed | Afp | Getty Images Indians head to the polls on Friday in what will be the world’s largest democratic election, as close to one billion … Read more

Malaysia is unfazed by China, U.S. chip competition, minister says

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – 2018/01/24: A foreigner is seen with a Malaysia flag as a background. Kuala Lumpur or commonly known as KL is the national capital for Malaysia and is the fastest growing metropolitan regions in South-East Asia. The urban city is also well known to the world for tourism and shopping. Kuala Lumpur … Read more

Maharajas’ Express to Palace on Wheels

Luxury trains in India date back to its colonial era, when opulent carriages transported dignitaries, officials and royalty. More trains were built in the 19th century for the country’s maharajas and other ruling elites and their families. Following India’s independence in 1947, privy purses — or governmental payments to these rulers — ended. Without the … Read more

Bank of Korea chief says won volatility a little ‘excessive’

The Bank of Korea will intervene to control currency volatility if needed, the central bank’s chief told CNBC, describing the recent market fluctuations as a little “excessive.” Central bank governor Rhee Chang-yong said external factors are fueling the Korean won‘s movement. “I think the recent movement is a little bit excessive judging from what we … Read more

NewJeans, Hybe and Coachella shows to lead turnaround in Kpop

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 03: (L – R) Danielle, Hyein, Hanni, Minji and Haerin of NewJeans perform in concert during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 03, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Gary Miller | Filmmagic | Getty Images It hasn’t been an easy start to the year for investors in the K-pop sector as lower … Read more

Singapore NODX falls 20.7%, misses expectations

Container ships and bulk carriers behind the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino offshore from Singapore, on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports plunged 20.7% in March from a year ago, a sharp decline from the revised 0.2% fall in February. The 20.7% fall missed expectations by … Read more

IMF upgrades global growth forecast as economy proves ‘surprisingly resilient’ despite downside risks

Crowds walk below neon signs on Nanjing Road. The street is the main shopping district of the city and one of the world’s busiest shopping districts. Nikada | E+ | Getty Images The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slightly raised its global growth forecast, saying the economy had proven “surprisingly resilient” despite inflationary pressures and … Read more