Singapore imports 90% of its food – how is it coping with inflation?

A rooftop farm in Singapore on May 27, 2020. The small island nation lacks natural resources and imports more than 90% of its food from more than 170 countries and regions. Lauryn Ishak | Bloomberg | Getty Images Singapore is known for its variety of street food and local cuisines, but many may not know … Read more

Australia’s leading wine authority to close office in China as exports plunge

Lin Tiangui, a representative of Winston Wine, looks at a bottle of wine produced from Winston Wine’s own Australian winery at one of its stores in Shanghai, China on October 18, 2011. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | In Pictures | Corbis Historical | Getty Images Australia’s leading wine industry body Wine Australia will be closing … Read more

Indonesia increasingly wary of Australia. Albanese wants to change it

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese returns from laying a wreath at Indonesia’s National Heroes Cemetery on June 6, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Albanese made his first trip to Indonesia promising to strengthen ties during two days of diplomatic and business meetings. Ed Wray | Getty Images Long before Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made … Read more

Indonesia increasingly wary of Australia. Albanese wants to change it

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese returns from laying a wreath at Indonesia’s National Heroes Cemetery on June 6, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Albanese made his first trip to Indonesia promising to strengthen ties during two days of diplomatic and business meetings. Ed Wray | Getty Images Long before Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made … Read more

China tries to shake off the worst of the pandemic

A handful of tourists visit the normally packed Yuyuan Garden during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday on June 4, 2022, in Shanghai, where authorities are allowing a return to normal life and business activity. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING – China is starting to show signs of recovery from the latest … Read more

Left out of the Indo-Pacific deal, China pushes towards RCEP trade deal

US President Joe Biden, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) launch event at Izumi Garden Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Amid the fanfare of US President Joe Biden’s new Indo-Pacific strategy, China flew under the radar … Read more

Left out of the Indo-Pacific deal, China pushes towards RCEP trade deal

US President Joe Biden, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) launch event at Izumi Garden Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Amid the fanfare of US President Joe Biden’s new Indo-Pacific strategy, China flew under the radar … Read more

Indian and Chinese stock markets could grow fourfold by 2050, says Abrdn CEO

A guard walks past the National Stock Exchange building in Mumbai, India, on February 9, 2018. Danish Siddiqui | Reuters Indian and Chinese stock market capitalization may grow fourfold by 2050 as Asia turns from “laggard to leader” in the climate transition, according to Abrdn CEO Stephen Bird. In a letter seen by CNBC marking … Read more

Indian and Chinese stock markets could grow fourfold by 2050, says Abrdn CEO

A guard walks past the National Stock Exchange building in Mumbai, India, on February 9, 2018. Danish Siddiqui | Reuters Indian and Chinese stock market capitalization may grow fourfold by 2050 as Asia turns from “laggard to leader” in the climate transition, according to Abrdn CEO Stephen Bird. In a letter seen by CNBC marking … Read more

People are leaving Hong Kong and here’s where they’re going

They stuck it out during the political protests of 2019. Then they lasted through nearly two years of pandemic. But this year, they say they’ve had enough. Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 – not because they want to, several told CNBC, but because Covid restrictions and what they … Read more