AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From the Past Week in Asia – ABC … – ABC News

India and Indonesia both held Independence Day celebrations last week. India, which gained independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15, 1947, marked the day with cultural and military parades, colorful festivals and political speeches. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, saying that India would not bow to extremism and calling for young people […]

Asia markets lower as traders eye Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole on Friday – CNBC

Asian markets mostly retreated on Monday, with traders likely holding their horses ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole on Friday. In Australia, the ASX 200 closed down 11.58 points, or 0.21 percent, at 5,515.10, erasing modest gains from the morning session, with the energy and materials sectors shedding […]

Asia markets mixed as traders eye Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole on Friday – CNBC

In the currency market, the dollar traded up against a basket of currencies, with the dollar index at 94.868, compared with levels near 94.100 late last week. The Australian dollar slipped against the greenback, trading at $0.7592 as of 11:14 a.m. HK/SIN, with some commentators suggesting the Aussie took a hit after Moody’s Investor Service […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From the Past Week in Asia – ABC News

India and Indonesia both held Independence Day celebrations last week. India, which gained independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15, 1947, marked the day with cultural and military parades, colorful festivals and political speeches. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, saying that India would not bow to extremism and calling for young people […]

Taking a look at the next three Olympic sites — all in Asia – Chicago Sun-Times

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — For the Olympics, it’s so-long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, although challenges […]

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 […]