ANN Desk (Asia)

The members of the ANN News Desk is located in several Asian countries. Stories under this lable are written by the ANN Team.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - After the emphatic win of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan elections last month, there's a central question: Will he manage to pull a Sheikh Hasina on India and China?

SINGAPORE (ANN Desk) - Forget the Asian Century, the region is heading into its most dangerous decade.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) -  In a study of Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Poland, Turkey and the United States, scientists attribute populism to the rise of decisive leaders who push nationalism, demonise opponents and stir up issues that further divide societies.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam to become more competitive with the help of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) if the country reduces trading costs and improves its business environment.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - There are different sets of relationships that each of India’s neighbours harbours towards the South Asian behemoth.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who led American business leaders to participate in the second Indo-Pacific Business Forum held on the sidelines of the Asean Summit, reaffirmed US' strong commitment to Asia through the Indo-Pacific vision of Trump.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Negative interest rates don’t make sense. Yet, nearly $16 trillion of the world’s bond market yields are in negative interest rate territory. Can this continue forever?

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - While on the concerns raised on the issue of exclusion of the names from the final draft of the NRC in Assam, Shah said, ‘People whose names are not in the NRC have the right to approach the tribunal. The Assam government is also ready to bear the cost of legal remedy for people who can’t afford it.’

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - The emotive tug of temples to Lords Shiva and Vishnu which were demolished and/or built over by medieval Muslim monarchs to ‘humiliate Hindus’ would, however, only be underestimated by the context- free and culturally oblivious.

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - The Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya Case last week means a Ram Temple will soon be built at what most Indians believe was Lord Ram’s janmasthaan (birthplace).