Asia

Pakistan PM commits investment in Karachi port to boost trade

Karachi is Pakistan's major maritime link to the outside world and handles over 60 percent of the country's imports and almost all of its exports.

India

India's debt-ridden Jet Airways suspends all operations

The cash-strapped airline, until recently India's second-biggest carrier, has struggled to keep its fleet in the air.

India's debt-ridden Jet Airways suspends all operations

Special series

Our Man in Cairo: El-Sisi and the West

How the US and EU are turning a blind eye on Egypt's human rights record for their own economic and political interests.

Business & Economy

Google and Apple block video sharing app TikTok in India

A court has prohibited downloads of the hugely popular Chinese video app saying it encouraged pornography.

Google and Apple block video sharing app TikTok in India

Asia Pacific

Shanghai motor show: Electric vehicles take centre stage

The race for electric vehicle dominance in China will come down to whose batteries last the longest.

Africa

Nigeria to diversify economy away from oil

Nigeria imports a lot of its food, which is bought using money earned from selling oil.

Malaysia

China signals Belt and Road shift with Malaysia rail project

Major rail project expected to resume next month after the Malaysian government secured a one-third reduction in cost.

China signals Belt and Road shift with Malaysia rail project

Russia

What did Russia get from its KRG gamble?

Energy giant Rosneft struck major deals with Iraq's Kurdish region in 2017. Today, it has yet to cash in on them.

What did Russia get from its KRG gamble?

Bitcoin

Iceland is a bitcoin miner's haven, but not everyone is happy

Environmentalists are concerned about bitcoin mining's damaging effect on the land as the cryptocurrency's value halves.

Iceland is a bitcoin miner's haven, but not everyone is happy

The Listening Post

The media backstory behind Malaysia's 1MDB corruption case

As Malaysia's former PM Najib Razak stands trial for kleptocracy, the media he tried to silence are out in force.

Europe

Ireland warns no-deal Brexit could affect food supplies to UK

Without a potential exit-deal with the EU, worries grow about the potentially grave effect on Ireland's farming sector.

Counting the Cost

Can Brazil's Bolsonaro deliver an economic miracle?

After 100 days in office, a look at Bolsonaro's plan to lift a country still struggling to recover from a recession.

Latin America

Can US sanctions on Venezuela work?

Can US sanctions on Venezuela work?

Business & Economy

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days

The disgraced former Nissan CEO, who faces allegations of financial misconduct, will remain in detention until April 22.

Japan court extends ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's detention

Malaysia

Malaysia rail project to resume after China agrees to cost cut

Malaysia's new government stopped work on 688km project last year, amid concern about hefty price tag.

Malaysia rail project to resume after China agrees to cost cut