Australian film industry looks to Asia – SBS

Australian film industry looks to Asia – SBS

Actors Sam Neill and Rachel Griffiths joined Chinese film makers in Shanghai on Wednesday to launch a new award aimed at fostering greater ties between Australian and Asian cinema. Griffiths and actor Sam Neill unveiled the Asia International Engagement Program, which will include a best Asian film award, at a banquet in the city.  The Australian Academy of […]

America Is Now a 'Second Tier' Country – Bloomberg

America Is Now a 'Second Tier' Country – Bloomberg

America leads the world when it comes to access to higher education. But when it comes to health, environmental protection, and fighting discrimination, it trails many other developed countries, according to the Social Progress Imperative, a U.S.-based nonprofit. The results of the group’s annual survey, which ranks nations based on 50 metrics, call to mind other reviews of national well-being, […]

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote – BBC News

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma has been implicated in corruption scandals but has survived previous votes of no-confidence South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such […]

South Korea Finance Minister Vows to Cooperate With US on North Korea – U.S. News & World Report

South Korea Finance Minister Vows to Cooperate With US on North Korea – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report South Korea Finance Minister Vows to Cooperate With US on North KoreaU.S. News & World ReportIn a phone conversation with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Kim Dong-yeon said any efforts Seoul makes in denuclearizing the isolated country will in cooperation with the United States and the international community, South Korea’s […]

Why There's A Big Opportunity In Asia-Focused Hedge Funds – Benzinga

Why There's A Big Opportunity In Asia-Focused Hedge Funds – Benzinga

For the first time in several years, investors have begun expressing an interest in opportunities in Asia. Investors have shared increasing concerns about the high valuations of both the U.S. equity and fixed income markets (pushed further by the Trump rally in the U.S. equity markets). In addition, as many U.S. and European based managers’ […]

Can Europe Show The World What Moral Leadership Means? – Forbes

Can Europe Show The World What Moral Leadership Means? – Forbes

Forbes Can Europe Show The World What Moral Leadership Means?ForbesThere’s nothing like an existential crisis to focus the mind. In 2005, when voters in France and the Netherlands voted against establishing a European Constitution, my hope was that the powers running the European Union would recognize the intense and … and more » Source link