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Asian News: March 23, 2004

THAI PRESS:UOB Bids For Bk Of Asia Stake At THB5-THB6/Shr

Skin-whitener sales soar in Asia

An American Perspective on Asia

Sri Lanka opener for Malaysia in Junior Asia Cup tournament

US travel agency accused of offering sex tours to Asia

IOC is Asia-Pacific's top oil trading co


Asian News: March 22, 2004

Funds: Japan state pension fund will trim its investments

Japanese Services Expand 2.6% in January on Spending

Japan should prepare for bio-attack-US health chief

Inamoto looks set for return to Japan

US to deploy destroyer as missile defence ramps up

Japan hopes to speed up peace treaty talks with Russia

Nakasone urges Japan to help mend US-France relations

300,000 yen fine eyed for road toll evasion

Land prices in Japan fall for 13th year


Asian News: March 20, 2004

China 'ignores' Taiwan poll

China Condemns Failed Taiwan Referendum

China silent on Taiwan election

U.S.-China trade: Is the honeymoon over?

Iran signs $20-billion gas deal with China

World Bank expert: globalization boosts China's economic growth

Lawyers say China faces hard slog in WTO against US

China's 'putting people first' development model

Chinese baseball seeks future supporters among the young

China values others' experiences in financial reform


Asian News: March 17, 2004

Korea seeks new industries to power growth

Korea's Major Three Mobile Phone Makers Aim To Rise As Leaders In Europe

Korea’s KT plans mobile foray

UN Watchdog Wants Unfettered N. Korea Inspections

UN nuclear watchdog wants to return to North Korea

UN details North Korea's woes

Soccer: South Korea edge closer to Olympics with 1-0 win over

South Korea Beats Iran in Olympic Qualifier

Roh ouster a US engineered game, says North Korea

North Korea Threatens to Expand Nuclear Arsenal

Tata group to publicize its name in Korea

South Korea put on alert over possible terrorist attacks

Asian News: March 16, 2004

HP may launch Linux PCs in Asia

Europe asks Asia to help fight smuggling

Asia, OSCE begin conflict-prevention talks in Tokyo

HSBC interested in Bank of Asia

Singapore ranks most desirable place for expatriates in Asia: PERC study

Corruption dulls 'a shining India'

UBS Names Rory Tapner Chmn, CEO For Asia-Pacific Region

US Secretary of State visits South Asia

US secretary of state opens talks in India

Valuations, potential upside make Asia buy-Mobius

Server sales in Asia grow 6.7 percent in 2003: Gartner

Asia joins the Can-Spam Gang

Asian News: March 15, 2004

China's missiles and its carrier defense strategy

Tesco ready to wrestle in China

China Hopes For Lasting Peace, Stability In South Asia: Premier

Staggering challenges ahead for China: analysts

Warning to Taiwan: 'There's only one China'

France joins China in naval exercises as Taiwan prepares to go to the polls

Rare joint drill for China, France

FEATURE-China front line with Taiwan stands more at ease

Asian News: March 12, 2004

Crisis in South Korea as Roh is impeached

Analysis:S Korea in turmoil on impeachment

President's Impeachment Stirs Angry Protests in South Korea

EDITORIAL: North Korea sanctions

North Korea to face world action if weapon exports continue: US

South Korea Warns U.S. of 'Crisis'

S. Korea Interim President Urges Calm

S.Korea's Goh pledges no change in foreign policy

South Korea interim leader takes control

N.Korea Nuclear Program Older Than First Believed

South Korea to Bail Out 400,000 Individuals to Boost Economy

Asian News: March 11, 2004

Delhi to replace Beijing as top Japan aid recipient

Japan slashes aid to China, India gets top ODA spot

Japanese Stocks Fall on Terrorism Concern; Japan Air Drops

India now top recipient of Japanese loans

Japan Advises Citizens in Spain to Avoid Crowds After Bombing

Japan's Bonds Rise; Spain Bombing Spurs Demand for Fixed Income

Japan, Mexico set to reach final deal on FTA-media

Japan, China discuss tourist visa issuance

Asian News: March 8, 2004

Worldwide steel scrap shortage hits US, parts of Asia

G-G highlights Australia's role in South-East Asia

Asia funds continue strong show

Drypers M’sia to be hub in Southeast Asia

Asia targets domestic violence on Women's Day

Asia puts focus on domestic violence

'Carcass' flower unlikely to bloom

Is Bangladesh Asia's Most Unsafe Place for Journalists?

Asian News: March 3, 2004

Asia to lead in IPv6

As Southeast Asia heads to polls, democracies tested

Many investors still unaware of red-hot Tat Hong

Asia keeps New Europe on edge

Asia keeps New Europe on edge

Production of Other Stimulants Replaces Opium Cultivation in Asia

Film’s Greatest Danger Seen In Asia, Africa

Film’s Greatest Danger Seen In Asia, Africa

US dollar holds firm in Asia ahead of ECB meeting, jobs data

Asia's senior foreign officials discuss preparations for ASEM 5 ...

Asian News: March 2, 2004

India is Asia's 2nd most corrupt nation

Boeing sees jetliner demand firming; Asia in lead

Gkn Said Sales Rose 3% Despite Weakness in Most of Its Major Markets.

Asia ’ s Wealthy Keep Pvt Bankers On Toes

U.S. urges Asia to keep faith in democracy

Heroin and methamphetamine use soars in Asia

Nestle eyes Central Asia

Democracy in West Asia?

Calls between the US and Asia: The latency and the Awakening

U.S. seeks $1.9 billion for S. Asia

Asian News: March 1, 2004

HSBC to move jobs to Asia

Asia's avian flu battle likely to be long, costly

UN meeting says Asia-Pacific needs stronger alliances to meet Millennium Goals

Amfi To Host Ninth Asia Oceania Regional Meet

ASIA DEBT PIPELINE: Indonesia, NTPC, Hana Lead Busy Week

Aerospace firms see Asia-Pacific as key market

ASIA DEBT: Malaysia Bonds To Stay Weak On Hefty Supply

Air China eyes smaller carrier

Singapore working on free trade deal with China

China Telecom May Sell as Much as $1 Billion in Stock, Bonds

Increased drug abuse poses problem for China

China begins to cut back on its 3.5m fleet of 'perk' cars

Election year China-bashing set to hot up

China central bank warns of rising inflation

Debate focuses on missile sentiments

Chen: China has not reduced threat level despite overtures

China responds to U.S., censuring it or homelessness, `military aggression'

Russia warns of possible military intervention in North Korea

Japan, China team up on WMD control

Asian News: February 29, 2004

Asia needs investment to revive poultry business

Asia May Need at Least $500 Mln to Eradicate Bird Flu

Microsoft to cut tools prices for Asia

One Korea to Boost Asia's Economic Power

Central Asia: New Report Shoots Down Assumptions About Arms Proliferation

Indian tourists flock to S-E Asia

Pak slams Israel-India radar deal

Change vs. fear: dilemma of the '04 voter

12 killed in central China bus accident

Asian News: February 26, 2004

Asia's Bear-sized Catfish Are Disappearing

HP signs $150m India bank contract

Hewitt India to be Asia-Pacific hub

Avian Flu Still Spreading, Experts Warn

Central Asia and Caucasus vow to take harder line on terrorism - UN

Intl Policymakers to Asia: Let Currencies Rise

Around Asia's Markets: Gamble on Optus pays off at SingTel

Factiva Adds Nikkei BP and Nikkei BP Asia to Global Content Collection

China rich-poor gap is world's worst

China urban-rural wage gap one of biggest

Ancient general's tomb unearthed in NW China

Sex-related health center established in NE China

China opposes US human rights report

China troops on high alert in Fujian province

Asian News: February 23, 2004

Axa Asia Pacific Second-Half Profit Rises 38% to A$271 Million

Axa Asia Pacific profit surges

Study: Software piracy rates remain high in Asia

Intel leans more on big buyers, Asia for revenue

More open skies likely in Asia-Pacific in 10 years

UN urges international community to help Asia fight bird flu

No peace in S-Asia without Kashmir solution: PML leader

A Euro first for South-east Asia

Nokia signs push-to-talk deals in Asia-Pacific

Japan's 30-Year Bond Sale May Draw More Demand on Index Change

Japan stocks weak at midday as techs fall

East Timor urges Japan to continue aid

Japan's surplus balloons five-fold

Bush stresses benefits of free Iraq, citing postwar Japan

Election exposes 'one China' absurdity

China to Certify Safety Of Soybeans From U.S.

In China, inflation fears resurface

China steps up management of mineral exploration, mining operation

Asian News: February 22, 2004

Civil aviation growth in Asia Pacific will be highest: SM Lee

Trade Ties Bind Northeast Asia Ever Closer

Powell says Possibility of Regional war in Europe, Asia Defused

Powell says Possibility of Regional war in Europe, Asia Defused

‘Fujian Flu’ Poses New Threats In South East Asia

‘Fujian Flu’ Poses New Threats In South East Asia

‘Re-deployment of U.S Military Forces in Asia

Rising beef sales to Asia predicted

Asia's Muslims Mark New Hijri Year With Prayers

U.S., Asia powers gear up for North Korea nuclear talks

Japan to sell its stake in JR West

Korea-Japan FTA Negotiations Faces Differences on Timing of Tariff Removal

Cow in Japan may have mad cow disease

S.Korea, US and Japan hold informal consultations over DPRK nuclear

China, Japan exchange views on nuclear talks

Iron Range revives to meet booming demand in China

China capable of detecting bird flu in human beings

Beware exploding beer bottles-China consumer group

China Blocked North’s Nuclear Materials Imports

Asian News: February 20, 2004

Guard unit returns from southwest Asia

Ford Quality Care’ shop in Greenhills is 1st in Asia

US Looks For Deeper Alliances As Focus Shifts To Asia

Asia's bird flu strikes house cats

Linda Seebach: A troubling demographic trend in Asia

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Northeast Asia's New Security Regime

Asian Aerospace organisers hope to evolve it into world's top airshow

Pakistan and the EU By CHRIS PATTEN

More than half of Indonesian provinces hit by dengue outbreak

Yuanta to take over rival Asia Securities