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WSJ Asia Editor, tweeting eye-catching news from the region

Q&A: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley — Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sat down on Thursday with reporters from The Wall Street Journal to discuss his efforts to reshape the Indian economy. Here are edited excerpts. The Wall Street Journal: Is this the dawn of revolution with the new government coming in? Arun Jaitley: We haven't used the word revolution.

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Preaches Patience on Economic Reforms — NEW DELHI-Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has a simple message for critics pushing for deeper change in the economic policies of the world's largest democracy: It's coming, be patient. In an interview Thursday, Mr. Jaitley, a corporate lawyer and close ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, touted progress India's new government has made, from easing foreign-investment limits in some industries to cutting red tape and improving...

Obama Will Try to Avoid the K Word — To some U.S. officials, it is known simply as the "K-word." Kashmir. It's a topic we expect U.S. President Barack Obama to try his level best to avoid during his three-day trip to India that starts next week. The issue got the former British foreign secretary in hot water when he was here last year.

Singapore's Temasek Seeks Deals in U.S. and Europe — SINGAPORE-Singapore's giant state investment company, Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., is looking to bulk up its portfolio in the U.S. and Europe, seeing opportunities in those regions despite persistent uncertainty over the health of their economies.

From Poverty to Exploitation in India — A young girl's tale highlights a different aspect of the abusive treatment of women, and many children, in the world's largest democracy.

Crimes Against Women: A New WSJ E-Book — Crimes against women have dominated the national discourse in India since the brutal gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi in December and her subsequent death from injuries sustained in the assault. The government, faced with unprecedented pressure from a disgusted electorate, has toughened laws relating to rape and other assaults on women.
Apr 17, 2015

Deals postponed after Bloomberg terminals go down in Europe and Asia via @WSJMoneyBeat

Apr 17, 2015

China’s “factory girls” have grown up—and are going on strike. excellent work. kudos to the student authors @heathat

Apr 17, 2015

TPP: Trade deal momentum is boost for U.S. and Japan in countering China

Apr 16, 2015

Flakka, Florida’s latest drug scourge, can easily be purchased online in China via @heathat

Apr 16, 2015

India Inc. is still ailing as Modi nears one-year anniversary; high hopes give way to disappointment over impetus

Apr 16, 2015

U.S., India look out: China’s Xi Jinping set to unveil billions in Pakistan spending

Apr 16, 2015

RT @HeathaT: What would president Hillary Clinton mean for China? via @qz

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