Drone Attacks Cut Saudi Oil Production in Half

Aerial view of Khurais oilfield, which was attacked by drones

(Aerial view of Khurais oilfield, which was attacked by drones) Saudi Arabia’s oil production was cut in half after several drones attacked their facilities. The drone attacks were claimed by Houthi rebels from Yemen. Last Saturday, the Houthi rebels claim to have orchestrated several drones attacks to Saudi Arabia. The drones attacked Saudi Aramco, the oil company owned by the … Read More

Hong Kong Retailers Suffer Due to Protests

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong's biggest shopping district, suffers most

(Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, the biggest shopping district, suffers the most from protests) Hong Kong retailers are suffering due to the ongoing protests. A great number of these retailing shops could be forced to close down by the end of the month. This would displace thousands of people, leaving them jobless.  The Protest Effect The overall feeling in Hong Kong … Read More

China’s Pork Supply Hits Low Levels

To show China's pork market amidst the African swine fever epidemic

(China’s pork market amidst the African swine fever epidemic) China’s pork supply has reached low levels. Due to this, several cities within China have resorted to releasing their emergency supply of frozen pork meat.  Currently, there are four cities that are relying on this emergency supply of frozen pork. The combined population of these four cities comes to approximately 130 … Read More

Taiwan Warns Against China Travel After Businessman Detained

  (A moment of the protests going on in Hong Kong) A Taiwan businessman was detained in China last 19th of August. Due to this occurrence, the ruling party of Taiwan has warned all its citizens about travelling to Hong Kong or China.  The Detained Businessman The businessman’s name is Lee Meng-chu. He is 43 years old and was visiting … Read More

First Female Singapore President Visits PH

First female President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob (right) The first female President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob is visiting the Philippines to celebrate the anniversary of both country’s diplomatic cooperation. Yacob is in Manila for a total of five days. Her visit will last from the 8th of September to the 12th.  Yacob’s Visit Yacob’s visit looks to be a busy … Read More

HK Leader Carrie Lam Withdraws Extradition Bill

Carrie Lam as she speaks on withdrawing the extradition bill Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, will be withdrawing the extradition bill that was proposed last February 2019. Lam’s decision comes five months after the massive protests carried out by the people of Hong Kong.  A source close to the Hong Kong government said that Lam’s purpose for … Read More

Deciding The Future of Global From Asia. What do you want to hear about?

Dear Readers, As some of you have seen, I’ve been a bit emotional lately. It is because the busines world as we knew it is being turned upside down. Global From Asia started in Oct 2013 as a podcast to help online business owners learn about running an international business from Hong Kong. As the podcast intro used to say: … Read More

Annoucement: ANZCOM South China Disbanding

Sad news today. Important ANZCOM News/ Follow Up & Farewell Jul 19, 6:22pm G’day Mike Michelini, You will recall we reached out early last month with the mail below. After reviewing the responses the clear consensus is that the universality of social media in south China renders the concept of formal organizations like ANZCOM effectively redundant. Consequently we have closed … Read More

Introducing The New Column

Mike has asked me to supply a brief column that would hopefully lucidly (and, even more hopefully, succinctly) elaborate on the “events of the day”. It used to be that all of us going/dealing in foreign countries were considered to be outsiders but, given the issues with which we currently have to deal on an ongoing and increasing basis, it’s … Read More