India rupees: Chaos at banks after ‘black money’ ban

India rupees: Chaos at banks after ‘black money’ ban

Image copyright AP Image caption The police helped keep order at this State Bank of India branch in Mumbai There have been chaotic scenes outside banks in India, two days after 500 ($7) and 1,000 rupee notes were withdrawn as part of anti-corruption measures. Some banks ran out of cash. At others police were called […]

Singles Day: How China’s Alibaba wants to change shopping

Singles Day: How China’s Alibaba wants to change shopping

Image copyright Alibaba Image caption Alibaba customers could use virtual reality to shop Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba singlehandedly created the world’s biggest online shopping event known as Singles Day. Now it’s looking to change how people shop, but this is not without its challenges, reports the BBC’s Tessa Wong. Every year on 11 November, millions […]

Hot dog to hot tub: Australian’s drone delivery hits snag

An Australian man’s idea to use a drone to bring a hot dog to his hot tub hit a snag when aviation authorities warned he could face fines of up to A$9,000 (about $6,970; £5,600) for breaching drone flight safety rules. The man, named by local media as “Tim”, has insisted the stunt was safe […]

Chinese official Meng Hongwei to head Interpol

Chinese official Meng Hongwei to head Interpol

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei was elected at Interpol’s general assembly meeting A senior Chinese official has been elected head of global police co-operation agency Interpol. Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei is the first Chinese citizen to hold the four-year post. His appointment begins immediately. […]

US Election 2016: Asia markets bounce back after Trump win

US Election 2016: Asia markets bounce back after Trump win

Image copyright AP Asian share markets have surged back after Wednesday’s sharp sell-off in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s US election victory. Thursday’s rally followed rises in Europe and the US, as the market meltdown many had anticipated failed to materialise. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index soared 6.7%, more than recovering losses from the previous […]

India currency ban: Who will take this money now?

The BBC’s Justin Rowlatt tries to use 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in Delhi after they were banned by the Indian government in a crackdown on illegal money. Filmed and edited by Sanjay Ganguly India currency ban: Who will take this money now?}

Tianjin chemical blast: China jails 49 for disaster

Tianjin chemical blast: China jails 49 for disaster

Image copyright EPA Image caption A huge crater was created in the aftermath of the explosion A Chinese court has handed a suspended death sentence to the head of a chemical factory for his role in blasts that killed 173 people last year. Ruihai Logistics chairman Yu Xuewei was also fined more than 700,000 yuan […]

Afghan ‘green-eyed girl’: Pakistan deports Sharbat Gula

Afghan ‘green-eyed girl’: Pakistan deports Sharbat Gula

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pakistani policemen escort Sharbat Gula as she leaves hospital before being taken to the border An Afghan woman made famous by a National Geographic cover in 1985 has been deported from Pakistan after she was convicted of having fake ID papers. Sharbat Gula had served a 15-day prison sentence in […]

Shock as India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes

Shock as India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Newspapers described serpentine queues at ATMs Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says “honest people” have no need to worry about a decision to scrap 1,000 and 500 rupee notes. Mr Jaitley said the move would flush out tax evaders, adding that all old notes deposited in banks would be subjected […]

US Election 2016: Asia markets jolted by vote results

US Election 2016: Asia markets jolted by vote results

Image copyright Getty Images Asian stocks have fallen as the prospect of Donald Trump becoming new US president became increasingly likely. All regional markets are lower, with money flowing into safe haven stocks, gold and currencies including the yen. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed down by 5.4% while European and US markets are expected to drop […]