The Financial Times - Asia Edition
The F.T. is now well ahead of The Wall Street Journal with the best hard-hitting news and analysis in Asia. The newspaper is also a source for what the region’s key policymakers are thinking.
The Wall Street Journal – Asia Edition
This newspaper used to have the best coverage of finance in Asia. Still informative in parts but the news/opinion has become less objective.
The New York Times
Still has some of the best journalism, but a pity that it’s a bit highbrow at times. I disagree with almost everything written by well-known columnists, Paul Krugman and Thomas Friedman.
This is the world’s pre-eminent business magazine and it’s not hard to see why. Buy it for the writing alone, which takes often dry finance topics and makes them both highly readable and understandable. The only downside: a Keynesian ideology that can sometimes lead to debatable conclusions.
Some excellent insights into Asian companies and businessmen. Many of the columnists are first class, offering a mix of macro and stock-specific views.
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The Gloom Boom & Doom Report
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The Daily Reckoning
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Ashamedly I only discovered this website in 2011. I cannot recommend it highly enough for insights into gold and beyond.
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