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Apr 10, 2017

Vietnam seeks to deploy India’s model for a digital economy in order to boost its own information technology landscape. This will be done through a closer cooperation between the two countries which would result in Indian IT companies invest in Vietnam and provide advisory for the Vietnam IT sector and the...

Mar 29, 2017

Singapore’s passport remains to be widely accepted globally, reaching its highest at rank 4 on this year’s Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index against a global trend of decreased travel freedom.

The number of countries and territories that Singapore passport holders can travel to without a visa has...

Mar 29, 2017

It’s not just firms in Silicon Valley that are waiting with baited breath to see how their hiring processes may have to change due to recent changes in U.S. immigration policies. By far, the technology industry is responsible for sponsoring more H-1B visas in the U.S. than any other industry. These visas enable...

Jan 23, 2017

On January 17, the Department of Public Works and Services (PWS) of Ras Al Khaimah released a new smartphone app which aims to help citizens reserve services from the government agency. The app is part of a broader eGovernment initiative in the Gulf Coast Country which dates to 2004.

Jan 03, 2017

A dynamic business environment, evolving regulations, and weak due diligence are some of the challenges facing new business entrants in China.

Jan 02, 2017

Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim to become the “battery of Southeast Asia,” the largest electrical power provider in the region.

Hydropower is seen as a cost-effective energy source in Laos which has a...

Dec 27, 2016

Just on the day when Indonesia’s central bank revealed newly designed rupiah notes that will replace the ones in use since the year 2000, the bank’s Senior Deputy Governor Mirza Adityaswara noted that plans for a re-denomination of the currency, first mulled in 2014, have been revived.

Dec 24, 2016

Daejeon, KOREA - ETRI's broadcasting and media technology has been globally recognized as a leader of related technologies around the world. ETRI is gaining traction in establishing related core technologies as international standards in the industry for UHD, often known as the next-generation television service,...

Dec 14, 2016

Singapore pilots Dutch land reclamation approach

Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 12 December 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- Singapore has announced it will build a polder designed by Royal HaskoningDHV with local partner Surbana Jurong that will add 810ha to Pulau Tekong, one of Singapore’s largest islands.

Nov 19, 2016

The Vietnam government is about to put an end to the tiresome tourism visa process it uses to offer via numerous and partly unreliable visa-on-arrival application web-sites and will launch a central e-visa system through a new official tourism website on...

Oct 24, 2016

Hanoi, Vietnam, 24 October 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- Royal HaskoningDHV and NACO are taking part in the joint Dutch-Vietnamese Government programme to cooperate on aviation and airport development in Vietnam. The country is experiencing growing demand for domestic air travel as well as connectivity in regional and...

Oct 20, 2016

Clark, Philippines - Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC), the developer of Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) in the Clark Freeport Zone, has celebrated the topping off of two commercial buildings in the 177-hectare city. GGLC is twice the size of Central, Hong Kong's business district.


Oct 18, 2016

In Central Asia and Eastern Europe, a whopping 1/3 of the workforce is involved in unstable jobs. These include vulnerable jobs, as well as informal jobs, and about $65 billion in cash also ends up leaving the area every year. This is according to the United Nations Development...

Jul 22, 2016

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak formally agreed on July 19 to jointly construct a high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore by 2026, the Singapore-Malaysia High-Speed Rail (HSR).

The agreement will pave the way for final negotiations on the...