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Jan 03, 2017

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

Dec 28, 2016

Farmers in Myanmar, notoriously under-equipped with agricultural tools, made a virtue out of necessity of deploying 3D printing technology to create bespoke parts the can use to cultivate their fields and process their crops.

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 27, 2016

Bangkok, 22 December 2016 - TCEB today announced its 2017 MICE Development Plan, reflecting the Government's vision to drive the country towards stability, prosperity and sustainability.

Dec 21, 2016

With China among the world's largest e-commerce markets, digital businesses are facilitating cross-border sales between European vendors and mainland consumers.

For anyone involved in e-commerce, China is clearly the country to crack. In 2015, retail e-commerce sales in the Chinese mainland totaled US$672...

Dec 21, 2016

TOKYO --(ASIA TODAY)-- The APO recently organized a coordination meeting of experts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 November–2 December, to discuss and finalize the framework and methodology for its research on youth employment issues and human capital development. The meeting was attended by national experts from...

Dec 16, 2016

SINGAPORE --(ASIA TODAY)-- More than 400 participants from FMCG, Hi-tech, Retail, 3PL, E-commerce, Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmacy industries, gathered on December 1st-2nd, 2016 at the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel in Singapore to discuss, learn and share sustainable ideas and solutions with the theme of...

Dec 15, 2016

15 December 2016 – The 10th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), jointly organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held on 16 and 17 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Financial experts and...

Dec 14, 2016

13 December 2016 – The United Nations announced today at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and...

Dec 07, 2016

HONG KONG - (ACN Newswire) - Jinchuan Group International Resources Co Ltd (collectively "Jinchuan International"; HK:2362) entered into a Strategic Framework Agreement with Junhe Holdings Ltd ("Junhe Holdings") in which Junhe Holdings will make equity investment in the Company by either subscribing to new shares...

Nov 29, 2016

BANGKOK - Thai Nippon Rubber Industry Plc ("TNR", SET:TNR), a manufacturer and seller of natural-rubber latex condoms and related products, announced after the first trading day of its stock on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on 29 November its plan to enhance profit margins by marketing Onetouch-branded...

Nov 05, 2016

Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking released by the World Bank on October 25. Vietnam jumped nine ranks, Indonesia 15 and Brunei a whopping 25 notches up the ladder.

Meanwhile, Singapore and...

Nov 03, 2016

Hamburg, November 01, 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- The winner of the world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, goes to the Shanghai Tower this year. Currently the second tallest building in the world and the tallest skyscraper in Asia was chosen by an international panel of...

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 07, 2016

All ASEAN-5 countries except Singapore dropped in the new Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), some of them significantly. The main reason for the slump is that global economic prospects look less favourable as a result of China’s slowdown, anemic growth in Japan and...

Sep 30, 2016

The first half of 2016 has seen gold demand at record levels, making it the second largest half year ever recorded and with significant increases on 2015. Figures released by the World Gold Council (WGC) showed that demand in Q1 reached 1,290 tonnes, a rise of 21% on Q1 in 2015, while further growth in Q2 of 15%...

Sep 22, 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved $631 million in loans and grants to develop the first key 800-kilometer section of a planned 2,500-kilometer-long East Coast Economic Corridor that will spur development on India’s eastern coast and create seamless trade links with other parts of...

Sep 16, 2016

Other countries have their “visions” for the economic future, Thailand uses a borrowed term from the IT sector: The country wants to become “Thailand 4.0,” which means it seeks to transform its economy into a service-based, value-creating digital one.

This is, of course, easier said than done. In the...

Sep 14, 2016

JAKARTA - Indonesia's biggest state-owned ministry expo, Indonesia Business & Development Expo (IBDExpo) 2016 was succesfully concluded marked with a closing seremony held on Sept. 11 at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta. The event was closed symbolically by the Deputy of Mining, Strategic Industry & Media...

Aug 26, 2016

In recent years China has made the news as the world’s leading exporter of goods with a total of over $2 trillion being exported in 2015 alone. The United States continues to hold the number one position and it doesn’t look like they are set to lose that spot any time in the near future, but when combined, China...