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Jan 16, 2020

15 January 2020 – More than 3,500 distinguished speakers and influential global financial experts, policymakers, business leaders, economists and investors attended the 13th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), a two-day event that concluded yesterday.

Jan 16, 2020

Indonesia is set to become the biggest equity market in the Southeast Asia region as the entire market valuation of the Indonesia Stock Exchange of $529 billion is now closing up to slumping Thailand.

Thailand, which took over the top spot from Singapore in May last year, is struggling with a strengthening...

Jan 06, 2020

Thailand kicked off the new year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce plastic waste to which the country is one of the world’s largest contributors, particularly to maritime waste.

Jan 05, 2020
  • Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles.
  • Policy-makers must find ways to make the region's growth sustainable.
  • Poverty and a lack of infrastructure add to the challenges of digital and labour transformation brought by the Fourth Industrial...
  • Jan 02, 2020

    Concept Vehicle Integrates AEye’s iDAR with Tata Elxsi’s Autonomai to Create Fully Autonomous Vehicle

    Dec 30, 2019

    Arlington, VA - As the world’s largest and most influential tech event, CES® 2020 represents the entire scope of the global technology market – from AI to 5G, vehicle technology, AR/VR, robotics and beyond. With 61% of all Fortune Global Brands participating, CES 2020 will transform industries beyond the...

    Dec 27, 2019

    Designers are leading the way as the built environment from city to appliance level goes digital.

    Designers around the world have started to rethink urban landscapes, incorporating digital solutions into everything from domestic appliances to city-wide infrastructure.

    Dec 27, 2019

    Two new low-cost carriers will enter the Thai market n 2020, further fueling the growth of low-cost carriers in the region and presenting another challenge to ailing national carrier Thai Airways.

    The new budget airlines, Thai Summer Airways and Thai Eastar Jet, both have received their air operating...

    Dec 27, 2019

    Dec 27, 2019 (China Knowledge) - The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has announced new revisions of regulations to increase access of overseas financial institutions into China’s financial markets.

    Dec 25, 2019

    The Lao government is seeking input from academic and other research to help formulate strategies for poverty alleviation after acknowledging that it is only making slow progress. The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) under the country’s ministry of Agriculture and forestry has initiated the research concept on...

    Dec 19, 2019

    Vietnam is planning to strengthen its tourism sector as it has turned into one of the most important driving forces for the country’s economic development in the past years, contributing more than six per cent to GDP each year.

    Taking note of this, in 2011, the government released the “Strategy on Vietnam’s...

    Dec 18, 2019

    Chinese giant to create 10,000 new stores and 8,000 jobs next year
    Strategy described as 'Open from 1 to N and Integration from N to1'

    NANJING, China, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese commercial giant Suning Holdings Group has revealed its strategy for 2020, with the firm's founder and Chairman...

    Dec 18, 2019

    China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Philippine partner Macroasia Corp., an airline service company owned by Lucio Tan, chairman of national carrier Philippine Airlines, have won an auction for a $10-billion airport construction project outside Metro Manila, the latest in a multi-billion dollar push by the...

    Dec 11, 2019

    A new phase of the European Union’s SMART Myanmar project, called SMART Textiles & Garments, will bring together brands including H&M, Bestseller and C&A, trade unions and business associations to boost social and environmental sustainability in Myanmar’s garment industry.

    Dec 04, 2019

    Smart living, new technologies and digital innovation highlighted

    Dec 02, 2019

    In the global rankings of the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assesses the performance of 15-year-olds in mathematics, reading and science, Singapore took the top spot in all three categories. In 2016, in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Singapore’s...

    Dec 02, 2019

    VIENNA, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zhuge Academy is an international Chinese language education platform that belongs to Beijing Lanxum Technology Co. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: SZ300010). In September 2019, it opened its second branch in Silicon Valley. As one of the first publicly traded companies in the China...

    Nov 29, 2019

    Showcasing how global design can co-create sustainable cities

    27 November 2019 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), DesignInspire will be held from 5 to 7 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), featuring outstanding designs and providing creative...

    Nov 27, 2019

    Malaysians among 10 customers and ecosystem partners from the Alibaba Digital Economy onstage as gong strike kicks off trading

    Hong Kong, November 26, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988) has officially listed on the main board of the...

    Nov 26, 2019

    The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has recently showcased the best picture of Thailand as a premier venue for international trade shows in its “Focus on Thailand” session in the UFI Global Congress 2019. The “Focus on Thailand” session presented Thailand as the world of business opportunities...

    Nov 26, 2019

    Singapore has launched a trial of turning municipal solid waste into construction material for footpaths and roads, the city state’s minister for environment and water resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said at a press conference on November 25.

    The project, called NEWSand, follows another, NEWater, a successful...

    Nov 21, 2019

    SINGAPORE — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling on cities in Southeast Asia to join Patong (Thailand), Donsol (Philippines) and Phú Quốc Islands (Việt Nam) in making a commitment to eliminate plastic pollution, by developing an action plan and trial innovative solutions.

    Plastic Smart Cities is a WWF...