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Apr 05, 2021

BANGKOK, April 5, 2021 -- Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched 'MICE Innovation, Winning with the Innovation' to offer enhanced support for Thai MICE entrepreneurs to source and implement innovation in all aspects of event management. The goal is to ensure business continuity and long-term...

Apr 04, 2021

Thailand has lost about 1.45 million tourism jobs since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out early last year, Vichit Prakobgoson, vice-president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, told a briefing on March 29. Of the job losses, 400,000 occurred in the first quarter this year, he said.

The outlook is still dim...

Apr 01, 2021

1 April 2021 – MarketingPulse Online, a two-day virtual conference organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), attracted more than 21,000 viewers from more than 50 countries and regions. Under the theme “Marketing for GOOD”, a total of 27 seminars and workshops were staged during the conference,...

Apr 01, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Asia-Pacific region needs large, yet attainable, investments in resilience to protect development gains amid a fragile and inequitable post-COVID-19 economic recovery, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Mar 29, 2021

Highlighting COVID – 19 Prevention Best Practice to Boost Confidence of Global Trade Partners

Mar 28, 2021

Awareness of social innovation and commitment in Taiwan is continuously improving. Read about how social innovation-minded firms implement the SDGs while exploring opportunities for local and regional investment.

Mar 21, 2021

Digital banks – also known as neobanks – are preparing their market entry into the Philippines as the country’s central bank is in the process of issuing them licenses by 2022, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in November 2020 approved a new license...

Mar 14, 2021

Smart traffic monitoring and operation centre in HCM City. Việt Nam targets to form digital Government by 2025. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng said on Wednesday that the Government within the first quarter or early in the second quarter of this...

Mar 14, 2021

Developing markets are taking to online sourcing as COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel.

Fast-developing markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are renowned for leap-frog technological progress. Kenya was a pioneer of online banking, bypassing the slow and expensive process of setting up peripheral...

Mar 13, 2021

SINGAPORE, Mar 12, 2021 - A first-of-its-kind virtual conference on drone use for pesticide application in Asia concluded this week after three days of dialogue and discussion among stakeholders from across the food supply chain. The event focused on perspectives ranging from those of regional governments,...

Mar 13, 2021

Thais have spent 58.8 billion hours using smartphones in 2020, which means that any of the around 70 million citizens of the country was busy with a phone for an average of around two hours and 20 minutes a day, which is the second highest rate in the world behind the Philippines.

The number was up by 25 per...

Feb 28, 2021

Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, IFEMA and other government bodies and organisations involved in organising the leading international tourism fair have joined forces to relaunch worldwide tourism and consolidate Spain’s position as a standards-setter for safe tourism, within the framework of FITUR,...

Feb 26, 2021

133,098 acres of critical habitat comes under protection

Feb 21, 2021

Self-employed rural Indian women learn how to carry out basic online transactions. Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.


Feb 20, 2021

Lockdowns reverse the lengthy decline in laptop and desktop sales brought by a march of the mobiles.

The wholescale migration of business and leisure interests to the online realm driven by the protracted global COVID-19 lockdowns has seen rejuvenated sales in the personal-computer sector, a development that...

Feb 08, 2021

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement valued at more than Php7.25 billion ($150 million) to protect the Philippine environment.


Feb 08, 2021

Purveyors of flesh substitutes are thriving in Hong Kong as demand rallies.

Rapid adoption of plant-based meat alternatives in Hong Kong has led one of the United States’ fastest-growing brands to stock its flagship product in supermarkets.

The October launch of Impossible Beef Made from Plants in...

Feb 01, 2021

Philippine Senator Sonny Angara of the center-right Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino party on January 31 urged more of the country’s businesses to go digital in order to remain competitive under the prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns, the Inquirer reported.

“We want to see more economic activity this year but we...

Feb 01, 2021

Although Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific, has so far avoided COVID-19 cases, the pandemic has hit the economy hard along with the entire region, and helped Tongans become more resilient and less reliant on expensive food imports.

COVID-related travel restrictions, and increasing prices of imports...

Jan 23, 2021

Banking deregulation in 1992 paved the way for the establishment of new banks in Taiwan. Now, in 2021, 30 years down the road, we see the emergence of exclusively online banking amid the launch of a financial war worth trillions. With no brick and mortar branches or ATMs, all services are at one’s fingertips,...