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Oct 03, 2017

Indonesia’s popular ride-hailing company Go-Jek, the country’s first billion-dollar startup, is looking to expand to at least four countries in Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News cited the firm’s co-founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim. It would be Go-Jek’s first foray outside its home market.

In a bid to regionally...

Oct 02, 2017

Bangkok still tops the list of the world’s most popular tourism destination cities worldwide, but competition is growing within Asia, the latest Mastercard Destination Cities Index released on September 26 shows.

Based on the number of visitors ($19 million) and amount of money ($14.1 billion) they spent...

Sep 26, 2017

Cross-border e-commerce has become big business for a growing legion of Chinese mainland exporters and importers.

Buoyed by continuing incentives offered by the Central Government to expand the cross-border e-commerce business, many exhibitors at the July Guangzhou International Cross-Border E-Commerce and...

Sep 20, 2017

The Singapore government is launching a new training center focused on cyber threats under the Cyber Security Agency. It will be an academy to boost the skills of cyber-security professionals in government and Singapore’s critical sectors, including energy, banking, government healthcare and transport.

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Sep 20, 2017

Since taking office five years ago, he has helped transform Taitung County from a remote southern coastal city with 40 percent low-income families and a serious population drain into a major tourism hotspot. How has County Magistrate Justin Huang presided over such a turnaround?

No matter how things change,...

Sep 19, 2017

New HKTDC study finds ASEAN consumers focus on quality, style and online reviews.

Hong Kong trade with its second-largest trading partner looks set to expand following the conclusion of three years of negotiations on a free trade agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Set to be...

Sep 12, 2017

HCM CITY – Building a vibrant start-up eco-system is an important step in the Asia Pacific region, Võ Tân Thành, vice president of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has said.

Speaking at the APEC Start-up Forum on the sidelines of the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting being...

Sep 07, 2017

Alipay and Changi Airport Group (CAG) today announced the signing of a strategic five-year partnership agreement, to roll out the Alipay mobile payment option in Changi Airport on a wide scale. A joint marketing agreement was also inked, for both parties to offer customised and targeted shopping and dining offers...

Aug 30, 2017

Hong Kong, China, August 28, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Hong Kong — 22 August 2017 — In the era of Experience Business, design and creativity are key differentiators for businesses looking to pull away from competitors and deliver the best experiences for their customers. New research from Adobe has highlighted the...

Aug 29, 2017

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (24 August 2017) — The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a country partnership strategy (CPS) for 2018-2022, amounting to up to $1 billion per year, to help Sri Lanka’s transition to an upper middle income country.

Aug 28, 2017

28 August 2017 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second edition of Asia’s signature fashion event, CENTRESTAGE, will be held from 6-9 September. To spread the fashion buzz to the wider community, the HKTDC is joining hands with more than 100 partners, including the Hong Kong Design...

Aug 22, 2017

Nothing focuses minds like the prospect of a looming disruption. It should come as no surprise, then, that attention at April's Manufacturing Technology Asia (MTA) in Singapore was squarely on Industry 4.0 (also known as The Fourth Industrial Revolution). This long-mooted tidal wave of change set to transform the...

Aug 23, 2017

Shanghai, CHINA – August 23, 2017 – After entering the Greater Chinese Aviation market with Far Eastern Air Transport in 2016 followed by Bedek-Lingyun (Belinco), and China Southern Airlines General Aviation, Ramco Systems, the global aviation software provider on Cloud and Mobile, announced that it has secured an...

Aug 21, 2017

Global Government and Business Leaders to Discuss Infrastructure Investment, ASEAN Opportunities, Hong Kong Advantages

21 August 2017 – The second Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (...

Aug 18, 2017

Asia's technology boom - Financial Times

Aug 17, 2017

Japan’s longest growth streak in over a decade - Financial Times

Aug 10, 2017

Approved in 2014, Special Economic Zones are now considered pivotal to Thailand’s structural renaissance.

When it comes to developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Thailand was something of a late starter. Since approving its first five pilot locations in 2014, Thailand has made considerable efforts to...

Aug 07, 2017

(Shanghai, August 4, 2017) DB Schenker, one of the leading global logistics service providers, and Sichuan JiuYe Export Ltd., a China-based B2B food trading company, have signed a strategic partnership agreement at the A20 New Agriculture Fair in Hangzhou, China, on August 4, 2017. The agreement between the two...

Aug 05, 2017

APIA, SAMOA (28 July 2017) — The Government of Australia has provided AU$1 million ($750,000) in additional financing to the ongoing Samoa Agribusiness Support Project designed to boost the south Pacific nation’s economic performance by addressing challenges hindering increased trade and export.

The project...

Aug 05, 2017

The metropolitan administration of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi proposed to the government to build new metro lines at an investment of $40 billion up to 2050 to ease the notorious traffic congestion in the city.

About $15 billion have been earmarked for three metro lines for the period up to 2025 of which two...

Jul 28, 2017

In Southeast Asia, the deafening sound of road construction work reflects the fierce competition among China, Japan and South Korea for lucrative infrastructure projects. But in stores and shopping malls, the sound of Alipay transactions indicates China’s even-greater ambition to establish its home-grown mobile...

Jul 27, 2017

China has witnessed a bike-sharing boom in the past two years. Colorful shared bikes on the streets, linking users with the public transit networks, have contributed a lot to solving the "last mile" problem.

Given the massive growth in usage, Chinese bike-sharing operators represented by Mobike and ofo have...