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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...

Aug 26, 2016

In the first half of 2016 ("1H 2016"), the Group's total consolidated revenue achieved HK$44.52 billion, representing a year-on-year ("YoY") growth of 19.9%; profit attributable to the owners of the Company including the revaluation gain from investment properties was up by 19.1% YoY to HK$7.68 billion; core net...

Aug 24, 2016

MANCHESTER, England, August 24, 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)--One of the rising stars of the Chinese economy, the emerging city of Chengdu, will move closer towards its ambition of becoming the main transport hub for western China when it hosts the World Routes aviation forum next month (24-27 September).

World...

Aug 11, 2016
  • Rising demand for German consumer and luxury goods
  • Online shopping is becoming more popular among Chinese middle class consumers
  • Consumer confidence is relatively stable
  • Aug 11, 2016

    After decades of conflict and poverty that captured the world’s attention, Cambodia has enjoyed five years of high economic growth that is moving it toward becoming one of the new tiger economies of Asia, according to forecasts in the Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook 2016.

    Aug 11, 2016

    Over the past few months, the Singapore stock market has witnessed a succession of privatisation exercises. Companies that have delisted include OSIM International, China Merchants Holdings, and Eu Yan Sang International to name a few. Forecasts suggest...

    Aug 01, 2016

    “Thailand 4.0” is the new catchphrase for the Thai government in its aim to groom the country’s start-up scene to an extent that Thailand would become a “hub” for start-ups from entire Southeast Asia, challenging mainly Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore where start-ups are thriving.

    “Our emphasis on Thailand’...

    Jul 31, 2016

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- There has never been a better time for women in Islamic Economies to be entrepreneurs. There are more business opportunities and more openings in the employment market for women today. They are being recognised for their value in contributing to the economy and to...

    Jul 13, 2016

    Messaging apps are most utilised with over half agreeing that they text more than talk on their smartphones