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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).


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

    Jul 02, 2016

    The World Bank projects that Vietnam and the Philippines will grow strongest among large developing economies in East Asia over the coming years.

    In the Philippines, growth is projected at 6.4 per cent in 2016, with an accelerated implementation of public-private partnership projects and strong domestic...

    May 30, 2016

    A seminar on conducting teacher development programs in Southeast Asian languages was held for the first time May 6 in central Taiwan’s Nantou County by the Ministry of Education, underscoring the commitment of the government to strengthening the country’s ties with Southeast Asia.

    May 23, 2016

    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Since its establishment in 1966, the HKTDC has been creating opportunities for Hong Kong’s SMEs and promoting Hong Kong as a global business platform. With the theme of “Golden Jubilee • Golden Partnerships”, the HKTDC...

    May 19, 2016

    Sales of TVs, washing machines and refrigerators registered consecutive month-on month surges

    Singapore, May 19, 2016 – The economy of Myanmar has been witnessing strong growth in recent years following the country’s liberalization, leading to rapid adoption and penetration of modern technology in many...

    Apr 26, 2016

    The spending power of Chinese tourists is now making foreign destinations work hard for their attention.

    At the China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market held in Beijing over April 12-14, a total of 400 exhibitors displayed their latest travel products.

    Red-wine tours, cruise trips, shopping, hiking...

    Apr 22, 2016

    Identifying your consumers and audience into personas is an important step in the marketing process. Personas help you talk to your different customers on their level, according to their tastes and preferences, and based on where they are in their consumer cycle. That level of personalisation and customisation is...

    Apr 17, 2016

    E-Trading Trends and Opportunities in Free Trade Zones Explored