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May 19, 2017

There has been some heated controversy going on amid the successful start of Amazon in India. The marketplace giant launched with better than expected numbers coming in, but Flipkart, Amazon’s major rival in India, has made an amazing turnaround and so the race is on. For the past several years the economy in India...

May 17, 2017

Q1 economic growth in China was forecast at 6.8%, but the actual figure came in at 6.9% on April 17, 2017. For the quarter ending in March, Chinese GDP grew at a year-on-year rate of 6.9%, up 0.1% from Q4, 2016. Those GDP growth...

May 15, 2017

The Singapore Stock Market continues to show robust signs of growth. Q1 of the year can often be unpredictable and loss limiting for many investors, but Q1 growth in Singapore has certainly been robust, presenting a number of opportunities for investors and traders alike.

May 11, 2017

The best non-Islamic countries for Muslim visitors are Singapore, Thailand and the UK, followed by South Africa and Hong Kong, according to the newly released MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2017. The index defines non-Islamic countries as those which are not members of the Organisation of...

May 07, 2017

Almost a year on from the UK’s referendum on EU membership, despite widely predicted chaos and uncertainty in the market, investors are still lining up to invest in key areas of the UK market.

May 06, 2017

Warning that despite a broadly positive economic outlook for 2017, Asia-Pacific economies are vulnerable to rising global uncertainty and trade protectionism, the United Nations social and economic development arm in the region has called for better governance and stronger fiscal management to sustain and improve...

Apr 27, 2017

China has always been a lucrative market for the e-commerce business with its 770 million+ working population and their love for shopping online. The real situation, on the other hand, is a little different than what someone inexperienced with the Chinese market might presume. Although it is the biggest e-commerce...

Apr 25, 2017

Not many people are happy staying in the same career for years when there are higher-paid, more senior positions to move up to. So, if you’re hoping to climb up the ranks, then it is important to focus on managing and developing your career.

Whether you have been part of the team for a little or a long time...

Apr 22, 2017

In what has been labeled a cleanup of sidewalks for convenience and hygiene reasons, Thailand’s junta through the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to eliminate the ubiquitous food stalls on the street of the Asian multi-million metropolis famous for its fabulous mix of tastes and odours out in the open.

Apr 20, 2017

We are facing the ‘challenge of change’ in the education system, with a new focus on developing a curriculum for lifelong education. Alongside this comes a call for fresh training for teachers. We need a working model to facilitate both the vertical integration (education throughout life) and the horizontal...

Apr 19, 2017

While Baidu is about one-sixth the size of Amazon, it is growing very quickly. This is why Baidu was one of Motley Fool's major buy recommendations in 2016. Baidu is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Chinese e-commerce but it reflects many changes the region is facing in this area.

Apr 12, 2017

Over the past couple of years, increasing numbers of businesses in Asia have been moving their operations to the cloud. While it used to be expensive – and difficult – for corporations to switch to cloud computing, the services and solutions available today are making cloud computing even more accessible to small...

Mar 29, 2017

Singapore’s passport remains to be widely accepted globally, reaching its highest at rank 4 on this year’s Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index against a global trend of decreased travel freedom.

The number of countries and territories that Singapore passport holders can travel to without a visa has...

Mar 29, 2017

It’s not just firms in Silicon Valley that are waiting with baited breath to see how their hiring processes may have to change due to recent changes in U.S. immigration policies. By far, the technology industry is responsible for sponsoring more H-1B visas in the U.S. than any other industry. These visas enable...

Mar 26, 2017

Growing up, she dreamt of becoming a knight in shining armor defending the weak and downtrodden. As an adult, she worked to save mold maker Chaheng Precision Co. Ltd. from bankruptcy, transforming the conventional company into a Tier-1 supplier for the world’s leading aircraft makers.

In the decades-long...

Mar 10, 2017

Thailand is the world’s happiest country, and Venezuela is the most miserable – this is the result of Bloomberg’s newly released Misery Index which ranks 65 countries globally and was released on March 3.

Of course, “happiness” can have a lot of different indicators and definitions. Bloomberg’s methodology...

Feb 09, 2017

Sure, times have changed. The way things are done and the hobbies that people get into have changed since more and more technology became mainstream. However, there are a lot of improvements that have been made and it is important to make sure that you are well aware of how such improvements can alter your life for...

Feb 08, 2017

From first grade through graduation, we all study history. We study how America became a country, the president’s names (usually by rhythmic song), and how the entire human race survived from the beginning of documented time. As children on field trips, we were one of the...

Feb 08, 2017

China is continuing pro-globalization efforts despite global policy changes, notably in the White House. Let’s look at what China has done to improve its global ties politically and economically over the past few years and it’s positioning for continued growth and domination in the years to come.

China’s...

Jan 23, 2017

Asian students are a group of people who are often trying to cut their energy consumption, for a range of reasons, including of course the fact that the less energy you use, the less it will cost you. Living on a student budget isn’t often easy, however, it does provide you with a great opportunity to reduce your...

Jan 15, 2017

Women scientists strengthen network in Lower Mekong

January 2017—My Bach, a biotechnology undergraduate student in Hanoi, is passionate about pursuing a career in science, but concerned about the low number of female colleagues in the field in Southeast Asia.

Dec 13, 2016

Alif Khalfan heads product development at Disney Consumer Products and is constantly on the lookout for top talent. He offers his insights on where education is going in the digital age and the types of skills needed for the future.

“Sometimes when we recruit today, we're not recruiting for what exists today...

Nov 29, 2016

The mobile landscape is really affecting Asia – at least most parts of the continent – in more ways than one. The most active Twitter city is still Jakarta, Indonesia. Facebook is huge in different parts of South East Asia, while mobile device penetration is at its highest this year in select regions across the...