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Aug 22, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 20 August 2017 – National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia launched the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) funding programme at the 1st Asia Pacific (APAC) conference on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Congress of the...

Aug 18, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2017 – Strong and generous women from Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), came together recently to donate Nikkiso dialysis machine to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF...

Aug 14, 2017

Vietnam saw a record number of international arrivals in 2016 with more than ten million visitors and a 25-per cent increase over the previous year – and 2017 is already on track to surpass that. During the first six months of the year, Vietnam recorded more than six million international arrivals, a 30-per cent...

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 09, 2017

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to market Taiwan's green achievements abroad would not only benefit the nation's image, it would also create more business opportunities for Taiwan's brands, products and services.

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to...

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 25, 2017

This cloud-based healthcare system, which is set to expand to hospitals throughout Thailand, made it to the ASEAN market after a detour in Africa provided valuable lessons on localization and customization.

Jul 20, 2017

Belt and Road investment priorities and boosting the northern states are fuelling expansion of the country’s Special Economic Zones.

The development of Malaysia's growing number of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is being shaped by several investment requirements related to the Belt and Road Initiative, as...

Jul 19, 2017

Thailand, which has one of the highest mobile Internet usage rates in Southeast Asia, is set to to reach $37 billion in revenues within a decade, making it rich in digital opportunities, according to a new study released by Google and Singapore’s state investment fund Temasek entitled “e-conomy SEA: Unlocking the $...

Jul 02, 2017

The shadows of successive food safety scandals continue to cast a pall over Taiwanese consumers. At a time when government regulation has proved inadequate and even top brands have faltered, how should Taiwan go about addressing the issue?

Taiwan has faced several food safety scandals in recent years that...

Jun 25, 2017

Taiwan’s five golden Awards have the potential to establish Taiwan as the arbiter of huaren creative arts, not only bringing economic advantage but also bolstering Taiwan’s national identity.

There is a golden opportunity in Taiwan’s five golden Awards.

Taiwan’s five golden Awards have the...

Jun 12, 2017

Vietnamese real estate, investment and business service conglomerate FLC Group, based in Hanoi, will launch a new domestic carrier called Bamboo Airways which could take off early next year. This would bring the total number of Vietnamese airlines in the country to five, together with flagship carrier Vietnam...

May 11, 2017

In the third batch of Free Trade Zones (FTZ) announced by vice minister of Commerce, Wang Shouwen seven more will be added to bring the number to thirteen. This time the provinces included are mainly located in the inland region.

The provinces selected are Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and...

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 10, 2017

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) pleases both Thai and foreign tourists who are enchanted with the Thai tradition to prepare for backpacking all year round. Lately, more than 20 superb tourist activities are arranged throughout June and July in order to create a flow of Thailand festival experience by grouping...

May 06, 2017

When Hollywood studios have wanted to capture a big share of the Chinese market for their blockbusters, they have traditionally inserted scenes filmed in Shanghai or Hong Kong or used Chinese stars to play a leading role in the film.

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 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 22, 2017

Manila, 21 April 2017 – Habitat for Humanity’s youth-focused campaign “Habitat Young Leaders Build” exceeds its target to mobilize about three million supporters across Asia-Pacific to donate their time, effort, and voices to advance the cause of decent housing.

Following the April 22 culmination of Habitat’...

Apr 10, 2017

Vietnam seeks to deploy India’s model for a digital economy in order to boost its own information technology landscape. This will be done through a closer cooperation between the two countries which would result in Indian IT companies invest in Vietnam and provide advisory for the Vietnam IT sector and the...

Apr 04, 2017

Signs of Ford Lio Ho Motor Company’s former glory are immediately apparent upon entering its 35-hectare facility in the Taoyuan satellite city of Chungli. During its heyday in the late 1980s, the company was Taiwan’s automobile sales leader, and one out of every four cars on the country’s roads was a Ford.