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May 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IFSEC Philippines, the leading security, fire, and safety event in the country, marks its 3rd edition on 13 - 15 June 2019 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

May 22, 2019

The government of Malaysia’s is turning to an alternative form of real estate financing to help resolve a $4.8-billion property overhang in the country as banks are becoming more and more reluctant to grant mortgages to potential home buyers.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on May 17 that property...

May 21, 2019

Indonesia is drafting ambitious plans for $412 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to new power plants, as the government seeks to stoke growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to the country’s planning minister, Bloomberg News reported.

May 02, 2019

Laos is stepping up efforts for the use of electric vehicles in the country and will be launching a pilot project for vehicle battery charging stations. The Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as part of efforts to support the government’s move to minimise the use of...

May 01, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a long-term plan for the government to abandon overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta and build a new capital. The idea has been circulating for decades – since the time of Indonesia’s first President Sukarno – but it has never been decided or discussed in a planned...

Apr 29, 2019

Phnom Penh (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Cambodia, today launched a new project to support the growth of women entrepreneurs as a strategy for poverty reduction, social well-being and...

Apr 24, 2019

U-Theatre and LuxuryLogico present Taiwanese ritual performances

Apr 18, 2019

Singapore, 14 March 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Enterprise Singapore, the trade and enterprise development government agency, together with the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME), will be supporting close to ten Singapore-based food companies to exhibit at the Food for Elders Pavilion at the inaugural...

Apr 17, 2019

April 17, 2019 04:44 PM Hong Kong Time - SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyosung (KRX:004800) discussed business cooperation with an economic mission of Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China, in its headquarters in Mapo, Seoul.

The meeting was arranged at the request of the mission to Hyosung, a major...

Apr 12, 2019

To ease the chronic housing crisis, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has pitched a plan to increase the supply of land through the building of artificial islands.

Year after year, Hong Kong SAR has topped the rankings for the world’s least affordable housing markets. The city’s sky-high...

Apr 03, 2019

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – On March 22, 2019, officials from the Governments of Laos and the United States celebrated the successful completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LUNA II project at a ceremony at the Lao Plaza Hotel in Vientiane. The event, co-chaired by Minister of Industry and...

Apr 03, 2019

In a bid to attract more tourists and reduce waiting times at border checkpoints, Laos’ ministry of foreign affairs has announced the introduction of an e-visa service to start this June, enabling foreign visitors to more conveniently apply for entry visas online.

Apr 01, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) launched a strategy to build innovation capacity among public higher education institutions throughout the country on February 12, 2019.

Apr 01, 2019

-Enabling investors to access quality overseas properties and equip them with knowledge of investment strategies and professional advice from leading experts

HONG KONG and SINGAPORE, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted by REA Group Asia, SMART Investment & International Property Expo (SMART Expo), one...

Mar 27, 2019

SINGAPORE, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A roadshow with the aim of promoting Hangzhou as the destination for conferences aimed at 'new economy' industries was held at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on March 20. The event is part of Hangzhou's latest efforts in further expanding its international presence in...

Feb 23, 2019

-Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) signs two MOUs that will also encourage intergenerational bonding

SINGAPORE, Feb. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) on February 23 to collaborate on various initiatives to...

Dec 04, 2018

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Dec. 3, 2018 -- Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB continues to promote MICE City as a mechanism that supports the Thai government's income distribution policy. Working under a strategic guideline to develop Chiang Mai into a complete MICE City in the...

Dec 01, 2018

Kathmandu --( ASIA TODAY )-- Representatives from 19 countries are all set to meet in Kathmandu on Monday (3 December) at the 14th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC).

The three-day event is being hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), in collaboration with...

Nov 16, 2018

SINGAPORE --( ASIA TODAY )-- The ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) today honoured Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia with the AFEO Distinguished Honorary Patron award, for his substantial and outstanding services and contribution to the engineering profession, AFEO and the ASEAN...

Nov 02, 2018

Tokyo, 2 November 2018 – “Think Global, Think Hong Kong”, a large-scale Hong Kong business promotion organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday (1 Nov) in Tokyo. The mega promotion, comprising a business symposium, business-matching sessions, networking events and a gala...

Oct 18, 2018

Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on October 18 announced an upcoming regulatory change for the city state’s property developers, mandating that the average size of new private flats outside the central area will have to be at least 85 square meters in average of gross floor area, up from previously...

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 10, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Hong Kong will add artificial islands in a bid to rein in its property market which has seen spectacular gains making the city’s housing the least affordable in the world.

The Hong Kong government will be reclaiming 688 hectares of land off Lantau Island according to a policy...