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Jul 16, 2019

United Nations' Report on Food Security & Nutrition Highlights Troubling Trends in Asia

SINGAPORE, July 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - With the release of the 2019 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World by the United Nations (UN), new data has come to light indicating hunger, undernourishment...

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China is set to shift its automotive strategy to rely more on hybrid vehicles instead of depending solely on electric vehicles. The policy suggests that the China will use hybrids as a useful tool to tackle its air pollution problem. The shift is likely to work in favor of Japanese...

Jul 15, 2019

Vietnam aims to become the leading digital economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2030 as a result of the national digital transformation strategy by Vietnam’s Authority of Information Technology Application (AITA) under the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications.

The...

Jul 12, 2019

Taiwan began banning plastic straws in July, but Starbucks in the United States was already shipping in biodegradable plastic straws from Taichung last year. Why have Starbucks, Apple and Formosa Plastics all gravitated to this under-the-radar Taichung supplier?

When CommonWealth Magazine first meets...

Jul 12, 2019

11 June 2019 Bangkok – TCEB, together with TICA and SITE Thailand Chapter, joined hands with leading business partners representing Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways and BMW (Thailand) to hold the mega event ‘TIME 2019’. Expecting to serve as a national arena event that boosts the growth of meetings and incentives...

Jul 10, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BRANDSTARS Selection Committee announced the top representative brands of Korean wave 2019.

The committee selected the best Korean brands which offer good quality and best service for consumers and announced them simultaneously across major media channels in Asia, to...

Jul 08, 2019

Malaysia remains on course to become a high-income nation by 2024, the World Bank has reaffirmed its confidence in Southeast Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The organisation said that Malaysia’s aspiration remains possible as long as the country’s gross national income (GNI) per capita continues to grow at a range...

Jul 07, 2019

A short time ago, solar power was considered a marginal power source. But it is now one of the major drivers behind the transition to greener, more sustainable sustainable energy.

Around the globe, prices are falling and India is now producing the world's cheapest solar power, according to an International...

Jul 02, 2019

Kuala Lumpur --( ASIA TODAY )-- The City of Kuala Lumpur returns in hosting the ‘11th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2019 (WCSC 2019)’ to be held on Thursday, 19th September 2019 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jul 01, 2019

CHANGSHA, China, July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted in Changsha city, located central China's Hunan Province from June 27 to 29, the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE) attracted more than 1,600 guests from 53 African countries and over 3,500 Chinese and foreign exhibitors, buyers and professional...

Jul 01, 2019

According to Bloomberg’s number crunchers, a typical family home in central Hong Kong, with around 93m2 floorspace, incurs an average monthly mortgage repayment of nearly $8,000.

The cost of living is made up of lots of life’s essentials. It includes the food we eat, transport and the energy we use to heat...

Jun 28, 2019

A plan by US President Donald Trump to punish US firms outsourcing jobs abroad or even ban the practice could massively disrupt the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines, a study by London-based think tank Capital Economics said.

The Philippines stands to be the biggest loser in Asia...

Jun 26, 2019

BANGKOK, 25th June 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Malaysia and Thailand form a very essential bridge in bringing Asean together. In stating this, QI Group Executive Chairman, Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran has highlighted the importance of recognising the relationship between the two nations in progressing the region further...

Jun 24, 2019

Jun 20, 2019 (China Knowledge) - Bike manufacturer Harley-Davidson will be partnering up with China’s Qianjiang Motorcycle Co to build a new smaller motorcycle model.

The partnership aims to allow Harley to take a bigger share of China’s large bike and moped market while also cutting costs and allowing the...

Jun 23, 2019

Port Moresby (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Businesses are well-positioned to offer innovative solutions to key sustainable development challenges, particularly in meeting the infrastructure and connectivity needs of rural and urban communities, concluded the annual Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) in Port...

Jun 21, 2019

Around 1.7 billion people globally are still unbanked – either having no proper savings or access to credit - according to the 2017 Global Findex Database. In Southeast Asia, only 27% of adults have formal bank accounts and only 33% of businesses have access to proper financing. While the region has been growing...

Jun 21, 2019

Energy Absolute, Thailand’s second-largest electricity generating company by market capitalisation owned by Thai billionaire Somphote Ahunai, plans to start mass production of the country’s first homegrown electric vehicles for use in urban transport.

Jun 20, 2019

SINGAPORE - In a bid to enhance collaboration with Southeast Asian businesses, the State Government of Victoria has brought experts from industries such as telecommunications, cybersecurity, e-commerce and data management representing 29 ICT companies from Melbourne, Australia to ConnecTechAsia 2019. The event is...

Jun 17, 2019

PARIS, SINGAPORE, 17 June 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Singapore Airshow today announced its partnership with the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, to present the Asian debut of its Lindbergh Innovation Forum at the Singapore Airshow 2020, taking place from 11 to 16 February 2020, at the Changi...

Jun 13, 2019

Cambodia is among the countries whose citizens are quickly adopting cashless payments, the newly released Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes report by credit card firm Visa released noted, Khmer Times wrote.

Jun 13, 2019

Having reached amazing levels of progress in the last two decades and with continued strong growth, Vietnam is set to become one of the most dynamic markets in the world by 2030, according to market research firm Euromonitor International, Viet Nam News wrote.

An Hodgson, Euromonitor International’s income...

Jun 10, 2019

Foreign education providers are showing increasing interest in opening branches in Myanmar, with several already having started to invest in the country in the past year after the government loosened regulations for the launch of private educational institutions.