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Nov 21, 2019

SINGAPORE — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling on cities in Southeast Asia to join Patong (Thailand), Donsol (Philippines) and Phú Quốc Islands (Việt Nam) in making a commitment to eliminate plastic pollution, by developing an action plan and trial innovative solutions.

Plastic Smart Cities is a WWF...

Nov 21, 2019

Modernizing your brand can help you find success in many different ways. When you are able to stay current and embrace the latest trends and technology, you can streamline the business operation, reduce costs, free up time for your staff, and even improve the quality of the prod-uct/service that you provide. Times...

Nov 20, 2019

A number of Japanese automakers have plans to extend their investments in Indonesia, which should help the government implement its roadmap to build a globally competitive automotive industry.

“We have received a report about Toyota Group’s expansion plan worth of $2 billion. This will include the...

Nov 20, 2019

As the impact of global climate change worsens, such phenomena once considered anomalous such as typhoons, droughts, and the urban heat island effect will eventually become the norm. A full 55 percent of the world’s population resides in urban regions, and dense populations will force cities to take climate hazards...

Nov 15, 2019

Singapore has been named the most beautiful city in Asia and the 11th most beautiful city in the world on a list of 50 cities globally compiled by Canada-based online travel agency Flight Network.

Topping the list is Paris, followed by New York, London, Venice and Vancouver.

Singapore as the highest-...

Nov 13, 2019

Singapore will put in place artificial intelligence (AI)-backed tools in public services such as municipal administration, education, health, transport and logistics, smart cities and estates, as well as safety and security up to 2030, according to the city state’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who unveiled...

Nov 12, 2019

HKTDC zones showcase excellence of city’s products and services

12 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organised by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, the second edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) drew to a close on 10...

Nov 12, 2019

Indonesia plans to build its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, with the purpose of launching test rockets, the country’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has confirmed.

“We will build [the spaceport] just like LAPAN’s rocket launch site we have in South Garut [West Java]. However, it will be...

Nov 11, 2019

HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) announced that it generated RMB268.4 billion (US$38.4 billion) of gross merchandise volume (GMV) on November 11, 2019, an increase of 26% compared to 2018.

“Today we showed the world what the future of consumption looks like for...

Nov 08, 2019

• Full steam ahead, and with the involvement of all the teams and technical areas taking part in the production of this great event, which will occupy more than 100,000 m2 and host 25,000 attendees from 200 countries.

• The capacity and versatility of the Feria de Madrid venue will enable this summit to be...

Nov 07, 2019
  • Enhance technological innovation
  • Deepen innovation cooperation
  • Promote innovation commercialization
  • Create sound environment for innovation
  • Nov 06, 2019

    Expert anthropologists and archaeologists from Nazarbayev University are developing the New Silk Road in an ethical, sustainable, and culturally-respectful way, says Dr. Daniel Pugh, Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities. This is after joining The University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR), an alliance between...

    Nov 05, 2019

    HCM CITY— The HCM City People's Committee has approved the cleanup of five canals full of litter and waste discharged by households living nearby.

    The People's Committee has told five districts where the canals are located to strictly handle illegal encroachment and littering and to step up inspections of...

    Nov 05, 2019

    E-commerce spending in Southeast Asia will increase nearly fourfold to $120.9 billion by 2025 from $31.3 billion in 2018, a recent study by consultancy Bain and Company found. Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are expected to be the biggest contributors to the growth of consumer digital spending in in the region over...

    Nov 05, 2019

    In Thailand, the digital economy is expected to grow to a volume $50 billion by 2025 from $16 billion as of 2019, making it the second largest in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia. This is one finding of the “E-Conomy SEA 2019” report by Google and Singaporean investment firm Temasek found, based on a 29 per cent...

    Oct 31, 2019

    In this under-developed area, sanitation has hitherto been lacking. “Previously, the people did not have toilets, they did not see the necessity of having a proper place to defecate,” says Raju Prajad Sah, the local Chief Administrative Officer.

    He describes how open defecation has been a longstanding and...

    Oct 31, 2019

    This legendary woman near her eighties used to be a primary school teacher and the owner of a garment factory. But when she was 40, she retired to the country to create an organic farm in the style of early Taiwan. The down-to-earth attraction entertains 60 thousand tourists from around the world every year. Even a...

    Oct 30, 2019

    30 October 2019 – The 14th edition of Eco Expo Asia, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo. The four-day expo runs from 30 October to 2 November and features over 300 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions, creating a quality...

    Oct 25, 2019

    In the IMD Smart City Index 2019, Taipei was only one of two Asian cities to rank in the top 10, finishing seventh among the 102 cities surveyed. Why did it rank so high and what factors could derail its success in the future?

    The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne released...

    Oct 25, 2019

    The Philippine government, after a phase of promoting its ambitious “Build Build Build” programme to improve the country’s infrastructure by investing up to $180 billion in public and PPP projects, is slowing down its euphoria and said the plan needs a second look.

    According to economic planning secretary...

    Oct 24, 2019

    Bangkok, Thailand, Berlin, Germany, 24 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Tackling poverty and climate change, generating employment opportunities and contributing to economic development, this year’s 14 SEED Award winners were selected from over nine hundred applicants and are recognised for solutions to major local...

    Oct 24, 2019

    - A competitive platform to find ways to reduce fine dust at the tunnels, platforms, and trains of the subway
    - The winning teams to be awarded KRW 750 million in total and provided with a range of benefits, including the opportunity to connect with public test beds and public procurement
    - Participants...