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Nov 28, 2020

Discipline in adhering to health protocols is a shared responsibility

Nov 27, 2020

A new trade bloc covering a huge swathe of the Asia-Pacific region will play an important role in developing poorer economies and in post-pandemic stimulus, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership...

Nov 26, 2020

12 November 2020, Bangkok -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- TCEB has won the title Thailand’s Most Admired Company 2020 under the category of public organisation, marking the two consecutive years the bureau has earned this honorable recognition. TCEB has high scores in organisation management, innovation and expansion of MICE...

Nov 20, 2020

19 November 2020, Hong Kong -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- Following a series of well attended physical trade and consumer exhibitions in October, another four trade fairs were held successfully at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) during 11 - 13 November 2020.

Nov 20, 2020

Bishkek (ESCAP news) – Countries participating in the United Nations Special Programme for Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) have recognized the need for a more integrated approach towards structural economic transformation in order to build back better while staying on track to achieve the Sustainable Development...

Nov 17, 2020
  • Asia is the third biggest market for the Peruvian agri-food export industry.
  • Grapes, cranberries, avocados and mandarins are the top fresh Peruvian products imported by Asia

    Lima, 17 November 2020. Peru will once again be the Official Partner Country at the virtual edition of the ‘Asia Fruit...

  • Nov 14, 2020

    The island is close to achieving its aim of meeting the power needs of a new generation of domestically relocated and overseas-headquartered high-tech manufacturers.

    Since 2016, as part of a bid to meet rising demand from local and overseas‑invested businesses, Taiwan has been actively looking to develop its...

    Nov 14, 2020

    Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread socio-economic impacts and disruptions across Asia-Pacific, high-level officials called for a rethink on the future development of sustainable transport connectivity and mobility in the region at the sixth session of the Committee...

    Nov 06, 2020

    BANGKOK, Nov. 6, 2020 -- Thailand plans to launch the Bang Sue Grand Station, its mega infrastructure project in 2021. The station is Thailand's next mega infrastructure project which will not only help ease Bangkok's traffic congestion, but also support the country's role as a regional transportation hub, Ministry...

    Nov 03, 2020

    MEISHAN, China -- With the theme of "Panda World, World Panda--For Nature As It Is", the first digital International Panda Festival is hosted by Sichuan Forestry and Grassland Administration (Giant Panda National Park Sichuan Administration), Information Office of Sichuan Provincial People's Government, Sichuan...

    Oct 30, 2020

    Cinema operators in Malaysia decided to temporarily suspend operations at all their cinemas across the country, according to a statement by the Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors (MAFE) on October 30.

    MAFE announced it is collectively suspending operations, but will continue to monitor the Covid-19...

    Oct 30, 2020

    Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Eminent business leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region have expressed strong support for multilateralism and regional cooperation as well as increased public-private partnerships to build back better and more sustainably. They also underscored that as countries recover from the COVID-19...

    Oct 30, 2020

    Bangkok (ESCAP news) – As countries strive to build back better post COVID-19, sustainable urbanization can make cities change agents on solving the persistent problems of climate crisis, unsustainable resource use, widespread inequality, discrimination and injustice in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Oct 26, 2020

    In Asia, the whole business landscape has been dramatically redefined by the economic effect of COVID-19. Few, if any, economies escaped unaffected by the pandemic. But, in a region so closely linked to China...

    Oct 24, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered government lockdowns, collapsed consumer demand, and disrupted imports of raw materials, battering the Asia Pacific garment industry especially hard, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

    The UN labour agency...

    Oct 24, 2020

    Seven of Korea’s ten most valuable companies are newcomers; in Taiwan, the number is zero out of ten. Taiwan’s economy and technology may seem to be in the lead, but is it really winning? A look at the respective lists of the ten most valuable companies reveals innovation in Korea, but only old faces in Taiwan. To...

    Oct 17, 2020

    HKTB opens up the city virtually for the rest of the world with 360 Hong Kong Moments

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong and Singapore have reached an in-principle agreement to establish a bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB). This milestone arrangement will help revive cross-border air travel between the two aviation hubs...

    Oct 09, 2020

    Conferences and exhibitions will play a key role in the sector’s revival in Hong Kong.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic slashed international travel to near-zero for several months and local lockdowns crimped domestic options, tourism has been one of the hardest-hit industries. A United Nations World Tourism...

    Oct 06, 2020

    Faced with an existential crisis, the poor southern Taiwan county of Pingtung transformed its agricultural sector. How did they put Taiwan chocolate on the world stage?

    As the car approached Neipu Township of Pingtung County, the view was full of tall, narrow betel palms. More than two decades ago, these...

    Oct 06, 2020

    For the first time in decades, Afghanistan has an opportunity for peace. The United States agreement to withdraw foreign troops and negotiations between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban set the stage to end the bitter conflict.

    Oct 03, 2020

    Chief executives of 110 companies in Thailand on Wednesday, have signed up to a new set of UN principles on women’s economic empowerment, pledging to improve gender equality in the boardroom, equal pay for equal work, and safer and more inclusive workplaces.

    The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs),...

    Sep 30, 2020

    South Asia is an agrarian society with 70% of the region's population employed in the agriculture sector. Even though 31% of the world's rice and 18% of its wheat grow in South Asia, it is home to the largest number of undernourished people. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,...