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Aug 12, 2020
  • Initial efforts will focus on innovating vegetable varieties that deliver optimized quality and sensory experience
  • Called Unfold, the new company will be headquartered in the Davis, Calif., area with key operations in both the U.S. and Singapore
  • John Purcell appointed as CEO
  • Aug 11, 2020

    To help the maritime industry reduce carbon emissions, tech firms can receive a boost during this COVID-19 recession from a new multi-million maritime technology scale-up initiative led by the EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy (EcoLabs) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

    Aug 07, 2020

    Taiwan’s solar power policies are threatening the environment by putting pressure on coastal ecosystems and wild animal habitats and turning power plant land and licenses into mere financial commodities. What has gone wrong?

    Head south in the Changhua Coast Industrial Park’s Xianxi Section and a big lagoon...

    Aug 07, 2020

    Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing havoc all over the world, some countries, sectors and economies have done better than other due to the inherent nature of their businesses. While sectors like travel, retail, entertainment, food and beverages and so on have been hit hard as people cannot step out of...

    Aug 02, 2020

    In the past five years, 340 new restaurant brands have sprouted up in Taiwan and old favorites have gotten facelifts as second-generation restaurateurs take over. How are they changing the vibe of Taiwan’s food scene?

    Step into the Sinchao Rice Shoppe in the Breeze Xinyi complex in eastern Taipei and one is...

    Jul 31, 2020

    Faced with arrivals streaming in from across the world, the transport hub of Hong Kong urgently needed an intelligent disinfecting solution.

    The COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the need to regularly clean and disinfect surfaces in areas where large numbers of people congregate and pass through - such as...

    Jul 30, 2020

    Bangkok-based BCPG Plc, a renewable energy division of petroleum and energy conglomerate Bangchak Corporation Plc, said its plans to build Southeast Asia’s largest wind farm in Laos at an investment of $840 million.

    The park with a capacity of 600 megawatt is planned to be located on 64,000 hectares near the...

    Jul 23, 2020

    The Southeast Asian bloc has overtaken the European Union as Mainland China’s No1 trading partner.

    Rapid economic growth and changes in global trade patterns have boosted trade between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and Mainland China to such an extent that ASEAN is now the mainland’s...

    Jul 19, 2020

    An electronics fair in London held on the eve of the COVID-19 shutdown featured many technologies that became boons during lockdown.

    Little knowing just how imminently contactless‑payment facilities and anything that digitally facilitated distance-working would be mandatorily in vogue, this year’s United...

    Jul 18, 2020

    The retail sector in Malaysia will face a contraction of sales of 8.7 per cent this year, Retail Group Malaysia said in a recent forecast. The group has revised its earlier prediction in April of a 5.5-per cent contraction.

    “The retail market turned into a bloodbath since mid-March with the implementation of...

    Jul 11, 2020

    From eggs to cookies, from feed to vaccines, from livestock to schnitzel - the business of Taiwan’s DaChan Great Wall Business Group spans the entire supply chain from producing livestock to processing foods and bringing them to restaurants and dinner tables. What started out as a small processor of soybean oils in...

    Jul 02, 2020

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced Taiwanese to travel more at home. Can Taiwan harness this opportunity to go higher end and create experiences that will have consumers coming back for more rather than heading abroad?

    Mr. Wu, a tech executive who retired just last year, headed to Chiayi County on June...

    Jul 02, 2020

    FTA between Hong Kong and ASEAN’s largest member takes effect.

    Indonesia – a massive archipelago linking the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean – has long been known as the source of a wide range of spices and original home of at least three global food products – cane sugar, bananas and domestic chickens.

    Jun 29, 2020

    Connecting suppliers with global buyers in challenging times

    28 June 2020 – Although there are signs that the COVID-19 outbreak is stabilising in some parts of the world, the demand for online sourcing continues to grow as physical trade fairs are still unable to be staged. To help companies rise to the...

    Jun 28, 2020

    The set-up of automatic dispensing machine providing free rice in Vietnam – originally a measure to help jobless people during the Covid-19 crisis – is now going to become a permanent instalment in the country to make life easier for the poor.

    The so-called “rice ATMs” have been installed starting in April...

    Jun 20, 2020

    18 June 2020, Bangkok: TCEB, in collaboration with Department of Health (DOH) and Thai MICE venue operators, is exhibiting the readiness of Thai MICE industry to host ‘new normal’ events under strict hygiene and safety criteria of the Ministry of Public Health. To ensure clients of safety and road to recovery of...

    Jun 20, 2020

    The popular chain is expected to ride the country’s rapid shift to modern retail

    7-Eleven Cambodia is finally setting up shop. The renowned brand hopes to open its first branch in Phnom Penh by 2021. The Cambodian franchise will be administered by CP All Public Co. Ltd, the conglomerate that also operates...

    Jun 18, 2020

    The willingness among Chinese investors to invest in the housing market of Thailand has shown no signs of abating despite the global economic slowdown due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese tourists love Thailand, and more and more turn into investors in putting their money on Thai residential...

    Jun 07, 2020

    Taiwan Power Company has partnered with Delta Electronics to build its largest energy storage system as part of a smart grid project on Kinmen Island.

    Delta will provide a 1MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system, a 2MW capacity power conditioning system, an energy management platform and environment...

    Jun 07, 2020

    Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on June 7 said in a televised address that the country would reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions imposed nearly three months ago, local media reported.

    Yassin said that the disease was...

    Jun 02, 2020

    Export-focused wholesalers adopt virtual sales pitches to woo domestic buyers.

    With many traders and manufacturers in Guangdong’s key apparel hub finding themselves with huge amounts of surplus stock and nowhere to export it to amid the COVID-19 lockdown, targeting the domestic market via live video-...

    Jun 02, 2020

    BEIJING, June 2, 2020 -- Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, aiming to build the southern island province into a globally-influential high-level free trade port by the middle of the century.

    A free trade port system focusing on trade and investment...