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Apr 29, 2019

China has been the world's most populous country for a long time: back in 1750, it had a population of 225 million, around 28% of the world population. By 2016, China had a population larger than 1.4 billion.

But China is soon to be overtaken by India. In the chart below we see historic and projected...

Apr 29, 2019

Singapore’s ambition to create an ecosystem to support startups is gaining ground as the city-state is meanwhile home to more than 150 venture capital funds, Bloomberg News reported.

L’Oreal, Microsoft and Oracle are among more than 100 corporations offering incubator and accelerator programs, the agency...

Apr 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 09:00 PM Hong Kong Time - SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop culture icon Hello Kitty, and Baidu, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the leading Chinese-language internet search provider, have partnered to bring the immensely popular Aggretsuko™ and Gudetama™...

Apr 23, 2019

23 April 2019 – The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair, both organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today. Over a four-day period (20-23 April), the two fairs welcomed close to 47,000...

Apr 17, 2019

April 17, 2019 10:44 AM Hong Kong Time - SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge (“Challenge”), jointly launched by Alipay, the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial), and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial...

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 16, 2019

His new remit will include devising and implementing a transformed strategy for the business

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 12, 2019

The impressive 110% growth rate of Vietnamese MICE travelers has tempted TCEB, led by Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President – Business, to organize road show in Vietnam. Starting in Hanoi, TCEB offers “Fly and Meet Double Bonus Redefined” reward campaign to encourage travel agents in Vietnam to bring MI...

Apr 10, 2019

Major new UN report calls for overhaul of global financial system

Bangkok (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm in a new...

Apr 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 08:00 PM Hong Kong Time - SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered a technically sophisticated cyberespionage framework, TajMahal, which has been active since at least 2013 and appears to be unconnected to any known threat actors. It features around 80 malicious modules...

Apr 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 07:08 PM Hong Kong Time - OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tokai Fuji Brokerage has noted that Hong Kong’s equity market has reached new heights overtaking Japan to ensure its spot as the world's third largest stock market in value.

Hong Kong sits in third position behind the United States of...

Apr 08, 2019
  • Hyundai Motor's 'STYLE SET FREE' concept offers a glimpse of how people envision the in-car experience in the age of self-driving vehicles
  • Hyundai to co-host an interactive panel discussion with Monocle featuring Tyler Brule, editor-in-chief of Monocle
  • Apr 04, 2019

    CHIANG RAI, THAILAND (4 April 2019) — Southeast Asian governments, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and major development financiers today launched the “ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility”, a new initiative to spur more than $1 billion in green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia. The launch...

    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 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...

    Apr 01, 2019

    29 March 2019 – Embracing the new theme of “Less Carbon, Less Waste • Green Innovation”, the 14th Eco Expo Asia will showcase a wide range of environmental products and solutions from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and the global green tech community. The expo, running from 30 October to 2 November 2019 at...

    Mar 29, 2019

    March 29, 2019 08:00 PM Hong Kong Time - GWANGJU, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SOS LAB, a LiDAR startup from South Korea whose “Hybrid-Scanning” LiDAR for autonomous vehicles captured the global media’s attention at CES 2019, was recently awarded “LAB Start Up 2019,” by the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT...

    Mar 29, 2019

    The collaboration should provide an enhanced experience for Japanese travelers to Hawaii

    TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced a comprehensive plan to develop new programs and services that capitalize on HGV’s vacation ownership and JAL’s...

    Mar 28, 2019

    What really makes a happy nation? The report’s authors insist it's not just about money. Finland tops the happiness list despite not having the highest GDP of the Nordic countries.

    The world is getting used to being told that Scandinavian countries are among the best places to live. The release of the 2019...

    Mar 28, 2019

    Changi Airport Singapore achieved great success at the 2019 World Airport Awards, being voted by air travellers as the World’s Best Airport for the seventh consecutive year. This is the 10th time in the 20 year history of the World Airport Awards that Changi Airport Singapore has been named the World’s Best Airport...