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Nov 02, 2018

Tokyo, 2 November 2018 – “Think Global, Think Hong Kong”, a large-scale Hong Kong business promotion organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday (1 Nov) in Tokyo. The mega promotion, comprising a business symposium, business-matching sessions, networking events and a gala...

Oct 18, 2018

Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on October 18 announced an upcoming regulatory change for the city state’s property developers, mandating that the average size of new private flats outside the central area will have to be at least 85 square meters in average of gross floor area, up from previously...

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 10, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Hong Kong will add artificial islands in a bid to rein in its property market which has seen spectacular gains making the city’s housing the least affordable in the world.

The Hong Kong government will be reclaiming 688 hectares of land off Lantau Island according to a policy...

Aug 18, 2018

Aug 16, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Foreigners working in China can now invest in China’s A-shares was announced by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) after the market closed yesterday. The breaking news is expected to open the floodgate of some 900,000 foreign residents who are working in the Mainland...

Aug 17, 2018

Jakarta, the host of the 2018 Asian Games (Jarkata Palembang 2018), is now in Asia's spotlight. The large city has been growing, developing...also sinking. The rising sea level caused by climate change is threatening the city's future.

On the north west coast of the island of Java lies the Indonesian capital...

Jul 16, 2018

The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, just behind India, rank within the top four in the latest international consumer confidence survey compiled by US-based research organisation The Conference Board and business intelligence firm Nielsen.

Jun 13, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the launch of an online learning initiative called “Huayu 101”, a brand new online Mandarin learning material, at the end of May in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jun 03, 2018

The third Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held on 28 June (Thursday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Under the theme “Collaborate for Success”, the Summit...

Jun 01, 2018

(L-R) Richard Ireland, Managing Director - Asia, Clarion Events; Pak Djoni Djulkifli, Vice Secretary General, MKI; Dr. Heru Dewanto, Secretary General of MKI

1 June 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- PennWell and MKI (Masyarakat Ketenagalistrikan Indonesia), the Indonesian Electrical Power Society, are proud to...

May 20, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — As Asia and the Pacific seeks inclusive and sustainable economic growth, countries are adapting to the possibility that new technologies in fields such as robotics and artificial intelligence may lead to challenges for some industries and groups of workers, according to participants at a high-...

May 01, 2018

BANGKOK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 judicial officers from 90 countries will convene in Thailand at the 23rd International Congress of the UIHJ. To be organised in Asia for the first time, the congress will open a platform for member countries to exchange best practices in judicial work and shape...

Apr 25, 2018

Hong Kong & UAE -- Mr Stephen Phillips, HKSAR Director-General of Investment Promotion, is embarked on a five-day tour of the Middle East, aimed at engaging the region's business communities, and advising of the latest business advantages Hong Kong has to offer.

The visit, from April 23 through 27,...

Apr 23, 2018

Vĩnh Tân 4 thermal coal-fired power plant in the central province of Bình Thuận. Environmentalists have long decried Việt Nam’s reliance on coal-fired power, frequently linked with the exacerbation of global warming. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is reviewing and updating the country’s carbon emission...

Apr 19, 2018

The growth of Thailand's direct selling industry seen by top MLM companies as a key factor that makes the country a hub for their corporate’s events. Later this year, more than 40,000 top distributors from overseas-based MLM companies will be coming to convene in Thailand. Meanwhile, TCEB is confident that the...

Mar 05, 2018

March 05, 2018 05:36 PM Hong Kong Time - TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Taiwan’s Agriculture Minister Lin Tsung-hsien on March 3 visited Taiwanese businesspeople-operated companies and retailers in Kuala Lumpur that have been selling Taiwan-produced agricultural products, hoping to expand the market share of...

Mar 02, 2018

Indonesia’s initiative to create and promote ten “new Balis” – ten new tourists destinations that could become as popular as the crowded holiday island – would require about $20 billion in investment, the government calculated, hoping for developers from China, Singapore, Thailand and other countries to foot half...

Feb 14, 2018

At the recent 38th edition of FITUR 2018, a travel fair exhibition in Madrid, targeting Spanish countries in Spain and Latin America, country brand Malaysia Truly Asia received overwhelming response from trade buyers, medias and visitors.

Feb 08, 2018

Canberra, February 6, 2018 — The Asia Foundation will present the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) on February 12-14, in partnership with the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). Taking place in Canberra at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the conference keynote...

Jan 25, 2018

The Philippines has kicked off construction work for a new government district in New Clark City, a planned community under development in Capas, Tarlac close to Clark International Airport and Angeles City and some 100 kilometers north of Metro Manila.

Jan 13, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (12 January 2018) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations—comprising approvals of loans and grants, technical assistance (TA), and cofinancing—reached $28.9 billion in 2017 in its continued efforts to help meet Asia and the Pacific’s development needs, according to preliminary figures released...

Jan 09, 2018

Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, for the first time crossed the $1-trillion mark in its GDP revenues, reaching an estimated $1.004 trillion as per the end of 2017.

However, the mood remained subdued as economic growth was likely lower than the 5.2 per cent initially projected for last year,...

Jan 05, 2018

Volume reached to date for 2017-18 campaign overtakes 2014-15 export season’s record total of 103,081 tonnes

SANTIAGO, CHILE, 05 January, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Chilean cherry sector has reached a milestone as an industry – overtaking the historic cherry export limit of 20 million
cartons – by...