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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...

Nov 28, 2017

The threat of climate change is dire but seems difficult to fight. However, the tools to fight it have long been in our hands and we really need to start using them.

Stepping in to the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany, is like wandering through an alternative reality. At no point in these vast cavernous...

Nov 19, 2017

Chile’s ASOEX took part in foodservice-focused trade show, which was staged from 14-16 November in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, CHINA, 16 November, 2017 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) united with Chilean chef Ricardo Gonzalez to stage a special event showcasing the best in the...

Nov 08, 2017

State-of-the-art Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) development line will enable IME’s consortium members spanning across the industry value chain to develop cost-effective advanced packaging solutions, and spur high-volume manufacturing of next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) technologies

Oct 10, 2017

The National Bank of Cambodia and the People’s Bank of China announced that they – for the first time – have introduced an official yuan-riel exchange rate regime that allows businesses and individuals to conduct trade settlement activities without using the US dollar as an intermediary currency.

The...

Sep 21, 2017

Singapore’s education system is the best in Asia in preparing students for the future, a new study looking into the quality of education in 35 important economies worldwide showed.

The research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released on September 19 ranked countries which together account for 77...

Sep 19, 2017

SINGAPORE, September 18, 2017 – Helsinki, the Finnish capital city is bringing its largest delegation of high-profile iconic technoprenuers (such as Mr Peter Vesterbacka - co-founder of Angry Birds), government leaders (including Finland's Minister of Transport & Communications - Ms Anne Berner) and global...

Sep 18, 2017

JAKARTA - (ACN Newswire) - The Ministry of State-Owned Enterprise (MSOEs) of the Republic of Indonesia announced on Wednesday (9/13) that it would again organize Indonesia Business and Development Expo (IBDExpo) 2017.

Aug 29, 2017

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (24 August 2017) — The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a country partnership strategy (CPS) for 2018-2022, amounting to up to $1 billion per year, to help Sri Lanka’s transition to an upper middle income country.

Aug 10, 2017

Approved in 2014, Special Economic Zones are now considered pivotal to Thailand’s structural renaissance.

When it comes to developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Thailand was something of a late starter. Since approving its first five pilot locations in 2014, Thailand has made considerable efforts to...

Aug 05, 2017

The metropolitan administration of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi proposed to the government to build new metro lines at an investment of $40 billion up to 2050 to ease the notorious traffic congestion in the city.

About $15 billion have been earmarked for three metro lines for the period up to 2025 of which two...

Apr 28, 2017

Thailand’s business events destined to open brilliant business opportunities for all international connection.

BANGKOK 26 April 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibitions Bureau, or TCEB, announced a strategy to position Thailand as a top MICE destination in Asia, during the World Travel and Tourism Council...

Apr 10, 2017

Vietnam seeks to deploy India’s model for a digital economy in order to boost its own information technology landscape. This will be done through a closer cooperation between the two countries which would result in Indian IT companies invest in Vietnam and provide advisory for the Vietnam IT sector and the...

Mar 29, 2017

Singapore’s passport remains to be widely accepted globally, reaching its highest at rank 4 on this year’s Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index against a global trend of decreased travel freedom.

The number of countries and territories that Singapore passport holders can travel to without a visa has...

Mar 29, 2017

It’s not just firms in Silicon Valley that are waiting with baited breath to see how their hiring processes may have to change due to recent changes in U.S. immigration policies. By far, the technology industry is responsible for sponsoring more H-1B visas in the U.S. than any other industry. These visas enable...

Jan 23, 2017

On January 17, the Department of Public Works and Services (PWS) of Ras Al Khaimah released a new smartphone app which aims to help citizens reserve services from the government agency. The app is part of a broader eGovernment initiative in the Gulf Coast Country which dates to 2004.