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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 10, 2018

The word communication gets thrown around a lot in business, but it isn’t always put into practice. It makes a huge difference in how smooth or rocky your company operates on a regular basis. It becomes quite obvious to everyone involved when there’s a miscommunication occurring.

Jan 10, 2018

Thailand made another step forward in its aim to increase the share of organic farming in its agriculture sector as 20 northeastern provinces signed by signing three memorandums of understanding with relevant agencies to cooperate in developing organic agriculture, mainly involving the cultivation of organic...

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 09, 2018

In a new year when the global economy is expected to grow and employers are planning to hire more, how come laborers are not responding accordingly to this seemingly prosperous job market?

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...

Jan 04, 2018

TAITRA will be facilitating the formation of an alliance of Taiwanese manufacturers in the first quarter of 2018 to supply India’s booming electric vehicle (EV) market, according to TAITRA Chairman James Huang.

India is one of the world's biggest vehicle markets. Under the Indian government's plan, annual...

Jan 01, 2018

Taiwan's competitive fees for medical services is drawing patients globally.

TAITRA has led a group of medical experts from nine Taiwanese hospitals and clinics in a visit to Malaysia to establish links with local medical institutions and introduce more patients to Taiwan. As part of the visit, medical...

Dec 30, 2017

After years of booming tourism arrivals, Thailand counted a new record of a whopping 35 million visitors coming to the country this year, a number that is now straining the capacity of airports and immigration administration to the utmost.

Most of the growth comes from ballooning Chinese visitor numbers, and...

Dec 30, 2017

Indonesia, a country where millions of people don’t have bank accounts and therefore cannot pay with other means than cash, is stepping up its e-money ambitions. In a latest move, a Japanese lease and finance company, Tokyo Century, entered the market through a partnership with local retail conglomerate Lotte Group...

Dec 27, 2017

BEIJING, Dec. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The temperature difference between 30 degrees C and -30 degrees C, the sunlight and sea versus the winter chill, ice and snow, these are some of the major contrasts in climate and landscape between Malaysia and China's northeast. As the winter season arrives, tourists from...

Dec 27, 2017

The rapid growth of Indonesia's manufacturing sector – a development buoyed partly by the arrival of several big-name mobile-phone manufacturers and partly by highly supportive central government legislation – has attracted electronics companies across the wider Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia's manufacturing...

Dec 23, 2017

Southeast Asia, especially Thailand with its openness and thriving economy, is an attractive destination for living and working abroad. But competing in the job market is easier said than done as top talent flocks to the country.

Working abroad has always been a popular career planning option. Whether a...

Dec 17, 2017

The aeroplane has shrunk our planet - and enlarged our world. When you can have a breakfast meeting in Dubai, a lunch negotiation in London and make a deal over dinner in New York, it's clear human connection has transcended geographical borders.

Dec 14, 2017

ADFCA affirms role as auditing body for safe food practices
Jenaan pen deal to set up infrastructure to rear organic chickens in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, 14 December, 2017 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 8th edition of SIAL Middle East has seen a growth of 28% year-on-year for visitor numbers, with the event...

Dec 13, 2017

Malaysia’s central bank has taken further steps to enhance its e-payment platform, paving the way towards a cashless society, reports say. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Muhammad Ibrahim said that, effective July 1 next year, the instant transfer fee of 50 sen (12 US cent) will be waived for up to 5,000...

Dec 12, 2017

Chinese consumers are increasingly young, wealthy and eager to spend. They are an essential part of the global growth engine.

China's growth may be slowing, but its consumer economy is still growing - and growing fast.

According to a new report, Chinese consumption is growing by 10% a year, faster...

Dec 12, 2017

TOKYO - (JCN Newswire) - Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO), together with 7 other international utilities, today announced the launch of the second edition of Free Electrons, a global startup acceleration program to recruit energy startups that will drive the next generation of ideas in clean...

Dec 06, 2017

Heidi Sun, a Year 4 BBA marketing student of the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), and her fellow team members from other overseas universities won the Overall Winner award at the Team Case Competition of the 2017 Global Leadership Summit of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) held in Florida, USA, in...

Dec 06, 2017

6 December 2017 – The Asian E-tailing Summit debuted today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the one-day event offered a one-stop platform for business professionals and online retail experts to examine the latest sourcing trends...

Nov 30, 2017

Managing a business, and your staff’s expectations is no easy task. Not only does the person have to take care of the business as a whole, he or she also has to make sure that the employed staff is giving their best too. In order to maintain the perfect working balance, the expectations of the staff need to be...

Nov 29, 2017

-- Inaugural year of collaboration reported over 16,000 lives impacted across ASEAN
-- Collaboration in 2018 to focus on pillars of education and entrepreneurship, with the aim of creating a sustainable future for ASEAN
-- Singapore will host ASEAN Data Science Explorers regional finals in 2018