AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has officially broken ground for construction of a state-of-the-art organic peroxide production facility in Tianjin, China.
Three years ago the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was set, along with specific goals. As of now, the Asia Pacific region is only on track for just one goal, unlikely for quite a few others, and going in the opposite direction for others -- most seriously regarding inequality.
Last week's 25th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring Summer is now history, but its seminar entitled "The Next Wave in Fashion Technology" set the stage for a number of exciting innovations bringing together the world of fashion and high-tech.
Open Country Dairy Limited, based in New Zealand and the second largest global exporter of premium Whole Milk Powders, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to engage China-based Yakun International Investment and Holding Group's QHY Environmental Science & Technologies Oceania Limited for a wastewater treatment project.
Netflix competitor AlphaNetworks is about to unveil its management team and unique AI/Blockchain technology approach during the Korean Blockchain Week closing keynote address on July 22, and the FoundationX event in Seoul, Korea.
Ever wondered, if drones become a major part of everyday life, how the world might keep them all from running into each other? Three companies in Japan have come together with a test plan to create what they call "drone highways", using the airspace above infrastructure such as power transmission lines, for drone logistics.
Kirin Brewery Company subsidiary Spring Valley Brewery Co., Ltd. (SVB) announced it will begin brewing Sudachi Ace Gose in small batches starting on July 16. What is unique about it is it was developed in collaboration with Portland-based craft brewery Widmer Brothers Brewing.
COMPO EXPERT, a Münster, Germany based manufacturer of specialty fertilizers for commercial use, has entered into a strategic partnership with India'based Transworld Furtichem Pvt. Ltd. (Transworld Furtichem), an important regional fertilizer manufacturer.
IHG®(InterContinental Hotels Group), a major hotel company headquartered in the United Kingdom, announced it has partnered with Baidu to introduce 'Smart Rooms', the next generation of intelligent hospitality -- powered by artificial intelligence.
The Singapore Biomaging Consortium (SBIC) of A*STAR has located a section of the mouse brain called the Tuberal Nucleus, which affects appetite and body weight. It may lead to a major breakthrough in weight control therapy.
Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel at Kampong Glam, Singapore, has just expanded its capacity.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has engaged consultancy Frost & Sullivan to support the development and growth of local Fintech startups -- and help them launch successfully in the global market.
Cinnamon Inc. of Tokyo and Showa Denko K.K. are partnering to develop a database system using artificial intelligence (AI) to register Japanese technical documents.
New York based Pareteum, the rapidly growing Cloud Communications Platform, has been selected by an Asia full-service provider of enterprise and consumer telecommunication services, to extend their service offering globally.
Barrick Gold Corporation, one of the world's largest mining companies headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, has entered into an enhanced strategic cooperation agreement with Shandong Gold Group Co., Ltd., deepening Barrick's partnership with one of China's leading mining companies.
The next phase of the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force's microwave radio communications network upgrade contract has been awarded to NEC Australia.
Huawei of China is helping Mexico's electric power industry transition from an "analog" power business to a new digital ones. Smart meters and the Internet of Things (IoT) are keys to this new deployment.
Suning, the largest non-government retailer in China, and SAP SE a German-based software company, announced a collaboration on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and blockchain technologies.
Gurmat Electric Generation Co. Inc. (Gurmat), an independent power producer (IPP) in Turkey, has placed an order with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) for long-term parts management and services at the Germencik Geothermal Power Plant.
Trungnam Group has ordered a 258 MWp solar power project to be constructed in Vietnam by China-based Arctech Solar.
Wison, an Engineering services company based in China, was awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Start-Up (EPC) Works Project, to improve sulfur recovery efficiency at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat (www.Yahsat.ae) is acting as a Gold Sponsor for the West Africa Com telecom trade exhibition on July 10 and 11th. It is doing so in advance of a major roll out of YahClick, its flagship broadband service, to partners and customers throughout the region.
The whole process took over 10 months of supervised proceedings, but China-based Legend Holdings was finally given approvals, from the EU, Luxembourg, and China, to buy a majority interest in Banque Internationale a Luxembourg (BIL). This is considered a major milestone in international acquisitions involving China and the EU.
NEC Corporation has won the contract to build the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), a high performance cable connecting Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.
The Connect to Learn initiative developed by Ericsson, a Swedish technology company, has now expanded to India, via the Smile Foundation. It helps unprivileged children learn computer skills, English and more.
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