On November 6, Thailand's Cabinet upgraded the qualifications, criteria and incentives for the Smart Visa, a special visa issued to highly-skilled experts, investors, senior executives and startup entrepreneurs working in targeted industries.
According to PwC and the Russian Venture Company (RVC)'s latest look at the Russian venture capital industry, the market for venture transactions was up for the first time in years -- and by 48% to reach US $243.7 million compared to the previous year's $165.2 million.
While most agree the digital economy is one of the most promising areas for growth in the Asia-Pacific region, the lack of available well-trained employees threatens to shut own growth before it starts.
Gulf SRC Company Limited (Gulf SRC) has just received a $227.7 million loan agreement with the Philippine-based Asian Development Bank, to support the construction and ongoing operation of a first-of-its-kind 2,500 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant in Thailand's Chonburi Province.
Chugai Ro. Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation just announced the first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use ever produced.
TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.) is continuing its strategy of partnerships on major Southeast Asian hydropower development, with the just-announced acquisition of 36.38% of the shares in Viet Hydro Pte. Ltd. (Viet Hydro) of Vietnam from InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. (InfraCo Asia).
After two competitors were disqualified, the government of the Philippines selected the Milsaltel Consortium, a joint venture consortium including China Telecommunications Corp., Udenna Corp. and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., and franchise holder Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc., (Mislatel), as the provisional winner for the lucrative third telecom provider slot in the Philippines.
Fujitsu's breadth of investments in advanced artificial intelligence technology have been growing rapidly, making it no surprise that the company was readying a major restructuring to focus on AI. What was a surprise was where they put the headquarters -- British Columbia.
In a major boost for Shanghai investors, on November 5 President Xi of China announced plans to expand the region’s free-trade zone and create a startup-focused new financial market.
Thailand's Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is raising the bar to become even more competitive in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions) business by actively pushing its Thailand MICE Venue Standards (TMVS) certification to include 490 accredited venues by the close of 2018.
On November 2, the Government of Mongolia signed off on $85.6 million in loan and grant agreements from the Asian Development Bank, much of which will go towards the country's first distributed renewable energy system.
Toyota Motor Corporation confirmed more plans of a 'once-in-a-century' restructuring of the company, with highlights including refocusing on regional mobility services, car-sharing, and a major move into non-automotive businesses.
The world's first sovereign blue bond, with its goal as a financial instrument to support sustainable fisheries and marine projects, was just launched by the Republic of Seychelles.
Qatar is now the first country in the Gulf region to have a law which defines formal requirements and processes for people wishing to seek asylum in the country.
The Code for Smart Communities was just released jointly by the Smart Cities Council and Green Building Council of Australia, as a new set of standards to guarantee smart cities are built to be sustainable and properly support multiple modern needs for citizens.
Donald Trump and President Xi Xinping are expected to meet to discuss trade issues alongside the upcoming November 30 meeting of the G20. No one is optimistic about what could happen.
The Royal Australian Navy's Naval Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit (NUASU) was just officially commissioned to the 822X Squadron, representing a major step forward in Australia's capability to operate unmanned military aerial systems in the maritime domain.
According to a new report just released by the Asian Development Bank and UN Women, it will be critical for countries in Asia and the Pacific to accelerate progress on gender equality, in order to achieve the aggressive goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
After multiple years of increasingly damaging natural disasters, APEC Finance Ministers have gathered to launch a series of initiatives to help mitigate the effects of earthquakes and extreme weather in the region.
Hong Kong flagship airline Cathay Pacific revealed on October 24 that critical personal data and travel information on 9.4 million passengers had been breached.
Two technology industry giants from Japan and South Korea, NEC Corporation and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., are pooling their resources to strengthen -- and dominate -- the next generation of mobile telecom with a special focus on 5G products.
Iconic British consumer technology company Dyson just announced it has selected Singapore as the first manufacturing site for a unique new line of electric vehicles.
Dr. Chang Yong Rhee, the Director of the International Monetary Fund (IFM)'s Asia and Pacific Department, reflects on why Southeast Asia has made such strong strides in recent decades.
On October 19, Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier filed suit in Seattle against Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification Inc. (AeroTEC) and a number of former Bombardier employees, alleging the former employees conspired with Mitsubishi and others to steal trade secrets.
The Singapore government announced on October 19 it and the European Union signed off on a major free-trade agreement (FTA) on October 19.
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