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China Railway Corp. (CRC) Selects Bombardier to Supply 40 High Speed Train Cars

Germany-based Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, disclosed that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been contracted by the China Railway Corp. (CRC) to supply 40 CRH1A-A new generation high speed train cars to the Nanning Railway Bureau.

Landis + Gyr Deploys World's Biggest IoT Utility Network

Swiss-based Landis + Gyr, a major global player in advanced electrical grid distribution technology, just announced that its grid modernization project for Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), with 10 million advanced meters and devices installed and communicating, is now officially the world's largest IoT utility network.

DENSO and IBIDEN Formalize Alliance To Develop New Exhaust Systems

DENSO Corporation, a global automotive subsystems supplier based in Japan and ceramics company IBIDEN Co., Ltd., will be working together to jointly develop a next-generation vehicle exhaust system. This will be accomplished via a formal capital and business alliance between the companies.

Report: Singapore is Losing Economic Competitiveness

Singapore continues to grow steadily, even in the face of tough economic conditions. According to a new report from New York based consultancy Oliver Wyman, however, the pace of that growth has stagnated as Singapore has lost some of its economic competitiveness.

Toyota Begins Combined Power Generation Test

Trial operations have started using a new pressurized combined power generation system developed by Toyota Motor Corporation and installed at Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

MVNET/MVNA Provider Plintron Launches Brazil Telecom Base

Chennai, India, based Plintron, the largest multi-country MVNE/MVNA in the world, just launched commercial operations to support telecoms -- and a major new customer -- out of a new Brazil regional office. This now makes 6 continents where Plintron is helping telecommunications providers grow.

PolyU Invents Means to Create High Charge Conductivity in Nanofiber

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's (PolyU) Department of Mechanical Engineering just developed a unique way to embed highly conductive nanostructures into semiconductor nanofiber. The concept creates very high charge conductivity and so has many potential applications.

Mitsubishi Motors Opens New Indonesia Auto Manufacturing Plant

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) of Japan just opened a new state-of-the-art auto manufacturing facility in Indonesia which cost over 65 billion yen ($565 million) to build. At full production rates, it will produce 160,000 units a year and provide jobs for 3000 workers.

Alisports and OCA to Bring eSports to Traditional Asian Competitions

Electronic Sports (eSports) -- video games -- will now be part of a number of major more traditional Asian Games competitions such as the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. This is being made possible thanks to a newly-minted strategic partnership between the Alisports Group and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Royal England Safe Deposit Box Opens in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based Royal England Safe Deposit Box LTD just announced the 'soft opening' of its first vault at the Basement, 188 Des Vouex Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. One of the unique safety features of the vault is that its boxes have no numbers on them.

CropLife Asia Wins Asia Pacific Excellence Award for Rental Bee Hive Program

CropLife Asia, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping grow and preserve the world's food supply, won the Asia Pacific Excellence Award in the Non-Governmental Organizations & Associations category last week, for its "Madhu Sandesh" program in India involving the use of rental bee hives to pollinate crops.

Pakistani Team to Investigate Sexual Harassment on Public Transit Systems

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group recently announced a major funding grant to a Pakistani team to investigate the environment that leads to harassment of women on public transit systems. This was one of many similar grants just awarded principally in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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