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Water and Collaboration Help Save Many in Aftermath of Indonesia Quake

On September 28, Indonesia was strike by a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake, on the island of Sulawesi. It cause the earth to liquefy, destroyed much of the island, and triggered a tsunami reaching as high as 23 feet. In the disaster's aftermath, safe clean water -- and those who worked together to get it to where it was most needed -- was a critical need.

Japan Readies Major Sales Tax Hike

The increasing costs of supporting an aging population, increased natural disaster costs, and one of the highest debt-to-GDP ratios are all driving Japan to raise its consumption tax to 10% a year from now.

Softbank and Toyota Form Major Integrated Mobility Tech Company, MONET

SoftBank Corporation, a major Japanese financial investment company with strong partnership in the mobility sector, and Toyota Motor Corporation, are forming a major strategic partnership, MONET Technologies, to bring together everything from vehicles, IoT, smartphones and sensor devices in a unified ecosystem.

The New Macau -- In Cambodia

As Southeast Asia's economy rises, the lure of fast money is inescapable. That's behind what's happening to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and this story from IPS Inter Press Service News Agency's Kris Janssen.

Xi'an Demonstrate Unique Approach to Fighting Poverty Using E-Commerce

The ancient Chinese city of Xi'an, which was host city for the 7th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum, was a showcase for a unique approach to fighting poverty using e-commerce. The learning here are about to roll out across the rest of APEC as a means of fighting poverty throughout the region.

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