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.
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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.
AirFuel™ Alliance, a global consortium working together to develop wireless power and standards, just announced the launch of its first resonant-based smart city ecosystem in Shenzhen City, China.
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.
Pennsylvania-based paints and coatings giant PPG has completed its COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project that helped revitalize the streets of the Gamchun Cultural Community in Busan, South Korea.
During the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) Commission for Africa, held April 18-21 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a high-level meeting was held to review the potential for encouraging Chinese outbound tourism to Africa.
China's Tsinghua University and the University of Alberta are forming a Joint Research Centre for Future Energy and Environment, as part of a broader goal to co-develop low-carbon, sustainable energy solutions while tackling global environmental challenges.
Two of the biggest multilateral banks in the world, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the World Bank Group, recently signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation and knowledge sharing between the institutions.
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.
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.
Kubota Corporation, a Japan-based tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer, has opened the doors to its new Kubota Tractor Corporation North American headquarters in Texas.
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.
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 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.
Qatar Airways, the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar, has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 that requires airlines to track every piece of baggage from the start of the journey all the way through its finish.
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical company based in Minnesota has reached an agreement with Japan-based Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., under which Sawai will purchase the generic pharmaceuticals business of Upsher-Smith, from its parent, ACOVA, Inc.
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).
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, 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.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
BeijingWest Industries (BWI), a China-based supplier of brake and suspension systems, has chosen Indiana to be the location of its first U.S. production facility.
Tetra Tech, Inc. headquartered in Pasadena, California, has won a $57 million, single-award contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for work to promote the delivery of clean energy services in Pakistan.
The Government of Australia has provided AU$316,500 ($243,990) in additional financing to the ongoing Microfinance Expansion Project, designed to increase access to financial services for the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Free Electrons, a Japan-based global accelerator program for innovative energy-related startups, just selected its first cohort of 12 innovative energy startups from over 450 applicants across 51 countries.
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.