The Changhua County Government in Taiwan (CHCG) and Hitachi, Ltd., just signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Hitachi to manage theoperation and maintenance (O&M) of an offshore wind farm to be constructed in Changhua County.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
A major typhoon and an earthquake in Japan’s northernmost main island created havoc with Japan’s exports in September.
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.
Global convenience store operator FamilyMart Uny Holdings Co. of Japan just disclosed it is purchasing 20.17 percent of Don Quijote Holdings Co., one of its biggest competitors, for $1.9 billion (211.9 billion yen)
Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation has signed an agreement with Aramco Asia-Japan (AAJ) to further develop the museum as a focus of encouraging public interest and a deeper understanding of science and technology for local residents.
Singapore-based Grab, a taxi aggregator and major provider of ride-sharing services similar to Uber in Southeast Asia, is expected soon to close on a deal with Japan’s SoftBank for another $500 million in capital.
A new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report says strong domestic demand, buoyant oil and gas prices, and India's consolidation of growth investments are contributing to stable growth throughout the region.
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.
NEC Corporation of Japan as principal, with support from Angola Cables S.A., has completed the first high-speed submarine cable system connecting the South American and African continents.
A new liquefied natural gas venture to produce up to 26 million tons a year of LNG is backed by Royal Dutch Shell and three Asian giants together to build the new facility, plus a major investment from the Canadian government.
The Saudi Arabian government has cancelled a plan to build a solar power project with an estimated 200 GW of output by 2030.
As the latest Typhoon Trami crashes through Japan with winds up to 134 mph and Indonesia deals with the aftermath of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake from last week, APEC has issued its own emergency call for more effective means of handling climate-driven and other natural catastrophes in the region.
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.
While detailed requirements for it are still being drawn up, the state-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC)’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility has drawn strong interest from some of the biggest players in the business.
With an eye to the growing importance of urban development especially in Southeast Asia's emerging economies, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Surbana Jurong (SJ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, a Singapore government affiliated investment company, have formed a joint venture targeting acquisition of $2.5 billion in urban development projects in Asia.
Plans to move the long-established US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma may be shelved after the September 9 elections in Okinawa.
The government of China is looking to accelerate its domination of the world telecommunications industry, this time through the possibility of combining its two wireless carriers.
Up until now, Myanmar has imported most of its buses. A new joint venture between the Myanmar government and South Korea’s Zyle Daewoo Commercial Vehicle is going to change all that.