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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Asia Pacific Companies are increasingly finding ways to run their business with an ever-growing percentage of freelancers, independent contractors and consultants.
On September 1, Malaysia began charging its new Sales and Services Tax (SST) on goods sold in the country. Its government hopes this will be far more accepted than the previous administration’s Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Wattpad, a Toronto-based multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and iflix, a streaming entertainment service for emerging markets based in Malaysia, recently signed a content partnership agreement to bring Wattpad stories to millions of iflix users across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Thanks to a concerted coordinated effort by APEC member economies, the challenge of doing business in the Asia-Pacific region has improved significantly in the past two years.
Shopee, one of the largest and fastest-growing e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is partnering with DHL eCommerce, to offer domestic delivery for Shopee sellers and buyers within Malaysia.
Chinese-based aircraft leasing company CMIG Aviation Capital, wholly owned by China Minsheng Investment Group just received delivery of one Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft MSN 43000 in Seattle to be operated by Lion Air.
According to new research just published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, seeds of Thailand's jasmine rice have relatively low tolerance to high temperatures associated with climate change.
Hatten Land Limited of Singapore, resort operator Samsung C&T Corporation, and a major global designer and installer of water slides, Polin Waterparks, plan together to build an RM200 million water theme park. It will the largest in Melaka, Malaysia.
Over 3,000 students took up this year's Dow School Environmental Challenge 2018 in Melaka, Malaysia, to fight plastic waste through acting, photography, spoken word and recycling competitions.
Sumitomo Corporation of Japan just invested US $20 million into Malaysia-based ada (analytics, data, advertising).
Below is the latest edition of AsiaBizNews' list of trade shows and exhibitions of interest in the coming three month period. Highlights this time include : the Shanghai International Building Technology (SIBT) and the latest International Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Technology Exhibition, Vietnam; both are happening in September. Please contact us if you have an event you would like to see included in our next list.
The APEC Secretariat Executive Director and the World Trade Organization Director-General spoke together recently of the importance of coordinated trade to ensure maximum benefit to APEC's member nations.
The Otis reputation for outstanding reliability and deep experience with major projects will be on full display when the company's products are installed in the new Resorts World Las Vegas entertainment complex.
Singapore's fastest growing internet company, BIGO LIVE, just launched its Cube TV streaming service in Malaysia, with a major focus on eSports and online game play.
The APEC member economies are collaborating to leverage advancement in gender equality and digital technology access to grow women-led development in the region's Tourism industry sector.
Majesco, a global provider of platform software solutions based in Morristown, New Jersey, announced that Gibraltar BSN Life Berhad, one of Malaysia’s fastest growing life insurance companies, has selected Majesco Distribution Management and Digital Solutions to transform its distribution management operation.
On May 25-26, the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting will take place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with the goal of helping secure economic growth for the future in all of Asia-Pacific.
Two data centers located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia have been acquired by Singaporean data center services provider Bridge Data Centres to support the expansion of its Asia Pacific operations.