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.
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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.
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.
Facebook announced on September 6 its plans to build its first Asian data center in Singapore, at an estimated cost of over $1 billion.
The Amity Global Institute in Singapore is hosting the University of London's new regional offering, its Global Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.
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.
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.
Singapore-based Pulsifi has selected ProximaX Ltd.'s blockchain technology to improve its predictive talent AI analytics engine.
Azbil Corporation of Japan, a major provider of automation solutions for production, just opened a showroom in Singapore to help expand its business operations.
Greenpeace Africa is demanding the total halt of operations for Singaporean-based Halycon Agri and its destructive Cameroonian subsidiary, Sudcam, in running its rubber plantation operations there.
Agricultural Products Maker Farmmi Signs with Bantan Internet Technology to Develop Blockchain Tools
Bantan Internet Technology PTE., Ltd. (BIT), a Singapore company, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese agricultural products supplier Farmmi to develop a series of blockchain technologies for the company.
The Singapore Biomaging Consortium (SBIC) of A*STAR has located a section of the mouse brain called the Tuberal Nucleus, which affects appetite and body weight. It may lead to a major breakthrough in weight control therapy.
Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel at Kampong Glam, Singapore, has just expanded its capacity.
NEC Corporation has won the contract to build the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), a high performance cable connecting Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.
Chindwin College, a well-respected institution from Yangon, Myanmar, is forming a joint venture with PSB Academy, one of the major private education entities in Singapore. The new school will be called the Chindwin-PSB Institute.
AI Singapore and Chicago-based ThoughtWorks, a global software and digital transformation consultancy, have agreed to work together to promote training, research and development in adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, plus deployment and best practices.
Singapore-based Lodgis Hospitality Holdings Pte., Ltd., a hospitality company, is expanding its footprint in Cambodia with the acquisition of two historic landmark hotels there.
China Mobile International Limited (CMI) just held the formal ceremony celebrating the launch of construction for its new Singapore data center.
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.
Insider (www.useinsider.com), a digital marketing and custom acquisition company based in the UK, just announced that Singapore-based Zalora, the largest and fastest-growing e-commerce site in Southeast Asia will be using Insider's AI-powered Growth Management Platform (GMP) to help the company bring on more business.
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.
Nitto Denko Corporation, a Japan-based manufacturing company that operates in four business divisions, won a bid to provide reverse osmosis (RO) membranes to the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant in Singapore.
Cryptic Labs and LongHash (Singapore) are partnering on a project to co-incubate startups featuring blockchain technology.