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Medical Logistics Company Marken Acquires Touchdown International

Marken, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UPS, based in North Carolina and the only patient-centric supply chain organization fully dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, just acquired Taiwan-based Touchdown International Ltd., a privately held specialty logistics company.

APEC Develops Policies to Help Diversify Asia-Pacific Workforce

The APEC member economies just completed a major planning effort to look at how to enhance economic empowerment for women across the region. It is part of a broader move to secure workforces and growth as major new forces shift the nature of the Asia-Pacific business landscape.

Equis Energy Contracted to Develop Taiwan's Largest Solar Project

Singapore-based Equis Energy, Asia-Pacific's largest renewable energy investment and funds manager, has been awarded a contract by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs' Bureau of Energy (BOE) to develop a 70.2 MW solar project in Chiayi County's Yizhu Township.

Idaho Inks MOU with City in Taiwan

The Idaho Aerospace Alliance (IDA), a group in Idaho that represents manufacturers and suppliers servicing the aerospace industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Economic Development Bureau of the Taichung City Government in Taiwan.

APEC Locks Down Illegal Timber Trade

APEC is working on a plan to enhance customs checks throughout the member countries, with the goal of potentially slowing the flow of illegal lumber and wood products shipped within the community.

APEC Moves to Simplify Food Export Regulations

APEC has launched work on a major simplification of food export documentation in the region. Now it is so complex that a single producer of frozen processed foods such as lasagna may need to submit over 200 pages of certification paperwork per shipment to export their product.

Samsung Selects Suprema for Fingerprint Recognition Algorithm

Samsung has selected South Korea-based Suprema, a developer of biometrics and identity solutions, to supply Suprema's BioSign mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm for Samsung's Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy A7 (for SK Telecom) smartphone models.

Tainan, Taiwan Launches Program to Expand International Business

As part of a move to expand business for manufacturers in Tainan, Taiwan, into the global market and promote economic cooperation, the Tainan City Government Department of Economic Development has initiated the "FY106 Tainan Global Trade Cooperation and Expansion Program". entrusting implementation of the plan to the Industrial Technology Research Institute.

AsiaBizNews 3-Month Rolling Trade Show and Conference Calendar

The latest AsiaBizNews.net calendar of notable trade shows in the Asia-Pacific Region is below. This time it includes two major IT events, a major recycling and waste management expo, one of the biggest “Green Build” conferences anywhere, a biomass conference, a major pharmaceutical event, and even one about the long-term future of China.

Viet Nam Prime Minister Represents APEC at G20 Summit

During the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Hamburg, Germany, recently, Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a strong message of support for international cooperation on behalf of the APEC member nations, to address trade and growth challenges in the unsettled global environment.

APEC Nations Mobilize to Help Trade Become More Disaster-Resistant

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have the misfortune of being hit by 70 percent of all global disasters and also suffer damages of over USD $100 billion every year. APEC is moving to handle this, with the goal of becoming far more disaster-tolerant with respect to trade.

Announcing The July - September AsiaBizNews Trade Show Calendar

Our latest AsiaBizNews.net calendar of notable trade shows in the Asia-Pacific Region is below. This time it includes two very different automotive exhibitions, one focusing on the petrochemical industry, another on waste management and recycling, another on agribusiness in India, one of the biggest semiconductor shows held anywhere in Asia, and an event in Osaka focused solely on the biomass and renewable energy industry.

Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System for E-Commerce

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group just announced that South Korea has become a member of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System. This provides further support of the growing cross-border e-commerce sector in APEC, while also helping protect the rapidly increasing volume of sensitive consumer data used in online transactions.

East Asia's Real Lessons

International recognition of East Asia’s rapid economic growth, structural change and industrialization grew from the 1980s. In Western media and academia, this was seen as a regional phenomenon, associated with some commonality, real or imagined, such as a supposed ‘yen bloc’.

East Asia Myth Making

Even before the term ‘Washington Consensus’ (WC) was popularized, it was already coming under great criticism despite the ‘counter-revolutions’ against ‘development economics’ and Keynesian economics associated with Thatcherism and Reaganomics.

APEC Tourism Industry Manages Digital Disruption in the Industry

Tourism continues to be a strong growth industry among the APEC member economies, with a 6.1 percent year-on-year growth rate. With digital innovations in this arena are creating major disruptive effects for all, senior tourism officials within APEC have agreed to increase cooperation with the private sector to help coordinate that better.

Zipcar Brings Its Car Sharing Service to Asia

Zipcar, the international short-term car rental and 'car sharing' service company based in Massachusetts, announced it has expanded its car sharing service into Asia for the very first time, via its new operation in Taipei, Taiwan.

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