Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:27:50
China carries out aircraft carrier drills in Pacific as Taiwan tensions rise
China has carried out aircraft carrier drills in the Pacific, its navy said Saturday, ramping up tensions with Taiwan over its military exercises in the sensitive region.
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:00:00
It’s time that Australia changed its China policy
The Australian media have been trying to hype the “China threat” theory – the latest example being a piece of fake news which says, “China will establish a permanent military base in Vanuatu” and claims the move will change geopolitics in the South Pacific.
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:00:00
World Bank sees 6.3% growth for emerging East Asia this year
GROWTH IN developing East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) is expected to remain strong and reach 6.3 per cent in 2018, according to a World Bank report on the region.
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:05:42
APAC banks to use AI in collections and recovery by 2019: FICO
Artificial intelligence (AI) is integral to improving collections, according to banks in Asia Pacific (APAC). In a survey conducted as part of the FutureCollect event last month, seven out of 10 senior collections managers said they are planned to integrate AI with their collections systems within the next two years, with a further 24 per cent indicating that it would be introduced next year.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:00:00
Hilton deepens push into region
THE Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia remain a key growth engine for Hilton, said Paul Hutton, vice-president, operations, for the hotel group in Southeast Asia.
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:35:05
UN agency unveils app for reducing poverty
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) launched an innovative online platform in Bangkok on Monday that helps countries build inclusive social protection systems.
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:17:27
Working to help others help themselves
The young founders of five social enterprises across the Asia-Pacific region are celebrating today after being recognised for their innovative approaches to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the recently concluded Youth Co:Lab Summit 2018.
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:54:59
New study finds IT professionals lack confidence in ability to detect, contain cyberbreaches
LogRhythm, a security intelligence Company, has released its annual benchmark survey, which measures the cybersecurity perceptions and practices of organisations in the United States, United Kingdom, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:00:00
The perfect place to chill
Now passengers travelling in first and business class with Cathay Pacific can get away from it a;; in the Deck, the airline’s newest lounge at Hong Kong International Airport.
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:47:23
Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific
A defunct Chinese space lab plunged through Earth's atmosphere Monday, breaking apart as it headed towards a watery grave in the South Pacific, Beijing said.
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:01:57
At least four dead as Cyclone Josie hits Fiji
At least four people were killed and another was missing in Fiji after Cyclone Josie caused severe flooding in the South Pacific island nation, local media reported.
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:00:00
Progress seen on Pacific trade pact
AT LEAST six member countries of the Transpacific Partnership’s new avatar, the CPTPP, including Vietnam, are likely to ratify it this year, enabling it to come into force in early 2019, a seminar has heard in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:26:56
'Pacific Rim' dethrones 'Black Panther' in box office
Smash-'em up blockbuster "Pacific Rim: Uprising" punched its way to first place at the North American box office this weekend, with takings of $28.1 million, industry figures showed Monday.
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:00:00
Infor steps up presence in Asia Pacific as firms embrace ERP software for digitalisation
INFOR, a US-based business software giant, has stepped up its customer focus in Asia Pacific with Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore among its major targets.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:00:00
MasterCard upbeat on devices trend
MASTERCARD believes that a trend for electronic payments made via devices such as wearable items is rapidly gaining ground in the Asia-Pacific region, including in Thailand.