• Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:45
    Tourist operators sign Phuket Pledge to phase out single-use plastics
    The “Phuket Pledge” is being embraced by leading regional hotels and tourist organisations as a forum aims for a province-wide commitment to eradicate single-use plastics in the industry.
    Economy
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
    Tauzia Hotels, Ascott team up for regional expansion
    GREEN OAK Hotel Management, the holding company of Tauzia Hotels in Indonesia, is pushing for expansion across Southeast Asia by partnering with Singapore’s Ascott Limited.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:28
    S'pore to fund new regional cybersecurity training center
    Singapore will spend 30 million Singapore dollars (about US$21.89 million) on fully funding the upcoming ASEAN-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (ASCCE), the Channel NewsAsia quoted a government factsheet as saying on Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:32
    Boots Thailand appoints new managing director
    Boots Thailand announced the appointment of Mike Wanliss as managing director of Boots Retail (Thailand) Ltd. He will take up his new role on January 21 and will report to Dean Thompson, vice president and regional managing director Asia for international retail, Walgreens Boots Alliance.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00
    Epic Lanka ties up with VisionFund
    AWARD-WINNING regional technology leader Epic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd recently announced a strategic partnership with VisionFund Lanka (VFL), the local subsidiary of global microfinance giant VisionFund International, to deliver a state-of-the-art digital Mobile Branchless Banker Platform to enhance its distribution of services in Sri Lanka’s micro-finance sector.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:20
    Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day clocks best ever performance in history
    Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has wrapped up its biggest annual regional shopping event of the year after the event surpassed last year’s record at 7.43am (+8:00 GMT) on September 9.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:30
    Pakistan, China agree to broaden CPEC base
    Pakistan and China on Sunday agreed to formally invite “third-country” investors to be part of the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and add social sector and regional development schemes to the existing portfolio of CPEC projects.
    business
  • Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:54
    Regional experts discuss solutions to build Asian tourism at Hanoi meeting
    The 16th annual meeting of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) opened yesterday with the participation of member cities including Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila and Hanoi.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:10
    Xi to attend Russia summit, North Korea's Kim invited
    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a regional summit in Russia next week, officials said Friday -- a gathering that may include North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the heads of Japan and South Korea.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:59
    Bimstec Summit: Leaders agree on regional power grid
    18-pt Kathmandu declaration focuses on joint efforts to combat terrorism
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:11
    Donald Trump to skip Asia summits in Singapore and Papua New Guinea, to send Mike Pence instead
    US President Donald Trump will not be attending the US-Asean, East Asia Summit (EAS), and Apec (Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation) meetings in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice-President Mike Pence instead, the White House said on Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 06:53
    PH cautioned on plans to buy submarines
    As the Philippine military tries to expedite its submarine capability amid mounting security challenges, some regional security experts have expressed their views that the country may not be ready for an undersea warship yet.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:02
    BIMSTEC leaders say they are committed to enhancing connectivity
    The heads of state and the government of the seven-nation regional grouping reiterated the need for enhancing connectivity within the member states at the inaugural session of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu on Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:01
    Bangkok to host international beauty industry event next month
    Serving as a showcase for international companies seeking to tap the lucrative regional beauty market, Beyond Beauty Asean will see 850 exhibitors from around the world gather at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre in Bangkok from September 20 to 22.
    business
  • Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:00
    China’s military buildup a challenge to US-led order in Asia-Pacific
    The US Defence Department has released its annual report on military and security developments regarding China. It highlights a strategy being advanced by the Chinese military aimed at blocking intervention by US forces in the western Pacific and states that China’s target of military modernisation is to undermine the regional pre-eminence of the US forces.
    opinion
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