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Innee-Sedona International, the Asia partner for Bugatti Group which co-owns of the Celine Dion Collection, said with sales that have topped $10 million after just three collections, the company is now setting up an Asian distribution network in earnest. "Celine, her fanbase is worldwide," Jennifer Chan, ...
Asia is closing in on the U.S. as the biggest home for venture capital, with total funding of $70.8 billion last year to America's $71.9 billion, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report. Global VC funding increased nearly 50 percent year on year to more than $164 billion invested across ...
In Asia, meanwhile, data showed that China's economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace of 6.8% in the fourth quarter. In Singapore, United Overseas Bank, DBS Group Holdings, and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. fell at least 0.8% each. Late Wednesday, OCBC said its unit had acquired an additional ...
Currently, components made in Kyushu need to be trucked to the Kansai International Airport near Osaka or the Tokyo area's Narita Airport before being shipped by air to elsewhere in Asia. Kyushu is an automotive hub, where Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor operate vehicle assembly plants. Automobile ...
China led Asia VC industry for the fourth quarter, generating US$13.9 billion, while India saw a dip over the previous quarter to US$523 million but closed the year "reasonably robust" with seven US$100 million deals, the report noted. Singapore finished the year with VCs committing US$1.2 billion across ...
Stock indexes in Asia closed mixed after the Nikkei 225 gave up early gains late in the session. investors also digested a raft of China data released as mainland markets closed. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index declined 0.44 percent, or 104.97 points, to close at 23,763.37 as the index turned lower in ...
All cryptocurrencies have taken a battering during the Asian trading session today as a huge selloff has commenced. Fears have escalated over further clampdowns in China and possible restriction in South Korea. The markets have fallen over 36% in the past week and total market capacity at the time of ...
Imagine it as a strategic pyramid, with defence on top, trade in the middle and industry at the bottom. Now with Trump we have a strategic triangle. Industry is the top point, with trade and defence interlinked, on the same level, at the bottom. This evolution is nowhere clearer than in the Asia Pacific region.
... six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 military personnel from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to Andersen Air Force Base on Guam in the Western Pacific in support of United States Pacific Command's (USPACOM) continuous bomber presence mission in the Asia-Pacific region.
Asia's booming technology landscape will become large enough for more than one stock exchange to cater for future initial public offerings (IPOs), according to the chief of Singapore's bourse. The sector's explosion in the region has had leading regional and global exchanges vying for more tech listings, ...
Kuala Lumpur • The first stamp series to be issued by Malaysia's postal service this year will be themed "Animals With Various Special Roles - Working Dogs". The stamps will be available from Thursday. They feature three types of working dogs, namely detector dogs, protection dogs and guide dogs.
Stocks in Asia were mostly lower overnight in the wake of Tuesday's sharp reversal on Wall Street. In Tokyo the Japan Nikkei 225 fell 0.45% to 23,843.24. In Hong Kong the hang seng Index fell 0.3% to 31,808.91. In South Korea the KOSPI 50 fell 0.35% to 2,203. bitcoin prices stabilized somewhat after sharp declines ...
From hotel chains to clothing brands, a group of companies in Asia is hoping that a corporate-backed movement to end modern slavery will succeed where activists have failed. The casino and hotel giant MGM China Holdings Ltd. recently signed the "business pledge against modern slavery," an initiative ...
As I noted late last year, 2017 was a disastrous year for democracy in Southeast Asia. Democratic rights and freedoms already have been in decline in Southeast Asia for more than a decade, but 2017 was perhaps the worst year for the region in that decade. Cambodia's semi-democratic system collapsed ...

From Japan's aging scene, to the recent growth in South Korea and Taiwan, electronic music in East Asia is in flux. Tobias Burgers reports on both the challenges and exciting developments that have gripped the region. This past August, Ostgut's Somewhen played at Korner, Taipei's best-known techno ...
The musical world is reeling from news of the death of Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries. But as the BBC's Heather Chen in Singapore writes, fans might be surprised to know of the enduring impact the band has had across Asia. It was 1999 and I was 12 years old when I was first ...
Temperatures across South-East Asia have dipped beyond the norm in recent days, with non-stop rain and strong winds contributing to chillier tropics. The thermostat has dropped to as low as 22 deg C in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and 17 deg C in Bangkok, cold bouts have been reported in Cambodia, ...
Asia will head into Sunday's EurAsia Cup games with a 6½-5½ overall lead over Europe after staging a rally on the second day in Malaysia. Thomas Bjorn's European were quickly out of the blocks following Friday's disappointments and reeled off three early points before being pegged back by a trio of afternoon defeats.
Donald Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting on immigration Thursday (Jan. 11) with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office. According to several people at the briefing, Trump said, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries ...
However, Pakistan is not the only emerging customer in South and Southeast Asia. At the beginning of December, Turkish defense electronics maker Aselsan announced a delivery of remote controlled turret guns to the Malaysian Coast Guard. The weapons are being assembled, integrated and tested by ...
worker remittances for economies in South Asia are expected to remain soft, given the economic slowdown and political turmoil in the Middle East. It seems that these economies appear to have adjusted to this event as remittances have been weak for more than 12 months. Surprisingly, despite the lower ...
Surplus capacity coming into the market and demand growth unlikely to match supply appears to have placed a restraining hand on Asia-Europe ... An ocean freight broker said he finalized the carrier tendering rounds in late December and ended with a 12-month contract from the whole of Asia to the ...
Tokyo -- Financial data and chat startup Symphony looks to make Asia the next front in its war on industry leader Bloomberg, sensing strong opportunities in growth markets such as China and India as well as outside the financial sector. Symphony Communication Services launched in 2014, backed by a ...
Baidu teamed up with Asia Mobility Industries to launch a new Singapore-based mobility venture fund, called "Apollo Southeast Asia." This will also help establish a foothold for Baidu to pursue commercialization of its autonomous driving platform in the region, and source strategic partners for its ...
What awaits the Asia-Pacific in 2018? Prospects appear, if anything, bleaker than was the case in 2017. More disorder, coming with increasing signs of a breakdown in inter and intra-state relations, is perhaps on the horizon. The Asian region is nowhere near achieving the kind of equilibrium that the ...
Though the year is just getting started, Credit Suisse Asian analysts Sakthi Savi and Kin Nang Chik are drawing attention to 2018 consensus earnings estimates for Asian technology stocks, which have been lowered by 0.1% so far this month. That seems barely worth a mention, but if the trend continues ...
In East Asia, the U.S. "hub-and-spoke" alliance system closely resembles Bismarck's thinking, especially the United States' military alliances with Japan and South Korea. While it is no secret the United States is working toward closer military cooperation with and between the aforementioned Asian ...
Asian markets tracked stateside gains on Friday after the Dow Jones industrial average hit a major milestone. markets in the region traded at or around multi-year highs, with Japan's benchmark index near a 26-year high and the hang seng Index earlier touching a fresh decade-high. Japan's benchmark ...
They conclude that the ancestors of these infants started out in East Asia about 35,000 years ago. As they traveled east, they became genetically isolated from other Asians. At some point during the last ice age they crossed a frozen land bridge from Siberia to Alaska called "Beringia." Potter says during this ...
WeWork charged into Asia two years ago but it finally moved into Southeast Asia in the second half of 2017 through the acquisition of SpaceMob and the opening of its first space in Singapore -- which became number 200 worldwide. Now, the company is relying on a formula with two key focuses to further ...
Major Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday, on the back of the stronger lead from Wall Street following positive economic data. markets in Japan finished their first day of trade in the new year with strong gains while South Korean stocks were weaker than their regional peers. Japan's Nikkei 225 ...
SYDNEY: Asian shares scaled a decade peak on Tuesday after a survey of Chinese manufacturing proved surprisingly upbeat, while the Euro lurked within striking distance of its 2017 top against an ailing US dollar. Sentiment was also helped by news that North Korea had offered an olive branch to South ...
Note: this analysis originally appeared in the East-West Center's Asia Pacific Bulletin policy brief series on December 27, 2017. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center or any organization with which the ...
The sudden interest in the F-35B may reflect a changing assessment of the threat environment in East Asia, at least in Japan's case; the South Koreans may just be playing catch up for the sake of prestige. Thus far, neither South Korea nor Japan have ordered the F-35B. If they do, however, we can expect ...
Asian indexes closed mostly higher in the first trading session of the new year as markets shrugged off the softer lead from Wall Street. Greater China markets shone, with Hong Kong's benchmark index climbing to its highest levels in more than 10 years in the session while the dollar struggled near its ...
Asian shares scaled a decade peak on Tuesday after a survey of Chinese manufacturing proved surprisingly upbeat, while the Euro lurked within striking distance of its 2017 top against an ailing US dollar. Sentiment was also helped by news that North Korea had offered an olive branch to South Korea, ...
Southeast Asia, like many parts of the world, had a turbulent 2017, with many of the biggest challenges related to a rollback in rights and democracy, and the strength of populism in the region. The crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State, which dates back to 2012 in its current iteration, exploded into the biggest ...
North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes dominated Asia-Pacific's geopolitical landscape in 2017, and will loom large throughout the year ahead. Pyongyang is enjoying better returns on each test, with the rest of the world seemingly helpless to resist its self-sponsored application to join the ...
The year 2018 will mark the start of a period in which outright authoritarianism and illiberal quasi-democracy are likely to be Southeast Asia's prevailing norms. With few exceptions, liberal values and fundamental freedoms and rights will be manipulated and curtailed, even where elections continue to take ...
Madeleine Albright, one of several scholar-statespersons the unique American spoils system used to produce as secretary of state, characterised the United States as 'the indispensable power'. In relation to East Asia today, that description seems no longer salient. In this vein, perhaps thirty years from now ...
BeijingChina has tightened rules on how much cash domestic bank card holders can withdraw overseas in a bid to clamp down on money laundering, terrorist financing and tax evasion, the authorities said on Saturday. The annual limit will be set at 100,000 yuan (S$20,000) per person from today.
Total new issuance of dollar bonds by Asia-Pacific companies excluding those in Japan climbed to a record high of US$377 billion this year, up 40 per cent from 2016 and four-and-a-half times in the past decade, according to Thomson Reuters data. The rise comes on the back of a low interest rate ...
"Sunday Morning" begins the New Year with a look ahead based on events of the year gone by, reported by CBS News correspondents from around the world, including correspondent Ben Tracy, reporting from Beijing: In China, the biggest story of 2017 will likely continue to be the biggest story of 2018, ...
Synchronized global recovery helped lift all boats in Asia, where gross-domestic-product growth surprised to the upside along with growth in trade, a particular boon for the export-dependent region. That helped lift Asian currencies, enabling investors and nondollar indexes to benefit from foreign-exchange ...
Major markets in Asia closed narrowly mixed on the last trading day of the year following the moderately higher close seen stateside. On the whole, however, most regional markets have recorded strong gains year-to-date. The Nikkei 225 was in negative territory, slipping 0.08 percent to close at 22,764.94, ...
As capacity pours relentlessly into the Asia-Europe trade, the gaping supply-demand gap will spark a destructive price war that brings freight rates crashing to first-half 2016 levels, pitching carriers back into deep losses, forcing the cancellation of an unprecedented number of sailings, and spreading ...
Historians may well look back at 2017 as the year that Asia's leadership changed hands. It will be seen as the year China stepped forward and America stepped back. The United States-led regional order that we have known for so long is being replaced by a new Chinese-led order that remains deeply ...


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