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"This can turn ugly on a global scale very quickly," Robert Carnell, chief economist for the Dutch financial services group ING Asia, wrote in a note to clients. Europeans ... "Our members do not want to see a trade war," said Kenneth Jarrett, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. China
Scientists meeting in Colombia issued four regional reports Friday on how well animal and plants are doing in the Americas; Europe and Central Asia; ... Asia-Pacific. If trends continue, there will be no "exploitable fish stocks" for commercial fishing by 2048. Around that same, the region will lose 45 per ...
Chinese companies like Alibaba and Tencent are bringing their investments and technology to the Southeast Asian region, Credit Suisse's head of emerging Asia economics said. The e-commerce market in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is set to take off, said ... companies commerce
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce's Bridging Partnerships Forum ... Our Bi-Monthly Forum is an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to gain valuable contracting strategies, and to network with larger size commercial or government agency decision makers, and other potential small business ... Commerce

While the continued growth in e-commerce demand that surrounds Chinese giants like Alibaba and may evoke dollar signs in the eyes of interested parties, there is one major caveat associated with the industry: the rate of returns demanded by customers. In response, international freight ... Asia
As FilMart, Asia's largest film rights sales market, rolls out March 19-22, Hong Kong sales agencies are wrestling with the problem of how to come to ... Since around 2012, when contemporary subjects depicted in broad commercial genres swept aside the previous staple of (allegory-laden) martial arts and ... Asia
Most Asian markets traded moderately lower on the last day of the trading week amid a backdrop of global trade-related developments and political news out of Washington. In Tokyo, the ... The e-commerce giant told CNBC it would consider a listing on the mainland if regulation allowed for it. Chinese ... Asia
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's largest business lobby is warning President Donald Trump against slapping big tariffs on Chinese imports. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is sounding the alarm as the White House weighs whether to punish China for forcing U.S. companies to hand technology to ... Asia
Separately, Tencent-backed e-commerce platform Shopee ranked among the top five in five Southeast Asian countries during the second quarter of last year, excluding Singapore. Southeast Asia's total e-commerce market is predicted to be worth more than US$25 billion by 2020, according to consulting ... Asia
The government will revise screening standards under the aviation law to let drones fly beyond the operator's line of sight on distant islands and mountainous regions to speed commercial use. Under the plan, businesses and individuals will be required to limit their flight areas and operate the aircraft at a ... Asia
The ministerial council meeting of South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) led by commerce ministers of member countries has not been held after Bhutan hosted the ... It is reported that more than 85 per cent of non-tariff barriers in South Asia are accounted for by technical barriers and sanitary measures. Asia
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's largest telecommunications services provider, and Ericsson have rolled out the first commercial Massive IoT network supporting both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies in South Asia. Deployed across Dialog Axiata's Sri Lankan network, the advanced mobile network ... Asia
"We are big but not strong enough," said Commerce Minister Zhong Shan, referring to China's status as the world's No. 2 economy and a ... More than 60 developed, developing and least-developed nations have registered to attend the fair and the commercial booths have been overbooked by 20 per cent. Asia
Despite its reputation, Asia has been reducing its reliance on trade as it boosts domestic demand. Intraregional trade now accounts for 60% of all Asian trade and is growing faster than Asia's commerce with the rest of the world. Still, “a lot of the upside in Asia's corporate earnings cycle, and in equities, over ... Asia
However, the growth of e-commerce isn't limited to just the People's Republic, but extends all across the Asia Pacific region. ... sellers across Asia. Marketplaces like Lazada, Rakuten, Flipkart and Shopee provide a simple way for Asian merchants to sell online and expand their operations across the world. Asia

China features explicitly in only one of the Commerce Department's proposed measures for raising US domestic steel capacity utilisation from 73 percent to a targeted 80 percent. It is one of 12 countries that could be hit with a minimum 53 percent tariff on all imports. The Commerce Department's two other ... Asia
Last month's decision by the U.S. commerce department to recommend steel and aluminum tariffs on national security may indeed provoke retaliation, ... to promote "America First" -- and urged other countries, including Asian nations, to also put their own interests first in dealing with economic policy. Asia
SINGAPORE: Brands can learn a lot about how to utilise data modelling, smart AI, weighted attribution and shopping experiences from Asia's fast growing e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Carousell and Zalora. Weighted attribution, for example, can be helpful to plan ahead for acquiring new ... Asia
Nowhere is the global e-commerce wave having more of an impact right now than in Asia, where the region's burgeoning middle class is embracing clicks over mortar ... "How to interpret this in monetary policy is an important issue," Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao said in an interview. Asia
HTF MI recently broadcasted a new study in its database that highlights the in-depth market analysis with future prospects of Commercial Roofing Materials market. The study covers significant data which makes the research document a handy resource for managers, industry executives and other key ... Asia
In addition, the allowance policy of replacing upgraded farming equipment caused ripples in the Asia-Pacific regions. The commercial possibility of livestock and aquaculture products such as feed additives, animal medicine and vaccines, smart farming systems, whole-plant equipment and so on, will grow ... Asia
ERICSSON and Dialog Axiata PLC have rolled out the first commercial Massive IoT network supporting both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies in Southeast Asia. The advanced mobile network technology will accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices and develop the region's IoT ecosystem through superior ... Asia
The Mitsubishi Regional Jet has missed five delivery dates. Mitsubishi Aircraft now hopes to put it into commercial service by 2020. TOKYO -- After repeatedly missing promised delivery dates, Mitsubishi Aircraft lost an order for 40 Mitsubishi Regional Jets from U.S. carrier Eastern Air Lines in January. Asia
Yohannes Nangoi, chairman of the expo organizer, the Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries, said commercial vehicles sales probably will continue to push overall auto sales in 2018 and beyond. Combined sales of commercial vehicles and construction machinery increased 18% on the year in ... Asia
SINGAPORE -- Countries in Southeast Asia will jointly promote the digital economy including the creation of a new cross-border e-commerce framework, ... Economic ministers from 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations held a two-day meeting in Singapore, this year's chair of the ... Asia
BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) continues to attract a large number of global exhibitors with a strong Asian presence, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). As of Wednesday, 26 Asian countries and regions had designated 29 agencies to help ... Asia
Some White House officials, including chief of staff John Kelly, were not fully briefed on the Commerce Department's plans, according to a senior administration official familiar with the process. This official was not authorized to publicly discuss the internal deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity. Asia
KIHIM, INDIA—As a morning mist rolls in from the Arabian Sea, young men lead a couple of dozen ox-drawn carts onto a beach south of Mumbai, India's commercial capital. Using shovels and buckets, they pile their rickety wooden transports high with sand, which they will sell to cementmakers. Altering the ... Asia
“Simply featuring your products on an online platform and spending money on marketing is not enough to attract the evolving Asian consumer,” said Accenture Digital managing ... Sirajuddeen adds, “There are two qualifications to see whether a company has successfully shifted to 'digital commerce'. Asia
China launches new stage in its commercial space technology ... By Asia Times staff February 28, 2018 4:54 PM (UTC+8) ... China will step up research into rocket upper stages in a bid to capture a share of the growing commercial market for carriers capable of putting small payloads into low and medium space orbits. Asia
Research by the iPrice Group has found that in the past 12 months, mobile has grown on average 19 percent in Southeast Asia, now accounting for 72 percent of the overall e-commerce web traffic. “In order to succeed in the market, e-commerce operators need to nail their mobile strategies,” said Matteo ... Asia
"It is the time to make [it] a part of our overall plan to expand across Asia." "Japan is the third largest e-commerce market in the world. It is the market that is growing, but still underpenetrated if you look at the percentage of e-commerce compared to the overall retail," said Wenig. "So we think that there is a lot ... Asia
Currently based in Bangkok but having previously worked in China, Sheji writes about e-commerce, tech, the internet, and how Southeast Asia is the next China. .... It also helps that one of PDD's biggest investors is Tencent, which already has its eyes set on the rapidly growing Southeast Asian market. Asia
Mobile e-commerce traffic accounts for more than 70 per cent of overall Web traffic, while desktop traffic is less than 30 per cent. Thailand's “conversion rate” is also the lowest in Southeast Asia. Conversion rate is the percentage of website visits that turn into a product purchase. The research reveals that ... Asia
It's a welcome development to trade advocates at a time when the future of cross-border commerce is uncertain. ... Most air cargo flies in the belly of passenger flights and will enter Mexico through commercial flights between Asia and Tijuana, then be processed in the facility and dispersed to other locations ... Asia
Chinese tech giant Alibaba said Monday it would invest an additional $2 billion in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada. Last year, Alibaba upped its ... Southeast Asia is a lucrative market for e-commerce players as millions of first-generation internet users embrace online shopping. The region's ... commerce
Panalpina expects Asia's growing middle class and digital natives to drive the development of perishable demand in the coming years. Speaking at Fruit Logistica 2018, Panalpina global head of perishables Colin Wells said that the perishables industry was undergoing massive change in terms of trade ... commerce
In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo, people wait in line to enter an Olympic merchandise store at the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 2018 Winter Olympics may be... PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — All Amber Batchelder wanted was a ... commerce
China's smartphone generation, like these Shanghai subway riders, makes purchases based on the "story" behind the things they buy, according to the founder of e-tailer Xiaohongshu. Chinese people use smartphones in all for every activities in their daily life, as this photo taken in Shanghai's subway train ... commerce
In this article, I'm going to take a look at Asia Commercial Holdings Limited's (SEHK:104) latest ownership structure, a non-fundamental factor which is important, but remains a less discussed subject among investors. The impact of a company's ownership structure affects both its short- and long-term ... commerce
How China's e-commerce firms are unlocking SME potential ... By Asia Times staff February 24, 2018 5:48 AM (UTC+8) ... The proliferation of the subsidiaries is part of the e-commerce firms' expanding “ecosystems,” — a term, Hong recalls, was mentioned 24 times in an internal letter from Jack Ma to Alibaba employees ... commerce
Huawei forging closer commercial ties with telecos across Europe and Asia to lead the global race for 5G networks ... China's Huawei is forging closer commercial ties with big telecom operators across Europe and Asia, putting the company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G ... commerce
JAKARTA -- Indonesia is the latest Asian country to face American trade curbs after the U.S. Department of Commerce said it planned to slap anti-dumping duties ... If the ruling is upheld, the duties recommended by the commerce department will effectively price Indonesian biodiesel out of the U.S. market. commerce
Asia-Pacific airlines are set to play key roles in the debuts of new widebody variants this year, and also are driving manufacturers to extract even more range from their latest offerings. Singapore Airlines (SIA) is due to be the first to fly Boeing's stretched 787-10, and later this year is slated to deploy the initial ... commerce
11 Singles Day e-commerce event surged 70% on the year in 2017. Market watchers are paying closer attention than usual to gold buying during the Lunar New Year holiday, which runs through Wednesday this year and marks the busiest time of year for jewelry sales. "Buying activity during this period can ... commerce
Mobile e-commerce traffic accounts for more than 70 per cent of overall Web traffic, while desktop traffic is less than 30 per cent. Thailand's “conversion rate” is also the lowest in Southeast Asia. Conversion rate is the percentage of website visits that turn into a product purchase. The research reveals that ... commerce
It's a welcome development to trade advocates at a time when the future of cross-border commerce is uncertain. ... Most air cargo flies in the belly of passenger flights and will enter Mexico through commercial flights between Asia and Tijuana, then be processed in the facility and dispersed to other locations ... commerce
Punjab National Bank, one of India's largest state-run commercial lenders, revealed fraudulent transactions worth $1.77 billion — at one branch. ... Sign up here to get it by email in the Australian, Asian, European or American morning, or to receive an Evening Briefing on U.S. weeknights. And our Australia ... commerce


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