Asia Pacific

Impact Radius appoints new MD for Asia Pacific and hires first ever CMO

Digital marketing platform Impact Radius has brought in Adam Furness from RhythmOne as its new managing director for Asia Pacific.<p>It has also …

Chief Marketing Officers

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste every year - that's more than 20 kilos per inhabitant. The situation has been exacerbated by mainland China tightening its …

Hong Kong

Fast Asia Open: China GDP, Australia unemployment

The Pentagon’s first new national defence strategy in four years will adopt a more aggressive military stance against China and Russia as its top …

Economy

Asia Pacific equities pull back from decade highs

Asia Pacific equities eased from decade highs on Wednesday as the dollar continued to slip amid fears over a possible US government shutdown this …

Markets

Engineers, healthcare professionals among highest-paid OFWs: study

Among Filipinos working overseas, engineers and healthcare professionals were the highest paid, while skilled workers were the most in-demand last …

Saudi Arabia

Why Is Asia Home To The World's Biggest Banks?

Asian banks are huge. Out of the five biggest banks in the world (all of which are in Asia), four of them belong to China.<p>Asian banks are attracting investors from around the world thanks to their all-time high returns. However, it’s the governments that drive the growth of the banking industry. In …

Economy

Asian Stocks Retreat From Highs, Dollar Dips Again: Markets Wrap

The dollar declined against most major currencies while Treasuries steadied amid congressional talks to avert a U.S. government shutdown Friday. …

Markets

Enduro World Series Organiser Launches New Continental Enduro Series

PRESS RELEASE: Enduro World Series<p>The Enduro World Series (EWS) this week launches a completely new round of competition with the introduction of the …

Mountains

Qantas named most polluting transpacific airline

It has long been ranked as one of the world’s safest airlines. But on Tuesday Qantas earned a more unfavourable moniker when it was named the most …

Airlines

China infrastructure plan can help Asia's growing cities: expert

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China’s landmark “Belt and Road” scheme, which is ploughing billions of dollars into global infrastructure projects, could work hand-in-hand with efforts to help Asian cities meet the needs of their exploding populations, a regional resilience expert said.<p>…

News (China)

The price of sending a parcel overseas via the Post Office

See the new pricing for sending parcels abroad. These prices will take effect the 1st of April 2018.

Africa

Creative work of the week APAC: Kraft reward mothers in Indonesia for their sacrifices with free meals

The winner of this week's creative work of the week in Asia Pacific is Kraft Heinz, which treated 36,000 mothers in three cities across Indonesia to …

Advertising

Oanda's Innes Sees Dollar Continuing to Weaken in 2018

Oanda Asia-Pacific Head of Trading weighs in on the dollar and talks about the currency market. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Middle East." …

Business

Fast Asia Open: Australia home loans, Singapore exports

Citigroup has swung to its first annual loss since 2009 after the Republican tax reforms forced the US bank to take a $22bn accounting hit, one of …

Economy

Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs Now Support OpenGL 4.3

Elastic GPUs allow you to easily attach low-cost graphics acceleration to a wide range of EC2 instances over the network. Simply choose an instance …

Cloud Computing

Is Google Maps coming back to China?

Alphabet Inc’s Google is relaunching its map service after being tightly limited in China after eight years, according to Nikkei. This is said to be …

News (China)

Asia Pacific currencies soften as dollar’s slide slows

Asia Pacific currencies were trending weaker on Tuesday as an extended fall by the dollar eased up in morning trading.<p>The US dollar index, which …

Economy

Casinos gain in mixed session for Asia equities

With no guidance from Wall Street, where traders took Monday off for the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday, Asia Pacific equities were mixed on Tuesday, …

Markets

Turkey reveals route for ‘crazy’ canal to ease Bosphorus shipping

Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform the European half of Istanbul into an island.<p>Work on the 45-km (28-mile) Kanal Istanbul, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara west of the Bosphorus, will …

World News

Lloyd's of London to open Brussels unit in early 2019 - CEO

© Reuters. Lloyd's Chief Executive Officer Inga Beale poses during an interview in Hong Kong<p>By Sumeet Chatterjee<p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - Insurance …

Hong Kong

Asia news roundup: Foyr funded, Gravity acquired, and Rappler takes the rap

Foyr and Zoom secured funding today, while Philippine news startup Rappler may be on its last legs after an adverse regulatory ruling.<p>Property and …

Startups

EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies rise on risk appetite, yuan bounces

© Reuters. EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies rise on risk appetite, yuan bounces<p>(Adds text, updates prices)<p>By Patturaja Murugaboopathy<p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - …

Economy

Nomura hires new Asia head of debt capital markets from Singapore’s Grab

Nomura has hired Guy Smith as head of debt capital markets for Asia ex-Japan from Grab, a Singapore-based ride-hailing and technology company, …

Economy

Fast Asia Open: Japan PPI, Australia vehicle sales

Citigroup has become the first big Wall Street bank to disclose internal data on gender pay, bowing to an activist shareholder that last year …

Markets

Asia becomes key market for dollar bond sellers

A stream of Brazilian lenders have been touring Asia and selling US dollar denominated debt to local investors in the past few months.<p>The arrival of …

Economy

HK stocks hit fresh 10-year high as Asia Pacific equities track Wall Street higher

Equities were higher across the Asia Pacific in early trade on Monday as stocks marched on from a strong finish by Wall Street on Friday.<p>Tokyo’s …

Markets

Asia’s youth must be taught skills to keep up with technology, experts say

Asia’s youth must be equipped with the skills to adapt to rapid advances in technology if they are to avoid unemployment, according to experts at a …

Alibaba Group

Dollar index hits fresh 3-year low as euro, pound consolidate gains

The dollar index touched its weakest intraday level in more than three years on Monday in Asia as the euro and pound built further on gains from late …

Economy

Economic and political outlook for Asia-Pacific

The overall economy of Asia-Pacific is making progress with a stable performance, a sign of further recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. The …

News (China)

Fast Asia Open: Indonesia trade data, India wholesale prices

Autonomous vehicles are in danger of being turned into “weapons”, leading governments around the world to block cars operated by foreign companies, …

Hang Seng Index