Asia Pacific

Social-Media Influencers Have Little Sway Over Asia-Pacific Travelers

Asia represents one of the fastest-growing regions for the travel industry, yet concrete insights into the behavior of these travelers has been hard …

Porsche's Carl Isenbeck on the personal touch and why its cars will never be fully autonomous

Porsche Asia Pacific recently launched its ‘Life Intensified’ campaign to showcase its Macan line of SUVs, making use of award-winning photographer …

Porsche

CWT Names Bindu Bhatia MD, APAC

<p>CARLSON WAGONLIT Travel, the global travel management company, has announced Bindu Bhatia will become the new Managing Director, Asia Pacific, …

Asia's Shoppers Are On a Spree

Led by China, consumer activity in the Asia Pacific region remains buoyant, with more bank credit supporting spending. China still dominates the …

Research Papers

Cannabis Transportation: Developing a New Market

Where does all the cannabis industry’s cash go, and how does it get there? Someone is moving all that cash and product around the state, but it’s not …

Cannabis

BlackBerry faces competition in APAC, but can tap existing customer base | ZDNet

Having switched focus to software and security, BlackBerry will be challenged by the likes of pure-play vendors such as Symantec and Trend Micro, but …

BlackBerry

Asia Pacific stocks suffer after low close for Wall Street, Barcelona attack

Asia Pacific equities tracked Wall Street lower on Friday following a sharp fall on doubts over US president Donald Trump’s ability to push through …

Markets

Asia equities open lower after Wall Street slides

It’s shaping up to be a rough Friday for Asia Pacific equities after a tough Thursday for Wall Street – and one of the region’s three major bourses …

Markets

AWS Batch is Now Available in Singapore

There is no additional charge for AWS Batch. You only pay for the AWS resources (e.g. EC2 instances) you create to store and run your batch jobs.<p>AWS …

Cloud Computing

Asia Pacific stock indexes flatline

Asia Pacific equities were reverting to their starting positions as the lunch bell rang in Hong Kong, with the region’s top three benchmarks …

Markets

Fast Asia Open: Philippines GDP, Japan trade data

Donald Trump’s high-level business advisory groups have fallen apart after chief executives resigned in protest against the president’s decision to …

Economy

QBE HY profit rises 30 per cent

Insurance giant QBE's half year profit rose 30 per cent to $US345 million ($A435 million) after a strong performance in Australia, New Zealand and …

Markets

Amazon Cognito Is Available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region

Amazon Cognito lets you quickly and easily add user sign-up and sign-in to your mobile and web apps. Cognito provides a fully managed user directory, …

Cloud Computing

Migrating from server to cloud storage

FOR the past several years, having a cloud computing strategy has become a de rigueur for most companies, ranging from large enterprises with global …

Singapore

Philippines second-quarter GDP growth to quicken, focus on outlook as peso at 11-year lows

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines' economic growth is expected to have accelerated in the second quarter, thanks to higher government spending, …

Economy

Ecommerce Remains Tethered to the PC in Australia | eMarketer Retail

The mobile ecommerce revolution has yet to reach Australia’s shores, according to new research from fulfillment and shipping company Temando.<p>In a …

Trends

Manila Water inks deal with WB investment arm

Manila Water Co. Inc.’s overseas business unit has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Finance Corp. (IFC) on working …

Philippines

Amadeus dismantles the generic APAC traveller

Amadeus has issued what it claims is “the most comprehensive research on Asia Pacific (APAC) travellers to date”, and concludes that there is no such …

Travel

JLL Real Views - Why Affordable Luxury Hotel Brands Are Heading to Asia - Serene Lim

<b>Yotel and CitizenM might be better known in Europe and the United States but it won’t be long before they become familiar brands in Asia.</b><p>These …

Hotels

Nigeria: Flights to Lagos Slump As Cairo, Nairobi Jump

There will be 16 per cent fewer airline seats on domestic routes and nine per cent fewer on international routes to and from Lagos for the rest of …

Airlines

Equities mixed as dollar remains firm in Asia trade

Asia Pacific equities were mixed on Wednesday as the dollar held onto gains following strong US retail sales data and fears over geopolitical …

Markets

Where Is Facebook's Current Growth Really Coming From?

Emerging markets are growing for sure, but are they strong enough to justify Facebook's current growth rate?<p>What's the real driver behind strong …

Business

IMS Asia-Pacific 2017 Announces First Round of Speakers Including Axwell & Ingrosso

The International Music Summit returns to Shanghai, China, in 2017 to explore and enjoy the fastest-growing market in dance music and it's bringing …

China

70 years on, partition pain overshadows Pakistani and Indian independence - Asia-Pacific - RFI

In 1947, as decolonisation was gaining pace around the world, Britain divided India, its largest colony, into two separate states: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.<p>This religion-based partition uprooted millions, as Muslims in India and Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan rushed to cross …

European News

Guangzhou sees world’s highest rises in luxury home prices, surging 36pc in past year

Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, has seen a whopping 35.6 per cent increase in luxury property prices over the 12 months to June – the highest …

Real Estate

Modi vows to build 'new India' on nation’s 70th anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged in his Independence Day speech Tuesday to wipe out corruption and usher in good governance, urging people to help him build a prosperous and united "new India".<p>In an hour-long speech to mark the anniversary of India's independence from British rule, Modi pledged …

India

N and S Korea celebrate National Liberation Day under nuclear stand-off's shadow - Asia-Pacific - RFI

The 70th birthday of the modern Indian state was widely reported on Tuesday. But Indians were not the only ones celebrating. Over to the north-east, it was Korean National Liberation Day.<p>North and South were united insofar as they were remembering historical events on Tuesday, even though those …

North Korea

Asia equities gain but energy stocks left out as havens drop

Investors in Asia were dumping havens on Tuesday as worries over a potential US-North Korea conflict appeared to ease. The yen, gold and government …

Markets

Team Wilkhahn Asia Pacific Restructures

Wilkhahn is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality office chairs, seating and table solutions which foster well-being, …

Singapore

Retail Sales in Asia-Pacific Will Increase 7.7% this Year | eMarketer Retail

Retail sales in Asia-Pacific will reach $9.254 trillion by the end of this year, with a growth rate of 7.7%. Gains are expected to be steady …

Trends