Saturday, October 19, 2019

Dealmaker Peter Babej appointed Citi's Asia-Pacific CEO

SINGAPORE - Citi on Thursday (Oct 17) named financial institutions group head Peter Babej as CEO of its Asia-Pacific region, who will begin...

Singapore's Insignia Closes $200 Million Southeast Asia Fund

The new fund underscores growing interest in Southeast Asia's startup scene. A number of VC firms, including Temasek Holdings Pte.'s Vertex ... READ SOURCE

'Barbaric' snares are wiping out Southeast Asia's wild animals

The scale of the problem is "phenomenal" says Gray. Typically made from motorbike and bicycle brake cables, snares are cheap and simple to...

Hong Kong shares rise, led by property developers

Shares in Hong Kong rose on Thursday, while those in the rest of Asia were mixed following cautious trade overnight in the U.S....

Southeast Asia's mobile payments face shakeout as market booms

A mobile e-payment logo from Grab is seen at a street food stall in Ho Chi Minh city in...

Celebrate Asia: Inside a village of mask makers and dancers in Indonesia

On this sleepy Saturday afternoon, Slangit looked...

ActiveCampaign Named #2 Highest Rated Software Company in Asia Pacific by G2

SYDNEY, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- B2B technology marketplace G2 released...

Company Briefs: Frasers Property and Hitachi Asia

Frasers Property and Hitachi Asia Frasers Property Group and Hitachi Asia are investing up to $50 million each to drive digital transformation in the...

Sandiaga announces return to Gerindra in Superman-style video

JAKARTA • Former Jakarta deputy governor and Indonesia's losing vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno has announced his return to the Gerindra Party with a...

APF Canada Launches New Indigenous Resource for Doing Business in Asia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce ... READ SOURCE

ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (6 – 12 October 2019)

Key trends in South and Southeast Asia last week include: Islamic State-inspired attacks in Afghanistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines; an increase in cross-border...

PGA TOUR's Asia swing to feature nearly 60 hours of live coverage, Oct. 16-Nov....

The PGA TOUR begins its three-week stretch of events in Asia this week with the CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES (Oct. 16-19, Korea);...

China leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards nominations

Chinese films dominate the nominations for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) which will be held in Brisbane, Australia, on Novemer 21.  Scroll down for...

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 16 October 2019

A royal visit to a country looking for an image makeover. A kids' film that's got the Vietnamese government upset. And a traditional...

The absolute nutter from Neasden who is running 7000 miles across Asia

Running 7,000 miles across Asia? It's impressive, admirable and completely nuts. Yet while Thomasz Drybala is seemingly aiming for the impossible,...

ADB: Asia and Pacific must reduce carbon emissions

ADB: Asia and Pacific must reduce carbon emissions. By: ... Low-carbon policies are “vital” for the sustainable future of the Asia and Pacific...

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to scrap war crimes inquiry if elected

The UN estimates that some 40,000 people died under Mahinda Rajapaksa, the candidate's brother. Gotabhaya is the frontrunner in the 16 November election.   ...

Asia-Pacific universities make progress on computer science

View the results in full: THE World University Rankings 2020 by subject: computer science THE World University Rankings 2020 by subject: engineering and technology Universities...

Southeast Asia has great potential for growth: unicorn entrepreneurs

SINGAPORE, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- When asked if ride-hailing giant Grab is keen on expanding beyond southeast Asia, Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling...

Auxiliary of Baghdad: We fear the return of Isis

Bishop Yaldo confirms the "strong fear" of "a return of the Islamic State". The intervention of the international community "fundamental" to exercise "pressure...

Strong magnitude-6.4 quake hits Philippines

MANILA (AFP, REUTERS) – A strong and shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hit the southern Philippines on Wednesday (Oct 16), the United States Geological Survey (USGS)...

New Widodo administration to tackle terrorism as two suicide attacks foiled

The president will take the oath of office for his second mandate on Sunday. Since the failed assassination attempt against Minister Wiranto, security...

IMF, US sanctions have scuppered the Iranian economy: -9.5%

For the experts, the decline is even more significant than the initial 6% estimates. Confirmed data released last week by the World Bank...

Southeast Asia 'fake news' laws open the door to digital authoritarianism

A wave of recently introduced laws in countries across Southeast Asia has increased authorities' control over the internet and criminalized any online activity deemed to...

Croatian National Tourist Board Present Tourist Offer at ITB Asia Fair

Murter, Croatia Copyright Romulic and Stojcic So far, from the Asian market, Croatia has seen a ten...

War followed by more war in Middle East: Dawn columnist

ISLAMABAD (DAWN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -"People want to stay. I don't want to stay. We were supposed to be in Syria for 30 days."...