Alibaba offers cloud computing for Southeast Asia's retailers to embrace digitisation and big data

Alibaba offers cloud computing for Southeast Asia's retailers to embrace digitisation and big data

Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce services provider, is making a push into Southeast Asia by offering a suite of cloud computing solutions to help retailers embrace digitalisation and provide the kind of online-offline shopping experience that is already commonplace in China. A suite of computing solutions ranging from cloud architecture and machine learning […]

ITB Asia adds a dedicated pavilion for Muslim travel market

ITB Asia adds a dedicated pavilion for Muslim travel market

Panel discussion at last year’s Halal in Travel – Asia Summit ITB Asia will this year launch its first dedicated Muslim Travel Hub and Pavilion to host panel discussions and travel suppliers, in addition to bringing back the Halal in Travel Asia Summit for the third time. By 2020, it is expected that there will […]

Morgan Stanley Intern Nabs Senior Southeast Asia Role in 7 Years

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Jho Low's private jet Malaysia's next target

Jho Low's private jet Malaysia's next target

SELANGOR: The Malaysian government is now eyeing to bring back a private jet belonging to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at an event on Sunday (Aug 12). When asked about reports that Putrajaya is bringing back the jet, Dr Mahathir said: “Yes, I think so. We have to bring […]

Why Indo-Pacific rather than Asia-Pacific by Trump

Why Indo-Pacific rather than Asia-Pacific by Trump

The United States used to call this part of the world by a different name: the Asia-Pacific. But in the realm of diplomacy, the region has since been renamed the Indo-Pacific, with the Trump administration conscientiously beating the drum for its strategic vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific since President Donald Trump’s tour of […]

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

Record-breaking temperatures, devastating floods, raging bush fires and thousands of deaths. And this might just be the beginning. With Hong Kong and much of Asia experiencing unusually hot temperatures in the past few months, scientists have warned that heatwaves will become more frequent and more lethal. “Climate change has played an important role in the […]

A Look Back at Asia's Most Devastating Earthquakes

A Look Back at Asia's Most Devastating Earthquakes

On Aug. 5, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake ruptured the northern reaches of the Indonesian island of Lombok, killing at least 319 people, displacing more than 160,000, destroying tens of thousands of homes, and burying villagers beneath the rubble of mosques and other structures. The disaster struck exactly one week after a foreshock clocked in with a […]

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