'Energy of Asia' explodes at Jakarta

'Energy of Asia' explodes at Jakarta

The UAE delegation parade during the opening ceremony at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta on Saturday. Jakarta: One of the oldest sporting venues in Asia — the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium — burst into life as the curtains rose on the 18th Asian Games yesterday. The $55 million opening ceremony provided the perfect setting […]

Japan's cold chains tap Southeast Asia's Westernizing tastes

Japan's cold chains tap Southeast Asia's Westernizing tastes

TOKYO/YANGON — Japanese logistics providers are establishing cold-chain operations in Southeast Asia as demand for fresh food grows from the region’s exploding urban populace, but competition also awaits from smartphone-based newcomers. In Thailand, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Nichirei opened in 2014 a cold-storage center with Japanese insulation technology, served by refrigerated trucks. The facility originally handled such products as chicken […]

Forbes Asia Investment Briefing With Alicia Garcia Herrero

Forbes Asia Investment Briefing With Alicia Garcia Herrero

Aug 16, 2018 @ 08:54 PM Forbes Asia Investment Briefing With Alicia Garcia Herrero1:40 The latest episode of the Forbes Asia Investment Briefing comes from Alicia Garcia Herrero, who is chief APAC economist at Natixis. She tells us what’s caught her eye this week, and what she’ll be watching for over the coming weeks. Source […]

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 […]

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