Asia in the News: April 6, 2021

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Daily news headlines about Asia from around the world (past 24 hours)

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed; RBA interest rate decision ahead

Markets in Hong Kong are closed on Tuesday for a holiday.CNBC1 hour ago

KKR raises $15bn for largest Asia fund

TOKYO — U.S. investment company KKR on Tuesday said it raised $15 billion for its fourth Asia fund, making it the largest private equity fund in.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

China’s vaccine diplomacy stumbles in Southeast Asia

Delays and concerns about the efficacy and politics of China’s vaccine shipments plague its vaccine drive in the region.Al Jazeera English10 hours ago

Asian cargo faces logjams in Europe after Suez blockage

HAMBURG, Germany — Asian shippers are braced for massive congestion in Europe’s key cargo gateways following the reopening of the Suez Canal, adding.Nikkei Asia21 hours ago

I Became Asian When I Left Asia

In this essay, poet and author Emily Jungmin Yoon asks: When we refer to the “Asian American community,” who do we mean?The Cut16 hours ago

Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades shows infrastructure flaws

TOKYO — A fatal train derailment near the eastern Taiwan city of Hualien has exposed flaws in the island’s infrastructure.More than 50 people were ki.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

Nikkei gains, while many other Asia-Pacific markets close for holiday

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street hit a record high on optimism the spread of coronavirus vaccines might allow global business to…MarketWatch23 hours ago

Saudi Aramco lifts May crude prices to Asia-Pacific

Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled Saudi Aramco has raised the official formula prices for all its May-loading crude exports to Asia-Pacific, but mostly cut or kept …Argus Media23 hours ago

Facebook is building Southeast Asia’s new internet infrastructure

Facebook is planning to build two new undersea cables with partners to connect Indonesia, Singapore, and the United States and boost internet capacity in …KrASIA17 hours ago

COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call to Address Development Fault Lines in Asia and the Pacific

The pandemic widened pre-existing gaps in Asia-Pacific development. It’s high time to address those obvious deficits to commit to a better future.The Diplomat11 hours ago

Cyclone kills almost 100 as floods, landslides hit Southeast Asia

At least 70 people are dead and dozens missing in Indonesia, and 21 deaths are reported in East Timor as Cyclone Seroja hammers the region.CBS News9 hours ago

Asian Insider, April 5: Asia’s coronavirus infections flare-up; China’s hard message on Xinjiang

Hi all, In today’s bulletin: Coronavirus infections flare-up across Asia; Philippines, Japan express concerns to China over incursions ; Taiwan rescuers work to …The Straits Times14 hours ago

[Virtual Event] Asia Pacific Conference on Economic Sanctions Compliance and Enforcement – May 27th – 28th, 9:00 am – 1:15 pm SGT

Or call 888-224-2480 for fastest *service*. You can save an extra 10% off the current rate by using code D10-999-JDS21. ACI’s Asia-Pacific Advanced Conference …JD Supra13 hours ago

Relativity Continues to Expand its Offering in Asia with RelativityOne Now Hosted in South Korea

Relativity today announced that its secure, end-to-end SaaS platform RelativityOne, is now offered in Korea. Intellectual Data is the first e-discovery *service* …Yahoo Finance4 hours ago

Firms in South-east Asia should tap China’s rise on tech ladder: NTU economist

While China’s coastal regions have developed high technology, South-east Asian countries, still lack top-rate technology.. Read more at Straits Times12 hours ago

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Establishes Asia Hub in Singapore for Operation, Maintenance and After-Sales Servicing of Local Transportation Systems in the Region

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG) has newly established a Technical *Service* Center in Singapore within Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia …Yahoo Finance Australia18 hours ago

Asia-Oceania Judo Championships to act as crucial qualifier for Tokyo 2020

The 2021 Asia-Oceania Judo Championships will be the last chance for many judokas to stake a claim at qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with the …Insidethegames.biz10 hours ago

‘Ideal meat alternative for Asia’: Eighth Day Foods pushes sweet lupins as new plant-based option

Australian plant-based firm Eighth Day Foods has developed a versatile plant-based meat alternative from sweet lupins, which it claims is ‘ideal for Asia’ via its …FoodNavigator-Asia.com5 hours ago

Asia petrochemicals outlook, w/c April 5

Many petrochemical markets in Asia are expected to witness bearish sentiment in the week. High production rates in China and competitive domestic supplies, …S&P Global21 hours ago

Scaled Agile Appoints Rob Howard as First VP of Asia Pacific

Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for business agility, announced the appointment of Rob Howard as vice president of the …Yahoo Finance6 hours ago

Convergint Technologies Expands Global Foothold With the Acquisition of Diebold Nixdorf’s Asia Pacific Electronic Security Business

Convergint Technologies, a worldwide leader in *service*-based systems integration, today announced the acquisition of Diebold Nixdorf’s (NYSE: DBD) Asia …Yahoo Finance12 hours ago

PRICING NOTICE: Change in specifications for cfr Southeast Asia steel billet price assessment

Following extensive market engagement, Fastmarkets will change specifications of its daily price assessment for steel billet, import, cfr Southeast Asia from …Metalbulletin.com17 hours ago

Canada explores bilateral trade in Southeast Asia

Canada continues to pursue a multi-lateral free trade agreement with Southeast Asian nations, and those involved with negotiations say bilateral deals in.Western Producer11 hours ago

Asia Today: Philippines extends lockdown as infections spike

The Philippine government has extended a lockdown by another week after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge and started to …ABC News17 hours ago

Why looming crisis at Russian-Ukraine border matters to Asia

Large-scale Russian troop movements not only present a security challenge in Europe, but also reduce American ‘bandwidth’ to put pressure on China in the …The Straits Times6 hours agoOpinion

EMERGING MARKETS-Asian shares, currencies tread lower; Indian shares drop as cases spike

India daily COVID-19 cases cross 100000 * RBI policy meeting on Wednesday * Indonesian 10-year bond yields at 3-week low April 5 (Reuters) – Asia’s …Reuters22 hours ago

FOCUS: HRC prices in Asia could rise beyond $1,000/t, stay at historic highs

Import prices for hot-rolled coil in Asia could exceed $1000 per tonne in the coming months, key market sources in the region told Fastmarkets.Metalbulletin.com21 hours ago

Saudi Aramco raises all Asia-bound May OSPs, cuts most US and Europe OSPs

Saudi Aramco raised official selling prices for all its Asia bound crude grades while cutting prices for most US and Europe bound crude grades, the company …S&P Global22 hours ago

To safeguard our future, Asia Pacific markets need to invest in health

Because of her work, Insider named Mikkelsen to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming healthcare in Asia.Business Insider13 hours ago

Asia steps cautiously into the new week

Asia is treading cautiously this morning despite the blowout US Non-Farm Payrolls data on Friday pushing Wall Street to an impressive finish.FXStreet22 hours ago

Gold takes a dip in Asia | Kitco News

(Kitco News) – Gold and silver have moved lower overnight in the Asia Pac session. The yellow metal trades half a percent lower at $1725/oz, while silver has …Kitco NEWS20 hours ago

Agoda: Asian governments should prepare for flexible quarantine options to complement the vaccine roll-out

Confidence in the vaccine rollouts, discussions around COVID-19 passports and alternative state quarantine announcements have triggered an increase in …Yahoo Finance2 hours ago

Asia Up Slightly as Much of Region on Holiday

On a much reduced schedule Monday, Asia stocks saw more muted moves. The Nikkei 225 jumped 235.25 points, or 0.8%, Monday to 30089.25. The Japanese …Baystreet.ca17 hours ago

DW News Asia with Melissa Chan, 5 April 2021 | DW News – latest news and breaking stories

A new study from India shows the pandemic has hit women’s employment there hardest. We speak to an expert on how far it has set back the country’s women …Deutsche Welle14 hours ago

Hong Kong’s pain is Shenzhen’s gain

Simon Cartledge is the founder and owner of Big Brains, a Hong Kong-based research and publishing company and is a former Asia editor-in-chief of the.Nikkei Asia7 hours agoOpinion

Karana: Asia’s first whole-plant based alternative meat brand

As demand for meat alternatives grows across the globe, Asia’s first whole-plant based meat brand is taking a bite of the market. CNBC Make It’s Karen Gilchrist …CNBC17 hours ago

Stocks Climb to Record After Strong Economic Data: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Stocks rallied to a record after solid U.S. economic data added to evidence the recovery is gaining momentum. The dollar fell while Treasuries …BloombergQuint10 hours ago

Yellen calls for global minimum corporate tax

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday that she is working with G-20 countries to agree on a global corporate minimum tax rate to end a “Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

Culture Club: Baker Artist Awards; Asia North; Wordsmith

GBCA Announces 2021 Baker Artist Awards: This year, instead of just six awardees, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance elected to award 36 artists …Baltimore Magazine9 hours ago

Asia-Oceania Judo Championships: Know the Indian squad, get schedule and watch live streaming in India

Indian judokas will be hoping to seal Tokyo Olympics spots at the Asia-Oceania Senior Championships 2021. Get schedule and know where to watch live …ampOlympic Channel13 hours ago

Wellington Management plans Asia expansion targeting growing wealth in China and wider region

Wellington Management plans to increase its headcount by about 20 per cent in Asia this year as it seeks to capitalise on rising affluence in the region, …Yahoo Finance18 hours ago

Konica Minolta Asia appoints Koji Yoshida as MD

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia appointed Koji Yoshida as managing director to support the company’s continued investment and growth into the …Labels and Labeling21 hours ago

Previous: J Cortes announces new partnership for Asia Pacific market

The company will work with Asia Marketing Services to build its presence in both travel retail and domestic in the region. J Cortes & Oliva Cigars has signed a …DFNIonline.com19 hours ago

Asia light ends : Key market indicators this week

The Asian light ends market rose in mid morning trade on April 5, supported by stronger crude benchmarks amid recovery in oil demand.S&P Global23 hours ago

Asia Minute: Vaccine Passports, No International Agreements Soon

Late last week, the CDC said people who are fully vaccinated can travel “at low risk to themselves.” That helps bring a closer focus on the idea of.Hawaiipublicradio8 hours ago

Vaccines seen helping Singapore and Indonesia rebound: survey

TOKYO — Asian economists have revised upward their growth forecasts for the economies of Singapore and Indonesia, thanks to quicker rollouts of coron.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: India records highest COVID-19 daily spike of over 100,000 cases, Philippines reports 8,355 new cases

The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries: NEW DELHI — India recorded a single-day spike of 103,558 new …Macau Business7 hours ago

H&M faces Vietnam boycott over South China Sea map

HO CHI MINH CITY — H&M’s attempt to mend fences in China after angering consumers there with its stance against forced labor appears to have trig.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Asia residual fuel market: Key market indicators this week

The Singapore marine fuel 0.5%S bunker market is unlikely to see any significant upside from prevailing levels in the week of April 5 9 due to lackluster …S&P Global23 hours ago

Record-Setting $49 Billion Asia IPO Boom Is Likely to Taper Off

(Bloomberg) — As in the U.S., initial public offering activity out of Asia has had its strongest-ever start to a year. That frenzy for new shares is likely to taper off as …Yahoo News NZ23 hours ago

Asia middle distillates: Key market indicators this week

Fundamentals in the Asian middle distillate markets is little changed from previous weeks for the week starting April 5. Gasoil continues to be characterized by a …S&P Global23 hours ago

Unimpeded by SEC lawsuit, Ripple is set to supercharge Southeast Asia’s cross-border remittances

Ripple’s transaction volume in Southeast Asia increased by 10x in 2020.KrASIA19 hours ago

With most of Asia and Europe close, Japanese markets take a bow

TOKYO, Japan – Stock markets in Asia were mostly closed on Monday, while most of Europe will also be on holiday in celebration of Easter Monday.Big News Network20 hours ago

Matthews Asia Merges Two Funds Due to Asset Overlap: Portfolio Products

Also FTSE Russell is adding Chinese government bonds to its World Bond Index.ThinkAdvisor13 hours ago

Asia octane: Key market indicators this week

The strength of the Asian gasoline market will be the main support for the region’s octane over April 5 9, as gasoline blending activity increases a boost for …S&P Global23 hours ago

Alibaba backed Daraz creates Asia’s largest eCommerce carrier aggregation network with the use of LogiNext

PRNewswire/ — LogiNext, a global SaaS company optimizing and automating the world of transportation and e-commerce logistics, today announced a …PRNewswire14 hours ago

India’s Meesho joins unicorn club with SoftBank-led investment

TOKYO — Meesho, an Indian e-commerce startup, on Monday said it raised $300 million from a group of investors led by SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund 2.T.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

Asia stocks gain, US bonds under pressure after bumper jobs data

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Global stock prices rose to a 1½-month high on Monday (April 5) after data showing a surge in United States employment while US bonds …The Straits Times23 hours ago

Movers & Shakers: Nespresso, Gusto Luxe and Asia PR Werkz

Independent outfit Poem has won a PR pitch to handle the entirety of Nespresso’s portfolio of machines and coffees in Australia. This includes the launch of …PR Week19 hours ago

Melvin Poh transforms the Asian Entrepreneur into Empirics Asia and here’s how he is doing it

The founder, Melvin Poh, rebrands the Asian Entrepreneur into Empirics Asia, an open-access knowledge platform.Prestige Online22 hours ago

Hidden bonuses bring down Shanghai Clearing House ex-boss

The former chairman of a clearing and settlement platform for the interbank market has been charged with corruption and bribery, the latest senior financial …Nikkei Asia14 hours ago

Cebu shortlisted as leading wedding destination in Asia

CEBU has secured a nomination as Asia’s Leading Wedding Destination to the 2021 World Travel Awards (WTA). Cebu will be competing against fellow …SunStar Philippines15 hours ago

Subaru cuts output by 10000 vehicles over chip shortage

TOKYO — Subaru will reduce vehicle production by about 10000 autos at a Japanese assembly plant as the industry struggles with a shortage of chips.T.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

NBA star Steph Curry to auction off custom-designed sneakers in solidarity with the Asian community

Steph Curry will auction off a pair of custom-designed sneakers to raise money for the families of the victims of last month’s Atlanta-area spa shootings.CNN International13 hours ago

Racist attacks must spur Asian-Americans to unite and end timid stereotype

The lack of a sense of cause or shared struggle is what has muted the many voices of US Asian communities, not shyness. The abuses that continue to this day …South China Morning Post10 hours agoOpinion

Singapore fines thousands for COVID safety breaches

Authorities in Singapore are proving there will be no exemptions from COVID-19 safety rules. Strict enforcement will continue even as the country begins …Human Resources Director10 hours ago

Asian Woman Slapped on Philly Street; Advocates Call Violence ‘So Chilling’

A woman of Asian descent was randomly attacked on Easter Sunday afternoon while walking on a busy Philadelphia street.NBC 10 Philadelphia2 hours ago

Bali trailing other Indonesian markets in hotel performance recovery

As Indonesia moves through the early part of 2021, the impact from lost international demand on hotel occupancy levels is most obvious in Bali, which continues …TTG Asia20 hours ago

Major Asia-Pacific markets closed for holiday; Japan gains

Japan +0.80%. Shares edged higher as strong U.S. jobs data lifted optimism on economic recovery.Seeking Alpha22 hours ago

Cattle industry sharpens gaze on Asia with steps toward BSE risk downgrade

The Canadian beef sector’s trade goals for Asia may be about to hit a new stride, given new hopes for a downgrade to Canada’s international BSE risk.Manitoba Co-operator7 hours ago

Asian-owned beauty brands you need to know about

Put your money where your mouth is by shopping with intention. The post Asian-owned beauty brands you need to know about appeared first on In The Know.Yahoo Finance Australia11 hours ago

Asian markets mixed after recent rally but outlook rosy

Asian investors struggled to extend the rally in global markets Tuesday, with a second straight day of records on Wall Street unable to inspire further gains, …Yahoo Finance Australia45 minutes ago

With most of Asia and Europe closed, Japanese markets take a bow

TOKYO, Japan – Stock markets in Asia were mostly closed on Monday, while most of Europe will also be on holiday in celebration of Easter Monday.Big News Network20 hours ago

Asian markets mostly rise after forecast-busting US jobs data

Equities mostly rose in Asia on Monday following a forecast-busting US jobs report and as investors kept tabs on the progress of Joe Biden’s latest …Yahoo Finance Australia21 hours ago

Vietnam picks new PM and president for next 5 years

HANOI — Vietnam’s parliament on Monday elected Pham Minh Chinh, head of the Communist Party’s Central Organization Committee, as prime minister, repl.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Myanmar coup latest: Internet access blocked for 51st night

YANGON/BANGKOK — Myanmar’s military on Feb. 1 detained State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint in the country’s first coup since 198.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

Indonesian activist helps pull women out of poverty

Activist Yerni Bolu improves the lives of disadvantaged women in one of Indonesia’s poorest regions by teaching handicraft production from raw materials.Deutsche Welle20 hours ago

Buyers turn to China amid SE Asian PP plant closures

Three polypropylene (PP) producers in southeast Asia unexpectedly shut their plants in late March, further tightening supplies in the region. But the plant …Argus Media17 hours ago

How Did the Pandemic Affect Southeast Asia’s Online Shopping Behaviour in 2020?

With the global pandemic that turbocharged the acceleration of digitalisation in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian e-commerce industry has been showing … hours ago

Fullerton man charged with hate crime for allegedly throwing rocks at Asian woman, 6-year-old son in car

A 28-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly throwing rocks at a car in which there was an Asian woman and her 6-year-old son, officials …KTLA Los Angeles4 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Singapore to accept COVID digital travel passes from May

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Cumulative global cases have reache.Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

Asia Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Grand Finals Goes Online April 6th -11th

This year, the competition will be divided into four sub-tournaments: two for Dota 2 and two for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS(PUBG)., , Asia Pacific …BW Businessworld12 hours ago

Knight Frank hires Christine Li as Asia-Pacific head of research

CHRISTINE Li has joined Knight Frank as head of research for the Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore, the real estate consultancy said on Monday. Read more at …Business Times19 hours ago

Bucs’ Carlton Davis apologizes for using anti-Asian slur

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis tweeted a word used as an anti-Asian slur. He said it has a different meaning in South Florida.Los Angeles Times7 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: India reports record jump of 103558 cases

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Cumulative global cases have reache.Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

Team ProTag from New Zealand wins Earth category and Team Threeotech from Thailand emerges top in Lifestyle category, advancing to Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championships in May – Microsoft Stories Asia

Asia Pacific & Singapore, 5 April 2021 – Microsoft today announced the top 4 World Finalists of the 2021 Imagine Cup competition, including 2 teams from Asia, …Microsoft22 hours ago

Deadly wave strikes South Asia hard as record coronavirus cases get reported

From Pakistan to India and Bangladesh, a deadly second wave is sweeping through South Asia. All countries are reporting a record spike in cases.WION9 hours ago

Why Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s South Asia trip is crucial

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov are visiting India and Pakistan this week. The visit is …The Express Tribune17 hours ago

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast – Asia as of 13:30 GMT Monday, April 5, 2021. Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather …Taiwan News14 hours ago

Gravitas: Why Jordan is critical to West Asia’s security

Arab nations and the U.S. have come out in support of the arrest of Jordan’s former crown prince Hamzah Bin Hussein. Their reactions reflect Jordan’s critical …WION9 hours ago

North Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics over COVID-19 concerns

SEOUL — North Korea said Tuesday that it will boycott the Tokyo Olympics to “protect” its athletes from the coronavirus pandemic, crushing hopes that.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

AKG Games brings Melbits World to Southeast Asia

Manila, 5 April 2021 – AKG Games, a homegrown leading game publisher in Indonesia, is proud to announce that – Melbits World- is now available on Google.INQUIRER.net15 hours ago

Japan in favour of vaccine passports to restart international travel

As Japan prepares to host the Olympic Games in July, albeit without inbound spectators, the country’s public and private sectors are taking steps to help restart …TTG Asia20 hours ago

Emerging Europe and Central Asia Economies Return to Growth Amidst Pandemic-Related Setbacks

Washington: Emerging and developing economies in the Europe and Central Asia region are expected to…ampOdisha Diary16 hours ago

Philippines vaccination ranks 3rd in Southeast Asia? PCOO shows partial data

Data from the recent announcement of the Presidential Communications Operations Office only partially shows the picture of vaccination data from Southeast.Interaksyon17 hours ago

‘DC Festival of Heroes’ Anthology to Debut New Asian Superhero

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, DC will debut an all-new hero within its commemarative anthology comic ‘DC Festival of …Hollywood Reporter13 hours ago

Asian Shares Mixed In Thin Holiday Trade

(RTTNews) – Asian stocks were mixed in thin holiday trade on Monday as traders reacted to rising Covid-19 cases around the world, signs of firm U.S. growth …Nasdaq19 hours ago

Malaysia reinstates alignment for East Coast Rail Link that was approved by BN government

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government will reinstate the original alignment for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), which was first approved by the Barisan …CNA17 hours ago

Saudi company gets Asian Football Confederation broadcast rights – Saudi TV

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has signed an exclusive agreement with the Saudi Sports Company to broadcast the Asian Cup and Asian Champions …Reuters17 hours ago

Elderly Asian Woman Stabbed to Death in California By Woman Out on ‘Emergency Bail’

An Asian senior was fatally stabbed while walking her dogs in Riverside, CA on Saturday morning. The incident, which police say appeared to be “completely …Yahoo News8 hours ago


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