Asia in the News: April 8, 2021

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

Asia shares loiter as S&P futures climb

Asian share markets have lagged as US stock futures nudged to another record high after the Federal Reserve underlined its commitment to keeping policy …The West Australian1 hour ago

Realistic ambitions for US alliance system in Asia

Author: Kori Schake, AEI. US allies in Asia have many and often conflicting desires. They want the commercial freedom to benefit from Chinese investment, …East Asia Forum15 hours agoOpinion

Australia leads gains as major Asia-Pacific markets trade mixed

Stocks in Asia-Pacific trade mixed on Thursday morning after the S&P 500 nudged higher to a record closing high overnight.CNBC2 hours ago

How Team Australia can succeed in Asia

COVID-19 pandemic and complexity in Australia-China relations provides rationale for greater economic engagement with Asia Diversifying our trade…Mirage News23 hours ago

Asia to launch women’s CL soccer in 2023

The Asian Football Confederation will launch a women’s Champions League in 2023 – including Australia – to boost the game across the continent and rival …7NEWS.com.au17 hours ago

L&D Asia summit is underway | HRD Asia

Over 200 HR leaders across the region are gathered today (8 April) for HRD’s inaugural virtual Learning & Development Summit Asia. The event was off to a …Human Resources Director2 hours ago

Finder expands presence in Asia, plans for global app roll-out

Australian-founded comparison provider Finder is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of a Southeast Asian comparison brand, GoBear. Finder’s …Mumbrella6 hours ago

Nestlé opens new plant-based manufacturing facility in Asia

Nestle has doubled down on its commitment to invest heavily in plant-based food products across Asia after opening its first plant-based manufacturing plant in …FOOD Magazine – Australia3 hours ago

Citi Asia Pacific Wins Best Bank and Digital Bank of the Year from The Asset Magazine

Citi Asia Pacific was recently named Best Bank and Digital Bank of the Year by The Asset Magazine, recognizing Citi’s franchise in the region for its performance …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago

Blue Bay LPGA on China’s Hainan Island canceled, cutting Asia swing short

The LPGA Tour says the final event of its three-tournament Asia swing has been canceled. The Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island in China was scheduled for …ESPN Australia12 hours ago

Keen to ride the Asia tech boom? This ASX-listed ETF might be one to look at

Looking for exposure to the top 50 biggest tech shares in Asia? The BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF is one such fund on the ASX.Stockhead6 hours ago

Finder seeks to be ASX keeper

A potential blockbuster tech IPO is on the cards for financial comparison platform Finder, with its Sydney-based young rich-lister executives looking to make the …Herald Sun9 hours ago

Can the West stop China in Central Asia? | TheHill

Central Asian leaders have public support for “shopping around,” so long as independence is maintained.The Hill3 hours agoOpinion

The lure of strongman leaders in Asia, Opinion News & Top Stories

When such leaders seem to thrive in the region, questions arise as to what it takes to keep democracy alive.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times6 hours agoOpinion

AutoStore’s SoftBank Backing to Spur Warehouse Robotics Expansion in Asia

AutoStore Chief Executive Karl Johan Lier says $2.8 billion in new backing from SoftBank Group Corp. will help the warehouse-robotics provider expand its …The Wall Street Journal8 hours ago

Microsoft and LinkedIn to boost upskilling efforts

Tech giants are extending their efforts to help companies across Asia boost their digital upskilling efforts. Microsoft and LinkedIn have announced plans to allow …Human Resources Director9 hours ago

Indra and Erlina Suharjono Launch I.E. Entertainment Venture in Asia

Indra and Erlina Suharjono, two veterans of the Southeast Asian film industry scene, have launched new corporate venture I.E. Entertainment. The new company …Variety2 hours ago

South Korea’s February base oil exports rise to SE Asia

South Korea’s base oil exports to southeast Asia increased in February to their highest level in more than a year with persistently firm demand from the region.Argus Media19 hours ago

Foreign Secretary visits South East Asia to usher in “new era” of UK-Indo Pacific security cooperation

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab is visiting Indonesia and Brunei-Darussalam this week (7-9 April), to forge closer trade and security ties with the two countries …Mirage News18 hours ago

Asia’s Richest 2021: Top 10 In The Forbes World’s Billionaires List

Get to know the who’s who of Asia’s billionaires as we reveal the top 10 richest in Asia, according to the World’s Billionaires List 2021.Tatler Hong Kong23 hours ago

Afghanistan gets Open RAN – Africa, Asia eye it

Open RAN comes to Afghanistan, as Etisalat partners with Parallel Wireless – and operators eye the developing world as prime networks to open up.Light Reading10 hours ago

Creating pork from jackfruit: How this whole-plant start-up is taking on Asia’s multibillion-dollar meat industry

As demand for meat alternatives grows across the globe, Singaporean food start-up Karana is taking a bite of the market using just plants.CNBC23 hours ago

Is Washington Post fueling Asian fear hysteria?

Saying “anti-China is not anti-Asian,” the Washington Post basically argues racist hate crimes are justified because people have good reason to be furious.Global Times1 hour ago

GLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Southeast Asia zinc premium up on good demand, logistic cost rise

The spot zinc premium in Southeast Asia is up on growing buying appetite and freight cost hikes this week, while physical markets in China and Europe …Metalbulletin.com13 hours ago

Asia moves: Natixis hires two in Asia, Sumitomo boosts corporate banking, and more

Natixis has made a couple of appointments in Asia. James Thomson will become head of financial sponsors coverage for Asia, while Sanjeev Kumar has joined …Risk.net17 hours ago

Optiver expands into Asia Pacific with Singapore office – The TRADE

The new base at Optiver will focus on derivatives trading in commodity and equity products on Singaporean and global exchanges.The TRADE News18 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Shares: Steady-to-Better is Early Call as Investors Digest Fed Minutes

Ahead of the Asia-Pacific opening, investors are digesting the minutes from the Fed’s most recent monetary policy meeting.FX Empire6 hours ago

These workers are on the verge of quitting

Stress over the pandemic has sparked a mental health crisis among workers regardless of their industry. Now imagine the impact of the crisis if you’re working …Human Resources Director15 hours ago

Asia Today: India Sees Another Record Rise in Virus Cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Isolated North Korea has continued to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World Health …U.S. News & World Report20 hours ago

Why some Asian Americans are embracing their heritage by dropping their anglicized names

Amid cries for greater diversity, inclusion and representation for Asian Americans across all sectors, many, including high-profile creatives and celebrities, are …CNN 19 hours ago

SDP in South Asia | sportanddev.org

Kafka Welfare Organization organized a webinar featuring SDP actors from across the South Asian continent, to mark IDSDP 2021. This was the second annual …sportanddev.org21 hours ago

How Is Asia Gender Network Pushing for More Pan-Asian Advocacy?

Asia Gender Network is taking bold new steps to increase advocacy and action for gender equality. Hear more about this unique women’s network.Philanthropy Women13 hours ago

Southeast Asia Data Center Market Size to Reach Revenues of over USD 11 Billion by 2026 – Arizton

In-depth analysis and data-driven insights on the impact of COVID-19 included in this Southeast Asia data center market report.Yahoo Finance11 hours ago

China drags feet as G-20 presses for debt transparency

VIENNA/NEW YORK/TOKYO — Top economic officials from the Group of 20 major economies on Wednesday discussed debt relief for low-income countries.Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

Best of Asia and Oceania – Day 2

The second day of the Asia and Oceania Championships brought us some big surprises! Kyrgyz judoka Vladimir ZOLOEV overcame Saeid MOLLAEI in the …International Judo Federation10 hours ago

ACLED Regional Overview – South Asia (27 March – 2 April 2021) – India

English Analysis on India and 2 other countries about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and Protection and Human Rights; published on 07 Apr 2021 by …ReliefWeb5 hours ago

Asia Society Triennial Part Two is a Mixed Success

New York City’s Asia Society Museum ushered in the spring season by unveiling the second and final chapter of its inaugural triennial.Ocula Magazine23 hours agoOpinion

Asia shares set to follow Wall Street’s modest gains after Fed maintains stance

Asian equities are poised to track Wall Street’s cautious gains on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting reiterated its commitment to …Reuters3 hours ago

Huawei deactivates AI and cloud business group in restructuring

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies is closing its core cloud and artificial intelligence business group after only 14 months, reflecting the company’s …Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Toshiba could be going private in largest Asia buyout

CVC Capital Partners has offered around $20 billion.ampAxios12 hours ago

Zoloev wins gold medal for hosts Kyrgyzstan at Asia-Oceania Judo Championships

Vladimir Zoloev won a historic gold medal for host nation Kyrgyzstan at the Asia-Oceania Judo Championships in Bishkek.Insidethegames.biz6 hours ago

‘Milk Tea Alliance’ brews democracy online among young activists across Asia

An online solidarity movement in Asia calling itself the “Milk Tea Alliance” is taking hold as young people champion democracy.NBC News19 hours ago

Global $5.53 Billion Breast Pump Market to 2028: Asia-Pacific is Expected to be the Fastest-Growing Regional Market

DUBLIN, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Breast Pump Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Open, Closed Systems), by Technology …PRNewswire8 hours ago

The OECD should set its sights on China

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.”The Organiza.Nikkei Asia7 hours agoOpinion

Two New York doormen who closed the doors while an Asian woman was attacked have been fired

Two New York doormen who closed the doors to their building’s apartment lobby while a 65-year-old Asian woman was punched and kicked outside have been …9News2 hours ago

Lendlease appoints new Asia chief executive based in Singapore

SYDNEY-BASED Lendlease, which manages Singapore-listed Lendlease Global Commercial Reit, has appointed Justin Gabbani as its Asia chief executive, …The Business Times1 hour ago

Russia cautions against creation of new divisions in Asia-Pacific

Russia expresses concern over the U.S. actions in the Asia-Pacific and cautions Washington against creating new divisions in the region.Kyodo News Plus15 hours ago

How the Tang Dynasty shapes China tech

Nina Xiang is the founder of China Money Network, a media platform tracking China’s venture and tech sectors. She is author of “Red AI: Victories and.Nikkei Asia19 hours agoOpinion

Highlights of 2021 Boao Forum for Asia – Chinadaily.com.cn

Two state leaders of China are expected to attend the upcoming annual conference of Boao Forum for Asia to be held from April 18 to 21 in Boao, South China’s …Chinadaily USA15 hours ago

Capacity stifles price increases in Southeast Asia

Broker Willis Re Inc. said that significant capacity in the retro market in Southeast Asia dampened previously predicted price increases in the April 1 renewal …Business Insurance13 hours ago

Can HR ban unvaccinated staff from travelling?

Worldwide, many have been complaining that vaccinations have been off to a ‘slow start’. Despite this, it hasn’t stopped anyone from wondering about one thing: …Human Resources Director9 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Asia FX gains as U.S. yields dip; India’s rupee hits over 4-month low

RBI leaves rates unchanged as expected, announces bond buying programme * Rupee down as far as 1% * S.Korea’s won at strongest level since Feb-end By …Reuters20 hours ago

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell implement SE Asia’s first high-performance charging network

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell will implement Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging network with 12 charge points at six Shell stations …Green Car Congress20 hours ago

Analysis: Wang has 1 message for Japan, ‘Taiwan, Taiwan, Taiwan’

TOKYO — The 90-minute phone call between Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that took place Monday.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: India once again registers over 100,000 new cases in 24 hrs, Philippines logs 6,414 new cases

International, MNA | The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Wednesday:Macau Business1 hour ago

Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law granted UK asylum

HONG KONG (Reuters) — Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law said he has been granted political asylum in Britain, where he arrived last July after.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Porsche And Shell To Partner On Fast Charging In Southeast Asia

Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell announced partnership to build Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging network.InsideEVs 12 hours ago

Income, age and obesity: South Asia’s advantages in the COVID-19 pandemic

Poverty, lack of public medical facilities, lower levels of adult literacy, and less medical expertise would, it was assumed, work strongly against the ability of South …Global Voices10 hours ago

LME Asia Week to be held online in late May, says HKEx

The London Metal Exchange’s LME Asia Week, a major annual metals industry gathering, will be held online this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, …Yahoo Finance20 hours ago

Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers 2021: Get schedule and know where to watch live streaming in India

Indian wrestlers Sandeep Singh Mann and Sonam Malik take centre stage at Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers. Get schedule, times and live streaming details …ampOlympic Channel12 hours ago

Worldwide Baby Care Packaging Industry to 2026 – Asia- Pacific to Witness the Fastest Growth

Dublin, April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Baby Care Packaging Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has …GlobeNewswire15 hours ago

Asia: Markets mostly up as vaccine, data add to recovery hopes

[HONG KONG] Asian markets mostly edged up Wednesday but gains were tempered as investors took a breather following a recent run-up, though another …The Business Times23 hours ago

Rostelecom names Anikin to lead Atlas unit working on Europe-Asia connectivity

Russian national operator Rostelecom has appointed Maksim Anikin the new CEO of its subsidiary Atlas, reports Comnews.ru. Anikin will combine his new …Telecompaper EN10 hours ago

On the obscured ESG flows in Asia, Banking & Finance – THE BUSINESS TIMES

NUMBERS still don’t tell everything, when it comes to ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing – and that means the amount of ESG capital flowing …Business Times6 hours ago

Sardor Nurillaev remains undefeated at Asia-Oceania Championships

The star of Sardor Nurillaev is rising. At the2021 Asia-Oceania Judo Championships in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan’s Nurillaev defeated former World …Judoinside19 hours ago

Developing Asia GDP growth forecast raised after lockdowns eased – IMF

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday upgraded the 2021 growth forecast for emerging and developing Asian economies to …ICIS23 hours ago

Acer optimistic about 2Q21 shipments in Asia Pacific

Acer expects shipments into Asia Pacific to grow sequentially in the second quarter thanks to the stay-at-home economy driven by the coronavirus pandemic, …Digitimes20 hours ago

KKR brings in $15B for new Asia fund

KKR has raised $15 billion for its fourth Asia-Pacific vehicle, marking the region’s largest PE fund to date amid record buyout activity, Reuters reported. The firm …PitchBook News & Analysis21 hours ago

Kang Kyung-wha’s legacy for South Korean women

Author: Kathryn Botto, Carnegie Endowment. Kang Kyung-wha said goodbye to her role as South Korea’s foreign minister in February as Chung Eui-yong …East Asia Forum3 hours ago

Next: UK made: Pyreos export drive to Asia

“These partnerships are set to increase our market share in South Korea and China,” said Pyreos v-p sales Keith Pruden. “More than this, these alliances will …Electronics Weekly17 hours ago

Indonesia and Thailand in slow race for digital nomad visa

BANGKOK — In August last year, Estonia, the Eastern European digital powerhouse that gave the world Skype, introduced the world’s first visa for digi.Nikkei Asia4 hours ago

Nestlé Champions Plant-Based Food With Investment In Asia

Nestlé has reinforced its commitment to plant-based food with the inauguration of a production site for plant-based burgers, schnitzels, mince, and more in Shah …ESM – The European Supermarket Magazine16 hours ago

Korean esports players, staff speak out on ‘unspeakable’ racism, harassment in America

“They call us Chinese, then harass us. The racism here is unspeakable.” In a viral video with over 300,000 views since it was posted to Twitter April 6, …The Washington Post6 hours ago

How History Puts Asian Women in America at Risk

From immigration laws to pop culture stereotypes, intertwined racism and misogyny has left Asian American women particularly vulnerable.TIME11 hours ago

Young Singaporeans greet invisible braces with a smile

SINGAPORE — For Natasha Chan, a 26-year-old who works in public relations, smiling had never come easy.Ever since she was a teen, she was so self-con.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

OPINION – Brazil Must Learn from East Asia to Contain the Spread of Covid-19

Macau, MNA, Opinion | Judging from the chaotic ways in which Brazil is failing to contain the spread of P1, a new variant of Covid-19, it should depoliticize the …Macau Business22 hours agoOpinion

D’Asia Chambers joins Launceston Tornadoes

Launceston Tornadoes’ latest signing D’Asia Chambers brings a wealth of playing experience from as far afield as her native USA to Germany, Finland, …Tasmania Examiner19 hours ago

AXA XL’s APAC marine boss to take on global role

AXA XL has appointed Sundeep Khera (pictured) as head of marine, UK & Lloyd’s market, effective July 01, and global head of hull, effective immediately.Insurance Business Asia9 hours ago

Asia Mostly Higher, Hong Kong Stumbles

Asia-Pacific markets traded mostly up Wednesday but shares on the Chinese mainland and in Hong Kong lost ground. The Nikkei 225 regained 34.16 points, …Baystreet.ca17 hours ago

Ukraine redux: war, Russophobia and Pipelineistan

Ukraine and Russia may be on the brink of war – with dire consequences for the whole of Eurasia. Let’s cut to the chase, and plunge head-on into the fog.Asia Times19 hours ago

Why Convenience Retail Asia could be well placed to recover from volatility

Research shows that quality and value are two powerful drivers of stock market profits. After the economic turmoil and market volatility we’ve seen over the past …Stockopedia11 hours ago

Japan COVID patient gets world’s first living-donor lung transplant

TOKYO — Kyoto University Hospital has transplanted a lung donated by a living person to a patient suffering from serious COVID-19 pneumonia, in the world’s …Nikkei Asia20 minutes ago

Damned lies, statistics, and the obscured ESG flows in Asia

NUMBERS still don’t tell everything, when it comes to ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing – and that means the amount of ESG capital flowing …The Business Times6 hours ago

Major Asian banks log market-cap growth in Q1 as economic recovery persists

All but one of the 20 largest banks in Asia-Pacific saw growth in their market capitalization during the quarter ended March 31, continuing the momentum from …S&P Global23 hours ago

Vietnam enlists South Korea’s Naver to drive AI ambitions

HANOI — Vietnam has entered into a partnership with South Korea’s biggest internet company as part of a national strategy that seeks to transform the.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-South Korea’s won, Thai baht leads Asia’s FX higher as U.S. yields dip

The South Korean won and Thai baht led Asia’s emerging currencies higher on Wednesday as U.S. bond yields continued to retreat, easing pressure on the …Nasdaq23 hours ago

Myanmar army kills eight near India border in dawn ambush

BANGKOK — Myanmar’s military on Wednesday launched an early-morning crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in the northwestern township of Kalay, the.Nikkei Asia15 hours ago

Taiwan says it will fight to the end if China attacks

A military honour guard holds a Taiwanese flag as he attends a flag-raising ceremony at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, in Taipei, Taiwan on Mar 16, 2018.CNA21 hours ago

Examining the Minority Experience in the US: Asia & the Middle East

Wed, Apr 7, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Register here. MELLON PUBLIC HUMANITIES PRESENTS: Examining the Minority …The Media Line11 hours ago

Cebu Pacific deploys strategies to future-proof business

While the Covid-19 pandemic has posed the greatest challenge to the world’s airlines, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has taken steps to beef up its balance sheet and …TTG Asia20 hours ago

A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders

LONDON (Reuters) — One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatri.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

Four clues to the quality of Symtek Automation Asia Co (TPE:6438)

Warren Buffett makes it look so easy: find high-quality companies, wait for a fair price to buy, and then hold them… forever. The problem of course is that these …Stockopedia18 hours ago

Will the US learn from history in time?

On a recent visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, I was struck by a statement on the museum wall. It read: “Conflict is brewing in Asia.Asia Times21 hours ago

What’s with Asia’s strongman urge?, Opinion News & Top Stories

In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, who revels in a macho, gun-toting style of leadership, has referred to journalists as “presstitutes”.. Read more at …The Straits Times6 hours agoOpinion

Myanmar’s UK envoy says military attache has ‘occupied’ embassy

LONDON: Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain accused a Yangon military-linked figure of occupying the embassy on Wednesday (Apr 7) and barring him …CNA4 hours ago

Absen Builds Asia’s Largest 8K Ultra HD Virtual Studio

CNW/ — LED virtual studios are an emerging technology that has come under the spotlight in recent years in both Chinese and international professional film…Canada NewsWire23 hours ago

Asian Insider, April 7: Taiwan vows fight if China attacks; Covid-19 muddles looming Myanmar refugee crisis

Hi all, In today’s bulletin: Taiwan says it will fight to the end if China attacks; Covid-19 muddles looming Myanmar refugee crisis; China hits out at US over Beijing …The Straits Times14 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: India records daily high of 115736 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 Asia22 hours ago

Pakistan government accused of sabotaging human rights commission

Critics say officials are stalling the relaunch of the watchdog to avoid accountability for rights violations. A top court has ordered the ruling party to fill empty …DW (English)12 hours ago

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