Asia in the News: April 9, 2021

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

Asia’s rising coronavirus cases a worry as vaccine doubts cloud campaigns

Singapore (Reuters) – India, South Korea and Thailand faced mounting coronavirus infections on Thursday, undermining cautious hopes that Asia might be …Reuters19 hours ago

Shifting parameters of civic space in Southeast Asia

In 2019 and 2020, The Asia Foundation embarked upon an inquiry into the changing nature of civic spaces in many parts of Southeast Asia. Through interviews …devpolicy.org8 hours ago

Background & History

The Asia Society’s mission is to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and …Asia Society9 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly slip; Tencent-backed Linklogis soars in Hong Kong debut

Shares of Tencent-backed financial technology firm Linklogis surged more than 8% from their issue price in the opening moments of their Friday Hong Kong …CNBC2 hours ago

Cloudflare Appoints Jonathon Dixon as Vice President and GM, Asia Pacific

Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced the appointment o.Business Wire3 hours ago

Emergencies tear across Asia during holiday weekend – Timor-Leste

English News and Press Release on Timor-Leste and 2 other countries about Food and Nutrition, Health, Flash Flood, Flood and more; published on 07 Apr …ReliefWeb8 hours ago

SSEAC Webinar Series – Environment – Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

From engineers, lawyers and sociologists to epidemiologists, geologists and historians, SSEAC is home to over 400 University of Sydney academics who …News – The University of Sydney4 hours ago

Asia’s air bridges and travel bubbles will expand only slowly

MORE THAN a year after they shut their borders, Australia and New Zealand will soon have a go at quarantine-free travel. From April 19th residents of the two …The Economist1 hour ago

Energy partnership bolsters China–Russia relations

Author: Francesco Sassi, University of Pisa. Russia’s Novatek and China’s Shenergy signed a new gas deal in February 2021, highlighting the primacy of energy …East Asia Forum16 hours ago

Uniqlo aims to double rate of Asia store openings

TOKYO — Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing wants to accelerate its expansion in Asia, eyeing 100 store openings a year in a bid to thriv.Nikkei Asia21 hours ago

Asia to dominate global caustic soda capacity additions by 2025

Global caustic soda capacity is poised to see considerable growth over the next five years, potentially increasing from 98.54 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in …Offshore Technology14 hours ago

Early dispersal of neolithic domesticated sheep into the heart of central Asia

Along the Tian Shan and Alay mountain ranges of Central Asia, sheep and other domestic livestock form the core economy of contemporary life. Although it was …Science Daily11 hours ago

Commentary: A digital vaccine passport could open up Southeast Asia travel bubble but some changes needed first

Officials are discussing arrangements to reopen borders within Southeast Asia, but these plans risk data privacy pitfalls, say researchers.CNA6 hours agoOpinion

Asia, China and India Business Law Journal Bundle 2021

Dublin, April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Asia, China and India Business Law Journal Bundle” journal has been added to …Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

Travel FOMO? This restaurant will transport you to Asia

This restaurant is offering a culinary passport to Asia, and we suggest you grab this hot ticket as a welcome pandemic travel solution.Fraser Coast Chronicle23 hours ago

Property In Transition: Remote Working Not Lights Out For Asia-Pacific Office Players

Working from home as the norm once seemed a remote possibility, globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. Not anymore. The global pandemic has triggered …S&P Global8 hours ago

Twitter spotlights Asia democracy movements with #MilkTeaAlliance emoji

Twitter has launched an emoji to spotlight the “#MilkTeaAlliance” online protest movement that has forged links between pro-democracy activists across Asia, …Yahoo Finance Australia23 hours ago

Credit at a Glance – Asia Corporates – April 2021

Research Highlights Reprofiling Bank Debt May Pose Rating Challenges for China SOEs China’s regional governments remain actively involved in assisting …Fitch Ratings17 hours ago

Grab, Gojek and Sea: The 3-way battle for Southeast Asia’s $2.8 trillion market

Grab, Gojek and Sea are all capturing the attention of global investors.Fortune16 hours ago

Nestlé launches dairy free Milo in Asia

Nestlé said as consumers in Asia are including more dairy alternatives in their diet, it is launching plant-based versions of some of its brands in the region.DairyReporter.com20 hours ago

How Lazada lost out in SE Asia’s e-commerce race

The tense rivalry between China’s largest tech juggernauts Alibaba and Tencent is also shaping the e-commerce landscape across Southeast Asia. While.Asia Times17 hours ago

MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple

TAIPEI — Production of some MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to the global component shortage, Nikkei Asia has learned, in a sign that even.Nikkei Asia23 hours ago

How Rising Great Power Tensions Will Affect Central Asia

The recent escalation in diplomatic tensions between the U.S., EU, China, and Russia is an unwelcome development for Central Asia. With the recent …Foreign Policy Research Institute11 hours ago

Coronavirus in South Asia: Where are numbers going up again?

Countries in South Asia are seeing rising cases as their vaccination drives continue.Yahoo News Australia14 hours ago

Sotheby’s Promotes Owner Patrick Drahi’s Son to Run Asia

Nathan Drahi, the 26-year-old son of Sotheby’s owner Patrick Drahi, has been appointed as the new managing director of the auction house’s Asia market center …ARTnews9 hours ago

Improving Transport Connectivity in Central Asia Requires a Coherent Approach

The combination of infrastructure and logistics improvements, reduction in border delays and tariffs, and harmonized standards across countries could have a …Modern Diplomacy9 hours ago

Paint & Coatings Manufacturers See Significant Growth Opportunities in Southeast Asia

PRNewswire/ — A new Freedonia Group analysis of the $186 billion global paint and coatings market projects that the world’s emerging markets – most…PRNewswire8 hours ago

Design Shopp International Inc. Announces Expansion in Asia

PRNewswire/ — Design Shopp, a digital marketing and web agency headquartered in Montreal Canada, has expanded its operations and team in Asia. With this …PRNewswire15 hours ago

Registering trademark in South East Asia (Part 1)

With the globalization of trading activities nowadays, a company can expand its business almost everywhere in the world. Together with doing…Lexology17 hours ago

Asian Insider: Discover Invisible Asia | How to vaccinate billions?

Dear ST reader, Welcome to The Straits Times’ new iteration of our Asian Insider newsletter. From today, the bulletin will be delivered to your inbox once a week.The Straits Times16 hours ago

Bannie Kang wins Asia’s 50 Best Bartenders’ Bartender

Bannie Kang of has been named the Mancino Bartenders’ Bartender ahead of the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 online ceremony. The 2019 World Class winner …Drinks International12 hours ago

BBC Studios restructures in Asia & creates new SVP of content role

BBC Studios (BBCS) has restructured its operations in India, South East Asia, Japan and Korea, appointing one of its existing execs to oversee the new division …TBI Vision19 hours ago

Asia Today: Modi gets 2nd vaccine dose as India hits record

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country hit another peak Thursday with 126789 new cases …The Associated Press16 hours ago

Why I no longer call Australia home

Ian Lloyd Neubauer is a freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia.One of Australia’s most senior law officers, New South Wales police commissioner.Nikkei Asia8 hours agoOpinion

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

1of14An anti-coup protester shows the three fingered salute of resistance on his red painted hand in memory of protesters who lost their lives during previous …The Advocate2 hours ago

Lavrov Visit to India and Pakistan Reflects Russia’s Growing Influence in South Asia

Welcome to Foreign Policy’s South Asia Brief. The highlights this week: Russia showcases its growing influence on the subcontinent, Pakistan’s anti-government …Foreign Policy6 hours ago

Asia PE, benzene supply tight on firm demand, economic recovery

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Asia’s supply of polyethylene (PE) and benzene is tight amid plant shutdowns among suppliers in the face of rising demand as the region’s …ICIS22 hours ago

Asia’s Richest 2021: The 10 Youngest Billionaires In Asia

Find out who and how old are the youngest billionaires in Asia, according to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List 2021.Tatler Hong Kong20 hours ago

DHL Express adds airfreight capacity to its Asia Pacific network

DHL Express (“DHL”), the world’s leading international express *service* provider, has bolstered its flight network to serve growing demand between Asia Pacific …Yahoo Finance2 hours ago

5 must-visit serene places in Asia for snorkelling on budget after the pandemic

If you can’t stop thinking about travelling and have already gone through your old vacation pictures a lot of times, you need to make up a new list of the places …Hindustan Times18 hours ago

Asia IP & TMT: Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2021 – Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration – Worldwide

In the 2021 Q1 edition, we look at: Arbitration – Hong Kong. Arbitration Update: HKIAC Releases 2020 Statistics. Intellectual Property – China. The Supreme …Mondaq News Alerts12 hours ago

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

China has shipped hundreds of thousands of much needed coronavirus vaccine shots to Sri Lanka over the past few months. Observers say it could help …DW (English)12 hours ago

Iranian export billet prices keep surging amid supportive demand in Asia [CORRECTED]

Export prices for steel billet from Iran continued to rise in early April, supported by demand from Asia and, in particular, from customers in China, sources told …Metalbulletin.com12 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: South Korea extends distancing 3 more weeks

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 Asia1 hour ago

Asia’s capital markets: in for a rough ride

Asia’s capital markets had a hot first quarter, with volumes soaring across both DCM and ECM. Momentum still appears strong — but market participants should …GlobalCapital17 hours ago

Obstacles and opportunities in Vietnam-Australia ties

Australia and Vietnam officially became strategic partners in 2018, promising to expand cooperation across multiple domains. Yet economic ties have grown …The Interpreter4 hours ago

Asia shares loiter as S&P futures climb fresh peak

By Wayne Cole. get any work done online SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets lagged on Thursday as U.S. stock futures nudged to another …ampGlobal Banking And Finance Review21 hours ago

Myanmar’s brutal violence spurs ASEAN diplomacy: 5 things to know

SINGAPORE/TOKYO — The Myanmar military’s coup and deadly crackdown on protesters have sent shock waves beyond the country’s borders, touching off a r.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Railway Construction Projects Report 2021: Spending Will Reach $459.8 Billion in 2022, Rising to $511.7 Billion in 2023 –

The “Railway Construction Projects in Asia-Pacific, 2021 Update” report has been added to’s offering.Yahoo Finance12 hours ago

HUTCHMED Announces US$100 Million Equity Investment by Baring Private Equity Asia


Stocks Trade Near Records as Futures Edge Higher: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Global stocks traded around record levels Friday after a Wall Street rally on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s assurance that the …Yahoo Canada Finance1 hour ago

Malabar to Open New Stores in Asia

The gold and jewellery brand is targeting Indian cities including Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar …Retail & Leisure International17 hours ago

Regional City Networks Launch in Latin America and South Asia Bringing Fourth Industrial Revolution to Small and Medium-Sized Cities

The World Economic Forum is launching two regional networks in Latin America and South Asia to connect ‘pioneer cities’ to smaller cities Based in…Mirage News18 hours ago

ASIA RICE-Weaker currencies push Indian, Thai export rates lower

Rice export prices for the Indian and Thai varieties slipped this week due to weakness in rupee and baht, while Vietnamese activity slowed post a harvest.Nasdaq2 hours ago

Southeast Asia Looks To Increase Offshore Oil Production

Malaysia and Brunei have signed an agreement to develop two offshore oil fields on the maritime boundary, with greater exploration of recent ultra-deepwater …OilPrice.com7 hours ago

Asia Broadband to Appoint New Management in the Coming Weeks

LAS VEGAS, April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Asia Broadband Inc. (OTC: AABB) (“AABB” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company is …GlobeNewswire15 hours ago

Lodige certifications open doors for Asia-Pacific air cargo projects

Lodige Industries Asia Ltd., a Hong Kong subsidiary of global logistics systems provider Lodige Industries, was recently awarded ISO certifications for quality, …ampAir Cargo World6 hours ago

Analyst: Disney+ rollout a success in SE Asia |

The rollout of Disney+ in Southeast Asia is going strong, as the streaming platform launched in India in April 2020, followed by Indonesia in September 2020 and …Advanced Television19 hours ago

Unwise for Japan to be US puppet in Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone call with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi on Monday and conveyed that “China hopes that Japan, …Chinadaily USA19 hours ago

An ASEAN trilateral? It’s time to be bold in Southeast Asia – The Jakarta Post

Amid the current challenges facing the Southeast Asian bloc, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore could form a trilateral within ASEAN to push a more ambitious …Jakarta Post20 hours agoOpinion

FIBA Asia Board holds Its fourth meeting

BEIRUT (Lebanon) – The 4th Meeting of the FIBA Asia Board (term 2019-2023) took place via videoconference on Thursday, April 8, 2021.FIBA12 hours ago

Asia’s Largest Crypto Neobank Matrixport Hits $10B in Digital Assets

SINGAPORE, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Matrixport, a leading digital asset neobank, announced today that it had passed $10 billion in assets under custody …PRNewswire9 hours ago

Asian Corporates Trail On Climate Aspirations, Can Their Young Staff Be A Force For Change?

Developing Asia is a laggard in the battle against climate change and Asian companies, from China to India to Indonesia, are trailing their peers in articulating …Forbes23 hours ago

Asia Distillates-Jet cash discounts narrow, Singapore middle distillate stocks plunge

SINGAPORE, April 8 (Reuters) – Asia’s cash discounts for jet fuel narrowed on Thursday after middle distillate inventories in Singapore dropped to a one-year …Reuters17 hours ago

Does Asia Vital Components (TPE:3017) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Warren Buffett famously said, ‘Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.’ It’s only natural to consider a company’s balance sheet when you examine how risky it …Simply Wall St4 hours ago

Lendlease names new Asia chief based in Singapore

Justin Gabbani was most recently Lendlease’s chief financial officer for Asia.. Read more at Straits Times23 hours ago

Malaysia’s Celcom and Digi finalizing merger talks

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia-based companies Celcom Axiata and announced Thursday that they are finalizing talks on a merger to create the countr.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

French LNG imports jump on narrowing price spread with Asia

(Montel) France’s LNG imports are expected to nearly treble this month compared to February amid a narrowing EU gas price spread with Asia, which has made …Montel18 hours ago

Limelight Platform Announces New Managing Director for Asia Pacific Expansion

Limelight Platform is pleased to announce that Leon Hudson has joined as Managing Director, Asia Pacific.Yahoo Finance15 hours ago

Key US lawmaker calls for more ‘clarity’ on Taiwan policy

WASHINGTON — As China ramps up military pressure on Taiwan, U.S. lawmakers have increased calls for more clarity regarding America’s policy to deter any …Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

Asia’s Richest 2021: Meet The 10 Youngest Billionaires

Find out who and how old are the youngest billionaires in Asia, according to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List 2021.Tatler Malaysia18 hours ago

Blazeclan creates cloud cost optimisation framework with Apptio

Blazeclan has partnered with Apptio to provide cloud cost optimisation solutions to enterprise customers across Asia Pacific, building on increased appetite for …Channel Asia Singapore6 hours ago

Asia Minute: Indonesia Cautiously Makes Tourism Plans

The tourist trade is picking up a bit, and not just in Hawaii. This week, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has reported more than 20000 arrivals a day, about.Hawaiipublicradio10 hours ago

Indonesia B2B commerce startup set to scoop double-digit funding

JAKARTA — Indonesian B2B commerce company Sinbad is set to close a funding round of about $15 million to $20 million as it seeks to bolster its position in the …Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Shepherds were tending sheep in Central Asia at least 8,000 years ago

Neolithic herders were tending flocks of sheep and goats as early as 8000 years ago on the slopes of Central Asia’s mountains.UPI News7 hours ago

Best of Asia and Oceania – Day 3

On the last day of the individual Asia and Oceania Judo Championships we watched the heavyweights compete. Passionate, strong judoka in the -78kg, +78kg, …International Judo Federation10 hours ago

Shares at record highs on lockdown easing

Stocks in Europe have reached record highs, buoyed by optimism in Britain over easing lockdown restrictions, while a benign outlook for US interest rates was …Yahoo Finance Australia18 hours ago

Duterte faces China dilemma over ‘militia’ in South China Sea

MANILA — After a heated verbal tussle between Philippine and Chinese officials over dozens of Chinese ships moored in the disputed South China Sea, P.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

ICICI Bank up two notches among 20 top banks of Asia-Pacific in Q1 2021: S&P

ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s second largest private lender, has improved its position by two notches in a ranking of banks in the Asia-Pacific region based on market …Mint6 hours ago

Myanmar: Who is actor Paing Takhon, arrested by the military?

Paing Takhon, a Myanmar actor with millions of fans in Southeast Asia, has been arrested by the military, as part of a widening crackdown on media figures in …DW (English)16 hours ago

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares trudge behind as S&P futures scale new peak

Asian share markets lagged behind on Thursday as U.S. stock futures hit new peaks after the Federal Reserve underlined its commitment to keeping policy …Yahoo Finance22 hours ago

Zim expedited Asia service gives Oakland another first-in US port call |

Please log in below to view the rest of this page. If you do not have an account, please register or subscribe below for access.JOC.com13 hours ago

Asia Pacific electric three-wheeler market is estimated to be 156,397 units in 2021 and is projected to grow to 486,446 units by 2026, at a CAGR of 25.5%

during the forecast period. Electric three-wheelers run on the electrical energy stored in the rechargeable battery unit. …GlobeNewswire20 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccination ‘progressed sluggishly’ in Asia, says data firm

While most Asian countries have already started vaccinating against COVID-19, a report by market and data consumer company Statista noted a slowdown in …INQUIRER.net15 hours ago

She yelled an anti-Asian slur at a man on the street, police said. He was an undercover NYPD officer.

An undercover Asian American NYPD officer arrested Sharon Williams, who was charged with two hate crimes.The Washington Post20 hours ago

Australia to scrap harassment loophole for judges and politicians

SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australia will scrap exemptions for judges and politicians from sexual harassment laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thur.Nikkei Asia21 hours ago

Dams along Mekong by China threatening farmers and fish in Southeast Asia: Report

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], April 8 (ANI): China’s construction of large hydropower dams along the river to feed country’s growing energy needs is causing …ANI News11 hours ago

Asia Today: Cambodia closes Angkor temples as outbreak grows

Cambodia is closing its most famous attraction, the Angkor temple complex, to visitors because of a growing COVID-19 outbreak in the Southeast Asian nation.The Independent23 hours ago

White supremacy is the root of all race-related violence in the US

White people are the main perpetrators of anti-Asian racism and violence, but white supremacy is still the problem when Blacks and Latinos attack Asians.The Conversation US16 hours ago

The stockmarket is not the economy: Exploring the disconnect between GDP growth and Asian equities

In markets – and in US markets above all – the most crucial lesson from 2020 was a reminder: the stockmarket is not the economy.Investment Week14 hours agoOpinion

Sotheby’s to put owner’s son in charge of Asia operations for auction house

Nathan Drahi, the son of Sotheby’s billionaire owner Patrick Drahi, will take over the auction house’s Asia operations at the end of 2021. It marks a further …South China Morning Post20 hours ago

‘Report Everything,’ San Diego Leaders Say to Asian and Pacific Islander Community

The group plans to inform Asian-American business owners and workers of local resources, safety measures and other tools available to them to protect …NBC San Diego2 hours ago

As Influencer Marketing Grows in Asia, So Does Local Focus

When influencer marketing first hit it big, some commentators felt that it would remain a relatively local phenomenon that didn’t grow much beyond the …Customer Think15 hours ago

Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today – China inflation data for March + more from the RBA

2130 GMT Reserve Bank of New Zealand Chief Economist and Head of Economics Yuong Ha speaking 2200 GMT New Zealand ANZ Truckometer for March …ForexLive8 hours ago

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast – Asia as of 13:30 GMT Thursday, April 8, 2021. Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather …Taiwan News14 hours ago

Japan’s Sumitomo to enter CO2 storage business with US partner

TOKYO — Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. will collaborate with U.S agricultural startup Indigo Ag in the greenhouse gas emissions allowance business …Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

Tokyo to seek stronger virus measures with quasi-emergency decree

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Thursday said she will ask the central government for the authority to take stronger measures to combat th.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Some Asian Americans Consider Guns Amid Wave Of Attacks On Their Community

With reports of violence against Asian Americans rising, some in the AAPI community are considering guns for self-defense, and have attended firearm training.NPR19 hours ago

Vietnamese hack signals ‘major leap’ in APAC cyber espionage campaigns

A cyber attack largely targeting Vietnamese recipients has indicated that Chinese-speaking threat actors could potentially be expanding the scope of their cyber …Channel Asia Singapore21 hours ago

Beijing’s be-careful-what-you-wish-for dilemma

As 2021 heats up, China is grappling with what might be seen as an enviable problem: more foreign capital zooming its way than Asia’s biggest economy.Asia Times18 hours ago


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