Asia in the News: April 12, 2021

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Global digital governance can start in Asia

An economic cooperation agenda should be developed around shared and common interests in digital trade facilitation.East Asia Forum33 minutes ago

Monitoring progress towards SDG 4 in Southeast Asia

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre supports countries in Southeast Asia to report progress towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goal …Australian Council for Educational Research2 hours ago

Asia Pacific IoT command centre to be established in Adelaide

Canadian building management company BGIS will expand its Adelaide-based Australian operations centre to monitor clients across the Asia-Pacific region.InDaily2 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks struggle for direction; Alibaba shares in Hong Kong surge following huge fine

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Monday morning trade after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 notched record closing highs on Friday …CNBC1 hour ago

Grab’s $34 Billion SPAC Deal Puts Southeast Asia Tech on the Map

Grab Holdings Inc. and Traveloka are poised to become public companies in coming months, kickstarting a coming-out party for Southeast Asia’s …Bloomberg2 hours ago

Asia off to cautious start ahead of earnings, U.S. data

Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as investors wait to see if U.S. earnings can justify sky-high valuations, while bond markets could be tested by what …Reuters2 hours ago

China’s Tencent to open new data centers in Asia to fuel expansion

HONG KONG — Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings is raising the stakes in the race against global companies for the burgeoning cloud servic.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Fatfish Group makes acquisition ahead of South East Asia BNPL rollout

Technology venture capital firm Fatfish Group (ASX: FFG) has acquired a key lending licence in Malaysia ahead of its planned rollout of buy now, pay later …Small Caps1 hour ago

Forbes Asia 100 To Watch: Nominations For Inaugural List Are Now Open

In the August 2021 issue, Forbes Asia will recognize small companies and startups on the rise. Nominations for the debut of Forbes Asia’s 100 to Watch are …Forbes31 minutes ago

Matsuyama becomes first man from Asian country to win Masters

AUGUSTA, U.S. (Kyodo) — Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday to become the first player from Japan to claim a men.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

Rusal aims for more sales of low-carbon aluminum in Asia

MOSCOW — Russia’s Rusal, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, is expanding sales of low-carbon products in Japan and other parts of Asia.In.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

IMF warns on rising debt in COVID-hit Middle East, Central Asia

Thirty countries in the regions saw economic rebound, but outlook remains uncertain because of the pandemic.Al Jazeera English7 hours ago

Avoiding a fractured digital global economy

There are shared global interests and common challenges that should encourage agreeing to principles and rules through which to govern the digital economy.East Asia Forum14 hours ago

Indonesian Social Science Seminar Series (IS4) – Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Sponsored by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, this virtual seminar series brings together a diverse group of …News – The University of Sydney17 hours ago

Wallpaper* Global Interiors: a snapshot of design from Asia

Our edit of furniture from across Asia includes pieces by Stellar Works, Mario Tsai Studio, Maruni and more.Wallpaper*20 hours ago

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for April 12

Asian stocks were steady Monday after a third straight weekly Wall Street advance, with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell flagging the prospect of stronger …Bloomberg15 minutes ago

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, South-east Asia’s drug scourge proves resilient

JAKARTA – In a series of raids, as the Covid-19 pandemic was closing in last year, Myanmar security forces in northern Shan state netted 18 tonnes of …The Straits Times23 hours ago

Travel – Asia’s isle of five separate genders

The Bugis people of South Sulawesi are a powerful ethnic group remarkable for their recognition of five separate genders. But the future of their unique culture …BBC News3 hours ago

Asia’s positive stock outlook is clouded by Chinese selloff

Commuters ride an escalator in the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index is up just 3.3% year-to-date, compared with a gain of …Gulf Times8 hours ago

Nium and Travelex partnership boosts digital remittance offering for Asia Pacific

Leveraging Nium’s real-time payments technology and money transfer rails, Travelex has launched a new digital remittance offering in Asia Pacific. The *service* …Yahoo Finance29 minutes ago

Pandemic fails to curb South-east Asia’s drug trade

In a series of raids, as the Covid-19 pandemic was closing in last year, Myanmar security forces in northern Shan state netted 18 tonnes of methamphetamine – a …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Dovish Fed Minutes, Weaker US Dollar Underpin Asia-Pacific Currencies

Despite lower U.S. Treasury yields, the Aussie struggled. Perhaps putting a lid on prices was the dovish policy statement from the RBA.FX Empire7 hours ago

Asia’s positive stock outlook clouded by Chinese sell-off

The allure of Asian stocks is fading after beating global peers last year. While 2021 began with investors expecting regional stocks to continue leading the global …The Edge Markets MY22 hours ago

Private schools in Asia that are preparing pupils for tomorrow, today

At these private schools in Asia, curious students and passionate teachers are brought together in a learning environment that values action, discovery, …Study International News1 hour ago

South Asia, Thailand hit grim virus milestones, SE Asia News & Top Stories

NEW DELHI/BANGKOK • Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region have surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million, a Reuters tally on Saturday …The Straits Times5 hours ago

An accessible passkey to the West Asia crisis

The circle of tensions in West Asia runs slow, and after a slow or modest pace, it can potentially plunge. Like a multi-pointer watch, West Asia has several …Tehran Times18 hours ago

Asia Will See Uneven Recovery in 2021, Says Khoon Goh of ANZ

Khoon Goh, head of Asia research at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., discusses the state of economic recovery in Asia, emerging market …Bloomberg1 hour ago

VOA Asia for Monday April 12

Fire one of many threats Rohingya tell VOA they face. Asian hate extends to Canada. Tools for learning Down Under. John Bolton visits to discuss North Korea.Voice of America2 hours ago

North Korea completes building new 3000-ton submarine: report

SEOUL (Kyodo) — South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities believe North Korea is ready to roll out a new 3000-ton submarine, only waiting for t.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

Low rates and a pandemic usher new traders into Vietnamese stocks

HO CHI MINH CITY — The stock market crashed in Vietnam in March 2020, following bourses around the world lower as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

Birthrates tumble worldwide, clouding post-pandemic prospects

TOKYO — Global data on births in December and January, nine months after many countries began feeling the impact of the coronavirus, paints a grim pi.Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

Biden meets Suga, Trip.com IPO and Jimmy Lai sentencing

Welcome to Your Week in Asia.The coming week will be a big test of Japan’s diplomatic mettle. Allies and rivals alike will be watching Prime Minister.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

Analysts up Asia’s forward 12-month earnings forecasts on recovery hopes

Analysts continue to lift Asian companies’ forward-12 month earnings on optimism over economic recovery, although last month’s upgrades were the smallest in …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide8 hours ago

South Asia Nationals 2021: Union Fails to Qualify for Playoffs, MRCZ Squeaks By

The South Asia National Playoffs will take place next weekend following four weeks of qualifiers, but with the August Major winners not in attendance.SiegeGG16 hours ago

Alibaba to ease entry for merchants after record antitrust fine

SHANGHAI (Reuters) — Alibaba Group will introduce measures to lower entry barriers and business costs faced by merchants on e-commerce platforms.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

For the Rich, Living in Asia Is Costlier Than Anywhere Else

by BLOOMBERG/ pic by BLOOMBERG If you’re wealthy, Asia Pacific is the most expensive place to live in, with Shanghai overtaking Hong Kong as the.The Malaysian Reserve23 hours ago

Move and win roundup: Week of April 12, 2021 | Advertising

SCMP and more to come, in our weekly collection of people moves and account news.Campaign Asia2 hours ago

Women lawyers fight Myanmar junta on legal battlefield

Zar Li is not the same lawyer she was in January. In the “old Myanmar” she used to like hanging out in her Yangon apartment, performing a Whitney Hous.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

‘I still can’t call myself a Hong Konger’

Hong Kong has been home to 33-year-old Steven (not his real name) since he was eight, when his family arrived from India. He speaks a smattering of …The Straits Times5 hours ago

RB Group orders 3 600 wagons for Asia – Europe traffic

RUSSIA: RB Group has ordered 3 600 Type 13-6903 container wagons from United Wagon Co. The 80ft wagons have a capacity of 74·5 tonnes and can carry …Railway Gazette International21 hours ago

ANALYSIS – Iran offers Central Asian nations route to access global waters

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s recent trip indicates Tehran’s desire to assume role of transit state for Central Asia – Anadolu Agency.Anadolu Agency14 hours ago

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Idie Si as Head of Accident & Health Insurance, Asia

BOSTON & SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has appointed Idie Si as Head of …Business Wire1 hour ago

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

Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat will be in action at the Asian Wrestling Championship 2021. Get schedule, times and live streaming details for …ampOlympic Channel12 hours ago

Webinar to discuss growing threat of rise in sea levels

Globally, sea-level rise is increasing at a faster pace, threatening Asia’s coastal megacities and low-lying island nations such as Singapore.. Read more at …The Straits Times5 hours ago

ASIA OPEN: Risk sentiment bolstered by upbeat Wall Street

Asian risk assets are likely to be in demand this morning after Wall Street broke more records last Friday, despite rising US inflationary pressures and higher …Nasdaq3 hours ago

AESF members voice approval for esports’ medal inclusion at 2022 Asian Games

Confirmation that esports will making its debut as a medal event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, with the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) as sole …Insidethegames.biz23 hours ago

Australia is failing to recognise an urgent need: recruiting more Chinese-Australians into public service

Workplace culture, management systems and recruitment processes are holding Chinese-Australians back from making meaningful contributions to China …The Conversation Australia & New Zealand1 hour ago

New Music Monday: FEMM Releases New Single ‘Keep It Cool’

Japanese mannequin rap duo FEMM have released their new single ‘Keep It Cool’. The brand-new track is accompanied by a music video set in the virtual city …Hello Asia!4 hours ago

The earthquake in Indonesia caused at least eight deaths in Asia – Valley Bugler Newspaper

An earthquake in the main island of Java, Indonesia, killed at least eight people and damaged more than 1300 buildings, officials said on Sunday. Abo.Valley Bugler Newspaper17 hours ago

Japan kicks off COVID vaccination drive for elderly

TOKYO — Japan launched a much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday that extends beyond health care workers, as the number of coronavirus.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Global Political Calendar: 2021 Boao Forum for Asia conference, Biden-Suga meeting

Share. QR. Copied. The four-day 2021 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference will kick off on April 18. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will go on a …CGTN19 hours ago

China mulls mixing COVID-19 vaccines to improve efficacy of jabs

BEIJING: China is considering the mixing of different COVID-19 vaccines to improve the relatively low efficacy of its existing options, a top …CNA25 minutes ago

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast – Asia as of 13:30 GMT Sunday, April 11, 2021. Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather …Taiwan News13 hours ago

Rescuers work to free 21 trapped in flooded China mine

BEIJING: Rescuers were working on Sunday (Apr 11) to reach 21 workers trapped in a coal mine in northwest China’s Xinjiang region after flooding …CNA22 hours ago

Economic calendar due from Asia today – Monday 12 April 2021

A very sparse calendar ahead, not likely to move FX much upon release. 2350 GMT Japan PPI for March At 0600 GMT preliminary machine tool orders for Match …ForexLive6 hours ago

Why the Indo-Pacific has assumed significance for Europe after the pandemic

Germany and its European partners are set for a meaningful engagement with Asia. It’s based on an understanding of the region’s geopolitical and economic …The Indian Express1 hour agoOpinion

Kyrgyz referendum grants Japarov full power: preliminary results

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan’s referendum on radical changes to its constitution passed on Sunday, according to the preliminary results, returnin.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

Yields weigh on Asia FX

Malaysian shares were boosted on Friday by a mega local merger of telecom giants Axiata and Telenor, while Asia’s emerging currencies buckled under …Malaya4 hours ago

Iran says Natanz nuclear site hit by terrorism – TV

DUBAI (Reuters) — An incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was caused by an act of “nuclear terrorism”, the country’s nuclear chi.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

Myanmar coup unlikely to affect drug trade: Experts

February’s military coup in Myanmar is unlikely to hamstring the crime syndicates, say experts.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times5 hours ago

Asia Pacific remains the most expensive region for the ultra-wealthy

Asia Pacific remains the most expensive region for …The National20 hours ago

China launches hotline for netizens to report ‘illegal’ history comments

BEIJING: China’s cyber regulator has launched a hotline to report online comments that defame the ruling Communist Party and its history, vowing …CNA16 hours ago

Asian prices rise on Chinese appetite ahead of winter

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose this week on the back of demand from China as at least two buyers sought cargoes for delivery ahead of …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide8 hours ago

LIBOR Phase-out, RFR Adoption: A Path Forward for Sri Lanka

The CBSL should play a more active role in facilitating the transition in Sri Lanka, says Lalinda Sugathadasa, Head of Research at ICRA Lanka.Regulation Asia6 hours ago

Asia Cup postponed to 2022

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Sunday the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Asia Cup has been postponed to 2022. The announcement has left fans looking …The News International9 hours ago

Anti-Asian-hate rally attracts hundreds in Ridgewood, but also protesters against mayor

RIDGEWOOD — A rally against anti-Asian hate in the village attracted hundreds of supporters on Saturday but turned tense when a protester challenged the …NorthJersey.com58 minutes ago

China, Russia undermine international Myanmar response, EU’s top diplomat says

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s top diplomat said on Sunday (Apr 11) that Russia and China were hampering a united international response to …CNA14 hours ago

Blinken warns of China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday the United States is concerned about China’s aggressive actions against …Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

China’s plan for Himalayan super dam stokes fears in India

BEIJING • China is planning a mega dam in Tibet that is able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges – the world’s largest power station …The Straits Times5 hours ago

23 Best Asian Makeup & Beauty Brands to Shop in 2021

If you’re looking to refresh your makeup and hair-care routines, these cutting-edge brands like Tower 28, ManiMe, and Live Tinted deserve to be on your radar.Allure10 hours ago

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Submissions for ALB M&A Rankings 2021

Submissions for ALB’s annual ranking of the best law firms for M&A in Asia are now open.Legal Business Online44 minutes ago

Thailand reports daily record 967 new coronavirus cases after new outbreak

Thailand on Sunday reported 967 new COVID-19 cases, its biggest daily jump, but no new deaths as the country deals with a third wave of infections …CNA15 hours ago

Despite its limits, human rights diplomacy should be pursued

TOKYO/WASHINGTON/JAKARTA — As U.S. President Joe Biden tries to focus on restoring America’s foreign prestige, human rights diplomacy is attracting a.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

Asian-Americans, perenially excluded

As a woman of color of East Asian descent and a child of immigrants, I have been troubled by the nationwide rise of Asian hate crime during the pandemic.New York Daily News17 hours agoOpinion

An ASEAN trilateral? It’s time to be bold in Southeast Asia

Lately there has been some good news on advancing the social dimension of ASEAN, and Brunei, the current chair of the bloc, deserves praise for this. The joint …Eleven Myanmar14 hours ago

South Korea to resume wider use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, exclude people under 30

South Korean senior citizens receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Seoul, South Korea on Apr 1, 2021.CNA20 hours ago

India bans exports of antiviral drug Remdesivir as COVID-19 cases surge

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near the Gateway of …CNA11 hours ago

Of hate, crimes and hate crimes: Anti-Asian violence is not quite what city pols want it to be

Flipping through the paper on Friday, you could read about: A young Asian man who was at the Home Depot in East New York when a man brandished a …New York Daily News17 hours agoOpinion

Cambodians condemn photo-editing job on genocide victims

Thousands were killed by the Khymer Rouge at the in Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh between 1975 and 1979 AFP/TANG CHHIN SOTHY.CNA14 hours ago

FWD’s Huynh Thanh Phong: ‘You have to find the right way to connect’

When Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li asked Huynh Thanh Phong in 2013 to build a new kind of insurance platform across Asia, Phong had one request in …Financial Times22 hours ago

India, Thailand report record Covid-19 infections, Asia News & Top Stories

The numbers come as the countries are battling a second and third coronavirus wave, respectively.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times21 hours ago

South Korean Vehicle Battery Makers Settle Trade Dispute

Two South Korean electric vehicle battery manufacturers said Sunday they have settled an extended trade dispute that will allow one of them to make batteries …VOA Asia6 hours ago

Hot Money Monday: Asian American Medical Group is the most in-demand stock on the ASX right now

Asian American Medical Group will partner with London’s King’s College Hospital to set up in dedicated treatment centre for liver disease in China.Stockhead5 hours ago

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Fear Deadly Fires

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are living in renewed fear after deadly fires broke out more than 30 times in the southeastern Cox’s Bazar district in recent …VOA Asia23 hours ago

8 of our favourite Asian-founded beauty brands to shop

Give your skin the TLC it deserves.Yahoo News Australia13 hours ago

Infrastructure wars: Competitive plays in US, Asia and what drives them

The big infrastructure plan unveiled by President Joe Biden last week is meant to do more than revive America’s decaying infrastructure and create jobs.The Daily Star8 hours ago

3D Scanner Market South Asia & Oceania and East Asia are anticipated to grow ~4.8x and ~4.3x respectively over the forecast period 2019 to 2027 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

The global 3D scanner market size is expected to reach the valuation of US$ 5 Bn by end of forecast period while growing at a CAGR of 14.KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper10 hours ago

Westminster officials organize rally, concert in Little Saigon to combat spike in hate crimes against Asian-Americans

Demonstrators gathered in the City of Westminster on Saturday for a rally to demand an end to the recent surge in anti-Asian hate crime and violence that have …KTLA Los Angeles20 hours ago

The Detail: Anti-Asian sentiment in NZ

The Detail is a daily news podcast produced for RNZ by Newsroom and is published on Stuff with permission. Click on this link to subscribe to the podcast.Stuff.co.nz9 hours ago

Witness to fiery scene, Photos News & Top Stories

A man watching a fire rage through the Robinson’s Department Store building in Raffles Place in November 1972.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times5 hours ago

Philippines to ease some tough COVID-19 restrictions from Apr 12

MANILA: Strict COVID-19 lockdowns in the Philippines’ capital and four adjacent provinces will be eased from Monday (Apr 12), a spokesman for …CNA16 hours ago

Why we can’t combat the surge in anti-Asian hate with anti-Blackness

Activists should stand in solidarity without comparing Asian hate crimes to anti-Black oppression, says Katie Li, a second-generation Chinese American.Business Insider14 hours ago

US-Philippines officials discuss concerns over China’s ships

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positionin.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Mars named vice chair of Unstereotype Alliance | Marketing

Mars Inc. has been elevated to vice chair of the Unstereotype Alliance, an effort it co-founded in 2017 with Unilever and UN Women to remove harmful …Campaign Asia2 hours ago

G20 to Use All Available Policy Tools for As Long As Required

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors committed to avoiding any premature withdrawal of Covid-19 support measures, in line with the FSB’s …Regulation Asia8 hours ago

Myanmar youths circulate underground newsletter to fight net outage

As a response to Myanmar military junta’s internet shutdown, the youth in the country is running an underground newsletter that is being secretly distributed …WION8 hours ago

Armed civilians take on junta, SE Asia News & Top Stories

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar protests has crossed 700, with reports emerging of civilians armed with rifles and bombs taking on the junta. . Read more …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Nepal reports 303 new cases of coronavirus: Health Ministry

Nepal has reported 303 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the nation to 280028, the health ministry said on …WION8 hours ago

Central Asia’s largest tourist complex unveils in Turkistan

TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM An official opening of the Central Asia’s largest tourist complex Keruen Sarai took place in Turkestan, the Kazakh PM’s press *service* …Kazinform21 hours ago

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