Asia in the News: April 16, 2021

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

Russia’s Asia diplomacy | The Interpreter

Russia’s long-serving Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shuttled between Beijing, New Delhi and Islamabad in recent weeks, putting on a diplomatic display that …The Interpreter8 hours ago

Asia and the great reconvergence

The struggles of policymakers in North America and Europe to comprehend the transformation of the world economy and its shift to Asia in recent decades have …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide22 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks little changed as China’s first quarter GDP print slightly misses expectations

China’s gross domestic product surged 18.3% in the first three months of the year from a year ago, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics said Friday.CNBC27 minutes ago

European strategic sovereignty in Asia – European Council on Foreign Relations

The continuing rise of China and the onset of the pandemic have made asserting European strategic sovereignty in Asia ever more complex and difficult.European Council on Foreign Relations14 hours ago

Asia and the great reflation trade in charts

How Asia compares to the rest of the world in its battle against Covid-19 and its race to recovery.ING Think20 hours ago

P&W sees gradual signs of Asia-Pacific recovery

The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engine business in the Asia-Pacific, and the company’s sales leader for the region …Flightglobal22 hours ago

Asia In-Depth Podcast: How You Can Help Stop Anti-Asian Racism

Kevin Rudd, Bing Chen, and Sylvia Kim discuss the role that individuals, community organizers, business leaders, and legislators can play in stopping …Asia Society12 hours ago

Citi to Exit Retail Banking in 13 Markets Across Asia, Europe

Citigroup Inc. plans to exit retail banking in 13 markets across Asia and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The bank will instead operate its …Bloomberg17 hours ago

Shake Shack CEO has revealed its plans for rapid expansion in Asia

CEO Randy Garutti of the fast-food chain Shake Shack said he thinks by 2025 Asia will become one of its most important markets.Business Insider16 hours ago

To Strengthen US-Japan Alliance, Suga Should Lead in Asia

The U.S.’s best friend in the region seems willing to do more, and should.Bloomberg15 hours agoOpinion

Asian Insider: Asia’s virus spike | Global infrastructure wars

Dear ST reader, We hope your week has been going well. In our Asian Insider newsletter this week, we examine the new waves of Covid-19 threatening to …The Straits Times16 hours ago

After Afghanistan Withdrawal, How Will Biden Pivot on South Asia?

Welcome to Foreign Policy’s South Asia Brief. The highlights this week: The Biden administration’s South Asia policy could shift after its withdrawal from …Foreign Policy7 hours ago

CLPS Incorporation Announces Latest Business Expansion and Presence in Asia Pacific Region

CLPS Incorporation (Nasdaq: CLPS) (“CLPS” or “the Company”), today provided an update on the latest implementation of its global expansion strategy.Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

Pace of vaccine rollout dissuades Asia stocks from tracking Wall Street rally

Equity trading mixed across Asia and Australia early Friday.MarketWatch2 hours ago

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

1of11In this photo taken using slow shutter speed, Muslim women offer an evening prayer called “tarawih” marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of …San Francisco Chronicle10 minutes ago

COVID: ‘Smarter lockdowns’ can reduce child mortality in South Asia

UNICEF estimates a major increase in child mortality in South Asia is linked to disruptions in health care systems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with …Deutsche Welle19 hours ago

Hospitals run short of beds as Asia’s COVID-19 cases surge

India and Thailand reported record daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, as a new wave of infections, combined with a shortage of hospital beds and vaccines, …Reuters19 hours ago

Asia sold US Treasuries hard in Feb

I can’t remember the last time I referenced US TIC data in any sort of note. Maybe this is a first. It’s pretty lagging data. The latest release covers flows through …ING Think4 hours agoOpinion

MBP Announces Webinar on “The SPAC Boom Comes to Asia”

NEW YORK, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP (MBP) today announced that they would be sponsoring a webinar on “The SPAC …PRNewswire15 hours ago

Greenhouse vegetables from Central Asia: which ones and where to export?

Potential markets for fruit and vegetables in Central Asia are the Baltic countries, as well as Ukraine and Belarus. The dynamics of recent years show that the …hortidaily.com16 hours ago

Publicis Groupe rebounds, driven by U.S. and Asia

Publicis Groupe rebounds, driven by U.S. and Asia. From PR Week.PR Week6 hours ago

MetricStream Accelerates Growth in Asia-Pacific with Hiring of Regional Head of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

MetricStream, the market leader in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and integrated risk management products and solutions, today announced Michel …Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

Rupee goes from Asia’s best to worst performing currency

The rupee weakened past 75 per dollar for the first time in eight months this week. Federal Bank Ltd. expects it to fall further to 76 by year-end.Hindustan Times4 hours ago

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

Join us for 31 ways to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We’ve curated a calendar of live events, recommendations, and on-demand *content* to …Asia Society13 hours ago

HSBC to Move Top Bankers to Hong Kong as Asia Focus Sharpens

Global banking giant HSBC Holdings PLC will move four senior bankers from London to Hong Kong to boost its strategy of refocusing operations on Asia …Bangkok Post8 hours ago

Asia shares look to China data as global economic recovery hopes underpin world shares

Asian shares were little changed on Friday ahead of a raft of Chinese economic data, while world stocks on the whole flew at a record level, fuelled by strong …Moneycontrol.com2 hours ago

Amplifying South Korea’s response to the Myanmar coup

Author: Sea Young (Sarah) Kim, Seoul. In the aftermath of the February military coup in Myanmar, South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued a statement …East Asia Forum17 hours ago

Milestone Beverages and Levecke partner in Asia

US producer Levecke has partnered with Hong Kong-based Milestone Beverages on the distribution of its spirits across Asian Pacific. Levecke produces Pau …The Spirits Business19 hours ago

Rakhine State – Southeast Asia’s Next Marawi? – The Diplomat

Myanmar’s political crisis has created the conditions for a possible widening of the jihadi theater in Southeast Asia.The Diplomat18 hours ago

EMPEA inaugurates new Asia headquarters in Singapore

EMPE, the industry association for private capital investment in Africa, Asia, CEE, Latin America and the Middle East, has launched its new Singapore-based …Private Equity Wire13 hours ago

Wyndham closing in on 2,000 hotels milestone in Asia-Pacific

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts says it remains well on track to achieve its goal of operating more than 2000 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region.Hotel Management23 hours ago

Myanmar junta taps Russian air power to bomb ethnic rebels

BANGKOK — The skies above Myanmar’s hinterlands have thundered from Russian-made jets over the past three weeks as they bomb strongholds of ethnic re.Nikkei Asia23 hours ago

Asia Stocks Steady, U.S. Futures Dip; Yields Lower: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asian stocks look poised to gain after surprisingly robust economic data helped propel U.S. benchmark indexes to records. Yields on benchmark …BloombergQuint4 hours ago

Stocks Close at Record Highs; Bond Yields Tumble: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks jumped to record highs with retail sales and weekly jobless claims data signaling an accelerating recovery in the world’s biggest …BloombergQuint21 hours ago

HSBC relocates London bosses to Hong Kong in Asia push

LONDON: London-headquartered HSBC bank is relocating four senior executives to Hong Kong as it seeks to extend its business reach across its main …CNA15 hours ago

Market is ‘completely ignoring’ serious risks associated with U.S.-China relations, Asia expert Stephen Roach warns

There’s a significant risk catching economist Stephen Roach’s attention, and it has nothing to do with earnings season. Roach, one of the world’s leading …CNBC14 hours ago

April 2021 Asia Analysis

In the April 2021 edition of Asia Analysis, Maiko Shimmura, from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, speaks about Japan’s …Open Access Government19 hours ago

Solar geoengineering: views from the Asia Pacific

Two leading scientists share insights on the current state of research, China’s role, and the need for more international collaboration Two leading scientists …chinadialogue9 hours ago

Publicis Groupe rebounds, driven by Asia, US and Latam | Advertising

Publicis Groupe has reported a “solid” organic revenue growth of 2.8% between January and March 2021, driven by the US and Asia. Net revenue across the …Campaign Asia10 hours ago

Asia Minute: Several Asian Countries Score High on Passport Power

More people continue to get COVID-19 vaccinations both around the islands and across the country, and that’s making some people are thinking about travel.Hawaiipublicradio3 days ago

Worley and MMA Lock In On Asia Pacific Offshore Wind Market

Australian companies Worley and MMA Offshore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly provide integrated services to the offshore wind market …Offshore WIND19 hours ago

North America and Asia Dominate 2020 Wealth Growth

North America and Asia dominated wealth growth in 2020 as the only two regions worldwide to see an increase in high net worth individuals and their riches.finews.asia1 hour ago

Notably, China represents the largest market in Asia-Pacific as the country accounted for more than 50% share across the APAC market in 2020

The global natural food colorants market was valued at USD 1625. 79 million in 2020, registering a CAGR of 8. …GlobeNewswire17 hours ago

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Region Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1, 1 Jan – 31 March 2021 – Philippines

English Situation Report on Philippines and 17 other countries about Contributions, Coordination, Epidemic, Flash Flood and more; published on 16 Apr 2021 …ReliefWeb1 hour ago

Can South-East Asian tech’s hot streak last?

Foreign investors cannot get enough of Sea, Grab, Gojek and other regional unicorns | Business.The Economist1 hour ago

Southeast Asia’s largest bank DBS to phase out thermal coal financing

Singapore bank DBS Group said on Friday it would phase out financing for customers that derived revenue from thermal coal and had committed to zero …Nasdaq1 hour ago

Exyte to build Dexcom’s first manufacturing facility in Asia

STUTTGART, Germany and PENANG, Malaysia, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Exyte, world-renowned for the design and construction of high-tech facilities, …Odessa American19 hours ago

Central Asia courts green energy investors

As Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan look for green energy investors, China’s overseas energy spending – long notoriously dirty – is becoming greener.Eurasianet16 hours ago

HK travel bubble: Leaders ‘finalising details’ | HRD Asia

Singapore is in ‘active discussion’ on whether to make vaccinations optional in the revised agreement.Human Resources Director5 hours ago

Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, experts say

Axing of four subjects in 2021 a ‘crisis’ that will disadvantage businesses in the future, says president of Asian Studies Association of Australia.The Guardian11 hours ago

Asian markets mixed as record China data fails to impress

Asian markets fluctuated on Friday as record Chinese economic growth figures struggled to add fuel to a Wall Street surge that came on the back of blockbuster …Yahoo Finance Australia1 hour ago

Warner Music Asia launches Pan-Asian dance label, Whet Records

Warner Music Asia has launched a Pan-Asian dance label called Whet Records. The label will work with both emerging talent and established DJs and …Music Business Worldwide23 hours ago

Black Hat Announces Keynote Speaker Troy Hunt for Black Hat Asia 2021 Virtual Event

Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, announces security researcher and founder of Have I Been Pwned, Troy Hunt, as.Business Wire13 hours ago

Mentice appoints Pontus Appelqvist as Vice President and GM for Asia Pacific

STOCKHOLM, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Mentice AB (STO: MNTC), a leading supplier of high-tech solutions for simulation in the medical sector, with a …PRNewswire20 hours ago

HK travel bubble: Singapore ‘finalising details’ | HRD Asia

Singapore may soon announce details of an air travel bubble with Hong Kong (HK). Ong Ye Kung, minister for transport confirmed in a statement that leaders …Human Resources Director13 hours ago

Asia people news in brief: April 15, 2021

JPM’s Apac IB vice-chairman steps down – StanChart’s Roch exits – Shah resigns from CS – MUFG names ESG finance head – UBS hires for syndicate team.GlobalCapital17 hours ago

IMF projects Asia’s economy to grow 7.6%

Asia’s economy is expected to grow by 7.6 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday, while warning of “huge uncertainty” …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide23 hours ago

JPMorgan: Funds Focusing on Sustainability Will Double in Asia

ESG investing is already a worldwide phenomenon with firms like JP Morgan forecasting exponential growth for sustainability funds in Asia.ETF Trends13 hours ago

VP Bank appoints Pamela Hsu Phua as CEO of VP Bank Asia and reinforces its com-mitment to expanding its Asian franchise

BEIJING, CHINA – Media OutReach – 15 April 2021 – VP Bank announces the appointment of Pamela Hsu Phua as CEO of VP Bank Asia, effective 1 July 2021, …Taiwan News23 hours ago

Most women who reported incidents of street harassment were not happy about the response, new study shows

Having been sexually and racially harassed since she was 12, the Sydney mother wants a different life for her four-year-old, and a new report shows her …ABC News10 hours ago

The big, easy buy story in Asia over; remain underweight on India: HSBC

Substantial US stimulus is likely to create an overheating threat to emerging markets (EM) equities, said analysts at HSBC in an April 15 note. The only silver …Business Standard22 hours ago

Asian athletes receive leadership training

Online Proud Paralympian Athlete Representation Workshop held to empower athletes to become effective leaders.International Paralympic Committee18 hours ago

Global chip shortage could persist until 2022, TSMC warns

TAIPEI — The chip shortage that is crippling swaths of global industry could extend into next year, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said on Th.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

In West Asia, where US and China’s interests intersect

The American presence in the region allows a certain degree of free-riding for China, particularly with regard to security objectives related to terrorism, trade and …Hindustan Times15 hours agoOpinion

India becomes new COVID-19 epicenter, impact may spread to South Asia: expert

India reported a record single-day number of 200739 new infections on Thursday and 1038 new fatalities from COVID-19. Experts warned that the epidemic will …Global Times13 hours ago

VOA Asia for Friday April 16

The longest U.S. war draws to a close. Aid for Myanmar’s embattled. Japan and the United States confer. Global threats concern Congress. China’s vaccine in …Voice of America5 hours ago

Qantas sees domestic flights back at 90% capacity this quarter

SYDNEY — Australian carrier Qantas Airways projects that passenger capacity for domestic flights will climb to 90% of pre-COVID l.Nikkei Asia13 hours ago

Citi Names Wealth Co-Heads for Asia Pacific | Retail News Asia

Citi made a raft of new appointments to its wealth management unit including the promotion of its Asia head of private banking. Citi named Steven Lo co-head of …Retail News Asia17 hours ago

Staff expect retirement support from companies | HRD Asia

Professionals in Singapore rank financial well-being as a top priority but most don’t know where to start.Human Resources Director14 hours ago

Asia-Pacific: Key compliance updates (2 – 15 April)

How employers can manage the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, China’s competition watchdog’s $2.8 billion fine and other key compliance updates FROM …Lexology12 hours ago

China Huarong’s woes cause pain across Asia’s markets

Fears around the health of China Huarong Asset Management Co rattled investors this week and took a toll on Asia’s bond market. The bad debt manager’s …GlobalCapital15 hours ago

Huawei launches Asia Pacific SME support programme

The SME Support Program will provide eligible SME applications with coupons and free consulting servce.Digital News Asia21 hours ago

Omers names Asia high-flyer as global equity head in reorg | Asset Owners

Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (Omers) has named Kannan Venkataramani as head of global equities, as the Canadian fund moves to …AsianInvestor10 hours ago

Citigroup Q1 profit more than trebles as it announces shake-up of consumer business in Asia and EMEA

Citigroup Inc. shares C, -0.51% jumped 3% in premarket trade Thursday, after the bank posted record profit for the first quarter as it released $1.8 billion from its …MarketWatch16 hours ago

ACI Asia-Pacific names five new Board members at Regional Assembly – The Moodie Davitt Report

ASIA PACIFIC. Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has welcomed five new Board Directors during the recent staging of its 16th Regional Assembly.The Moodie Davitt Report23 hours ago

Asia: Insurers have a lot to contribute towards cost effective healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed health and wellbeing to the forefront of consumers’ concerns and there is an urgent need for cost-effective healthcare …Asia Insurance Review8 hours ago

Philippines and Jordan to host FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in bubbles in June

Clark in the Philippines and Jordanian capital Amman will host outstanding qualifiers for basketball’s Asia Cup.Insidethegames.biz16 hours ago

Boao Forum for Asia: To convey a new paradigm in global governance

Share. QR. Copied. A view of Boao, Hainan Province, China. /CFP. A view of Boao, Hainan Province, China. /CFP. Editor’s Notes: Matteo Giovannini is a finance …CGTN4 hours ago


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