Asia in the News: April 21, 2021

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

Asia faces complex policy considerations

The battle against Covid-19 is by no means over, but Asia’s central banks must start confronting post-pandemic considerations. China is already taking steps to …OMFIF15 hours ago

Japan falls nearly 2%; Asia-Pacific shares slip as pandemic concerns weigh on sentiment

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 250 points overnight on Wall Street as reopening plays declined.CNBC3 hours ago

Fine-Tuning Irrigation in Asia – NASA

Scientists harness satellite data to help farmers use less water in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.NASA6 hours ago

The Prospects for ‘Global Britain’ in Southeast Asia

The U.K.’s engagement with Southeast Asia will be a test of London’s claim to a major role on the world stage.The Diplomat17 hours ago

Would football fans in Asia embrace a potential European Super League?

In normal times, about 120 fans meet at the 3 Wise Monkeys bar in Mumbai to watch Manchester United games, but if plans for the new European Super League …The Guardian8 hours ago

Beyond the pandemic: Building back better from crises in Asia and the Pacific – World

English Analysis on World about Climate Change and Environment, Health, Epidemic and more; published on 20 Apr 2021 by ESCAP.ReliefWeb22 hours ago

Air pollution: Asia’s deadliest public health crisis isn’t COVID

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to celebrate the environment and support environmental issues. By focusing on air pollution on this week.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

HSBC Asia Pivot Stokes Tension Between Hong Kong, London Bankers

HSBC Holdings Plc is shipping senior executives from its London headquarters to Hong Kong to seal a pivot by Europe’s largest lender to Asia. The moves are …Bloomberg12 hours ago

‘COVID-19 worst crisis in Asia-Pacific since WW II’

KARACHI, Pakistan. The coronavirus pandemic has created the worst crisis in Asia-Pacific since World War II, exposing structural weaknesses and fault lines, …Anadolu Agency12 hours ago

Box shortages and port congestion now an ‘industry-wide challenge’ across Asia

Equipment shortages in Asia will get worse over the next two weeks, say carriers, impacting both deepsea and intra-Asia trades. Maersk has told customers the …theloadstar.com15 hours ago

Asia markets a sea of red on renewed virus fears

Asia markets saw big falls Wednesday with fears over a renewed coronavirus surge weighing on global investor sentiment and US equities deepening their …Yahoo Finance Australia1 hour ago

Humanitarian Assistance in Review: East Asia and the Pacific | Fiscal Years (FYs) 2011 – 2020 – World

Recurrent drought, earthquakes, floods, tropical cyclones, volcanoes, and wildfires present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and …ReliefWeb10 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE DBS, StanChart weigh bids as Citi retreats from Asia consumer business – sources

Banks including DBS Group (DBSM.SI), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), OCBC (OCBC.SI) and Standard Chartered (STAN.L) are set to bid for parts of …Reuters18 hours ago

At-Home Adventures through Asia: The Philippines

Through these at-home lessons and activities for young learners, explore the diverse cultures of Asia! This week, learn about school life, food, clothing, and …Asia Society11 hours ago

Humanitarian Assistance in Review: South and Central Asia | Fiscal Years (FYs) 2011 – 2020 – World

English News and Press Release on World and 11 other countries about Agriculture, Contributions, Drought, Earthquake and more; published on 20 Apr 2021 …ReliefWeb10 hours ago

SE Asia Report: Live exports numbers decline | Sam Burke feeds the masses in Alice

See Bahasa Indonesia translation/versi Bahasa Indonesia · See Vietnamese translation. 88th Edition: March 2021. Key Points. Australian cattle prices remain …Beef Central1 hour ago

Asian stocks fall as virus worries return

Asian shares and US stock futures have fallen as concern about a resurgence of coronavirus cases in some countries cast doubt on the strength of global growth … hours ago

Microsoft Cloud will accelerate Asia’s post-pandemic economic growth, creating tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue in the next four years – Microsoft Stories Asia

Microsoft launches virtual datacenter tour to enable everyone to experience the foundation of work, life and play. Singapore, 21 April 2021 – As Asia moves out …Microsoft3 hours ago

Why Australia and South Korea Show Rare Resilience to Global Economic Crises

South Korea and Australia are proving the odd couple of the global economy, managing to mitigate the impact of the Covid crisis due to deep links with China’s …Bloomberg5 hours ago

Brunei faces a tough year as ASEAN Chair

Author: Moez Hayat, Georgetown University. The year began well enough for Brunei when the sultanate took up its responsibilities as ASEAN chair. Under the …East Asia Forum17 hours ago

TuneCore launches operations in Southeast Asia, headed up by Cyrus Chen

Believe-owned DIY distribution platform TuneCore has expanded its operations into Southeast Asia (SEA). The news follows TuneCore’s expansion into Latin …Music Business Worldwide18 hours ago

Qumulo Expands Global Presence to Asia Pacific; Expands Strategic Partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Unprecedented Customer Demand for Managing Enterprise File Data at Scale Fuels Global Expansion. Qumulo, the breakthrough leader in radically simplifying …Yahoo Finance4 hours ago

Asia Broadband Advances Gold Mine Property Purchase Negotiations with Mapping and Rock Sampling Assay Results

LAS VEGAS, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire – Asia Broadband Inc. (OTC: AABB) (“AABB” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it …Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 …Associated Press17 hours ago

Last chance for entries to HRD’s 5-Star Awards

Over the past weeks, HR professional across Asia have shared their insights for HRD Asia’s 5-Star HR Software Awards, which will end next week, April 27.Human Resources Director7 hours ago

China Strike Tool, Asia’s Odd Couple, Canada a Pioneer: Eco Day

Welcome to Wednesday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the day:Bloomberg5 hours ago

PRICING NOTICE: Launch of Southeast Asia zinc SHG warrant premium assessment

Fastmarkets will, on Wednesday April 21, launch a weekly price assessment for the zinc SHG ingots in-warehouse Southeast Asia warrant premium.Metalbulletin.com18 hours ago

Corporate PPAs: Asia-Pacific deployment market dependent –

Differing markets means there is no one-size-fits-all approach to encouraging CPPAs in the Asia-Pacific region.Out-Law.com18 hours ago

Oil drops as coronavirus cases surge in Asia

By Laura Sanicola. NEW YORK (Reuters) -Oil fell by $1 on Tuesday, pulling back from one-month highs, on fears that India, the world’s …Global Banking And Finance Review12 minutes ago

Asia for Animals meet goes virtual for 1st time this yr

Chennai: How do we build an Asian movement for ending live animal markets and wildlife trade? This is a key question amid the raging second wave.Times of India5 hours ago

Asian shares slide after tech, bank sell-off on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower for a second straight day, led by drops in technology companies and …The Associated Press1 hour ago

Singapore and Philippines trail in Asia IPOs amid SPAC boom in US

SINGAPORE — Stock exchanges in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appear to be getting little love, even as the bloc’s tech startups eye oppo.Nikkei Asia59 minutes ago

Nasdaq 100 Sinks Despite Mostly Upbeat Earnings, Asia-Pacific Turns Eye to AU Retail Sales

The Nasdaq 100 shifts lower for a second day despite mostly upbeat earnings reports. Traders will shift focus to Australia’s retail sales figure during …DailyFX6 hours ago

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for Apr. 21, 2021

Asian stocks tumbled and U.S. futures declined Wednesday as rising virus cases around the world led to renewed concern about their economic impact.Bloomberg50 minutes ago

Team pushes on with Uefa club competition tenders in Canada, Southeast Asia

Team Marketing has initiated the broadcast rights sales process for the Uefa club competitions from 2021-22 to 2023-24 in Canada and an array of countries …SportBusiness12 hours ago

Deeper Japan-US alliance vital for stability and development

In their first in-person meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed the two countries would.Nikkei Asia47 minutes ago

Charting the future of green finance in Asia

AS sustainable finance continues to gain traction across Asia, will 2021 become synonymous with ESG (environmental, social and governance) and the …The Business Times7 hours agoOpinion

Japan targets Vietnam for first ASEAN oil-sharing deal

TOKYO — Japan aims to bring Vietnam into what will be its first oil-sharing deal with a Southeast Asian nation, a government source told Nikkei, as Tokyo seeks …Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

Cargo Facts Asia: More widebody freighter usage for e-commerce driven by pandemic

Widebody freighter aircraft are well suited for Asia-Pacific operations due to their efficiency, range and large payload capabilities, but the COVID-19 pandemic …Air Cargo World5 hours ago

HSBC’s Pivot to Asia Stokes Tension Between Hong Kong and London

(Bloomberg) — HSBC Holdings Plc is shipping senior executives from its London headquarters to Hong Kong to seal a pivot by Europe’s largest lender to Asia.BloombergQuint4 hours ago

Fortescue Metals Group steps up as a strategic partner of 2021 Boao Forum for Asia

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) is again supporting the prestigious Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), this year stepping up as a Strategic Partner as the…Mirage News4 hours ago

Kerry expanding in South East Asia | 2021-04-20 | Baking Business

TRALEE, IRELAND — Kerry Group has announced plans to invest €30 million ($36.2 million) to build a manufacturing facility in Karawang, Indonesia. The new …Baking Business14 hours ago

HBO Asia acquires two new original series following Netflix’s successful investment in South and East Asian co

The Hollywood Reporter releases story about HBO Asia acquiring two new original series, one from China and the other from Taiwan after Netflix finds success …LaineyGossip9 hours ago

Three reasons to stay invested in Asia this year

DESPITE recent turmoil, Asia remains a bright spot for investments. In retrospect, the first quarter of 2021 has been a wild ride for investors. Set off by a surge in …The Business Times7 hours ago

32 Singapore-based individuals in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list

Singapore was the fourth-most represented country on this year’s list, after India, China and Japan.. Read more at Straits Times19 hours ago

VOA Asia for Wednesday April 21

A verdict on the death of George Floyd. Climate change an important focus in Asia and around the world. NASA helps you monitor climate. The changing …Voice of America7 hours ago

Cargill expands specialty tapioca starch offerings for Asian food customers, reaffirms commitment to Asia Pacific region

Cargill is partnering with Starpro, the leading food grade tapioca starch producer in Thailand, to expand its specialty tapioca starch offerings in the Asia Pacific …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago

Are most digital nomads in Asia are working illegally?

Asian destinations such as Indonesia and Thailand often top digital nomads’ wanderlust wish lists, but working remotely in these countries is essentially illegal.South China Morning Post4 hours ago

Singapore is Asia’s highest-ranking country on WEF’s energy transition list

Singapore placed 21st globally – ahead of major economies like the US and Canada.. Read more at Straits Times7 hours ago

Who Are The 7 Malaysians On Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021 List?

The annual Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia List is out for 2021, and this time, 7 Malaysians have made it to this list of 300 and made all of us proud. Of these 7 names, …Vulcan Post17 hours ago

Warner Music Asia inks exclusive deal with Esports Player League (ESPL)

Deal will allow ESPL to embed Warner Music songs into its platform…Music Business Worldwide18 hours ago

ASIA PACIFIC: Is it a bird? No, it’s a plane

Cochin Port Trust has heralded a ‘first of a kind event’ at the Indian port with the bunkering of a seaplane. The operation, which took place on 18 April, saw the …Bunkerspot12 hours ago

How to develop leaders for the C-suite

A ‘bias’ in the succession system has edged potential leaders, especially women, out of the race to the top.Human Resources Director11 hours ago

The unappreciated power of Radio Free Asia: Telling the truth to China’s people | TheHill

One of the West’s most potent weapons against the Soviet Empire was state-backed public broadcasting.The Hill14 hours agoOpinion

How to Ensure Clinical Trial Success in Asia and Europe

As biological treatments become more innovative and personalized, clinical trial designs have to be adjusted to specific patient populations.Labiotech.eu21 hours ago

China offers Sri Lanka a lifeline as critics question cost

COLOMBO — China appears to be tightening its strategic grip on Sri Lanka, wooing the debt-ridden South Asian nation with a *fresh* $500 million loan as.Nikkei Asia21 hours ago

PTT, Lotus Pharma explore opportunities in South East Asia pharma markets

Innobic (Asia), PTT’s Pharmaceutical and Life Science arm, commits to an investment of approximately $50 million.BSA bureau21 hours ago

Conflux Launches Cross-Chain Bridge to Connect Asia’s Largest Crypto Exchanges – CoinDesk

Users on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Huobi ECO Chain or OKEx Chain would be able to swap assets between chains using Conflux’s new tool.CoinDesk15 hours ago

Asia Pacific Employees And Employers Clash On Ideal Hybrid Workplace Experience – Unisys Survey | Scoop News

New data reveals that 64% of Asia Pacific organisations plan to change their operating model by 2022, driven by the desire to improve their employee … hours ago

Asia Textile Sizing Chemicals Market is projected to reach a market value of over US$ 730 Mn by 2031-end – Persistence Market Research

In the textile industry, sizing is the heart of weaving, and this process is used for providing a protective coating on warp yarn to decrease yarn breakage …Yahoo Finance17 hours ago

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Southeast Asia and Latin America

TriLinc Global Impact Fund announced today that it recently approved $16,372,136 in term loan and trade finance transactions, bringing total financing …Business Wire14 hours ago

ASEAN Members to Discuss Myanmar at Jakarta Summit

Southeast Asian nations are set to discuss Myanmar’s governance crisis at a summit in Jakarta on Saturday. Tuesday’s announcement by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comes a day after the European Union imposed stiff sanctions on militarily controlled Myanmar, an ASEAN member state. The military in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, overthrew the country’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi in early February, triggering a popular revolt followed by a violent crackdown on protesters and civilians who want a return to democracy. At least 738 people have been kille…VOA Asia3 hours ago

Growing Up Milk Market – Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa Markets Hold a Revenue Share of around

According to a recent study published by Fact.MR, the growing up milk market will envisage an impressive 5.9% volume y-o-y growth in 2018 over 2017.Global Banking And Finance Review9 hours ago

Pandemic Year Saw Sharp Decline in Southeast Asian Press Freedoms

Southeast Asian governments have used the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to impose tight controls on the media and reinforce obstacles to the free flow of …The Diplomat19 hours ago

The People in Asia Shaping The Future Of Food According To 50 Best’s 50 Next List

The inaugural 50 Next list from 50 Best, which features the young people who are driving change in the world of food and drink, includes six entries from Asia.Tatler Hong Kong3 hours ago

E-Commerce, Asia and Gucci Drive Kering Revenue to $4.49 Billion in First 3 Months of 2021

Kering reported “a strong topline performance” for the first three months of 2021, enabling the luxury goods group to “bounce back above pre-pandemic.The Fashion Law11 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: India records 259170 new COVID-19 cases, Philippines’ cases rise to 953106

The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Tuesday: KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia reported 2,341 new …Macau Business5 hours ago

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Announces New Originals

WarnerMedia’s Cartoon Network TODAY announced three new originals, in various stages of development and production, featuring four animated icons.Broadway World10 hours ago

Terry Chua joins Lagardère Travel Retail from CDFG in key Asia merchandising role – The Moodie Davitt Report

The much-respected former Vice President, Perfume & Cosmetics, Food & General Merchandise at China Duty Free Group will help Lagardère Travel Retail …The Moodie Davitt Report18 hours ago

World stocks edge back

Global shares have edged further back from record highs as lofty sovereign bond yields and rising global COVID-19 cases had investors questioning high equity …

Stock up on these Asian-owned food brands for cooking and snacking at home

“Do you ride for our communities as hard as you ride for our food?” The post Stock up on these Asian-owned food brands for cooking and snacking at home …Yahoo Finance Australia13 hours ago

Alvogen’s Lotus Bags $50m Investment To Boost Access In Asia

Lotus Pharmaceuticals aims to build a stronghold in Thailand and beyond, after the Alvogen subsidiary announced a partnership with a subsidiary of Thai …Generics Bulletin18 hours ago

Asian markets slump on worsening coronavirus outbreaks

Worsening coronavirus outbreaks in Asia have cast a shadow over prospects for a rebound from the pandemic. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell more than 2% and other…MarketWatch1 hour ago

Why Asian American athletes are tired of the ‘model minority’ stereotype

Stars such as Jeremy Lin and Chloe Kim have long endured racist taunts, but they have recently started to speak about their experiences.The Guardian19 hours ago

VIDEO: Asia Phenol largely positive in May but fresh coronavirus surges may curb expectations

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Watch senior editor Angeline Soh discuss the outlook of Asia’s phenol market. Phenol prices in China reach a near 2.5 year high as of 16 …ICIS22 hours ago

Threat of Chinese sanctions tests Japan’s resolve on Taiwan

TOKYO — Four days after Japan and the U.S. issued a joint leaders’ statement that mentioned Taiwan for the first time in 52 years, Chinese President Xi Jinping …Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

Former Korean ‘comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Japan

SEOUL — A Seoul court on Wednesday dismissed a compensation lawsuit filed by 20 former South Korean “comfort women” against the Japanese government –Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

Vegan diets are doomed to fail in Asian households – so try flexitarianism

Celebrities like Meghan Markle, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Lopez have all adopted the ‘flexi’ lifestyle for a reason – namely, it works.South China Morning Post22 hours agoOpinion

Asia Minute: India’s Dangerous Coronavirus Spike

Tracing outbreaks of the coronavirus is still chasing a moving target. As case numbers decline in certain areas, they are rising elsewhere—including.Hawaiipublicradio8 hours ago

Asian-owned beauty brands you need to know about

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, …Yahoo Finance Australia12 hours ago

Toshiba Will Not Evaluate Fresh Acquisition Bid From CVC Asia

(RTTNews) – Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp. (TOSYY.PK, TOSBF.PK) on Tuesday announced that it would not evaluate a renewed bid made by private …Nasdaq12 hours ago

CNPLaw LLP’s Venetia Tan is recognised as one of Asia’s Super 50 Dispute Lawyers in ALB’s inaugural list

CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”) is proud to announce that our Litigation Partner, Ms. Venetia Tan, is listed as one of Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) Asia’s Super 50…Lexology20 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Japan Nikkei stock benchmark falls 1.7%

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 Asia3 hours ago

Family Day: Eid

Celebrate the end of Ramadan at our outdoor Family Day highlighting Eid al-Fitr! Enjoy arts and crafts, live art, performances, food and drink, and shopping at …Asia Society9 hours ago

WarnerMedia Announces New HBO Asia Original Series LEGACY

WarnerMedia TODAY announced Legacy, a new Chinese-language HBO Asia Original period drama series. Set in the 1920s, Legacy chronicles the lives of the …Broadway World12 hours ago

APOS: HBO Asia Orders Two Chinese-Language Originals

WarnerMedia has ordered two Chinese-language originals for its HBO *service* in Asia: the period drama ‘Legacy,’ and the contemporary noir ‘Trinity of …Hollywood Reporter20 hours ago

XA Network Expands and Appoints Senior Advisory Board, As Southeast Asia Digital Economy Races Ahead

The XA Network, the leading member-based investment network of executives from prominent tech firms in Southeast Asia, has appointed an advisory board.AiThority17 hours ago

SUSE Appoints First Chief Technology Officer for Asia-Pacific and Japan and Greater China regions

SUSE®, a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions, today announced the appointment of Vishal Ghariwala as its new …Yahoo Finance4 hours ago

Xi takes swipe at US by urging restraint from ‘meddling’

SHANGHAI — In a message seemingly directed at the U.S. and its allies, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged countries across the world to adopt multila.Nikkei Asia23 hours ago

Onion markets: Analysis of the EU, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe

The Eastern European onion market is in a serious upheaval. Its western market is Poland. To understand in more detail the current situation in Poland, we …FreshPlaza.com16 hours ago


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