Asia in the News: April 22, 2021

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

The Taiwan risk gorilla kicks Kim to Asia’s sidelines

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.”Kim Jong Un.Nikkei Asia8 hours agoOpinion

ASF continues to wreak havoc across Asia

In 2021, ASF remains the single most significant factor affecting the meat sector in China across production, imports and consumption, two and a half years after …Mirage News1 hour ago

US Climate Summit: Who’s Attending From the Asia-Pacific?

On April 22 and 23, U.S. President Joe Biden will convene the biggest diplomatic event yet in his administration: the Leaders Summit on Climate, designed to …The Diplomat9 hours ago

Japan bounces back following two days of losses as Asia-Pacific markets rise

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 300 points overnight on Wall Street as stocks stateside snapped a 2-day losing streak.CNBC2 hours ago

What’s Driving the Flurry of Financial Activity in Southeast Asia’s Tech Sector?

With a wave of mergers and IPOs in the works, Southeast Asia’s tech giants stand to get even bigger.The Diplomat15 hours ago

Asia’s best companies 2021 revealed: South-east Asia | awards

FinanceAsia is delighted to announce the results of research into the region’s most influential companies. Today, the list comprises the winners in South-east …FinanceAsia6 hours ago

Civil society from Asia and the Pacific join the first regional consultation on the High-Level Meeting on AIDS

More than 150 civil society representatives from 17 countries in Asia and the Pacific joined the first virtual regional consultation on the upcoming United Nations …UNAIDS14 hours ago

The Problem With India’s Economic Diplomacy in South Asia

Even though Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touts the vision of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” (“everyone together, everyone’s development, …The Diplomat11 hours ago

Americas to overtake Asia-Pacific and lead energy storage market by 2025 – WoodMac

The Americas region is on track to leapfrog Asia-Pacific in terms of deployed energy storage by 2025, before accounting for more than half of global capacity by …Energy Storage News12 hours ago

Asia markets rebound after Wall Street rally

Asia markets clawed back the week’s losses on Thursday after Wall Street broke a two-day dip overnight that had been sparked by Covid-19 jitters and valuation …Yahoo Finance Australia1 hour ago

Environmental art initiative aims to help paint a better future for Southeast Asia

Supported by Wildlife Asia, the PARDICOLOR Creative Arts Fund subsidizes artists producing works that highlight environmental issues in Southeast Asia.Mongabay.com16 hours ago

[FBX Weekly] Asia-Europe ocean rates climbing on Suez delays

In just one year, global air cargo capacity has gone from 8% to 22%, and it doesn’t look like that momentum will be slowing down soon.American Journal of Transportation13 hours ago

Study: Asia dominates mobile sports viewership

The proliferation of smartphones in Asia, bolstered by the rollout of 5G networks, has led to a surge in consumers watching sport on their mobile devices.SportsPro Media20 hours ago

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for investors as South-east Asia goes green

SINGAPORE – Governments across Asia have pledged ambitious carbon neutrality plans backed by massive stimulus to push for green and sustainable …The Straits Times7 hours ago

Rupee Fall Is Hurting Bonds Now Among Asia’s Worst: India Credit

A slide in the rupee is exacerbating a slump in Indian corporate dollar notes that are now among the worst performers in Asia, just as concerns mount that …Bloomberg1 hour ago

More Asia-North Europe loaders could challenge alliances’ route domination

The Suez Canal blockage last month heaped more pressure on the already stretched supply chain, encouraging further entrepreneurial extra loaders from Asia …theloadstar.com14 hours ago

Myanmar military says junta leader to join ASEAN summit -Nikkei Asia

A spokesman for Myanmar’s military has confirmed that junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will attend a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders at the …Reuters21 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Polyurethane Chemicals and Products Market Report 2021 with Raw Materials Volume – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in Asia-Pacific (APAC) 2021 (including Raw Materials Volume)” report has been …Business Wire19 hours ago

International schools in Asia that are inspiring tomorrow’s changemakers

Holistic learning. Lush, green spaces. Versatile curricula. These international schools in Asia prove the region is a bastion for education.Study International News2 hours ago

Asia emerges from COVID-19 with further integration and upgrade

Share. QR. Copied. More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging news out of Asia are raising hopes for a faster global recovery. Last year, the …CGTN19 hours ago

ACLED Regional Overview – South Asia (10 – 16 April 2021) – India

English Analysis on India about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and Protection and Human Rights; published on 21 Apr 2021 by ACLED.ReliefWeb5 hours ago

Asia joins global equity rebound; oil slips on COVID-19 worries

Asian stocks rose on Thursday, extending a rebound in global markets following a sharp selloff earlier this week, while oil prices eased again on worries about …Reuters2 hours ago

GT World Challenge Asia Season Postponed

The start of this year’s Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia Powered by AWS season has been postponed until the second half of 2021 at the earliest in a further …Dailysportscar19 hours ago

How Asia changed the global LNG market in one year – News for the Oil and Gas Sector

Resilient demand, price recovery and ‘green’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) all being driven by Asian buyers, reckons Wood Mackenzie Asia Pacific Vice Chair.Energy Voice22 hours ago

Heineken sales flat following increases in Africa and Asia

The world’s second largest brewer Heineken reported stable beer sales in the first three months of the year after a strong performance in Africa and Asia.City A.M.21 hours ago

VOA Asia for Thursday April 22

A verdict on the death of George Floyd, as protests likely to continue. Australia military suicides investigated. Helping seniors get vaccinated. New life for seniors …Voice of America6 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Utilities Ratings Navigator Companion

Sector Navigators provide guidance for applying the concepts of the Corporate Rating Criteria to the issuers in the sector that the Navigator covers. This Navi.Fitch Ratings21 hours ago

Vestiaire Sees Asia’s Luxury Shoppers Warm to Secondhand Gucci

Fanny Moizant isn’t used to the cold shoulder. In the U.S. and Europe, she’s celebrated for the success of Vestiaire Collective SA, her luxury fashion resale site.Bloomberg5 hours ago

Renewables project pipeline accelerates in Asia Pacific – News for the Oil and Gas Sector

Renewables now make up 37% of all power generation projects under construction in Asia, representing a 4% increase in share from the previous quarter,Energy Voice1 hour ago

Asia markets slide for a second day, UK inflation set to remain subdued

The seven-week rally in European stocks came to a shuddering halt yesterday, as doubts about ‘the recovery trade’, along with profit-taking, led to the biggest …CMC Markets23 hours ago

How Asia’s Ride-Hailing Giant Grab Debunks 3 Startup Myths

When big companies get tough with lay-offs and stop hiring graduates, young people are told to start their own businesses.Forbes2 hours ago

WTW hires Jennifer Tiang to lead Asia cyber practice

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Jennifer Tiang (pictured) as regional cyber leader in Asia, based in Singapore. In the newly-created role, Tiang will lead the …Insurance Business Asia9 hours ago

Haptik to Double Down Investment in Asia Pacific on the Back of Strong Customer Growth

MUMBAI , India, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jio Haptik Technologies Ltd, one of the world’s largest conversational AI companies, doubles its investment in …PR Newswire India8 minutes ago

Asia Stocks Bounce, U.S. Futures Dip; Dollar Flat: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asia stocks bounced after U.S. equities snapped a two-day drop on a rally in companies that stand to benefit the most from an economic revival.Yahoo Finance2 hours ago

Asia markets a sea of red on renewed virus fears

International, MNA | Asian markets saw big falls Wednesday with fears over a renewed coronavirus surge weighing on global investor sentiment and US equities …Macau Business12 hours ago

Caribbean Turns to Asia for Medical Aid as U.S. Fails to Step Up

As the pandemic hit the Caribbean, shattering tourism-dependent economies, the region received high-profile help from India, Cuba and Taiwan. Less visible …Bloomberg16 hours ago

CU Lines adds more Asia-Europe sailings

China United Lines’ (CU Lines) foray into Europe appears to have been a success with more voyages scheduled. The company’s first Asia – Europe *service* left …Splash 2479 hours ago

GLOBALink | How Asia can lead an inclusive, sustainable recovery in post-pandemic era – Xinhua | English.news.cn

How Asia can lead an inclusive, sustainable recovery while contributing to global economic recovery in post-pandemic era? Find answers from Boao Forum for …Xinhua17 hours ago

Emerging Asia-Pacific Connected Consumer Survey 2020: It is Becoming Clear That the High Usage Levels of Self-Care Apps in Emerging Asia-Pacific are Supporting an Improved Customer Experience – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Connected Consumer Survey 2020: Mobile Customer Satisfaction in Emerging Asia-Pacific” report has been added to …Business Wire20 hours ago

Canada judge delays Huawei CFO’s extradition hearing

VANCOUVER (Reuters) — A Canadian judge has agreed to delay Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s U.S. extradition hearings for three mon.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

Asian stocks fall as virus worries return to haunt markets

Asian shares and U.S. stock futures fell on Wednesday as concern about a resurgence of coronavirus cases in some countries cast doubt on the strength of …Reuters7 hours ago

India’s economic outlook weakens as COVID variant rages

NEW DELHI — The variant-driven wave of coronavirus cases sweeping through India is casting a cloud over the country’s prospects for recovery fro.Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

Asia’s economic growth shows great potential_china.org.cn

Asia is expected to be a major engine driving global sustainable recovery in the fast-changing world, said Li Baodong, Secretary General of Boao Forum for Asia …China.org.cn20 hours ago

How AWS is supporting Asia’s battle with Covid-19

The Covid-19 outbreak has been a boon for public cloud suppliers, which have been going into overdrive to support digitisation and pandemic-related initiatives …ComputerWeekly.com7 hours ago

One-third of Asian Americans fear threats, physical attacks and most say violence against them is rising

Amid widespread reports of discrimination and violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus outbreak, 32% of Asian adults say they have feared …Pew Research Center10 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Railway Construction Projects Report 2021

Dublin, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Railway Construction Projects in Asia-Pacific, 2021 Update” report has been added to …Yahoo Finance19 hours ago

Jeremy Lin hints at Asia return after NBA disappointment

Jeremy Lin talks about a potential return to Asia following a successful spell playing in China last year.South China Morning Post1 hour ago

Rupee fall is hurting bonds now among Asia’s worst

The weaker rupee is also making borrowers hesitate to tap what would otherwise be some of the lowest borrowing costs ever in the dollar bond market.Economic Times2 hours ago

Asia Pacific Continues to Dominate Global Industrial Robotics Market

The global industrial robotics market is forecast to reach revenues of $38.3 billion in 2024, up from $22.2 billion in 2020.Eetasia.com4 hours ago

Finews.Asia Exceeds 200,000 Readers

finews.asia continues to build on its dependable and expert reporting for news and information in the financial industry. The newest data from Google Analytics …finews.asia12 hours ago

Australia’s half-price tickets lift airlines but hotels remain grounded

SYDNEY — Australia’s pandemic-ravaged aviation industry has welcomed government stimulus measures for domestic tourism, while hotels and other busine.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

Earnings put floor under European stocks, COVID cases in Asia eyed

Global stocks gained on Wednesday as early indications of a rebound in European corporate earnings offset concerns over rising COVID-19 infections in Asia …Reuters16 hours ago

ACLED Regional Overview – Central Asia and the Caucus (10 – 16 April 2021) – Afghanistan

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Taliban and Afghan forces clashed across the country. Meanwhile, NATO troops announced a withdrawal plan …ReliefWeb4 hours ago

Pandemic Concerns Weigh, Asia Mostly Falls

Stocks in Asia-Pacific largely fell on Wednesday as a surge in coronavirus cases in countries like India weighed on the economic outlook and investor sentiment.Baystreet.ca18 hours ago

Jack Ma and Alibaba’s media power touches nerve in Beijing

HONG KONG — Paying a record fine of $2.8 billion might be enough for Alibaba Group to draw a line under Beijing’s anti-monopoly crackdown for now, bu.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific named on 2021 AFR Boss Best Places to Work list

Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific has been recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s best places to work in the 2021 AFR Boss Best Places To Work List.Australasian Leisure Management3 hours ago

South Asia: Ship breaking prices stable in recent deals

Asian ship breaking market has observed stability in terms of prices during the week with few deals being concluded in Bangladesh & Pakistan markets.Mysteel Global2 hours ago

Nine Bangladeshis in Forbes 30 under 30 list for Asia

Nine Bangladeshis feature in the Forbes 30 under 30 list of innovators in 10 industries for Asia. Forbes announced its 6th annual 30 under 30 Asia list for 2021 …All India Radio22 hours ago

Taiwan probes alleged cyberattack on top Apple supplier

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s top investigation authority on Wednesday said it has initiated a preliminary inquiry into an alleged cyberattack on Apple’s main Ma.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Shares Post Steep Losses as Covid Concerns Weigh on Sentiment

The major Asia Pacific stock indexes were mostly lower on Wednesday as worries over a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in some countries cast doubt on the …Yahoo Finance21 hours ago

Could Malaysia’s fake news ordinance stifle public debate?

Author: Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani, Universiti Utara Malaysia. On 12 January 2021, Malaysia’s king, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, announced a nationwide state …East Asia Forum16 hours ago

Wall Street losses echoed in Asia – MarketPulseMarketPulse

Asian equities edge lower in sympathy with Wall Street. Wall Street ran out of upward momentum overnight after a series of impressive buy-everything sessions …MarketPulse20 hours ago

Netlinkz reports 85% hike in quarterly group revenues with Asia leading growth; sees stronger June quarter

The company is expecting a stronger fourth quarter due to the seasonality of revenue, with a growing proportion coming from recurring revenue.Proactive Investors Australia23 hours ago

HMAS Parramatta warship arrives in Darwin to join Asia task force

On the same day that the Parramatta Eels jetted into Darwin the Australian Navys frigate the HMAS Parramatta has arrived.NT News9 hours ago

Fall in Asia hints at more pain for Nifty

Credit Suisse Wealth Management said the Indian equity market could see some further profit booking in the coming weeks. The wealth management firm said …Economic Times3 hours ago

Stocks Rebound as Dip Buyers Fuel Reopening Trade: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asian stocks looked set to track a decline in U.S. equities as rising virus cases around the world led to renewed concern about their economic …BloombergQuint14 hours ago

Rape Laws Across South Asia Insufficient, Inconsistent, and Poorly Enforced, Leaving Women at Heightened Risk of Sexual Violence

A new report reveals how laws on rape in South Asian countries are insufficient, inconsistent, and not systematically enforced, putting women and girls at …Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

DW Business – Europe & Asia | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 21.04.2021

All English Premier League clubs quit Super League – China seeks to mend ties with US at Boao Forum – Netflix shares slide as new subscriptions fall short.Deutsche Welle17 hours ago

iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited Files 2020 Annual Report on Form 20

iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (“iClick” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago

Soccer As Europe’s Super League dies, hopes of Asian riches fade

While Europe celebrated the collapse of soccer’s elite Super League project on Wednesday, some business analysts and fans said it was a missed opportunity …Reuters12 hours ago

Asian Americans face barriers and bigotry in medicine

Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi writes on the struggles faced by Asian Americans working in medicine, who have endured biased comments and discrimination.CNN 5 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s faith in the US has increased with administration change, experts say

Survey data shows that Southeast Asia’s trust in the United States has noticeably increased since President Joe Biden was elected, experts said at a Tuesday …The Stanford Daily22 hours ago

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 21 April 2021 | DW News – latest news and breaking stories

India battles a more infectious second wave of the coronavirus. While the Prime Minister cautions against complete lockdowns, overwhelmed hospitals and …Deutsche Welle14 hours ago

Qumulo Expands Global Presence to Asia Pacific, Expands Strategic Partnership with

SEATTLE, April 21, 2021 — Qumulo, a leader in radically simplifying enterprise file data management across hybrid-cloud environments, has announced the.HPCwire14 hours ago

Southeast Asia trails Asia in IPOs amid SPAC boom in US

ASEAN saw 23 IPOs that raised a combined $2.4 billion in Q1, down from 32 that generated $3 billion over the same period last year.DealStreetAsia5 hours ago

Singapore is Asia’s leader in green architecture and design – here’s why

Projects like Swire Properties’ ultra-luxury residential development Eden show how nature forms an integral part of building design in Singapore, hailed as …South China Morning Post6 hours ago

Newport Asia LLC Buys iQIYI Inc

San Francisco, CA, based Investment company Newport Asia LLC (Current Portfolio) buys iQIYI Inc during the 3-months ended 2021Q1, according to the most …Yahoo Finance11 hours ago

JinkoSolar Wins “Asia’s Best Employer” Award for Third Consecutive Year by Optimizing Talent Development

PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in.PRNewswire17 hours ago

China to account for 49% of Asia’s refinery CDU capacity additions by 2025, forecasts GlobalData

China is expected to lead Asia’s refinery crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity additions, contributing about 49% of the regions’ total CDU capacity additions …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide18 hours ago

Is it possible to separate work and personal life?

After a year of WFH, have remote workers managed to strike a balance between their professional and private lives?Human Resources Director10 hours ago

Should New Asia Construction & Development (TPE:2516) Be Disappointed With Their 44% Profit?

We believe investing is smart because history shows that stock markets go higher in the long term. But not every stock…Simply Wall St4 hours ago

Warner Music Asia Signs Partnership With Esports Player League

Singapore-based esports tournament platform Esports Player League has announced a new partnership with Warner Music Asia. The deal will allow Warner …The Esports Observer12 hours ago

Future Market Insights Presents Asia Pacific In Car Entertainment System Market Growth Projections in a

In an upcoming market research study, Future Market Insights (FMI) lays bare undercurrents and opportunities prevailing in the global Asia Pacific In Car.Global Banking And Finance Review17 hours ago

US fails to understand that it no longer calls the shots in Asia

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including “Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan.”Despite being the world.Nikkei Asia20 hours agoOpinion

Asian Stocks Falter as Vaccine Programs Stumble

As we move into the heart of this year, there are clear stock market winners and losers. Some hard-hit economies including the United States stand to win as …RealMoney17 hours ago

Healthier U.S. West Coast Jet Market Provides Outlet For Asia

(Bloomberg) — Increasing travel demand and a low stock of jet fuel on the U.S. West Coast are creating an outlet for a flurry of cargoes from Asia.Financial Post13 hours ago

Watson Farley & Williams Responds as Investors Seek Opportunities in Asia Pacific Hospitality Sector

More hotels are up for sale in the region says the firm’s hospitality practice head in Asia.Law.com5 hours ago

Indonesian teledoctor Halodoc gets $80m in new funding round

TOKYO — Halodoc, one of Indonesia’s largest health-tech startup, has received funding totaling $80 million from new investors including Indonesian co.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

Citi hiring 2,300 in HK and Singapore | HRD Asia

US global bank Citi is hiring some 2,300 employees in Hong Kong and Singapore as newly elevated CEO Jane Fraser begins restructuring the business.Human Resources Director10 hours ago

Yili Announces its “Innovation Trilogy” at Bo’ao Forum for Asia

PRNewswire/ — Yili (Shanghai: 600887), one of the world’s top five dairy producers, attended the Bo’ao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 as …PR Newswire India15 hours ago

French cosmetics giant L’Oreal targets male beauty with push into new ‘growth engine’ market

L’Oreal’s new South Asia Pacific and Middle East market will account for majority of its new business in the coming decade, with men making up a big part of it.CNBC20 hours ago

Sale of Wirecard’s Payment Gateway Platform and other Technology assets in Asia Pacific to WOW Digital Technologies and Bankograph

Wirecard has signed agreements with WOW Digital Technologies to sell its payment gateway platform and card management solutions business units in Asia …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago

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