Asia in the News: April 23, 2021

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

Tackling housing unaffordability in post-COVID-19 Asia

Authors: Matthias Helble, ADB and Kwan Ok Lee, NUS. As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates digitisation and a shift to remote work, it has some anticipating a …East Asia Forum8 hours ago

Asia-Pacific shares mixed; bitcoin drops below $49,000

Investors continued to monitor the coronavirus situation in India, with more than 310000 new daily infections registered on Thursday.CNBC38 minutes ago

Southeast Asia a focus of concern: Aircastle | News | Flight Global

The sluggish recovery of the aviation market in the Southeast Asian region and the knock-on impact on carriers’ ability to pay their rents remains an area of …Flightglobal5 hours ago

Post-pandemic trade in Asia: cheer and concern

Are Asia’s financial markets adequately prepared for the eventual ‘re-opening trade’ of a post-COVID environment?BlueNotes9 hours ago

The unpredictable course of US policy in Asia

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar may have been expressing the anxiety being felt by the South Block over the zigzag course taken in foreign policy by the …ampThe Tribune7 hours ago

The Troubling Business Connections of Biden’s Asia Advisor Kurt Campbell

At a time when China is America’s number one strategic competitor, Kurt Campbell, the Biden administration’s top Asian affairs advisor, has numerous potential …Project On Government Oversight (POGO)17 hours ago

Rape victims in south Asia still face vaginal tests, report finds

Unscientific ‘morality’ examination linked to low conviction rates and violates women’s rights, says Equality Now.The Guardian3 hours ago

Asian markets shake off US tax worries

Asian stocks have gone up as the European Central Bank’s decision to keep its loose monetary policy outweighed fears of a hike in US capital gains hours ago

South Asia needs a united voice at UN climate, biodiversity meetings

South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and loss of biodiversity. In 2021, the world needs to hear a united voice from South Asia at …World Bank Group20 hours ago

Fear and exhaustion as second Covid wave surges through Southeast Asia

Asia is struggling to contain *fresh* outbreaks fuelled by variants and a lack of hours ago

Asia Stocks Mixed After Tax Proposal Riles U.S.: Markets Wrap

Stocks weakened in early Asia trade Friday following broad-based declines in U.S. benchmarks as investors mulled a proposal for higher taxes on the wealthy to …BloombergQuint7 hours ago

HSF promotes in Asia and Europe

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted four members of its arbitration group to the partnership in Hong Kong, Seoul, Moscow and Madrid.GAR11 hours ago

Asia markets rebound after Wall Street rally – The Jakarta Post

Asian markets clawed back the week’s losses on Thursday after Wall Street overnight broke a two-day dip that had been sparked by Covid-19 jitters and …Jakarta Post21 hours ago

Hermès Rides High In Q1 Thanks To Asia

Watches and jewelry made the biggest gains for Hermès, though all the categories at this esteemed French luxury house grew in high double digits.Jing Daily17 hours ago

London and NY in, Asia out, as Formula E confirms calendar

London and New York have been confirmed as hosts of Formula E races this year, while hoped-for races in Asia, Marrakech and Santiago have been pushed to …SportBusiness7 hours ago

Moncler’s First Quarter Sales Boosted By Growth In Asia and North America | BoF

Luxury puffer jacket maker Moncler posted on Thursday a strong increase in first quarter sales, a touch under those in the first quarter of 2019 – before the …The Business of Fashion13 hours ago

Airbus names former GE Aviation executive as Southeast Asia head

Airbus has named Chris Drewer to as senior vice-president of Southeast Asia for Airbus commercial aircraft.Flightglobal21 hours ago

Manila is Southeast Asia’s 3rd most expensive city to live in, study shows

Manila is one of the most expensive cities to live in despite having the lowest average salary for the working class relative to peers in Southeast Asia, according …INQUIRER.net11 hours ago

Buying intentions stay strong for South-east Asia destinations

… • Buyers say clients are ready to travel as soon as restrictions are lifted • Vaccination of travellers has helped to boost travel confidence • Destination research …TTG Asia5 hours ago

Cambodians plead for food as lockdown strictly enforced

PHNOM PENH — Ry Sreymao is stuck at home and unable to work because she is stuck in one of the Cambodian capital’s “red zones” where lockdown enforce.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Asia’s Richest Man Buys U.K.’s Iconic Stoke Park for $79 Million

Reliance Industries Ltd., controlled by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, bought Stoke Park Ltd. for $79 million, adding an iconic locale that’s been the setting for …Bloomberg1 hour ago

Damaged by the disaster: The impact of COVID-19 on firms in South Asia

Recently expanding research on COVID-19 emphasizes the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on certain groups and sectors of the economy, …World Bank Group20 hours ago

Southeast Asia Braces for Potential Covid Spike During Ramadan

(Bloomberg) — Southeast Asia’s biggest predominantly Muslim nations are tightening movement restrictions to avert a possible surge in Covid-19 infections …BloombergQuint14 hours ago

How Japanese companies can shape 21st century capitalism

Ben Fouracre is the Japan representative for the Berkeley Research Group. Jody Ono is adjunct professor at Hitotsubashi University Business School, an.Nikkei Asia12 hours agoOpinion

Asia week ahead: Where is growth headed in the second quarter?

Asian economies continue to build on their export strength as Taiwan and Korea’s 1Q21 GDP reports should reveal next week. However, forward-looking…ING Think20 hours ago

Canton Road overtakes Russell Street as region’s priciest shop rental market

The famous Russell Street in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, frequently crowned the world’s most pricey retail rental location, has seen a flurry of big-name luxury …South China Morning Post7 hours ago

Twitter announces promotion for key leadership position in Asia

Yu Sasamoto will move up the ranks to replace Maya Hari as vice president for Twitter JAPAC, while Hari will step up as Twitter’s vice president of global …Human Resources Online6 hours ago

Wells Fargo plans to shift Asian hub from Hong Kong to Singapore

Wells Fargo, America’s fourth-largest bank by assets, has been quietly working on a plan to move its Asian regional hub from Hong Kong to Singapore as part of …Financial Times20 hours ago

Smart cities to fuel growth of Asia-Pacific IoT market

Increasing government focus on such initiatives is driving demand for digital IoT solutions in areas such as e-government, smart traffic management and smart …SmartCitiesWorld15 hours ago

Melbourne City set for Asian bye due to Myanmar withdrawal

Southeast Asian media are reporting that Melbourne City are to receive a bye in the AFC Champions League due to the imminent withdrawal of Myanmar …The World Game7 hours ago

Asia Pacific security spend to hit US$23.1B this year

This year looks to be a good one for partners in the information security game, with spending on security hardware, services and software in the Asia Pacific …Reseller News6 hours ago

Outstanding Growth in Asia Powers Q1 Sales Gains at Hermès – Sourcing Journal

An acceleration in sales in Asia Pacific helped Hermès post first quarter organic revenue growth of 33 percent above pre-pandemic levels.Sourcing Journal13 hours ago

ICE launches Micro Asia Tech 30 Index Futures contracts

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that it plans to launch …Yahoo Finance20 hours ago

Ant Haynes sets sights on CrossFit Games

Hong Kong’s Ant Haynes still has his sights on the 2021 CrossFit Games, tentatively scheduled for July 27 in the United States, but Covid-19 continues to disrupt …South China Morning Post8 hours ago

Senate Resoundingly Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday aimed at strengthening federal efforts to address hate crimes directed at …The New York Times11 hours ago

What to expect at ASEAN’s Myanmar crisis summit

SINGAPORE — After weeks of laying the groundwork, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will hold a special summit on Saturday to discuss the crisis in …Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

TEC Named One Of Asia’s Fastest Growing Companies By The Financial Times

The Executive Centre ranked in Top 500 of FT Asia-Pacific High-Growth Companies 2021.AllWork.Space14 hours ago

The Asia-Pacific Round-up (22 April)

News in brief from the Asia-Pacific region… Malaysia’s competition watchdog has taken concrete steps toward implementing a merger notification regime, the …Global Competition Review19 hours ago

Northeast Asia corn posts new high at $313/mt, up $10/mt on week

CFR Northeast Asian corn rose $5/mt on the day and $10/mt on the week, to post a new historical high at $313/mt April 22, S&P Global Platts data showed.S&P Global21 hours ago

8 in 10 Asian Americans say violence against them is rising—yet support is lacking

A vast majority of Asian American adults, 81%, say violence against them is rising in the U.S., according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.CNBC14 hours ago

Asia and the Pacific countries convene at UN forum to build back better together from the COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: Heads of States and Heads of Governments, senior officials and other stakeholders from across the Asia-Pacific region are set to take stock of the …India Education Diary18 hours ago

US says China’s coercion takes ‘tremendous toll’ on Australia

US State Department spokesman Ned Price, seen at a daily briefing in February 2021, has voiced solidarity with Australia but declined to weigh in directly on a …CNA10 hours ago

Work Until You Drop: A Culture Still Well and Alive in Asia

HSBC’s Jonny Frostick should serve as a wake-up call for workers and employees about the dangers of job exhaustion – especially in Asia where financial firms …finews.asia3 hours ago

Newly Launched Plastic Atlas Asia Edition Provides An Asia-Focused Overview Of The Plastic Pollution Crisis

The Plastic Atlas Asia edition contains 45 detailed infographics covering a broad range of topics regarding the plastic pollution crisis looking along the entire …BW Businessworld23 hours ago

VOA Asia for Friday April 23

Pakistan’s President speaks with VOA. Afghan women concerned about Taliban. President Biden’s climate race to zero. New air passenger technology.Voice of America7 hours ago

Walking through Asia’s water tower — the challenge of climate change on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Lhasa, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As a global meteorological outpost, the mechanism and influence of climate change on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau …GlobeNewswire2 hours ago

DBS Bank and Contour extend digital trade offerings to Asia-Pacific

DBS Bank has expanded its offerings on Contour’s rapidly growing trade finance network to corporate customers in the APAC region.IBS Intelligence21 hours ago

The data invisibility of Asian Americans

The week after eight people were killed in a string of mass shootings at Asian spas around Atlanta, I spoke to a group of college students about the year in data …Financial Times21 hours ago

The Bank of East Asia Ltd. (BKEAY) Upgraded to Buy: Here’s What You Should Know

The Bank of East Asia Ltd. (BKEAY) has been upgraded to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), reflecting growing optimism about the company’s earnings prospects.Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

UK sorry for ‘pervasive racism’ over commemoration of Black and Asian war dead

Britain apologised on Thursday for failures that meant “pervasive racism” may have denied a proper commemoration to as many as 350000 Black and Asian …Reuters UK13 hours ago

UK parliament declares genocide in Xinjiang; China slams charge

LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s parliament called on Wednesday for the government to take action to end what lawmakers described as genocide in China’s.Nikkei Asia4 hours ago

From Streetscape To Pandemic To CTA Rebuild, Asia On Argyle Businesses Fight To Survive

The stay home order and the reduced capacity rules brought on by COVID-19 are just part of the struggles owners like Quang Minh Lê and Loan Thị Thu …Block Club Chicago20 hours ago

Vectorworks, Inc. Expands Reach in Asia With Two New Distributors

Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is expanding its *service* in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region by onboarding two influential distributors in …Yahoo Finance18 hours ago

Missing submarine: Oxygen will run out in 72 hours during a power blackout, says Indonesian navy chief

BALI: Oxygen supply for the missing military submarine will run out by early Saturday, Indonesian authorities said as they expressed optimism …CNA23 hours ago

Global Asia Pacific & Global OSS/BSS Market is Estimated to Account for US$ 228.3 Mn by End of 2028, Says Coherent Market Insights (CMI)

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OSS/BSS, generally, refers to the business *service* system and internal telecommunications system. The difference highlights a …Business Wire20 hours ago

Currencycloud sets up new HQ in Singapore to drive Asia expansion

Currencycloud, a provider of B2B embedded cross-border solutions, announced it has officially opened its Asia-Pacific HQ in Singapore.IBS Intelligence20 hours ago

GL events financial results show rebound in Asia but slow start to 2021

Organiser GL events has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, showing a strong rebound for business in Asia but a slow start to the year.Exhibition World21 hours ago

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

By Kevin Buckland. TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday, extending a rebound in global markets following a sharp selloff …Global Banking And Finance Review21 hours ago

Change Afoot for Oil Market as Asian Demand Wanes, Iranian Supply Rises

Signs are emerging of a shift underway in the oil market, with demand weakening in Asia and picking up in the West just as supplies of Iranian crude have …The Wall Street Journal20 hours ago

Penicillin wins Asia’s 50 Best sustainable bar award

Hong Kong’s Penicillin has been named the 2021 winner of the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award by Asia’s 50 Best Bars. This…Drinks International22 hours ago

Bangkok bar fights lockdowns with cocktail of creativity

BANGKOK — “Nothing is certain but death and tax,” reads the sign above a dimly lit staircase in a small alley on the edge of Bangkok’s Chinatown. Oth.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited Meeting Adjourned To Thursday, April 29, 2021

CNW/ — Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited (TSX:FAP) (the “Company”), a closed-end investment company trading on the Toronto …Canada NewsWire13 hours ago

Analysis: Biden’s call to Putin puts Xi on the defensive

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as Ch.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

Foreign navies join Indonesia submarine search as deadline nears

TOKYO — Indonesia has ramped up its search for a missing submarine, as concerns over oxygen supply on board the vessel continue to mount.Indonesia in.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

Sara Duterte, Bongbong Marcos, Grace Poe lead Pulse Asia’s 2022 presidential survey

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, ex-senator Bongbong Marcos, and Senator Grace Poe emerged as the top three names in terms of the peo…INQUIRER.net6 hours ago

Sikhs, South Asians call for solidarity across Asian America after Indianapolis shooting

After eight people, including four Sikh Americans, were killed in a shooting last week at an Indianapolis FedEx facility, the Sikh community is calling for unity and …NBC News17 hours ago

HSBC pumps US$3.5b into Asia wealth drive

HSBC (0005) will invest US$3.5 billion (HK$27.3 billion) to boost growth in the Asian wealth management business and make 5,000 wealth-related hires in the …Hong Kong Standard13 hours ago

Mastercard strenghtens its global Digital First program across Asia Pacific

Mastercard has announced it is strengthening its global Digital First program across Asia Pacific with a range of new partners to deliver more digital payment …The Paypers21 hours ago

Chinese and Russian troops battle subzero chill in Siberia drills

MOSCOW — China and Russia have conducted a series of military exercises in the brutal cold of the Siberian mountains, just as both countries’ tension.Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Rugged Phones Market Forecast to 2027 – 5 Inch to 6 Inch Segment to Dominate –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Asia-Pacific Rugged Phones Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, Screen Size, and …Business Wire23 hours ago


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