Asia in the News: April 24, 2021

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

North Korea’s dwindling relations with Southeast Asia

Author: Liang Tuang Nah, RSIS. For much of its history, North Korea has not only lived up to its reputation as a rogue state but also appeared able to commit …East Asia Forum3 hours ago

The World Can’t Fight Climate Change Without East Asia on Board

In East Asia, spring comes with cherry blossoms. The white and pink flowers usually give people joy and hope. However, this year, it also gave East Asian …The Diplomat14 hours ago

Which Asian countries are leading the 5G race?

When it comes to rolling out national 5G networks, some countries across Asia are faring better than others, with Singapore among the leaders and Vietnam …Channel Asia Singapore21 hours ago

Crawford appoints Charlotte Lau as Asia market development director

Crawford & Company has appointed Charlotte Lau as market development director, Asia, based in Sydney, Australia. Lau will be responsible for sales and …Insurance Business Asia8 hours ago

Manulife ramps up L&D strategy in Asia

Manulife has launched a new virtual training academy to upskill its 115,000-strong workforce across Asia. The digital learning and development platform aims to …Human Resources Director10 hours ago

Asia Pacific’s solarized digitization agenda – pv magazine International

The virtual 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was hosted in March by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, together with the Asia Pacific …pv magazine International20 hours ago

Vaccination in Southeast Asia: it’s complicated

‘So which wave of Covid-19 are you in?” is a question Southeast Asians ask of one another these days. A year after the lockdowns that their countries went into, …Bangkok Post6 hours ago

PMI’s in Asia and Europe get off to a good start

(Kitco News) – There has been some good manufacturing data out this morning and this follows on from some of the positive data from the Asian session …Kitco NEWS18 hours ago

Humanitarian Assistance in Review: Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal Years (FYs) 2011 – 2020 – World

English News and Press Release on World and 67 other countries about Agriculture, Contributions, Earthquake, Flash Flood and more; published on 23 Apr …ReliefWeb7 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s Covid-19 blues bad news for air travel

Southeast Asia’s coronavirus resurgence and patchy vaccination rates will delay the region’s air travel recovery, with airlines no better off than they were in the …Flightglobal20 hours ago

Ezyhaul-Shell tie-up the latest venture in growing Asia digital road freight sector

Digital road freight platform Ezyhaul has partnered with Shell to offer freight matching and fleet management solutions in Malaysia, Thailand and India.theloadstar.com13 hours ago

GPS tracking could help tigers and traffic coexist in Asia

More than 100000 tigers ranged across Asia a century ago, from the Indian subcontinent to the Russian Far East. Today they are endangered, with only about …Phys.org12 hours ago

An ancient coronavirus swept across East Asia 25,000 years ago

An ancient coronavirus may have infected the ancestors of people living in modern-day East Asia starting 25,000 years ago and for millennia afterward, …Livescience.com16 hours ago

The West Asia Post: Episode 30- Is West Asia’s cold war thawing?

Saudi Arabia and Iran have never declared war on each other. But their proxy warfare has torn West Asia apart. The Saudi Iranian rivalry is a fight over influence …WION8 hours ago

Southeast Asian leaders to press Myanmar junta to end violence, allow aid – sources

Southeast Asian leaders will try to persuade Myanmar’s junta to end violence and let in aid at a summit on Saturday, diplomats said, in the first concerted …Reuters11 hours ago

Singapore: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q1 2021

The five-part webinar series explores the implications of the digital economy issues on competition law and policy in Singapore and Southeast Asia. This update …GlobalComplianceNews15 hours ago

Hong Kong: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q1 2021

The authority is seeking an appeal to increase the penalties imposed on two contractors who were found to have engaged in cartel conduct. This update was …GlobalComplianceNews10 hours ago

Why Southeast Asia’s LGBT community is finally coming out

Social media, K-pop and gay characters on Netflix – all have played a part in bringing LGBT issues into the mainstream. But greater visibility has brought a …South China Morning Post3 hours ago

Virus Surge and China Are Muddying the Bullish Asian Stock Story

Having started the year best-placed to benefit from a reopening of the global economy, Asia stock investors find themselves confronting the twin threats of a virus …Bloomberg48 minutes ago

Asia Today: Thailand’s new cases exceed 2000, set record

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s health authorities announced Friday they have confirmed 2070 new COVID-19 cases, a new daily record that brings the country’s …Associated Press17 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 Guardian22 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 Asia20 hours ago

Penicillin bar wins Asia’s 50 Best Sustainable Bar Award

On April 22, the sustainable bar nabs Asia’s 50 Best Sustainable Bar Award for 2021, taking the spot from Malaysia’s Bar Trigona, who held the recognition for …Time Out18 hours ago

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage reveals Asian Super League talks

Following a controversial week that saw European Super League plans announced and quickly abandoned, Perth Glory owner Tony Sage has revealed …Sporting News AU22 hours ago

Asia Gold Second coronavirus wave stifles demand in India

India’s physical gold demand faltered this week as strict restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 kept buyers away, while activity in other top hubs …Reuters15 hours ago

LNG to Power Projects in Asia-Pacific: Turning Prospects into Realities

Energy firms and financial institutions have been eyeing LNG to power projects in Asia Pacific for some time but these projects have not materialised…Lexology12 hours ago

Vectorworks expands reach in Asia

3D design software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is expanding its *service* in the Asia Pacific with two new distributors in the design and production industry.Planning, BIM & Construction Today18 hours ago

Citi India’s $2bn retail biz worth tops in Asia: Report

India Business News: TNN Mumbai: Macquarie Research has valued Citibank’s India retail business at around $2bn, based on their Basel III disclosures in the …Times of India1 hour ago

Marriages in China post biggest drop in decades amid pandemic

BEIJING — The number of marriages in China has been on a seven-year decline and there is no sign of a pickup on the horizon.According to China’s Mini.Nikkei Asia44 minutes ago

Cargo Facts Asia: Boeing forecasts Asia trade lanes to lead cargo growth over next 20 years

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to see the largest share of freighter deliveries over the next two decades, due largely to projections that long-haul …Air Cargo World8 hours ago

ICE launches new Micro Asia Tech 30 Index futures contracts

The new futures contracts will offer investors the ability to invest in the 30 largest tech-related companies across Asia-Pacific.The TRADE News14 hours ago

Mixed Ending to Week for Asia

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday, with the price of bitcoin tumbling below $49000 U.S. The Nikkei 225 docked 167.54 points, or 0.6%, to 29020.63.Baystreet.ca17 hours ago

The indefatigable Kamla Bhasin

NEW DELHI — It was the injustice of not having pockets in her clothes that set Kamla Bhasin on the road to fighting patriarchy in India.”Our clothes.Nikkei Asia4 hours ago

Small Caps Lead Stock Gains on Solid Economic Data: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Stocks climbed after strong economic data added to evidence the recovery is gaining momentum, with traders also assessing a batch of …BloombergQuint14 hours ago

FTSE flat as global traders cautious over coronavirus case rates in Asia

The FTSE 100 was virtually flat, tipping marginally higher, as concerns about the rising rate of coronavirus in Asia offset more positive economic data in Europe.Belfast Telegraph11 hours ago

Asia positions itself as the main destination for Chilean fruits with a 15.28% increase

According to information provided by the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), Chile has exported 1,686,346 tons of fruits so far in the current …FreshPlaza.com16 hours ago

Indonesia submarine: US vows support as foreign navies join search

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 Asia22 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Polyurethane Chemicals and Products Market Report 2021: Acrylic Polyol, MDI, TDI, Specialty Isocyanates, Polyether Polyol, Polyether Graft Copolymer Polyol, Polyester Polyol, PTHF Polyol

Dublin, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in Asia-Pacific (APAC) 2021 (including Raw Materials Volume)” …GlobeNewswire15 hours ago

What six Asian Americans are doing to fight hate in their communities

CNN spoke to six people around the US who are helping protect and uplift Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Here are their stories.CNN 7 hours ago

Fierce Pharma Asia—Pharma reputation in APAC; Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute, Fosun COVID vaccine work

Bristol Myers Squibb and Roche led pharma’s reputation score in Asia Pacific in this year’s Global RepTrack 100 survey. Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of …FiercePharma18 hours ago

New Lockdowns In Asia Spark Oil Demand Concerns

India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer, may impose restrictions as coronavirus infections and deaths surged to record highs.OilPrice.com11 hours ago

Schedule of FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers final phase confirmed – Xinhua |

BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) — The schedule has been confirmed for the final phase of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers. Group A, B and C games will be held in …Xinhua19 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Automotive Spare Parts Market: Vertical Integration, Disintermediation and the Digitalization of Distribution Channels are Driving an Overhaul of the Spare Parts Distribution Business –

The “Paradigm Shift in the Asia-Pacific Automotive Spare Parts Distribution and Retail Landscape” report has been added to’s …Yahoo Finance19 hours ago

Foreign Service Office Donald Lu Nominated for Top South, Central Asia Job

U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated Donald Lu, a career foreign *service* officer as the next Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia – a remit that …The Hindu5 hours ago

Mitsubishi cuts output by another 16000 vehicles on chip crunch

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors will slash output by 16000 units worldwide in May, the Japanese automaker said Friday, after a factory fire at key su.Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

Air Liquide beats on sales improvement, recovery in Asia

Air Liquide reports sales of €5.33 billion ($6.40 billion) for the first quarter of 2021, up 3.8% year on year (YOY) on a comparable basis and slightly higher …Chemical Week5 hours ago

Oil edges higher as recovery support countered by Asia virus surge

Oil settled higher on Friday, supported by bullish economic data from U.S. and Europe, though a rise in coronavirus cases in India was still pressuring prices.Reuters6 hours ago

English Law Is the Gold Standard in Central Asia’s Kazakhstan – InsideSources

One of the great challenges for countries seeking global investment is to be able to assure that their legal systems are transparent, reliable, and free.InsideSources19 hours ago

Asia’s richest man buys iconic English estate for $79 million: Photos

Mukesh Ambani’s new property includes a 5-star hotel, multiple restaurants, 13 tennis courts, and a 27-hole golf course.Business Insider17 hours ago

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast – Asia as of 13:30 GMT Friday, April 23, 2021. Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather …Taiwan News14 hours ago

Prudential’s Asia group CIO to leave on sabbatical | Asset Owners

Stephan van Vliet, the group chief investment officer (CIO) of Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA), is set to leave his current role to go on a sabbatical of up to 12 …AsianInvestor19 hours ago

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

Merkel to face grilling over Wirecard scandal – Spain’s Costa del Sol hopes for quick recovery – Daimler books €4.4 billion profit in quarter.Deutsche Welle20 hours ago

GE pushes installation of typhoon-proof offshore turbines in Japan

TOKYO — General Electric, *fresh* off becoming the first company to win international certification for large offshore wind turbines capable of withsta.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

Southeast Asia braces for potential Covid spike during Ramadan

Published 22 Apr,2021 via Bloomberg News *Service* (Global Editions) – Southeast Asia’s biggest predominantly Muslim nations are tightening movement …Salaam Gateway20 hours ago

Asian prices rise to 3-month high, boosted by summer demand

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose to a three-month high this week boosted by demand for power generation ahead of summer and as some …Reuters17 hours ago

ASIA PACIFIC: Vessels boarded in Singapore Strait

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has reported two incidents onboard ships …Bunkerspot19 hours ago

Asia markets struggle for direction after US tax hike reports |

International, MNA | Asian shares struggled to find clear direction on Friday after a week spent seesawing to match the prevailing momentum on Wall Street, …Macau Business14 hours ago

New venue announced for TCT Asia, China’s leading 3D printing event

Exhibition organiser VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd. has confirmed a new venue for TCT Asia 2021, China’s leading event for 3D printing and additive manufacturing.TCT Magazine16 hours ago

Malaysia Issues World’s First Sovereign Sukuk to Fund Sustainability Projects

Malaysia has become the first nation to offer a sovereign U.S. dollar-based sukuk to exclusively fund environmental projects. A sukuk is an Islamic financial certificate, similar to a bond in Western-based finance systems, that adheres to Sharia law. According to Investopedia, sukuk involves a direct asset ownership interest, as opposed to the function of a bond, which is an indirect interest-bearing debt obligation. The Southeast Asian nation issued $800 million of 10-year trust certificates on Thursday, as well as $500 million in 30-year trust certificates. The initial target size was $1…VOA Asia16 hours ago

Naphtha shipments from west to Asia to rise in May – sources

Naphtha shipments from west to Asia are expected to rebound to more than 2 million tonnes in May after dipping below average levels this month, trade sources …Reuters20 hours ago

Japan declares COVID emergency with Olympics 3 months away

TOKYO — Japan on Friday declared a new state of emergency for Tokyo and three other prefectures. The decision comes just three months before the July.Nikkei Asia20 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 …GlobeNewswire21 hours ago

Asian Gambling Growth to Be Led by China, Japan, Korea, Says Goldman

Gamblers from China, Japan and South Korea will lead Asian gaming growth in the years ahead, according to Goldman Sachs.Casino.Org News8 hours ago

Pakistan Islamists press for French ambassador’s expulsion

KARACHI — Unruly protests by the militant Islamist political party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, or TLP, may lead to the French ambassador’s expulsion f.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

One Republican senator voted against anti–asian hate crimes bill.

The Senate passed a hate crimes bill Thursday aimed at addressing an alarming spike in violence directed at Asian Americans, and the Asian community more …Slate15 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Asian equities, FX subdued as infections in India continue to surge

India, Thailand, South Korea see surging infections * Singapore March inflation quickens, ahead of Reuters poll * Don’t expect shift in MAS stance due to CPI …Reuters19 hours ago

Soccer-Four-goal haul takes Persepolis into Asian Champions League knockout rounds

HONG KONG: Last year’s finalists Persepolis kept their quest for a first-ever Asian Champions League title on track on Friday with a 4-0 win …CNA2 hours ago

Work Until You Drop: A Culture 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.asia22 hours ago

Philippines’ Ayala takes ‘long-term’ view on Myanmar amid crisis

MANILA — The Philippines’ oldest conglomerate Ayala is taking a “long-term” view and a “wait-and-see” approach on Myanmar, executives said on Friday, even …Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

Fun Friday: Three myths about hard work, busted!

Can you do in 20 hours what you do at 40 hours a week?Human Resources Director15 hours ago

The myth of China-Japan decoupling

TOKYO – Yoshihide Suga isn’t known for his acrobatic skills. Nor is kabuki theatre the Japanese prime minister’s thing. But Suga is proving his.Asia Times21 hours ago

Japan: ‘Minister of loneliness’ tackles mental health crisis

Japan has welcomed the appointment of its first minister tasked specifically with combating the country’s loneliness and isolation crisis which has exacerbated …DW (English)15 hours ago

Asia-Pacific League 2021 – Playoffs – Stage 1: Kira E-Sports pull off a shocking victory against CYCLOPS Athlete Gaming in the Rainbow Six Siege tournament

With the Six May 2021 Major canceled, Asia-Pacific (APAC) League 2021 Stage 1 playoff is being treated as the de facto major by the Rainbow Six Siege …Sportskeeda13 hours ago

Willis Towers Watson poaches new Asia cyber leader from Tokio Marine

Willis Towers Watson has hired a regional cyber leader in Asia. In this new role she will drive business growth and implement new cyber ideas and solutions to …Intelligent Insurer18 hours ago

MOM reveals new minister-in-charge | HRD Asia

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has today (April 23) announced a major cabinet reshuffle. Dr Tan See Leng will now take the helm of the Ministry of …Human Resources Director18 hours ago

Asia trades mixed after losses on Wall Street, modest moves have been seen

Hang Seng has extended gains after the higher open [TECH index rises over 2%; Property firms trade generally lower after Q1 earnings from Vanke]. –FXStreet21 hours ago

India posts world record daily COVID-19 cases for second straight day

BENGALURU: India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of coronavirus cases for a second day in a row on Friday (Apr 23), while daily deaths …CNA22 hours ago

JSE could battle to find direction amid patchy trading in Asia

JSE could struggle to find a clear path on Friday amid a mixed trading picture in Asia, which has been a source of anxiety for investors after a spike in new …Business Day21 hours ago


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