Asia in the News: April 28, 2021

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

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as investors digest economic data from Australia, Japan

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Wednesday morning trade after a slew of economic data.CNBC21 minutes ago

Vaccines, export demand lifts Asia growth forecast but recovery still ‘patchy’

China and India are expected to lead the economic rebound across developing Asia this year, with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicting growth of 7.3 …South China Morning Post5 hours ago

Pan Asia pioneers prime lithium-tungsten terrane in Thailand

Pan Asia Metals holds the auspicious title of being the only active lithium and tungsten explorer in South-East Asia. The company has its foot on what it …The West Australian16 hours ago

Asian Americans Are Facing a Mental Health Crisis From Recent Attacks

Anti-Asian American violence has captured the nation’s attention. Understanding the historical context and mental health impacts are key to moving forward.Healthline12 hours ago

Targeting Asia-Pacific defence, Australia to spend $580 mln on military upgrades

Australia will spend A$747 million ($580 million) to upgrade four northern military bases and expand war games with the United States, Prime Minister Scott …Reuters55 minutes ago

Southeast Asia and the ‘Just Transition’ to Clean Energy

Despite talk of a green transition, some Southeast Asian governments still have strong economic incentives to cling to fossil fuels.The Diplomat20 hours ago

Beware Asia’s growing debt bubble

Frederic Neumann is Co-head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC.Give Asia’s central bankers their credit. By taking swift and determined action, they.Nikkei Asia23 hours agoOpinion

Disney to shut Fox Sports Asia channels

The Walt Disney Company is shutting down its Fox Sports Asia pay-television channels later this year, drawing the curtain on one of the longest-standing …SportBusiness20 hours ago

Asia-Pacific region urged to “build back better”

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is holding its 77th session with a focus on how to “build back better”…Mirage News19 hours ago

Japanese technologies help Africa and Asia fight COVID-19

Operated by the Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Tokyo, the STePP programme, which seeks to contribute to the inclusive and…Mirage News15 hours ago

Heilind Asia Pacific Expanded the Product Line in South Asia with Belden Industrial Cable Solutions

Heilind Asia Pacific, part of Heilind Electronics Inc., announced an expanded inventory of electronic components and solutions exclusively for South A.Business Wire5 hours ago

Insight – Asia can lead global growth this century

AT the 20th edition of the Boao Forum for Asia, President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech emphasised the important role the Asia region and the connectivity …The Star Online6 hours ago

Jonathan Stromseth on Southeast Asia’s Great Power Dynamics

The Biden administration needs to improve America’s economic game in Southeast Asia in coordination with allies and partners.”The Diplomat19 hours ago

China to help set up South Asia Covid-19 emergency supplies reserve

China pledged to set up a reserve of “emergency supplies” with South Asian nations on Tuesday during talks with five countries in the region on combating …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post16 hours ago

Why Russia is betting on Myanmar’s military junta

Russia has refused to condemn the coup in Myanmar due to its desire to keep lucrative military contracts and gain a foothold in the Indian Ocean.East Asia Forum19 hours ago

Asia’s Climate Stocks Primed for Rebound, Money Managers Say

The global climate summit could prove to be a catalyst for a rebound in Asia’s environment-related stocks, which have been underperforming the broader market …Bloomberg1 hour ago

Asia’s migrants face uneven road back from COVID: ADB-led report

TOKYO — Coronavirus-hit demand for migrant workers from Asia is expected to only recover unevenly and will hinge largely on economic rebounds in majo.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

Apple trims AirPods production plans as sales lose steam

TAIPEI — Apple is trimming its planned production of AirPods wireless earphones by 25% to 30% this year as intensifying competition dents sales of th.Nikkei Asia4 hours ago

EU most secure; Asia, South America, Africa prone to cyberattacks: study

The top ten most secured countries are in Europe, a Surfshark in-depth analysis finds, and identified that countries based in Southern Asia, Western A…iTWire6 hours ago

US population time bomb muddles economic race with China

WASHINGTON — The U.S. marked its slowest population growth since the Great Depression over the last decade, highlighting the demographic challenge th.Nikkei Asia15 hours ago

Activist and Artist Kim Saira on Social Justice and Social Media

Asian American artist Kim Saira has used her background in design to participate in social justice movements on social media.Asia Society17 hours ago

Air pollution: Asia’s deadliest public health crisis is not 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’s cover …Financial Times9 hours ago

Pan Asia Metals assays confirm wide, high-grade near-surface tungsten at Khao Soon

Encouraged by the results, the company is planning further drilling aimed at extending the mineralised zone along strike and down dip.Proactive Investors Australia1 hour ago

Partners Capital adds executive in Singapore as part of Asia push

Emmanuel Pitsilis joined outsourced CIO firm Partners Capital in Singapore as a managing director and co-head of its Asia-Pacific business. Mr. Pitsilis replaces …Pensions & Investments20 hours ago

HSBC Q1 profits double on reversed credit losses, Asia focus | Daily Sabah

Banking giant HSBC’s first-quarter profits more than doubled, helped by a reversal in credit losses as well as its ongoing restructuring and pivot to Asia, it said …Daily Sabah21 hours ago

Chinese researchers calculate Central Asia’s water waste, agriculture potential

Central Asia is one of the most water-stressed places on the planet. Soviet efforts to farm the steppe drained the Aral Sea. Today the enduring …bne IntelliNews7 hours ago

Relativity Expands Cloud Capabilities and Highlights Investment in Asia Pacific at Spotlight: APAC

CHICAGO, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, today kicks off its second annual virtual event, …PRNewswire6 hours ago

Tavatanakit hopes to impress in Singapore as LPGA Tour returns to Asia

World number one Ko Jin-young, two-times champion Inbee Park and holder Park Sung-hyun head the field at the HSBC Women’s World Championship starting …Reuters1 hour ago

Park and co fired up on return to Asia

Park In-bee was awake, changed and ready for practice well before the first glimpse of the sun appeared over the Sentosa Golf Club (SGC) yesterday.The Straits Times10 hours ago

Disney to close 18 channels in Asia to shift focus to streaming

Pay-TV providers which have included Disney and Fox channels in their subscription packages will have to review their consumer offerings in the wake of …Yahoo News Australia5 hours ago

New venue announced for China’s TCT Asia event

New venue announced for China’s TCT Asia event. Exhibition organiser VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd. has confirmed a new venue for TCT Asia 2021.Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine21 hours ago

China set to report first population decline in 5 decades

BEIJING (Financial Times) — China is set to report its first population decline since the famine that accompanied the Great Leap Forward, Mao Zedong’Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

China offers vaccines to South Asia, says ‘ready to support’ India

China’s foreign minister was speaking at the fourth multilateral dialogue involving countries in South Asia on coordinating their COVID-19 responses and …The Hindu17 hours ago

As the LPGA returns to Asia for the first time in 17 months, players adjust to a stricter COVID bubble

During play in Singapore and Thailand the next two weeks, players must stay in hotels secured by the tour, eat only room *service* and take specific shuttles to …Golf Digest12 hours ago

Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (20 April to 26 April 2021) – India

English Infographic on India and 2 other countries about Food and Nutrition, Health, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 26 Apr 2021 by OCHA.ReliefWeb22 hours ago

Wealth: Will Nomura’s big plans for Asia fall short?

The Japanese bank has spent big money to hire a wealth management team, but spiralling costs and a lack of name recognition in key markets leave many …Euromoney magazine22 hours agoOpinion

VOA Asia for Wednesday April 28

China’s obstacles to reducing coal consumption. A spreading virus vaccine. Australia indigenous justice. Police on the defensive. Ghost kitchens. Robots create …Voice of America7 hours ago

Stocks Steady; Bond Yields Up Amid Commodity Jump: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks opened on a cautious note Wednesday as investors considered a renewed rise in Treasury yields, a jump in commodity prices and a raft of …BloombergQuint5 hours ago

BEDGEAR® Elevates Ross Stuart to Acting President Asia-Pacific

PRNewswire/ — BEDGEAR®, the brand of Performance® that provides innovative bedding by focusing on an active lifestyle and well-being, is pleased to …PRNewswire15 hours ago

Link3D to host Asia-Pacific AM Meetup to drive regional growth

Link3D to host Asia-Pacific AM Meetup to drive regional growth. Link3D, Boulder, Colorado, USA, has announced that it will be hosting its.Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine21 hours ago

Apple’s follow-up to M1 chip goes into mass production for Mac

TAIPEI — The next generation of Mac processors designed by Apple entered mass production this month, sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei Asia, …Nikkei Asia23 hours ago

Gogo Cloud Gaming (GCG Asia) Launches A New Cloud Gaming Platform Xmech For the Asian Region

HONG KONG, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / April 27, 2021 / -Independent games developer Gogo Cloud Gaming (GCG Asia) is scheduled to launch a new platform …IT News Online18 hours ago

China gets serious about antitrust in cyberspace

A record penalty slapped on Alibaba Group Holding earlier this month kicked off China’s clampdown on anti-competitive activity in cyberspace, where a few …Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

WEEKLY: Steel scrap prices continue to diverge in Asia

Asia’s market for steel scrap diverged for a second week over April 16-23, with prices in regions such as Taiwan seeing their landed steel scrap prices move …Mysteel Global20 hours ago

Sidewalk Labs spinout Replica plans expansion to Europe and Asia

Urban data platform Replica has secured US$41 million in Series B funding.Cities Today18 hours ago

Microsoft Teams is down across Europe and Asia

comments. HAVE YOUR SAY. According to website Downdetector, Microsoft Teams has been down for most of the morning on Tuesday. Those using it could …The Scotsman19 hours ago

India’s pandemic, Japan’s restrictions dampen Asia’s spot LNG demand

Asia s LNG demand has been dampened by the worsening pandemic in India, that is expected to curb gas and power demand, with spot cargoes already …S&P Global23 hours ago

The Rolling Stones and New Balance feature in Asia-Pacific Legal Updates you may have missed

Each quarter we will be running a series of pieces presenting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. For this instalment we turn our attention to the …World Trademark Review17 hours ago

China-born Chloe Zhao sought common ground in Oscars speech

In her acceptance speech for the Best Director Oscar for “Nomadland,” Chloe Zhao recited the first verses of the San Zi Jing, a classic Conf.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

COVID-19 Third Wave Menaces Southeast Asian Nations

As the disease ravages India, several Southeast Asian nations are also weathering record outbreaks.The Diplomat22 hours ago

Cloud Dominates Asia Pacific Service Spend in Q1: ISG Index

Spending on cloud services reached a record 85% of the Asia Pacific technology services market in Q1, according to the ISG Index (Nasdaq: III).Business Wire7 hours ago

Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia

A research and innovation project at the University of Bern aims to strengthen sustainable farming methods among smallholder families in Africa and Asia using …EurekAlert11 hours ago

Amcor Asia Pacific Selects GEP SMART Unified Procurement Software Platform To Drive Value

GEP, a leading provider of procurement and supply chain strategy, software and managed services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, …Yahoo Finance17 hours ago

Lydia Ko Riding “Good Momentum” into Two-Week Asia Swing

Lydia Ko is doing her best to adjust to the time difference in Singapore. Thanks to a seven-mile hike with Kristen Gillman before her international flight from Los …LPGA19 hours ago

Why work is the biggest hurdle to solving East Asia’s population crisis

For China, lifting birth restrictions is no guarantee of a baby boom as long working hours come at the price of long-term population growth. When parents can …South China Morning Post8 hours agoOpinion

US Navy’s mass retirement of vessels to dent Taiwan deterrence

NEW YORK — The U.S. Navy will soon enter a brief period of vulnerability when its Cold War-era submarines and cruisers go into mass retirement before.Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

Reluctant emerging Asia, including India, could delay real interest rate hikes until 2022

All 8 emerging Asian economies, including India & Indonesia, are expected to hold benchmark interest rates steady through 2021, according to forecasts by …ThePrint23 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Cold Chain Logistics Market Worth $133.97 Billion by 2027: Allied Market Research

Surge in number of refrigerated warehouses, development of the processed food sector, and growth of the pharmaceuticals sector drive the Asia-Pacific cold…GlobeNewswire22 hours ago

All signal, no noise, as UFI Asia-Pacific Conference goes all digital in May

Global association of the exhibition industry, UFI’s 15th annual Asia-Pacific Conference is to be held on 20 May 2021 as an all digital event. The programme will …Exhibition World23 hours ago

Biden’s Initial Steps to Repair Global Ties Receive Praise in Europe, Asia

European leaders and other American allies say President Joe Biden has done much in his first 100 days in the White House to start rebuilding confidence in …Voice of America13 hours ago

Thailand’s new COVID wave slams hospitals, ignites public anger

BANGKOK — New waves of the coronavirus have prompted Southeast Asian countries to tighten restrictions on business and social activity as shortages o.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

New Distribution Facility Expands Bushu Pharma’s Gateway to Asia (GTA) Services

PRNewswire/ — Bushu Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (hereinafter “Bushu Pharma”) has established the Bushu Pharma Kazo Packaging Center located within the Kazo…PRNewswire1 hour ago

Asia Minute: Mixed Reaction in Asia to Hollywood’s Oscars

This year’s Academy Awards sparked two very different reactions for a pair of East Asian countries. There was happiness from South Korea, and silence from.Hawaiipublicradio11 hours ago

US lifts travel restrictions on students from China and elsewhere

The U.S. lifted travel restrictions on Monday for students from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, Europe, the U.K. and Ireland who plan to study in America this fall.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

NYPD makes arrest in assault of 61-year-old Asian man

A man has been arrested in connection with the case of a 61-year-old Asian man who was attacked last week in New York, police said.CNN 8 hours ago

New ESG-linked bonds emerging for Asia to transit its inconvenient truth

Asia is fertile ground for SLBs amid *fresh* decarbonisation targets committed by China, South Korea and Japan, analysts said. PHOTO: AFP. Singapore. ASIA is …Business Times9 hours ago

How real is the threat of Islamic extremism in Central Asia?

Since the turbulent 1990s, Islamist extremism has refused to completely disappear from Central Asia. Over the past decade, the unending conflicts in …Emerging Europe20 hours ago

New UK Aircraft Carrier to Set Sail for Asia Next Month

New aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will set sail next month for Asia with eight fast jets on board.Military.com19 hours ago

Forbes Asia CEO Webinar: The Way Forward

This second episode of the Forbes Asia CEO Webinar—The WayForward—was held virtually on March 30 and March 31. Business leaders delved into the road …Forbes20 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Swapping Market Report 2020: Battery Costs, Range Anxiety, and Lengthy Charging Process to Contribute to Adoption

PRNewswire/ — The “The Asia-Pacific Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Swapping Market, 2020” report has been added to’s offering. The.PRNewswire15 hours ago

Access Asia – Indian hospitals overwhelmed by sudden surge in Covid-19 cases

Two months ago, India declared it had defeated Covid-19, but now it has become the epicentre of the pandemic. Many accuse the government of indifference …FRANCE 2416 hours ago

No junior squash event in Asia this year

KARACHI: Asian Squash Federation has announced that no junior squash event will be held in the region in 2021 due to the continuous outbreak in the region.The News International6 hours ago

Asia tech firms a must in portfolios – The Malaysian Reserve

Asian tech is getting more exciting because more names are getting listed, creating more dynamic opportunities. by HARIZAH KAMEL / Pic by BLOOMBERG.The Malaysian Reserve8 hours ago

Camus secures baiju tie-up with Shede Spirits for Asia GTR

Camus has released a baijiu exclusively for the Global Travel Retail channel. related to Product launches, Spirits, Camus,just-drinks.com17 hours ago

‘West Asia Baseball Cup likely to be postponed’

LAHORE: The 15th edition of the West Asia Baseball Cup, due to be held in Iran in July this year, is likely to be postponed by the Baseball Federation of Asia …DAWN.com5 hours ago

Results for the Peace Elite Asia Invitational (PEI) 2021: Standings and points table

The Peace Elite Asia Invitational (PEI) 2021 will take place from April 27 to 29 and the top 15 teams from across Asia will be competing for the title of champions …Dot Esports5 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Asian stocks jittery ahead of Fed meeting; virus cases in India dip

Graphic: World FX rates * Asian stock markets: * Virus surge dampens risk sentiment across the region …Reuters23 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Most vaccinated Americans can skip masks outside

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 Asia9 hours ago

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 27 April 2021 | DW News – latest news and breaking stories

External aid begins to arrive in India as the country buckles under a growing coronavirus emergency. Meanwhile in Thailand, new restrictions are imposed to …Deutsche Welle17 hours ago

Suspect Charged With Hate Crime After Brutal Attack on Asian Man in Harlem

The man suspected of assaulting a 61-year-old Asian immigrant in East Harlem on Friday night, leaving him on a ventilator and in a coma, was arrested and …The New York Times11 hours ago

Emerging Asia-Pacific Connected Consumer Survey 2020: Customer Satisfaction and Churn / Impact of Data Usage and Bundling / Focus on Digital Experience

Dublin, April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Connected Consumer Survey 2020: Mobile Customer Satisfaction in Emerging Asia-Pacific” report has been …Yahoo Finance21 hours ago

Taiwan drought at ‘most critical’ phase for chip sector

TAIPEI — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday called for more water conservation as the island’s chipmaking industry faces the worst drought i.Nikkei Asia13 hours ago

Asia: Markets rise as Federal Reserve meeting looms, Biden prepares to speak

[HONG KONG] Asian markets mostly rose on Wednesday but there was little conviction among investors as they await the end of the Federal Reserve’s latest …The Business Times3 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Thailand hits new daily record deaths

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 Asia16 hours ago

RPT-High prices nibble at corn’s sway as Asian feed buyers switch to wheat

Repeats earlier story for wider readership with no changes to text)* Chicago corn futures up 37% in 2021, wheat prices rise 16%* Animal feed makers seen …Successful Farming3 hours ago

South Asia pushing global infections to 15m a day, says US report

WASHINGTON: An unprecedented upsurge in Covid-19 infections in South Asia could push global infections to 15 million a day by mid-May, says an American …DAWN.com5 hours ago

MOM reveals guidelines to manage work-life harmony

Employees in Singapore can expect to receive proper workplace support for achieving work/life balance with the launch of a new tripartite standard.Human Resources Director4 hours ago

Racism on the frontline: Britain’s Asian healthcare workers

Racist abuse of Asian healthcare workers is reportedly on the rise as they risk their lives in the fight against COVID.Al Jazeera English19 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: Philippines logs 7204 new COVID-19 cases, India’s daily cases fall

International, MNA | The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Tuesday:Macau Business4 hours ago

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for Apr. 28, 2021

Stocks held tight ranges and U.S. equity futures edged up Wednesday as Treasuries steadied from steep losses ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decision.Bloomberg1 hour ago

NYU Professor Accuses Nikkei Asia of ‘Misquoting’ Him After Denying Widespread Anti-Asian Sentiment

A professor of politics at New York University has accused a reporter with Nikkei Asia of “misquoting” him in an article that sought his opinion on anti-Asian …Yahoo News14 hours ago

Myanmar junta builds ‘walled garden’ of internet services

YANGON — Myanmar’s junta has relaxed internet restrictions on selected business apps, signaling the return of an old censorship board that this time.Nikkei Asia53 minutes ago

OPEC’s output pledge music to ears of pandemic-hit Asian oil buyers

The affirmation from OPEC and its allies that recovering demand had created conditions to boost output will offer relief to Asian oil buyers in the hope the move …S&P Global2 hours ago

The Silk Road of Gas: Energy Business from Central Asia to Europe

Central Asia possesses a significant role within the global geopolitical balance since it comprises numerous trade channels that link many businesses with …Modern Diplomacy21 hours ago

Tech Stocks Retreat With Megacap Earnings in Focus: Markets Wrap

Most Asian stocks slipped in early trading Tuesday and U.S. futures edged higher as traders await a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to leave policy …BloombergQuint15 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Loyalty Management Market Report 2021: A $3.64 Billion Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts to 2026 –

The “APAC Loyalty Management Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to …Yahoo Finance22 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Roundup: TGA new drug approval times hold steady despite pandemic pressures

Australian approval times for new drugs and other filings held steady in the second half of 2020 despite the pressures COVID-19 put on regulatory officials, …Regulatory Focus13 hours ago


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