Asia in the News: April 29, 2021

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

COVID-19 won’t rattle East Asian supply chains

Author: Fukunari Kimura, Keio University. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a series of overreactions about the viability of global value …East Asia Forum2 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly higher; Fed keeps interest rates near zero

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday decided to leave short-term interest rates anchored near zero as it buys at least $120 billion of bonds each month.CNBC1 hour ago

Asia Stocks, U.S. Futures Up on Stimulus, Earnings: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asian stocks rose Thursday and U.S. equity futures extended gains, buoyed by robust earnings from technology heavyweights and the prospect …Yahoo Finance Australia1 hour ago

India outbreak challenges forecasts for Asia-led recovery

The Asian Development Bank believes the situation will probably worsen before it improves for India, but it was still hopeful the economy would post strong …The Australian Financial Review18 hours ago

Paessler promotes new Asia Pacific lead for partner growth

German monitoring software vendor Paessler AG has promoted its regional manager of the Americas Sebastian Krüger to vice president of Asia Pacific (APAC), …ARNnet2 hours ago

Nations in Transit: Central Asia Remains Locked in Consolidated Authoritarianism

For 17 years straight, as measured by Freedom House’s annual Nations in Transit report, the strength of democracy in Europe and Eurasia has been in decline.The Diplomat12 hours ago

China reboots the internationalization of its currency

William Bratton is author of “China’s Rise, Asia’s Decline.” He was previously head of equity research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.The emergence of China as.Nikkei Asia6 hours agoOpinion

Asia Minute: Asia’s Newest Travel Bubble

As vaccinations continue to increase around the country, so do travel plans. That’s also true in parts of the Asia Pacific—where another so-called “travel bubble” …Hawaiipublicradio7 hours ago

dLocal Expands Further Into Southeast Asia to Support Merchant Demand

dLocal, a technology-first payments platform enabling global enterprise merchants to connect with billions of consumers in emerging markets, today ann.Business Wire15 hours ago

China seeks stronger ties in South Asia with united Covid-19 front

Beijing fears rise in coronavirus cases in India could flow over into neighbouring countries and China, observers say.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post3 hours ago

Targeting Asia-Pacific defense, Australia to spend $580m on military upgrades

Australia will spend $580 million to upgrade four northern military bases and expand war games with the United States, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on …CNN19 hours ago

Women in STEM: A Conversation with Zendesk’s Wendy Johnstone

April 28, 2021. By Eelynn Sim. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Share. As the global pandemic grinds on past the one-year mark, it continues to drive …The Asia Foundation – In Asia5 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2021: Strengthening the resilience of least developed countries in the wake of the coronavirus disease pandemic – Afghanistan

English Analysis on Afghanistan and 11 other countries about Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, Earthquake, Epidemic and more; published on 27 …ReliefWeb16 hours ago

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

Heilind Asia Pacific, part of Heilind Electronics Inc., announced an expanded inventory of electronic components and solutions exclusively for South A.Business Wire56 minutes ago

LPGA Tour heads to Asia for back-to-back events in Singapore and Thailand

The LPGA Tour is headed to Asia for an abbreviated two-event schedule in Singapore and Thailand for the first time in 18 months.Golf Channel14 hours ago

Back-to-Back Spikes of Covid Wrack India, Nepal

April 28, 2021. By Sagar Prasai. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Share. A January report from the World Bank estimated that up to 124 million people …The Asia Foundation – In Asia5 hours ago

ACLED Regional Overview – South Asia (17 – 23 April 2021) – India

English Analysis on India and 2 other countries about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and Protection and Human Rights; published on 28 Apr 2021 by …ReliefWeb6 hours ago

Southeast Asia Suffers Sharp Increase In COVID-19 Infections, Deaths

Thailand, Cambodia and Laos successfully beat back the coronavirus for a year. Like many other countries, all three are showing a sharp increase in infections …NPR17 hours ago

Asia shares rise on supportive Fed as Biden unveils new stimulus

Asian shares rose in early trade on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it was too early to consider rolling back emergency support for the economy, …Reuters5 minutes ago

Central Asia Regional Supply and Market Outlook Update (April 27, 2021) – Afghanistan

FEWS NET gratefully acknowledges partner organizations, national ministries of agriculture, national market information systems, regional organizations, and …ReliefWeb17 hours ago

Principals designs identity and position for Drew Network Asia

Branding design agency Principals has created a visual identity for regional legal network, the Drew Network Asia (DNA). In March 2020, three well established …Transform magazine12 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 the U.S. …Nikkei Asia23 hours ago

Asia unmoved by FOMC

With the FOMC out of the way and no bombshells dropped, Asian markets look likely to maintain an upbeat mood.ING Think2 hours agoOpinion

Sequencing Analysis Traces Origins of Malaria-Causing Parasite to Southeast Asia

NEW YORK — A new sequencing analysis suggests that the malaria-causing Plasmodium vivax may have originated in Southeast Asia. P. vivax is the most …GenomeWeb8 hours ago

ASIA Announces The Reunion Albums: 2007 – 2012

PRNewswire/ — ASIA, the multi-platinum selling English supergroup, formed in London in 1981, are celebrating their 40th anniversary by releasing a 5CD …PRNewswire13 hours ago

Apple reports record quarter as China drives COVID rebound

PALO ALTO, U.S. — Apple reported its highest-ever March quarterly revenue on Wednesday driven by robust sales of its first 5G iPhones, especially in China.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

ITB Asia to gear up for a physical international travel trade show in October 2021

Singapore, 28 April 2021 – ITB Asia is back and on track for a physical event from 27 – 29 October 2021 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, …Hospitality Net19 hours ago

SPACs Offer Asia’s Hottest Startups a Route to IPO | Asian Legal Business

Special purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs) have been around since the 1990s, but it’s only in the past few months that they have really exploded in the public …Legal Business Online16 hours ago

PODCAST: Supply crunch persists in Asia and Europe, but sentiment diverges

LONDON (ICIS)–The Europe and Asia editors, Heidi Finch and Julia Tan, discuss persistent short supply in the European and Asian bisphenol A (BPA) markets …ICIS11 hours ago

Inaugural Asia Tech x Singapore Event Convenes Leaders across Governments and Businesses to Redefine the Future of Technology

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Informa Tech and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced new details around Asia Tech x …Yahoo Finance Australia5 minutes ago

Cocoa Association of Asia forced to push its conference back to 2022

The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) has announced it is postponing its conference that was due to take place from 4 to 5 November this year in Singapore due …ConfectioneryNews.com13 hours ago

Wargaming Selects Nuvei to Enhance Payments Offering in Asia Pacific

Nuvei’s global fintech platform to support the legendary online game developer and publisher with the payment methods of choice for the Asia Pacific…GlobeNewswire13 hours ago

US’ Afghanistan withdrawal decision sends shudders through South Asia

The decision for an unconditional US withdrawal is creating a triumphant jihadist narrative, enthusing groups across South Asia with deep al-Qaeda ties.South China Morning Post7 hours agoOpinion

Asia must resist global corporate tax rate

Countries across Asia should join Ireland and other nations and resist calls for a minimum global corporate tax rate that could become a masterclass in the law …MENAFN.COM18 hours ago

How is healthcare access in Southeast Asia shaping up in 2021?

A Special Report on the top five trends redefining the way healthcare stakeholders look at long-term healthcare access sustainability in the region from Roshel.The Pharma Letter10 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 Asia20 hours ago

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

Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, kicks off its second annual virtual event, Spotlight: APAC.AiThority10 hours ago

Asian shares mostly higher ahead of Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly moderately higher in listless trading Wednesday, as investors watched for news out of a Federal Reserve meeting.The Associated Press23 hours ago

Y Combinator’s long-distance relationship with SE Asia

Y Combinator’s most recent batch had record representation from Southeast Asia. But local alternatives are becoming more relevant.The Ken2 hours ago

Japan approves world’s largest free-trade deal as China calls to boost Asian economy

15-nation partnership is expected to cover nearly one-third of the world’s economy, trade and population and to come into effect from early 2022.South China Morning Post23 hours ago

Carlsberg reports “good start to the year” thanks to Asia region

Carlsberg has recorded volume growth of 12.8% in the first quarter, as a strong performance by China offsets the on-trade plummet in Western Europe.FoodBev.com16 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 Australia20 hours ago

Carta launches commercial operations in Asia with Singapore office

California-based Carta, a startup that offers capitalization table management and valuation software, said it has opened an office in Singapore – its first …Tech in Asia23 hours ago

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 28 April 2021 | DW News – latest news and breaking stories

Indians battling the COVID-19 crisis turn to social media for help. Citizens are organizing themselves into groups and helping anyone they can with timely …Deutsche Welle49 minutes ago

Assa Abloy profit up as costs ease, Asia rebounds

STOCKHOLM–Sweden’s Assa Abloy AB on Wednesday posted a bigger-than-expected rise in first-quarter net profit amid lower costs and a rebound in its Asia …MarketWatch19 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: India’s death toll surpass 200000, Philippines reports 6895 new cases

The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries: NEW DELHI — India’s death toll due to COVID-19 surpassed the …Macau Business10 hours ago

Southeast Asian Journalists Recognized With International Awards

Two journalists’ work encapsulates both the resilience of the region’s media, and the increasing threats to its survival.The Diplomat15 hours ago

A clear agenda to save the WTO

Author: Inu Manak, Cato Institute. The fate of the World Trade Organization (WTO) hangs in the balance after four years of assault by the Trump administration.East Asia Forum14 hours ago

RCEP trade pact hands China a global edge, for now

TOKYO — The world’s largest trade pact that encompasses 30% of the global economy is set to come into force as early as this year.The Regional Compre.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

Data Center Cooling Market in Southeast Asia to grow by USD 1.03 Billion during 2021-2025|Technavio

PRNewswire/ — The data center cooling market in Southeast Asia is set to grow by USD 1.03 billion, progressing at a CAGR of over 15% during 2021-2025. The.PRNewswire12 hours ago

APF Canada Investment Monitor 2021 Report Highlights Opportunities for Canadian Companies in Post-Pandemic Asia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the release of …GlobeNewswire9 hours ago

PRWeek Top Consultancies 2021: Asia-Pacific

PRWeek has unveiled its annual rankings of Asia-Pacific’s top PR consultancies for 2021. Click here to see global agency rankings. >> Click here to read our …PR Week17 hours ago

UBS posts strong Q1 results for Asia-Pacific

Swiss bank UBS’ Asia-Pacific business achieved its best-ever quarterly wealth management performance in the first three months of the year.. Read more at …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Atome teams with Fomo Pay to expand BNPL acceptance across Asia

FOMO Pay, a leading payment solution provider in Asia, is today announcing a partnership with Atome that will expand seamless buy now pay later acceptance …Finextra18 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 Asia21 hours ago

Dymon Asia Expands Hazeltree Relationship to Streamline Cash Management

Asia-Focused Alternative Investment Manager Enhances Operational Controls and Drives Efficiencies with Hazeltree Cash Manager™…GlobeNewswire13 hours ago

Attacks on Asian Americans Spiked by 150% in First Quarter of 2021

Attacks on Asians in 16 of America’s largest cities soared by an unprecedented 150% during the first quarter of 2021, continuing a spike that had been sparked …Voice of America3 hours ago

Emerging Asia-Pacific Connected Consumer Survey 2020: OTT Communication and Social Media Services – Most Mobile Users in EMAP Use Free or Paid-for OTT VoIP –

The “Connected Consumer Survey 2020: OTT Communication and Social Media Services in Emerging Asia-Pacific” report has been added to …Yahoo Finance11 hours ago

High frequency traders are writing their own cheques in Asia

Chinese and Hong Kong nationals who’ve been working overseas are coming home.eFinancialCareers9 hours ago

Asia Pacific gap in new climate banking alliance

A coalition of banks last week committed themselves to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and adopting interim targets much sooner.Global Trade Review (GTR)14 hours ago

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

(Bloomberg) — The global climate summit could prove to be a catalyst for a rebound in Asia’s environment-related stocks, which have been underperforming the …Caixin Global8 hours ago

UBS posts strong first-quarter performance for Asia-Pacific, moves into its largest regional office at Dhoby Ghaut

Profit before tax for its Asia Pacific arm rose 21% year on year to US$0.9 billion for the 3 months to March 30.. Read more at Straits Times16 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Asian units weaken on low risk appetite ahead of Fed meeting

Graphic: World FX rates * Asian stock markets: * Investors eye U.S Fed meeting * Malaysia exports rise at …Reuters21 hours ago

Schroders Makes Senior Asia Appointments

Global asset manager Schroders has named a new Singapore chief executive and Asia Pacific head of distribution. Lily Choh was promoted to Singapore CEO, …finews.asia20 hours ago

Krannich Asia is expanding its operations to Sri Lanka from April 2021

After a successful start in the South East region in 2019, the Krannich team operating from Singapore has accepted a new challenge: become the preferred solar …pv magazine International16 hours ago

GLOBAL COPPER WRAP: China premiums sink amid focus on exports; premiums up in SE Asia, US

Shanghai copper premiums dropped further in the week to Tuesday April 27 to their lowest since September 2020, while premiums widened upward in both …Metalbulletin.com16 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Turkey secures 50m doses of Sputnik V vaccine

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

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.Conference News17 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 …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide20 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Asia-Pacific air travel ‘dismal’ as borders remain closed

Joe Biden said America was “rising anew” in his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night as he declared the country was experiencing a …Financial Times37 minutes ago

Democracy is under attack across Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

There are fewer democracies in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia than at any point in the past 26 years, according to a new report from human rights …Emerging Europe14 hours ago

Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands

Disney is closing 18 linear networks in Asia as it focuses its attention on nascent streamer Disney+. Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Life and FX will all be shuttered in …TBI Vision17 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 Asia21 hours ago

U.S. Equities Retreat, Bonds Gain After Fed: Markets Wrap

Longer-dated Treasury yields extended their advance and the dollar strengthened as investors awaited clues on the timing of stimulus tapering by the Federal …BloombergQuint6 hours ago

The Future of Disputes: Asia Pacific – Episode 1: Commercial Litigation

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the world, bringing elevated level of instability to businesses across various industries…Lexology17 hours ago

Derek Li, Founder of Squirrel Ai Learning, Honored with 2020 BETT Asia Leadership Award

PRNewswire/ — Recently, Derek Li, founder of Squirrel Ai Learning, was honored with 2020 BETT Asia Leadership Award as the only one winner for his …PRNewswire13 hours ago

Equinix – Appointment of Cyrus Adaggra as Vice President of Corporate Development, Equinix Asia-Pacific -Asian Wealth Management and Asian Private Banking

Equinix announces the appointment of Cyrus Adaggra as Vice President of Corporate Development, Equinix Asia-Pacific, with immediate effect. Based in …Hubbis11 hours ago

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited Announces Release Of Monthly Factsheet

Please see below for a link to the monthly factsheet for the Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited (TSX: FAP), including performance and …Yahoo Finance6 hours ago

Uzbekistan’s key priorities for the comprehensive development of transport corridors in Central Asia

Over the past 4 years, Uzbekistan under the leadership of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been carrying out systemic reforms aimed at liberalizing and …New Europe14 hours ago

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

Published: Apr 28, 2021. Agreement Reached with Suzuken Group Subsidiary Chuo Unyu to Establish Kazo Packaging Center, Further Enabling Premier …BioSpace20 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Transradial Access Market Rapid Growth, Competition Outlook and Future Scope 2027 || S

Asia-Pacific Transradial Access Market research analysis report starts with a basic introduction of the 2021 market segmentation, future scenario, Industry growth …PharmiWeb.com10 hours ago

PI further expands in Asia-Pacific region

The new R&D and manufacturing center in Changzhou, China has the goal of providing faster delivery and support of its precision motion control and …Laser Focus World7 hours ago

Is remote work for you? Key factors to consider

To remote work or not to remote work? That is the question for most businesses as we transition back into ‘normal life’. It’s been about a month since the …Human Resources Director9 hours ago

Myanmar’s civilian govt calls for support from Southeast Asia nations

Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG) prime minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann said in a statement that a recent meeting held between The Association …Hindustan Times21 hours ago

Asia offers huge payoff for Canadian LNG producers

If you’ve heard that Canada should skip plans to export natural gas to Asia, including from a few anti-oil-and-gas academics, you’ll notice one theme pops up: …Troy Media12 hours ago

Olympic spectator decision delayed by Tokyo COVID emergency

TOKYO — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics said on Wednesday that they will be deciding limits for domestic spectators in June, not April as originally.Nikkei Asia13 hours ago

Singapore ranked safest place to be during COVID

Singapore is currently the safest place to be during the pandemic. For the first time in five months, New Zealand has lost the coveted spot in Bloomberg’s …Human Resources Director9 hours ago

Asian Equities Available At Discount Along With Emerging Markets

Asian and emerging market equities have underperformed their global peers since the start of the current calendar year with the MSCI World Index gaining as …Times Now15 hours ago

Myanmar seeks murder, treason charges against protest leader; air strikes in east

Myanmar authorities are seeking to file charges of murder and treason against one of the main leaders of the protest campaign against military rule, the state …Reuters7 hours ago

Andy Bailes appointed as chief executive officer for Asia-Pacific by FCT Combustion

Australia: FCT Combustion has appointed Andy Bailes as its new chief executive officer for Asia-Pacific. Bailes joins FCT after working for almost 30 years at …Global Cement12 hours ago

Inside JPMorgan’s back-to-office plans | HRD Asia

The bank’s return to the office offers lessons on HR management.Human Resources Director9 hours ago

Nexon Makes $100M Bitcoin Investment, Paves Way for Asia

According to part of a press release Tweeted earlier today, the cost of Nexon’s bitcoin purchase equates to over ¥11 billion. It represents under 2% of the …Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

Bloom Energy Names Benjamin Gaszynski to Lead Business Development in Southeast Asia

Bloom Energy, a leading provider of distributed energy solutions, today announced the appointment of Benjamin Gaszynski to its international leadershi.Business Wire3 hours ago

Yum China exceeds pre-pandemic profit as food deliveries surge

HONG KONG — China’s economy has largely recovered from the pandemic-led turmoil just a year ago, and with it the restaurant business as underscored b.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

Asia-Pacific T&D project contracts activity up 45% in Q1 2021

Power Plant stood at first place when compared with other power tender categories in the Asia-Pacific region in Q1 2021 with 157 contracts and a 44.4% share, …pv magazine India16 hours ago

China, Bangladesh should oppose powers from outside the region forming ‘military alliance’ in South Asia: Chinese Defence Minister

His comments came in the backdrop of the United States, India, Australia and Japan under the Quad grouping agreed to enhance their cooperation in the …Economic Times18 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 Asia22 hours 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 Global21 hours ago

Four top young fund selectors tell us their best picks in Asia

The Wealth Manager Top 30 Under 30 class of 2021 look east to tell us where they are putting their clients’ money to work in the world’s largest continent.Citywire Financial Publishers14 hours ago

Widow arrested over alleged murder of Japan’s ‘Don Juan’

The young widow of an ageing Japanese real estate mogul was arrested on Wednesday (Apr 28) on suspicion of murdering the self-described “Don Juan” …CNA18 hours ago


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