Asia in the News: May 1, 2021

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Asia – More employees want flexibility as small minority want a completely onsite work arrangement

A majority of Asia’s workforce have expressed a desire for flexibility in where their work gets done, while only 7% of Asia’s workforce now want to commit to a …Staffing Industry Analysts12 hours ago

Enterprise security’s evolution in Asia: Building business continuity and resilience

Risk is always changing. Looking at Asia’s threat landscape five years ago, issues of economic instability, climate change, cybersecurity, and pandemic disease …Security Magazine20 hours ago

UBS to Move Tokyo Rates Trading to Sydney in Asia Revamp

UBS Group AG will relocate its Tokyo-based rates trading business to Sydney by the end of this year as the Swiss bank reorganizes its Asia-Pacific operations.Bloomberg15 hours ago

Asia Gold India swings to discount as pandemic stalls demand

Physical gold in India was sold at a discount this week for the first time in 2021 as a spike in coronavirus cases prompted strict restrictions and kept buyers away.Reuters11 hours ago

Raffaello Pantucci on China’s Presence in South Asia

As the United States embarks on its withdrawal from Afghanistan, some wonder what China will do given the country’s critical interests in South and Central Asia.The Diplomat23 hours ago

Malaysia: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q1 2021

MyCC has fined Dagang Net Technologies Sdn. Bhd. RM 10.3 million for abusing its dominant position by imposing software providers’ exclusivity.GlobalComplianceNews15 hours ago

Premiums for higher grade scrap to widen in Asia

The spread between HMS or equivalent and higher-grade scrap is likely to rise after Japan’s golden week holiday because of stronger demand and tighter …Argus Media11 hours ago

AMG Announces Investment in OCP Asia

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a leading partner to independent active …Yahoo Finance12 hours ago

New Zealand, Japan prove point on Asia-Pacific split

There can be absolutely no doubt that, in terms of political risk analysis, the Indo-Pacific is the pivotal arena of our new era. It contains most of the world’s future …Arab News4 hours ago

World shares near record high on Fed, earnings, but Asia slips

World stocks held near a record high as strong U.S. economic data, robust corporate earnings and the Federal Reserve’s commitment to continue supporting the …Reuters16 hours ago

Is there an ‘epic bubble’ in Asia? Why investors need to tread carefully in the region

Some strong words from Jeremy Grantham of GMO about the US stockmarket may be ringing in many investors’ ears right now as markets climb ever higher.Investment Week15 hours agoOpinion

Asia week ahead: New week, new month – what’s changing?

Low base effects, which flatter year-on-year activity growth, should continue to be a key theme as April data sheds light on GDP growth for 2Q21. Regional…ING Think13 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Asian stocks fall on China’s PMI, antitrust push

Graphic: World FX rates * Asian stock markets: * Chinese PMIs weigh on regional equities * Singapore stocks …Reuters19 hours ago

Victam, VIV to hold joint event in Asia in January

UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS — After postponing the Victam Asia Conference twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers on April 30 said they have …World Grain11 hours ago

Citi Registers Stellar Growth in Asia

Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser’s first quarter debut featured strong earnings worldwide and in Asia where the American lender is eyeing growth opportunities, …finews.asia17 hours ago

Pentair strengthens its food and beverage focus in Asia

Water treatment and sustainable solutions specialist Pentair has said it is strengthening its focus and commitment to delivering smart and sustainable solutions …gasworld16 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Asian stocks fall on China’s PMI, antitrust push; Philippine stocks slump

Graphic: World FX rates * Asian stock markets: * Chinese PMIs weigh on regional equities * Singapore stocks …Reuters17 hours ago

The Top 10 Live-Streaming Trends in Asia by 17LIVE–Asia’s Leading Live-Streaming Platform

PRNewswire/ — 1. Live-Streaming Has Become the New Normal In 2020, there was a nearly 300 percent increase in signed streamers over 2019, according to …PRNewswire12 hours ago

IMO and Germany’s BMU sign agreement to reduce emissions in Asia

Germany’s BMU and the IMO have agreed to develop a project proposal for reducing maritime emissions from East and Southeast Asian countries.Ship Technology10 hours ago

Fueled by China, Coal Still Firing in SE Asia Despite Environmental Concerns

Coal is falling out of favor across the developed world because of concerns over pollution and climate change, but it remains a growing energy choice in many …Radio Free Asia4 hours ago

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

April 23-29, 2021. This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and the …SFGate23 hours ago

11 Moments From Asian American History That You Should Know

Much of Asian American history remains unknown to many Americans—including Asian Americans themselves.TIME9 hours ago

STEEL SCRAP WRAP: Turkish prices boosted by billet demand in Asia

Turkish deep-sea scrap import prices have increased sharply since China decided to remove the export tax rebate on some steel products. But demand among …Metalbulletin.com7 hours ago

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Ltd. Reports Full Year 2020 Financial Results

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) (“APWC” or the “Company”), a leading …GlobeNewswire13 hours ago

Southeast Asia Data Center Market Outlook Report 2021-2026: Opportunities in Replacement of VRLA With Lithium-Ion Batteries In Data Centers & Rise In Adoption Of The All-Flash & Hybrid Array

The “Data Center Market in Southeast Asia – Industry Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026” report has been added to’s offering.Yahoo Finance4 hours ago

Stocks Pare Biggest Monthly Rally Since November: Markets Wrap

Stocks dropped from all-time highs as traders assessed corporate earnings, economic data showing potential inflation pressures and hawkish remarks from a …BloombergQuint4 hours ago

Aviagen Asia Pacific hosts webinar to launch key Korean-language management literature

Aviagen® Asia Pacific hosted a Korean-language webinar on April 22 to give customers exclusive access to key management literature in their native language.The Poultry Site10 hours ago

Asia steel billet prices spike on China’s removal of import tax from May 1

Steel billet prices in Asia have jumped over the week to Friday April 30 on news that China will end import taxes for steelmaking raw materials, including …Metalbulletin.com14 hours ago

US can’t afford to walk away from Central Asia

There has been recent speculation that the US is in talks with some countries in Central Asia about the possibility of locating American forces in the region.Arab News4 hours ago

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

French economy returns to growth in first quarter – Beijing eager to boost domestic consumption – Thousands of Colombians march to protest tax plans.Deutsche Welle17 hours ago

LinkedIn reveals key trends to thrive in a crisis

Singapore firms chose to focus on one thing to keep employees going.Human Resources Director8 hours ago

Disney To Close 18 Channels In Asia Amid Pivot To Streaming

Disney’s strategic shift from linear tv to streaming continues apace. On October 1, the company will close 18 channels across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong as …Cartoon Brew3 hours ago

Endless Garment Explores Fashion’s Narrative and Systems In Asia

At Beijing’s X Museum, Jeppe Ugelvig and Poppy Dongxue Wu curate the first part of their two-part exhibition “Endless Garment.”Cultured Magazine11 hours ago

What we know about India COVID variant as virus sweeps South Asia

The variant, named B.1.617, has been reported in some 17 countries, raising global concern.Al Jazeera English13 hours ago

How the gaming and esports sector is coming of age in Asia

Adrian Staiti, APAC president of sports marketing agency Sportfive, believes traditional sports would do well to adapt and learn from esports, especially in the …SportsPro Media19 hours ago

Asia NFT Platform DeFine Art Releases its Version 2.0

PRNewswire/ — DeFine Art is a decentralized NFT Platform focused on Asia. After its official launch, DeFine has brought on famous artists and influencers…PRNewswire21 hours ago

Singapore to block visitors from most South Asian countries

Singapore will block entry to visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from May 2 due to sustained increases in COVID-19 …Reuters13 hours ago

IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands The Kimpton Brand In South East Asia With The Signing Of Kimpton Koh Samui – Hospitality Net

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, is proud to announce the expansion of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants with the signing of …Hospitality Net15 hours ago

Asia Pacific drives global upstream activity – News for the Oil and Gas Sector

Asia Pacific has been driving global upstream sanctioning activity over recent months with multiple projects approved in Malaysia and Australia. “This.Energy Voice22 hours ago

BlueNalu Signs Deals to Bring Cell Cultured Seafood to Asia With Thai Union and Mitsubishi Corporation

As global seafood consumption continues to rise, particularly in Asia where it is outpacing population growth, cellular aquaculture specialist BlueNalu …vegconomist – the vegan business magazine15 hours ago

Capital Calls: DBS adds to Asia bank optimism

Concise insights on global finance.Reuters18 hours ago

Toyota fined by China’s regulator for violating anti-monopoly laws

BEIJING (Kyodo) — China’s market regulator on Friday fined Toyota Motor, Japan’s largest automaker, 500,000 yuan ($77,313) for violating anti-monopoly laws.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

HSBC launches new Asia institutional family office service

HSBC has launched a new institutional family office *service* in Hong Kong and Singapore, which will allow single-family office clients across Asia to access the …The Asset19 hours ago

Heilind Asia Pacific Awarded the “Huaqiang Electronics Best Supplier Award”

Heilind Asia Pacific, part of Heilind Electronics Inc., has been awarded the “Huaqiang Electronics Best Supplier Award 2020” from Huaqiang Electronics.Business Wire23 hours ago

Asian Currencies Resilient Against Higher US Yields

The exchange rates of Asia-Pacific’s largest economies have been gaining since the coronavirus pandemic crisis started to ease last year. They have weakened …Fitch Ratings22 hours ago

Thailand NGOs: Transparency bill could ‘shut down’ civil society

The Thai government is seeking to pass legislation targeting nonprofits in the name of transparency. Activists, however, have slammed the proposal, saying it is …DW (English)18 hours ago

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. Announces Payment Of Monthly Distribution

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE American: FAX) (the “Fund”), a closed-end fund, today announced that it paid on April 30, 2021, a distribution of …Yahoo Finance4 hours ago

Visibility technology: project44 takes aim at Asia truckload visibility

project44’s expansion into Asia and a new partnership with a risk management platform signify its aims to augment the number of use cases for transportation …JOC.com4 hours ago

Asian spot prices surge on global restocking demand

RIO DE JANEIRO — Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) jumped this week on the back of strong demand to restock gas inventories in Europe and …Financial Post7 hours ago

L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp Announces the Separate Trading of its Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants Commencing May 3, 2021

L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp (the “Company” or “we”) today announced that commencing May 3, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial …Yahoo Finance6 hours ago

Singapore Chamber, Start-Up To Create Trade Network In South Asia-African Markets

Singapore trade chamber SICCI and state-supported B2B e-commerce platforms group Proxtera will raise funds and expand into the South Asian and African …BW Businessworld13 hours ago

Thailand’s vaccine failures anger Prayuth’s business support base

BANGKOK — When the coronavirus threatened to spread across Thailand a year ago, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul shocked the country’s doct.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Flash Coffee aims to digitalise Asia’s café sector on the back of $15m funding

Flash Coffee, a Singapore-based coffee chain, raised $15m in its Series A funding round led by White Star Capital, a global tech investment firm. In total, the …Drinks Insight Network12 hours ago

Korean cuisine and culture craze continue to sway South East Asia

Since it began sweeping the region from the turn of the century, the South Korean culture wave (‘hallyu’) has gained a mass following in South East Asia through …Verdict Foodservice15 hours ago

Manipal Hospitals completes acquisition of Columbia Asia

The ₹2100 crore deal got the regulatory nod on Friday.The Hindu13 hours ago

How open DeFi markets in Southeast Asia can drive financial inclusion

The ASEAN region has 290 million unbanked, and only 18% have access to credit. Here’s how decentralized finance (DeFi) can lift lives via mobile phones.Forkast News15 hours ago

Brooklyn Doctor Under Investigation in Sha-asia Washington’s Death During Childbirth

A former Woodhull Hospital anesthesiologist is under investigation by the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct in connection with the death …THE CITY23 hours ago

Asian club competitions reshuffled after Myanmar withdraws

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation has amended the schedule for two tiers of its continental club championships after the …Associated Press16 hours ago

Asia trades lower despite US gains, China PMIs mixed

Financials trade lower in China and Hong Kong [ICBC and Bank of China dropped after reporting earnings]. – Hang Seng continued to decline after the.FXStreet8 hours ago

Heilind Asia Pacific Awarded the “Huaqiang Electronics Best Supplier Award”

Heilind Asia Pacific, part of Heilind Electronics Inc., has been awarded the “Huaqiang Electronics Best Supplier Award 2020” from Huaqiang Electronics.Yahoo Finance22 hours ago

Mastercard Strengthens Digital Payment Capabilities Across the Asia Pacific

Mastercard is strengthening its global Digital First programme across the Asia Pacific, alongside a range of innovative partners, to deliver even more seamless …The Fintech Times22 hours ago

Teamwork Motorsport confirms three-car TCR Asia entry

The team, running under the Shell Lynk & Co Teamworks Racing banner, will compete in the Asian series this year on the back of a successful 2020 campaign …TouringCarTimes19 hours ago

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Tight availability, feedstock price spike underpin Asian hydroxide prices

Battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices in both the domestic Chinese and seaborne Asian markets edged up amid tight availability and robust demand.Metalbulletin.com13 hours ago

Japan’s Olympic ‘host towns’ see big plans wrecked by coronavirus

Communities across Japan that had signed up to act as “host towns” for foreign athletes in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer are expressing …DW (English)10 hours ago

Managers want penalties for staff refusing vaccine

Despite the current lack of clarity on mandatory staff vaccinations, most employers say they will require some, if not all, of their staff to be inoculated against …Human Resources Director7 hours ago

Big Chinese firms fined over anti-monopoly law

11 companies including tech giant Tencent were fined over their acquisitions and joint ventures.. Read more at Straits Times12 hours ago

Starboard CS keen ‘to continue push’ in Asia | Travel Retail Business

Starboard Cruise Services plans to up its business activity in Asia with several important retail operations due to onboard through 2022, TRBusiness has …TRBusiness9 hours ago

Twitter posts better-than-expected ad revenue | Digital

Twitter recorded US$1.04 billion in revenue in Q1, up 28% year-on-year (YOY) but down 20% from its high in Q4 last year. Of that figure, US$899 million was …Campaign Asia13 hours ago

Why doesn’t Pakistan tap its solar power potential?

Pakistan has immense potential for generating electricity through solar power. Almost all parts of the South Asian country are dry and hot, barring a few areas in …DW (English)9 hours ago

Fierce Pharma Asia—Gilead, Merck help India with COVID; BeiGene’s BTK win; Astellas’ gene therapy loss

Gilead Sciences and Merck chipped in to help India cope with a surge of COVID-19. BeiGene’s Brukinsa reported positive results in a head-to-ahead study …FiercePharma12 hours ago

China’s Nio dismisses EV rivals’ threats despite chip crunch

HONG KONG — The founder of Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has shrugged off the efforts of established automakers to develop EVs and said his.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

Qantas bars former exec from starting at rival Virgin

After two failed attempts to delay the onboarding of former executive Nick Rohrlach at Virgin Australia, Qantas has finally obtained a court order in Singapore that …Human Resources Director7 hours ago

FTSE 100 set to fall further below 7000 as Asia troubles hit sentiment

he FTSE 100 was set to fall today further below the 7000 level as a mixed picture on Asianmarkets outweighed another $100 billion quarter for Amazon to weigh …Evening Standard19 hours ago

Democratic states should recognize Myanmar’s National Unity Government

Fuadi Pitsuwan is a pre-doctoral fellow at the School of Public Policy in Thailand’s Chiang Mai University and a son of the late Surin Pitsuwan, forme.Nikkei Asia17 hours agoOpinion

McKay Brothers offers ultra low latency private bandwidth between Illinois and Asia

McKay Brothers International (MBI), a specialist in lowest latency wireless telecommunications networks, is now offering private bandwidth between Aurora, …Private Equity Wire12 hours ago

Racial Justice Conversation Targets Anti-Asian Violence

As an antiracist institution, St. John’s University has redoubled its efforts to curtail racism of every kind, most notably through the ongoing Racial Justice …St John’s University News5 hours ago

Japan sculpts new tax rules in push to become Asian art hub

TOKYO — Japan pictures becoming an Asian hub for art trading, having eased tax rules to encourage fairs and galleries at free port areas.Tokyo’s effo.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

Atome, FOMO Pay to expand BNPL acceptance across Asia

FOMO Pay has announced a partnership with Atome that will expand BNPL acceptance across online and offline retail businesses in Singapore and across …The Paypers15 hours ago

Coronavirus: Indians turn to social media in search of oxygen, beds

As India’s health care system crumbles under the weight of the deadly second COVID wave, people have been taking to social media to amplify calls for help.DW (English)11 hours ago

This week in pictures: The most stunning images from Asia

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. Associated Press.Moneycontrol.com15 hours ago

Asia Legal Briefing: Is the Global Legal Community Really Under Threat?

Essex Court the Hong Kong Bar Association and tensions with China.Law.comYesterday

Covid-19 border crossings have changed real estate patterns in South-east Asia: Report

THE Covid-19 pandemic is shaking up regional labour markets, which is expected to weigh on the real estate sector and, for some economies, remittance …Business Times16 hours ago

Stocks Decline From All-Time Highs; Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Stocks dropped from a record as traders assessed corporate earnings, economic data showing potential inflation pressures and hawkish …Financial PostYesterday

Here comes PakCoin: Dawn contributor, Asia News & Top Stories

ISLAMABAD (DAWN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The latest salvo in the New Cold War between China and the US is the soft launch of the ‘digital renminbi’, the …The Straits Times21 hours ago

Will it take another street fighter to defeat Duterte?

Criselda Yabes is a journalist based in the Philippines. She is author of “The Battle of Marawi,” her 10th book, which was published last year.The Spa.Nikkei Asia5 hours agoOpinion

Campaign Crash Course: Tips for dynamic creative optimisation | Advertising

Welcome back to Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Crash Course learning series, in which you will learn valuable lessons and practical business tips on trending and …Campaign Asia12 hours ago

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0620 GMT, April 30

JAKARTA — Indonesia food and drug authority BPOM has issued an emergency use authorization EUA for the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese …Big News Network18 hours ago

ForexLive Asia FX news wrap: China manufacturing PMIs – official lower, private higher

Forex news for Asia trading for Friday 30 April 2021 The USD is a touch weaker on the session, this despite a small tick up in US yields. USD/JPY topped out …ForexLive22 hours ago

R&D and new factories spur Dongwha Electrolyte’s global expansion, starting with Asia

Dongwha Electrolyte is rapidly emerging as the region’s partner-of-choice in advanced electrolyte technology for multiple industry applications.South China Morning PostYesterday

RPT-ASIA RICE-Indian rates hit 5-month low as pandemic strains logistics

(Repeats Thursday’s story with no changes to text)* India’s coronavirus infections rise above 18 million* Thai prices rise to $470-$500 per tonne* Extended …Successful Farming23 hours ago

US vows to approach Taiwan with ‘clarity and resolve’

NEW YORK — A comprehensive American strategy on China under President Joe Biden’s administration is still in the works, but Washington has promised to …Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

Asia News: Venues Return, TV Appearances Under Scrutiny, Pink Floyd

Pollstar, The Voice of Live Entertainment for over 38 years, provides the most up-to-date, relevant and useful data available for the global concert industry, …Pollstar11 hours ago

Malaysian teen slams rape jokes by teacher in viral video, vows to #MakeSchoolASaferPlace

Malaysian teenager Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam came home from school last week and posted a video on TikTok, taking a male teacher to task over an alleged …Reuters12 hours ago

South Asia Union | Isla Glaister: Support emerging leaders, connect changemakers to build peace in Asia

Peacebuilder and CEO of UK nonprofit The Business Plan for Peace, Isla Glaister offers solutions for peace in South Asia using lessons learnt from her …Moneycontrol.com18 hours ago

TÜV SÜD South Asia renews its empanelment with CERT-In as an Information Security Auditing Organisation in its 4th year

PUNE, India, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TÜV SÜD South Asia, a leading certification, testing, auditing, inspection and training company and the wholly …PR Newswire India18 hours ago

India’s second COVID-19 wave could put its economic recovery at risk: ADB

Leading financial institution Asian Development Bank warns that while Asia-Pacific is recovering, the surge in India could halt any progress made.Down To Earth Magazine12 hours ago

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, April

SUVA — Fiji announced on Friday night a curfew in the Suva-Nausori area after the island nation reported one new COVID-19 case, the seventh straight day of … hours ago

China’s envoy accuses Canberra of economic coercion, Asia News & Top Stories

CANBERRA • China’s top diplomat in Australia has blamed Canberra for deteriorating bilateral ties, accusing it of economic coercion and “provocations” in a …The Straits Times4 hours ago

Asian markets sink as traders fail to take up Wall St baton

Asian markets turned lower Friday as investors struggled to take the lead from a record performance on Wall Street and following below-forecast Chinese factory …Yahoo Finance Australia22 hours ago

Vietnam’s FE Credit shifts mission-critical apps to AWS

Vietnamese consumer finance firm FE Credit has migrated most of its mission-critical applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of an overarching …Channel Asia Singapore19 hours ago


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