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India needs a better PLAN in the Indian Ocean

India needs a better PLAN in the Indian Ocean

Author: Abhijit Singh, Observer Research Foundation At a recent press conference in New Delhi, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman surprised reporters by stating that she saw ‘no tension between the navies of India and China in the Indian Ocean’. In response to a question about a perceived ‘tussle’ for supremacy in the Indian Ocean, Sitharaman […]

Nokia's 8110 banana phone set to go on sale first in Asia

Nokia's 8110 banana phone set to go on sale first in Asia

Ring ring ring ring, banana phone. Andrew Hoyle/CNET It’s time to dive back into the world of The Matrix, as the awesome-looking phone from the movie is making a comeback. The new Nokia 8110, announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, will share much of the original phone’s design, but will now come packing 4G LTE […]

Asian shares advance, tracking Wall Street's rally

Asian shares advance, tracking Wall Street's rally

Over in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 edged up by 0.25 percent amid broad-based gains, although the heavily weighted financials sector traded lower by 0.29 percent. Markets in Malaysia remained closed on Friday for a special holiday following the landmark general election win by Mahathir Mohamad’s opposition alliance. Mahathir, who was prime minister of Malaysia between […]

Asia Stocks Rise as Oil Gains Stoke Energy Firms: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Rise as Oil Gains Stoke Energy Firms: Markets Wrap

Most Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after a positive session on Wall Street, with little contagion from a slump in Malaysian assets that were trading offshore after the unprecedented election victory for that country’s political opposition. Oil extended its climb past $71 a barrel in New York, spurring energy and material companies to lead […]

ProWine Asia Singapore 2018 hailed a gateway to Southeast Asia

ProWine Asia Singapore 2018 hailed a gateway to Southeast Asia

More than 7,000 trade visitors from across Asia attended the four-day ProWine Asia Singapore 2018 last month, affirming Singapore’s role as a gateway to Southeast Asian market said the show’s organisers.  Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and UBM, and part of the ProWein World Series of leading trade fairs for wines and spirits, the trade fair […]

Asian stocks look set for slight gains as investors await Trump decision on Iran deal

Asian stocks look set for slight gains as investors await Trump decision on Iran deal

Oil prices declined on Tuesday following President Donald Trump’s Monday tweet that he would announce his decision on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures declined 0.98 percent to trade at $70.04 per barrel after first crossing the $70 level on Monday for the first time […]

Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line's VC arm

Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line's VC arm

iPrice, a service that aggregates Southeast Asia’s e-commerce websites in a single destination, has pulled in new funding led by messaging app Line’s VC arm, Line Ventures. The round is officially undisclosed, but TechCrunch understands from a source close to negotiations that it is worth around $4 million. Existing iPrice backers Cento Ventures (formerly known as […]

Asia's Outstanding Companies Poll 2018: Vote now

Vote now The aim of this poll is to identify and give recognition to Asia’s most outstanding listed companies in each country and sector.  In casting your vote, please consider the company’s overall performance including its financials, management team, IR activities and CSR initiatives.  The on-line questionnaire takes approximately 2-5 minutes to complete depending on […]

US job-match site pursues new gig in Asia using blockchain

US job-match site pursues new gig in Asia using blockchain

NEW YORK — A 20-year-old American job-matching site seeks a rebirth as an Asia-based global operation tapping blockchain technology in an effort to become the “Uber” of its industry. Job.com was acquired last fall by an English investment company co-led by entrepreneur and recruitment expert Arran Stewart. His team has been preparing to transform the […]

Did Jeff Bezos Just Lose Asia?

Did Jeff Bezos Just Lose Asia?

In the United States, Amazon has become nearly synonymous with online shopping. But when Jeff Bezos attempted to extend his reign to China, things didn’t go the way he’d planned. In a country dominated by homegrown e-commerce companies like Alibaba and JD.com, the latter of which forged a partnership with Walmart in 2016, Amazon made […]