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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Friday, April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line to the South side at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone. Kim made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed […]

Grab beat Uber in Southeast Asia. It's just getting started

Grab beat Uber in Southeast Asia. It's just getting started

Grab made headlines last month when it announced it was buying Uber’s business in Southeast Asia, driving the ride-hailing giant out of several fast-growing markets such as Indonesia and Thailand. The Singapore-based startup is already moving on from that victory and plans to get even bigger. Grab President Ming Maa sees the company’s tens of […]

These are the most powerful militaries in Asia

These are the most powerful militaries in Asia

Russian servicemen parade with tanks during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II, in Red Square in Moscow. Reuters/Maxim Shemetov The arms trade is booming: The volume of international transfers of major weapons between 2013 and 2017 was 10% higher than between 2008 and 2012. Countries in Asia have been major players […]

Asia set to open mixed following some gains on Wall Street

Asia set to open mixed following some gains on Wall Street

Asia markets are set to open mixed on Thursday, likely taking cues from modest gains on Wall Street, where the Dow closed higher for the first time in six sessions. Nikkei futures in Chicago traded at 22,375 and Osaka futures were at 22,290. The Japanese benchmark index last closed at 22,215.32. Australia’s SPI futures traded […]

Grab's acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia drives into problems

Grab's acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia drives into problems

The long-rumored Grab acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business may be official now, but it’s far from complete. In fact, what should be a celebratory coming-of-age moment for the Southeast Asian local champion is threatening to become nightmarish thanks to persistent regulators, panicky Uber staff and reluctant drivers who are supposed to switch to Grab […]

Smart speakers, smartphones and AI top trends in China and Asia-Pacific and figures keep rising

Smart speakers, smartphones and AI top trends in China and Asia-Pacific and figures keep rising

Smart speakers are all the rage in China and demand for smartphones shows no sign of slowing down in the region, according to GfK Asia. Latest sales figures released by the consumer market research firm show that 27 million smart speakers were shifted in November and 35 million in December in China last year. Which […]

CBME South East Asia Summit 2018 to Create New Education, Exhibition and Networking Opportunities for the Child …

CBME South East Asia Summit 2018 to Create New Education, Exhibition and Networking Opportunities for the Child …

Garick Kea from Nielsen Singapore will share market insights with audiences on the overall demographic landscape of Southeast Asian countries and category trends Windy Anggayasti from Kantar Worldpanel will talk about the secrets of successful retailer partnership in Asia Kevin […]

Asian stocks poised for muted start on the back of Wall Street's declines

Asian stocks poised for muted start on the back of Wall Street's declines

Futures pointed to a muted open for Asia on Monday, following U.S. markets posted Friday losses as technology stocks declined and amid the rise in interest rates seen last week. The Dow Jones industrial average declined 0.82 percent, or 201.95 points, to close at 24,462.94, the S&P 500 eased 0.85 percent to 2,670.14 and the […]

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

Concerns are growing over the surge of Twitter profiles in Asia that bare the hallmarks of fake accounts, but Twitter says it has noticed nothing untoward. Many worry social media platforms like Twitter are not doing enough to identify and block fake accounts. ( File Photo / Reuters ) It has been being jokingly referred […]

6 best eco-friendly luxury resorts in Southeast Asia

6 best eco-friendly luxury resorts in Southeast Asia

This article originally appeared in Wanderluxe by The Luxe Nomad With once-pristine destinations, such as Boracay, in the Philippines and Koh Phi Phi’s Maya Bay, in Thailand, having to be closed to halt environmental damage due to tourism, there’s no better time than now to rethink how our wanderlust affects Earth.  How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ actors […]