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Malaysia's Airbnb fastest growing in Southeast Asia – Free Malaysia Today

Malaysia's Airbnb fastest growing in Southeast Asia – Free Malaysia Today

Thinking of short-term rental instead of the usual yearly renewals like today? Well, the first thing will be to make sure that the property you bought for Airbnb allows Airbnb in the first place. Else, the owner who rented out his place under Airbnb could be fined even up to RM200 if they are caught […]

Jewellery World Asia: Setting The Stage for Asia's Finest Jewellery Show, 1-3 November 2019 in Singapore – WDRB

Jewellery World Asia: Setting The Stage for Asia's Finest Jewellery Show, 1-3 November 2019 in Singapore – WDRB

SINGAPORE, Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rare diamonds, precious gemstones, and one-of-a-kind jewellery akin to works of art — these are the carefully selected, exquisite pieces that will be shown at the inaugural Jewellery World Asia (JWA). This is the first regional show to bring only the world’s creme de la creme jewellery boutiques, designers, […]

Chinese boy who killed his mother released without punishment – The Straits Times

Chinese boy who killed his mother released without punishment – The Straits Times

HUNAN (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The possible return to school of a 12-year-old sixth grader who killed his mother has sparked concern among his classmates’ parents. Wu Bing (not his real name) was initially taken into custody for the killing and later released without punishment. The boy from Yuanjiang in Central China’s Hunan province […]

Easing US-China trade tensions could save millions of jobs: Asia-Pacific UN report – UN News

Easing US-China trade tensions could save millions of jobs: Asia-Pacific UN report – UN News

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report, issued by the UN’s development arm in the region, ESCAP, suggests that an escalating “tariff war” and resulting drop in confidence next year, could cut nearly $400 billion from the global gross domestic product, drive regional GDP down by $117 billion. “As production shifts take place and resources […]

Asia's developing economies weather the trade war — for now – Nikkei Asian Review

Asia's developing economies weather the trade war — for now – Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA — Headwinds from the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China have yet to slow down growth in Asia’s developing economies. A new report by the Asian Development Bank said developing Asia — 45 of the ADB’s 67 members — would grow at 6% this year and 5.8% in 2019, unchanged from forecasts […]

Angkor Archeological Park: Asia's leading tourist attraction – Free Malaysia Today

Angkor Archeological Park: Asia's leading tourist attraction – Free Malaysia Today

Angkor Wat is one of Asia’s leading tourist attractions and the Cambodians have learnt how to make the most of their asset. A visit to this Unesco World Heritage site is not cheap however, so be prepared to part with over RM400 per person to cover the cost of a one-day entrance ticket, taxi fare […]

Darlie: from blackface branding to East Asia’s favourite toothpaste – South China Morning Post

Darlie: from blackface branding to East Asia’s favourite toothpaste – South China Morning Post

When US television host Megyn Kelly defended blackface Halloween costumes on her new daytime NBC show, the backlash was swift and strong. She was fired within a week. For many, blackface is a reminder of how black people around the world have been oppressed and marginalised for centuries. You don’t need to look far to […]

Turkey set to join Eurovision Asia as TRT aim to rebuild EBU co-operation – ESCXTRA.com

Turkey set to join Eurovision Asia as TRT aim to rebuild EBU co-operation – ESCXTRA.com

After a 7 year absense in the Eurovision Song Contest,  Turkish broadcaster TRT are set to participate in next year’s debut edition of the Eurovision Asia Song Contest. TRT chief appointed as EBU executive board member Earlier this week, the EBU announced that a new Executive Board, which would lead the organisation for the next […]

Neuron Mobility raises Bt120m funding for Asia-Pacific expansion – The Nation

Neuron Mobility raises Bt120m funding for Asia-Pacific expansion – The Nation

The company said it will use the funds to expand its services across Asia-Pacific. In recent months, the company has launched the first e-scooter sharing service in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; and will launch its service in Malaysia in December. “We see an increasing need for last mile mobility solutions across Asia. We are grateful […]

Asia spending boom provides buffer against trade war shocks – Nikkei Asian Review

Asia spending boom provides buffer against trade war shocks – Nikkei Asian Review

JAKARTA — Rising domestic spending across Asia is making many countries in the region less reliant on trade and foreign direct investment, providing them with a buffer against external shocks such as the ongoing tariff spat between Washington and Beijing. While goods imports to and exports from Asian countries rose 14.2% and 11.2%, respectively, in […]

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