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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 […]

New dining guide for Asia topped mostly by European restaurants – Free Malaysia Today

New dining guide for Asia topped mostly by European restaurants – Free Malaysia Today

Scallop ‘Au Naturel’ at Odette, which has two Michelin stars. (Bloomberg pic) Hot on the heels of the French gastronomy event La Liste, which was held in Paris this week, comes the launch of another dining guide which claims to base their winners on AI, this time for cities across Asia. Online travel index and […]

Q&A with Head of Afghanistan's Largest News Operation – The Asia Foundation – In Asia

Q&A with Head of Afghanistan's Largest News Operation – The Asia Foundation – In Asia

December 5, 2018 Lotfullah Najafizada leads TOLOnews, Afghanistan’s largest (and most popular) news operation and its first 24-hour news channel. An award-winning journalist, Najafizada has been named a next-generation leader by Time Magazine and one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” Asian influencers in media in 2017. Our chief communications officer Amy Ovalle asked Najafizada […]

AIG Appoints Sachin N Shah as Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific – Associated Press

AIG Appoints Sachin N Shah as Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific – Associated Press

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 5, 2018–American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced today the appointment of Sachin N Shah as Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, AIG General Insurance. In this role, Mr. Shah will report to Christopher Townsend, Chief Executive Officer of AIG General Insurance International, and will be based in Singapore. Mr. Shah’s appointment […]

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