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#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: Daily news headlines about Asia from around the world (past 24 hours)

Asia in the News: April 14, 2021

By Craig Hill: 14, 2021

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Geopolitics drives vaccine access in Asia

Geopolitics boosts vaccine access in Asia, but equitable access remains far off.East Asia Forum15 hours ago

What does Grab’s SPAC record say about Southeast Asia’s tech boom?

Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech start-up, Grab, could soon complete a merger with one of Altimeter Capital’s special purpose acquisition companies …CMC Markets15 hours ago

Factbox: Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest startup, set for bumper U.S. listing

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing and food delivery firm, is going public in the United States via a merger with special-purpose …Reuters12 hours ago

Welcome to FIFA.com News – Asia begins search for a new champion

Almost four months after Korea Republic’s Ulsan Hyundai defeated IR Iran’s Persepolis FC in the final of the 2020 AFC Champions League, Asia’s elite clubs will …FIFA.com6 hours ago

Von zur Mühlen wants Deutsche’s Asia business mix to drive growth

With Deutsche apparently turning its fortunes around globally, expectations are high for Asia to deliver growth at the fastest rate of all its operations. Asia CEO …Euromoney magazine10 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as investors weigh J&J Covid vaccine setback

The U.S. FDA on Tuesday asked states to temporarily halt using Johnson and Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine after six people developed a rare blood-clotting …CNBC1 hour ago

Asia’s recovery ‘divergence’ will last for years: IMF official

WASHINGTON — Asia’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic likely will remain uneven for at least five years, with developing countries.Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

French Joint Commander for Asia-Pacific Outlines Paris’ Indo-Pacific Defense Plans

In the recent years, France has deftly positioned itself as a major security and defense player in the Indo-Pacific. Largely by virtue of its considerable strategic …The Diplomat14 hours ago

Julius Baer Launches The World’s First Digital Art Prize In Southeast Asia

After four decades of supporting art in Switzerland, Julius Baer bank is now launching its first art prize backing Southeast Asian digital art.Forbes12 hours ago

Palm Oil Bans Meet Resistance in Southeast Asia

Several countries have taken measures against the production and use of palm oil, a move that has put pressure on the main Southeast-Asian producers.Olive Oil Times12 hours ago

SE Asia starts Ramadan with COVID-19 safety measures

Malaysian government allows Muslims to offer Tarawih prayers, but only in limited numbers in mosques and social distancing – Anadolu Agency.Anadolu Agency12 hours ago

Asia shares bounce on strong China trade data

By Scott Murdoch. get any work done online gawdo.com. HONG KONG (Reuters) -Asian stocks markets were broadly positive Tuesday after China’s exports …ampGlobal Banking And Finance Review20 hours ago

Asia Broadband Plans Legal Action Against Misleading Internet Posts

LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire – Asia Broadband Inc. (OTC: AABB) (“AABB” or the “Company”) announced today that the …GlobeNewswire4 hours ago

Thailand Lab International and Bio Asia Pacific Announce New Webinar Series: How to Adapt your Business during the COVID-19 Crisis for Laboratory Industry

Thailand Lab International organiser, VNU Asia Pacific, is ready to kick off the roadmap for the 2021 show promotion and confirm the organisation of Southeast …Labmate Online16 hours ago

Face-to-face diplomacy gives China the edge in Southeast Asia

Ben Bland is the director of the Southeast Asia program at the Lowy Institute and the author of “Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake …Nikkei Asia19 hours agoOpinion

With eye on Amazon and Google, Japan joins Asia data center race

TOKYO — Japan will encourage domestic and foreign businesses to set up data centers in the country by offering tax breaks and other assistance, hopin.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Developer Iberdrola starts installation at debut Asia-Pacific solar-wind project | Recharge

Spanish utility erects lead-off turbine at 317MW renewables hybrid Port Augusta project in South Australia.Recharge18 hours ago

Top Funds Bet Big On DeFi In Southeast Asia: Coin98 Labs Raises From Hashed, ParaFi, Multicoin & Spartan

Coin98 Labs, the DeFi arm of Coin98, which runs the biggest crypto fund in Vietnam, has raised a seed round led by Hashed, ParaFi Capital, Multicoin Capital, …Forbes12 hours ago

More trains available as demand grows for box line Asia-Europe rail services

MSC has launched a sea-rail Asia-Europe *service* via Russia, while 2M partner Maersk has again upgraded its services along the route. Connections from …theloadstar.com13 hours ago

Pinot Noir Masters – Asia 2020 results

The Drinks Business is the leading drinks magazine for the off and on trade.The Drinks Business16 hours ago

Corporate Credit Recovery In Southeast Asia Lacks One Key Ingredient: Liquidity

Optimism is returning to South and Southeast Asia. S&P Global Ratings recently estimated that GDP growth in India will reach 11% for the year ended March 31, …S&P Global20 hours ago

Syrah Masters – Asia 2020 results

Our final Masters of the month saw dbAsia examine a range of Syrah (or Shiraz) from around the world, and it showed that Australia continues to be a reliable …The Drinks Business15 hours ago

Roundtable to track authoritarian trends across Southeast Asia | Cornell Chronicle

In Authoritarianism and Democratic Backsliding in Southeast Asia – a virtual roundtable on April 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET – panelists will discuss how rising …Cornell Chronicle10 hours ago

Column: Asia and the great reconvergence

The struggles of policymakers in North America and Europe to comprehend the transformation of the world economy and its shift to Asia in recent decades have …Reuters12 hours ago

Where’s digital banking in Asia headed over the next 5 years?

The West has led the world’s banking industry in growth and innovation, but now banking in Asia is tilting the scales.Tech Wire Asia2 hours ago

COVID-19 is a wake-up call to address development fault lines in Asia and the Pacific

The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living memory, but it will be a long time before the deep scars of the COVID-19 pandemic …Policy Forum3 hours agoOpinion

GameSquare Esports Appoints Sabrina Hao as Head of… | INN

GameSquare Esports Inc. an international esports company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Ms. Sabrina Hao as Head of Asia and as a member of …Investing News Network11 hours ago

Saudi Aramco mostly fulfils Asia May crude allocations

Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled Saudi Aramco has provided most Asia-Pacific refiners with their requested volumes of term crude for May loading, as Riyadh …Argus Media17 hours ago

Lendlease Names Justin Gabbani Asia CEO

Lendlease is promoting Asia chief financial officer Justin Gabbani to Asia CEO effective 1 June to replace Tony Lombardo.Mingtiandi21 hours ago

Asia Stocks Mixed After U.S. Climbs, Yields Lower: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asian stocks fluctuated in early trade following gains in U.S. equities and bonds, as investors shrugged off a higher-than-forecast rise in U.S. …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago

Manulife unveils training academy for insurance advisers in Asia

It will equip them with ‘skills to succeed in digital environments’International Adviser10 hours ago

An Asia-Pacific perspective on resilience in the biopharma industry

Preparing for the next pandemic means investing in our talent and people.BSA bureau22 hours ago

RIBER: Order for a new production machine in Asia

Order for a new production machine in Asia. Bezons, April 13, 2021 – 8:00am – RIBER, a global market leader for molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) equipment …GlobeNewswire21 hours ago

Fashion for Good picks South Asia innovators | Materials & Production News | News

AMSTERDAM – The Fashion for Good initiative has selected 10 new innovators to participate in the third batch of its South Asia Innovation Programme. The new …Ecotextile News13 hours ago

Japan’s Plan for Fukushima Wastewater Meets a Wall of Mistrust in Asia

TOKYO — In late 2019, the Japanese government convened diplomats from 22 countries for a briefing on its handling of more than a million tons of wastewater …The New York Times13 hours ago

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Asia Top 10 Offshore Litigators 2021 | Asian Legal Business

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Asia Top 10 Offshore Litigators 2021. The first edition of this annual ranking will spotlight litigation practitioners …Legal Business Online21 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Power Rental Market Report 2021, Featuring Aggreko plc, Caterpillar Inc., Atlas Copco AB, PowerGen Australia Pty Ltd and More

Dublin, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “2021 Asia-Pacific Power Rental Market With Covid-19 Impact” report has been added to …GlobeNewswire18 hours ago

CPhI South East Asia 2021

4–6 August 2021 | Exhibition and Conference | Bangkok, Thailand. The event offers you the chance to do business in a booming and expanding market, meet …Cleanroom Technology16 hours ago

Asia and the great re-convergence READ MORE

The struggles of policymakers in North America and Europe to comprehend the transformation of the world economy and its shift to Asia in recent decades have.Gulf Times4 hours ago

Mediapro Asia set to distribute Chinese Super League international rights

Mediapro Asia, an arm of the international rights agency and production group, is finalising a deal for Chinese Super League international media rights for the…SportBusiness11 hours ago

Asia report: Most markets higher, China exports miss forecasts

Markets in Asia mostly closed in the green on Tuesday, as investors digested the latest export data out of China, showing further recovery but still falling short of …ShareCast17 hours ago

IDC sees Asia-Pacific IT spend reaching $1.2b this year

Spending on IT in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, is expected to grow by about 4.9% and reach US$924 million (A$1.2 billion) this year, and…iTWire6 hours ago

Interview with Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2021 Angela Lai

Making fruit tarts and cream puffs with her mother as a child paved the way for the chef’s mastery of pastry on the global stage. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants …CNA4 hours ago

Wyndham Expands Into Asia & The Pacific

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts opened over 125 new hotels in Asia and the Pacific during the pandemic, with plans for an accelerated expansion this year, with …TravelPulse12 hours ago

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Continues Strong Growth in Asia Pacific with Accelerated Expansion Planned in 2021

PRNewswire/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company and leading provider of hotel management services with over 8900…PRNewswire14 hours ago

Dow highlights new materials in a boost to its Asia Pacific plastics portfolio

From packaging materials that are designed for recyclability and high performance fibers for hygiene applications, to science that enables plastic modified roads, …Yahoo Finance1 hour ago

South Asian governments must ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

Governments in South Asia must ensure that vulnerable groups are not excluded from access to COVID-19 vaccines, said Amnesty International, while calling …Amnesty International20 hours ago

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 13 April 2021 | DW News – latest news and breaking stories | DW | 13.04.2021

Japan announces it will release treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific. How safe is the contamination for regional …Deutsche Welle12 hours ago

When the Fever Breaks?: COVID-19, US-China Relations, and East Asia

Access the Spring 2021 Issue of Orbis. Abstract. The United States, the People’s Republic of China, and the U.S.-China relationship greatly affect security and …Foreign Policy Research Institute9 hours ago

Failed state: Myanmar collapses into chaos

BANGKOK/YANGON — At 5 a.m. on Friday, April 9, in Bago, one of Myanmar’s ancient capitals, heavily armed troops mounted an assault on demonstrators b.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Most Asian currencies flat, Singapore shares snap 5-day losing run

Singapore, S. Korea shares gain * China March exports and imports rise * Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia equities down By Sameer Manekar April 13 …Reuters22 hours ago

Researchers Unveil Geological History of Three Great Asian Plateaus

The collisions of Indian Subcontinent with Eurasia in the east and Arabian plate with Eurasia in the west are two important tectonic events in Asia, and have …Mirage News21 hours ago

More Asian countries thick-skinned about FX manipulator tag

A larger number of Asian countries and economies could join the ranks of those branded currency manipulators by the U.S. Treasury in the coming days, and yet …Reuters16 hours ago

VOA Asia for Wednesday April 14

Critical computer chips in short supply. John Bolton shares thoughts on North Korea. Blocking the Mekong. U.S. lawmakers consider building plans. The future of …Voice of America3 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Roundup: New Zealand pushes ahead with GMP changes

The New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) is going ahead with its planned changes to good manufacturing practices (GMPs) …Regulatory Focus8 hours ago

The Korean Peninsula: The Geopolitical Pivot of Northeast Asia

Access the Spring 2021 Issue of Orbis. Abstract. Drawing from strategic history, this article makes five observations on the Korean Peninsula. First, land and sea …Foreign Policy Research Institute9 hours ago

Boao Forum for Asia seeks to stay youthful and vibrant amid changes_china.org.cn

After a hiatus imposed by COVID-19, the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will resume its annual rendezvous at the eponymous tropical town in the Chinese island …China.org.cn23 hours ago

Pakistan takes desperate measures to revive Belt and Road’s port

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s federal and regional governments are taking a series of actions, including giving the status of regional subcapital and promot.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Shares Tentatively Higher as investors Weigh Potential Impact of US CPI, Earnings Data

Japanese shares rose on Tuesday, led by gains in stocks of glass product companies and department store operators after their robust earnings.FX Empire19 hours ago

Stellantis to build flagship Citroen in China to buttress Asia sales

Citroen plans to start making a new crossover model in China in a first attempt by parent Stellantis NV to make inroads into the world’s biggest auto market.Automotive News11 hours ago

Regtank shortlisted as Finalist for Asia FinTech Awards 2021

Singapore, Singapore–(Newsfile Corp. – April 13, 2021) – Regtank, one-stop Regtech solution provider, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Asia FinTech …Yahoo Finance13 hours ago

DHL Express expands Asia-Pacific routes with 17 new weekly 777F operations

DHL Express has expanded its Asia-Pacific operations using its new 777 freighters operated by U.S.-based Kalitta Air and AeroLogic, DHL’s Germany-based …ampAir Cargo World3 hours ago

WuXi Biologics Receives 2021 Asia-Pacific Bioprocessing Excellence Award from IMAPAC

WuXi Biologics (“WuXi Bio”) (2269.HK), a global company with leading open-access biologics technology platforms, announced that it has been recognized as …Yahoo Finance18 hours ago

Asia Pacific Major Appliances Market Report 2021: Leading Companies/Brands & Strategic Analysis of Key Factors Influencing the Competitive Landscape – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Major Appliances in Asia Pacific” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.Yahoo Finance10 hours ago

Access Asia – China seeks to speed up its Covid-19 vaccination campaign

While Covid-19 appears to be under control in China, authorities want to keep it that way. But given low infection rates, motivation has been lacking for some …FRANCE 2416 hours ago

Rackspace Technology promotes Angela Logan-Bell to APJ remit

Rackspace consolidates North Asia, South Asia and A/NZ into a single organisation.Channel Asia Singapore2 hours ago

MSC to offer Asia – Europe intermodal rail connection

In the wake of the Suez Canal blockage MSC is launching a new intermodal rail freight option connecting Europe and Asia.Seatrade Maritime News23 hours ago

The Washington Post staffs up in Asia and Europe to relieve pressure from U.S. breaking news teams

The Washington Post is launching breaking news hubs in London and Seoul this summer to quickly cover more news.Digiday22 hours ago

Cleveland Indians Infielder Hit With Anti-Asian Abuse After Committing Error

Yu Chang, a Taiwanese infielder for the Cleveland Indians, said Tuesday that he was the target of online racial abuse after committing an error in Cleveland’s …Forbes8 hours ago

Accelerating Asia Announces Startups For Fourth Early-Stage Accelerator Program

Early-stage venture capital (VC) fund Accelerating Asia has announced the 11 members of its fourth 100-day, pre-Series A startup program, featuring companies …pymnts.com2 hours ago

Coming US economic boom seen boosting Vietnam most in Asia

A surging US economy on the back of massive stimulus and pent-up demand will benefit exporters in Asia, with Vietnam receiving the biggest windfall, …The Star Online16 hours ago

Spike in avian flu cases among poultry in western Asia

Since highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) returned to Iran in December 2020, the number of confirmed outbreaks has reached 54.WATTAgNet Industry News & Trends5 hours ago

Freepoint growing Asia footprint in LSFO, US crude; eyes new energy

Freepoint Commodities is pushing ahead with its strategic expansion plan for Asia that would see the global commodities trader build on its core markets, such …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide17 hours ago

Alert: Southeast Asia’s Grab Holdings plans US Nasdaq listing via nearly $40 bln merger with financial vehicle Altimeter Growth

HONG KONG (AP) — Southeast Asia’s Grab Holdings plans US Nasdaq listing via nearly $40…New Haven Register16 hours ago

Overstone Art Brings Art Risk Analysis Services to Asia

The platform enables borrowers, lenders, investors and insurers to convert art into a liquid asset by assessing, scoring and monitoring the risk of works of art.finews.asia22 hours ago

Pentagon studies stars and birds to survive China’s electronic warfare

NEW YORK — The USS Patriot, a mine countermeasures ship based in Sasebo, Japan, traveled 1100 miles down the west coast of the host country last Aug.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

Tim Born becomes Vice President, Oceania and South East Asia for Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group

TEMECULA, Calif., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”), a subsidiary of …GlobeNewswire20 hours ago

Standard Chartered’s Brice on China Trade, Asia Markets, Fed

Standard Chartered Private Bank CIO Steve Brice, discusses China trade, Asia markets, Fed tapering. He speaks with Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on …Bloomberg22 hours ago

Industry Leaders to Launch Sports and Entertainment SPAC with Asia Market Angle

A leading group of veterans of Asia’s sports, entertainment, and media industries are planning to launch a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to …EIN News7 hours ago

BevCanna’s Naturo Group to Expand TRACE Plant-Based and Alkaline Products into Asia-Pacific Markets

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emerging leader in innovative health and wellness beverages and consumer products, BevCanna …Business Wire14 hours ago

Toshiba CEO Kurumatani to resign Wednesday

TOKYO — Nobuaki Kurumatani will step down as CEO of Toshiba amid declining trust in his leadership both at the company and among investors, Nikkei le.Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

Huawei Vouches for Asia Pacific Digital Transformation, Looks to Define 5.5G

Huawei seeks to expedite digital transformation in the Asia Pacific and define 5.5G as the company aims for a fully connected world.Jakarta Globe20 hours ago

Japan bans TEPCO from restarting nuclear plant over safety flaws

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s nuclear regulator decided Wednesday to effectively ban Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings from restarting its largest.Nikkei Asia25 minutes ago

Wing Shya And Eric Chou Join Forces For Asia’s First NFT Art Collaboration Series

The first-ever collaborative NFT art series in Asia, “Chaos+” is inspired by Hong Kong photographer, Wing Shya’s own book, “Chaos” and features a crypto music …Tatler Hong Kong20 hours ago

First in Asia: Hyatt Andaz Bali opens in Indonesia

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has finally inaugurated its first Andaz property in Indonesia with the opening of Andaz Bali. This much-awaited resort is the.dlmag9 hours ago

China warns online platforms on anti-competitive practices

BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s market regulator, *fresh* from fining e-commerce giant Alibaba $2.75 billion, said on Tuesday it warned nearly three dozen.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

MSIG Asia Names Industry Veteran to New COO Role

He will will oversee the firm’s Business Development & Digitalisation, Technology Solutions, Risk Management & Actuarial Services, and Technical Services …finews.asia23 hours ago

Indian IT company TCS shares tumble despite earnings growth

MUMBAI — Shares in India’s largest IT services exporter, Tata Consultancy Services, declined by 4% on Tuesday, despite having announced on Monday tha.Nikkei Asia15 hours ago

Central Asia Metals reports 10% first quarter copper output decline in Kazakhstan

Editor’s Note: With so much market volatility, stay on top of daily news! Get caught up in minutes with our speedy summary of today’s must-read news and expert …Kitco NEWS11 hours ago

Asia Pacific Rayon secures US$300 million loan

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), the largest integrated rayon fibre producer in Indonesia, has secured a syndicated loan facility of 4.5 trillion rupiahs (US$300 million) …The Asset13 hours ago

Asia Cup 2021 logo unveiled – FIBA Asia Cup 2021 – FIBA.basketball

JAKARTA (Indonesia) – The official logo of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 was unveiled on Tuesday during a joint press conference at the Century Park Hotel in …FIBA19 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: US urges pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Cumulative global cases have reache.Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

Opening Remarks by Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department

Delivered at the press briefing on the Regional Economic April 13, 2021 1. Warm greetings from Washington and good evening to you in Asia. It’s a pleasure.EIN News14 hours ago

Senate poised to advance rare bipartisan measure aimed at hate crimes against Asian Americans

Senate leaders are poised to move ahead Wednesday on a rare bipartisan effort aimed at investigating and halting hate crimes against Asian Americans amid …The Washington Post5 hours ago

Pine Labs just spend $45 million to acquire one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing fintech platforms

Merchant commerce platform Pine Labs on Tuesday said it has acquired Fave, Southeast Asia’s fast-growing consumer fintech platform, for over $45 million.Business Insider India14 hours ago

Four Bangladeshi startups among Accelerating Asia’s 11 high-potential startups

Accelerating Asia, an international VC firm, has announced its largest accelerator cohort of 11 high-growth startups from Southeast Asia and the South Asia …The Daily Star13 hours ago

ASIA PACIFIC: Singapore registers y-o-y dip in monthly bunker sales

Some 4.20 million metric tonnes (mt) of marine fuel were sold at the Port of Singapore last month – 2.8% down on the 4.32 million mt recorded in March 2020.Bunkerspot18 hours ago

Myanmar coup presses Japan to retreat from Abe-era business push

TOKYO — Japan’s ties with Myanmar, long shadowed by memories of World War II, are today shaped by businesspeople like Shinsuke Goto, who now faces th.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore show house-buying fever

SINGAPORE — After searching for months, Tang Wei, a Chinese working mother with a toddler, finally secured what she said was the most important purch.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

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