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Asia in the News: April 15, 2021

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Published: By Craig Hill: Apr.15, 2021

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Transcript of April 2021 Asia and Pacific Department Press Briefing

April 14, 2021. SPEAKERS: JONATHAN OSTRY Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department. KEIKO UTSUNOMIYA Senior Communications Officer …International Monetary Fund3 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks trade mixed; Australia jobs data beats expectations

Australia’s unemployment rate for March came in at 5.6%, according to seasonally adjusted estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on …CNBC26 minutes ago

Dash to digital powers Asia-Pacific start-ups

Pandemic has brought forward the shift to online by an estimated 10 years.Financial Times3 hours ago

IMF warns of a weaker economic recovery in Southeast Asia as Covid restrictions linger

The IMF expects the five largest developing economies in Southeast Asia to collectively grow by 4.9% in 2021, down from its previous projection of 5.2%.CNBC21 hours ago

Grab listing opens next chapter in Southeast Asia’s startup story

SINGAPORE — The plan by Singapore tech group Grab to become a U.S. listed public company via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, or.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

20:00 ET EMPEA Inaugurates New Asia Headquarters in Singapore

NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — EMPEA, the industry association for private capital investment in Africa, Asia, CEE, Latin America and the Middle …PRNewswire2 hours ago

Asia Briefing Releases 2021 Country Guide Series for Doing Business – The Series Covers China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Russia, Plus a Special Guide on ASEAN

9 vital guides for how to do business in Asian countries, comprising sections on establishing and running a business, tax, audit, and accounting compliance, …Yahoo Finance10 hours ago

Iranian billet export prices up again on demand in Asia

Iranian producers of steel billet were continuing to increase their offer prices in mid-April, supported by demand from Asian markets.Metalbulletin.com13 hours ago

HSBC to Move Top Bankers to Hong Kong as Asia Focus Sharpens

Global banking giant HSBC will move four senior bankers from London to Hong Kong to boost its strategy of refocusing operations on Asia instead of Europe …The Wall Street Journal13 hours ago

Is “cashless” leading to a more inclusive society in East Asia?

Cash-free payment methods have become life-changing across Asia. However, becoming a cashless society should be a gradual process, and ensure no one is …World Economic Forum12 hours agoOpinion

Asia Stocks Steady After U.S. Slips off Record: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asian equities look set to retreat after U.S. stocks closed off all-time peaks as a drop in cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. and …BloombergQuint1 hour ago

S.A.M. Trade (Asia) Pte Ltd (OTC: SMFX) begins US OTC trading

Global trading broker Samtrade FX Ltd. together with its subsidiaries (the “Group”), announced that its affiliate, S.A.M. Trade (Asia) Pte Ltd, has commenced …Yahoo Finance Australia8 hours ago

Retail investment frenzy a boon for Asia-Pacific brokers

The retail investor frenzy that has taken global markets by storm during the pandemic has been a shot in the arm for south-east Asia’s digital brokers and wealth …Financial Times3 hours ago

Rupee Goes From Asia’s Best to Worst in Two Weeks on Covid Spike

The Indian rupee has turned into Asia’s worst-performing currency from being the best in the previous quarter. It’s poised for more losses as a resurgence in …Bloomberg16 minutes ago

Iran’s New Pivot to Central Asia – Jamestown

High-ranking officials from Iran and Tajikistan made a total of three visits to Dushanbe and Tehran, respectively, in less than two months, a significant sign that …The Jamestown Foundation2 hours ago

Claroty and Yokogawa Engineering Asia Partner to Secure Process Operations

Partnership Delivers Industrial Cybersecurity Solutions and Expertise to Critical Infrastructure Organisations in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.PRWire35 minutes ago

Asia Pacific Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment Markets, 2019-2020 & 2021-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Asia Pacific Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment Market By Delivery Mode, By End Use, By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” …Odessa American8 hours ago

Chinese, US Military Exercises Are New Norm in Disputed Asian Sea

Voice of America7 hours ago

iClick Interactive Recognized by the Financial Times as an Asia Pacific High Growth Company

PRNewswire/ — iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (“iClick” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data …PRNewswire13 hours ago

Pineapple ban another prickle in cross-Strait relations

Author: Dalton Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology. Beijing suddenly announced on 26 February 2021 that it would suspend pineapple imports from Taiwan …East Asia Forum2 hours ago

Matsuyama’s triumph will inspire quick gains for Asian golf

Hideki Matsuyama’s historic triumph in becoming the first Japanese winner at the Masters Tournament will spark immediate gains for Asian golf.Golf Australia Magazine22 hours ago

Why Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery Presents Exciting MBA Career Opportunities

In Southeast Asia, a strong tech sector has fuelled recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what this means for MBA career prospects in the region.BusinessBecause17 hours ago

Asia MarTech Society Appoints Ken Ip As Chairman

The Asia MarTech Society (AMS) has appointed Ken Ip as chairman of its 2021–22 board of directors for a two year term.B&T21 hours ago

Covid-19 surge in Asia: Fourth wave looms in South Korea

Cluster infections are popping up everywhere in the country and pandemic fatigue is growing.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times5 hours ago

Art Workers Demand Coverage of Stop Asian Hate

Last month, eight Asian artists and art professionals drafted an open letter addressed to Artforum. Published on 1 April, the letter called on the publication…Ocula Magazine1 hour ago

27 years later, security still dominates US-Japan summit

TOKYO — When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits down with U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday, the.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

Asia Pacific Law Firm Hourly Rate Report 2021 Featuring 60 Major Law Firms

PRNewswire/ — The “Valeo 2021 Asia Pacific Law Firm Hourly Rate Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The 2021 Asia …PRNewswire12 hours ago

American Versus Asian Beauty Standards – East Asian Beauty Ideals

A look into the unrealistic beauty standards that Asian women face, including the beauty ideals of Chinese, Indian, South Korean women and more and how they …GoodHousekeeping.com11 hours ago

Senate Passes Anti-Asian-American Hate Crimes Bill

The Senate voted on Wednesday to advance legislation that would strengthen federal efforts to address hate crimes directed at Asian-Americans, paving the …The New York Times1 hour ago

A coronavirus epidemic may have hit East Asia about 25,000 years ago

An ancient coronavirus, or a closely related pathogen, triggered an epidemic among ancestors of present-day East Asians roughly 25,000 years ago, a new …Science News Magazine8 hours ago

West African Oil Slow to Sell Amid Weaker Buying in Asia, Europe

West Africa’s oil exports due for loading next month have struggled to sell, due to weak demand from the region’s regular customers in Asia and Europe and …Bloomberg9 hours ago

Shutterstock Hands Asia-Pacific PR Duties To Hoffman

The Hoffman Agency has landed Shutterstock’s PR duties in Asia following a competitive review.PRovoke Media20 hours ago

Japan’s Plan For Fukushima Wastewater Meets A Wall Of Mistrust In Asia

Japan has dismissed criticism of its plan as unscientific, saying that the treated water is well within safety standards, and pointing out that such releases into …Forbes India12 hours ago

Nitin Bajaj: The China change gripping the Asia Pacific

In the fourth and final video from last month’s virtual event, Fidelity Asian Values (FAS) fund manager Nitin Bajaj (centre below) answers viewers’ questions and …Citywire Financial Publishers15 hours ago

Aviagen Asia Pacific strengthens customer support, appoints New Indian River Brand Manager and Customer Service Specialist

Aviagen® Asia Pacific is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Gomes as its Brand Manager for Indian River®, effective March 29, and Customer *Service* Specialist …The Poultry Site16 hours ago

Boston hopes new cranes lure second Asia service – JOC.com

The Port of Boston hopes three new ship-to-shore cranes at its Conley terminal will bring a second Asia direct *service* back to the port for the first time in a …JOC.com4 hours ago

Covid-19 surge in Asia: Rising cases put Phuket’s re-opening under scrutiny

SINGAPORE – The beaches and bars on Phuket, once teeming with tourists, have been quiet since the Covid-19 pandemic decimated the travel and tourism …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Business Development Lead, Southeast Asia job with Shopify | 161892

Business Development Lead, Southeast Asia in Manager, Sales & Business Development with Shopify. Apply Today.The Business of Fashion5 hours ago

Chinese semiconductor startup raises $100m in Pre-A round

SHANGHAI — Shanghai-based semiconductor company Innostar has raised nearly $100 million in a Pre-A financing round led by returning backer Shanghai L.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

Ten new innovative South Asia fashion start-ups

Inks produced from greenhouse gas emissions and innovations in material solutions such as leather alternatives from mycelium and technologies producing …just-style.com13 hours ago

Seven Sunday Films to represent nb: directors in South East Asia | shots

Production company Seven Sunday Films (SSFs) announce it has officially signed up to represent award winning Nicholas Berglund directors, including Jovan …Shots11 hours ago

The best sports betting sites in Asia and Africa

When it comes to sports betting, a reliable and reputable betting site is crucial. Whilst odds, game selection and accessibility are all important, none of this …BeSoccer EN11 hours ago

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 14 April 2021 | DW News – latest news and breaking stories

Luxury liquor brand Maotai is the favorite drink of China’s Communist party elite. But do those high-level links help it side-step the law? We distill the facts. Plus …Deutsche Welle10 hours ago

Pandemic fatigue, rise of new strains: Why Asia is struggling amid surge in Covid-19 cases

A hundred days before Asia hosts the Olympics in Japan, the continent is struggling to battle a resurgence in coronavirus infections. The rise of new strains of …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Brexit Bureaucracy, U.S. Inflation, Asia Rates on Hold: Eco Day

Welcome to Wednesday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the day:Bloomberg20 hours ago

JPMorgan Asia Pacific Vice Chair El-Omari Retires After 29 Years

Mac El-Omari, vice chairman of investment banking for Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Chase & Co., is retiring from the bank after serving nearly three decades.Bloomberg17 hours ago

The conundrum of chat commerce for SE Asia

Southeast Asia’s shoppers prefers the organised chaos of chat commerce over the speed and convenience of e-commerce. But retailers are struggling to cope.The Ken2 hours ago

Asia Pacific Bottled Water Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2021 & 2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Asia Pacific Bottled Water Market By Product (purified water, mineral water, spring water, sparkling water, distilled water, and other products), By Country, …Yahoo Finance9 hours ago

Currency Frictions Pose Limited Macro Risk for Asian Sovereigns

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong-14 April 2021: Fitch Ratings expects the Biden administration to downplay tensions over exchange-rate policies with trade partne.Fitch Ratings19 hours ago

Covid-19 surge in Asia: Call to ban Hari Raya exodus for 2nd year in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Covid-19 infection rate has risen in recent days at the start of Ramadan, with experts asking the authorities to ban the annual Hari …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Volatile Wall Street Tech Trade Expected to Drag Asia-Pacific Shares Lower on Opening

Ahead of the Asia-Pacific opening, key global stock indexes scaled new peaks after upbeat U.S. and European earnings pointed to a strong recovery.FX Empire5 hours ago

Exco Candidacy Marks First For World Rugby

Asia Rugby Executive Committee Member and Philippines Rugby President Ada Milby could be the first woman to win a seat on World Rugby EXCO.asiarugby.com10 hours ago

Asia Pacific Competition Highlights – China

China issues Anti-Monopoly Guidelines for Platform Economy. SAMR continues to actively regulate China’s tech sector by issuing guidelines, after making …Lexology15 hours ago

Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cybersecurity Guide 2021 | Hogan Lovells – JDSupra

The unprecedented challenges of the COVID‑19 pandemic are still with us, not only in terms of the grim toll the virus has taken on individuals and families, but …JD Supra5 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: India records highest daily spike of 184,372 new cases, Philippines reports 8,122 infections

The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries: NEW DELHI — A total of 184,372 new cases, and 1,027 deaths …Macau Business5 hours ago

Flexible Office Spaces See Increase In Profitability Globally, Led By Asia And Europe

Workthere has found that the proportion of spaces that are profitable at an operating level has increased over the last 12 months from 79% to 82%, with Asia and …AllWork.Space5 hours ago

Iraq raises May Basra Light, Medium, Heavy crude prices to Asia

Iraq has raised the May official selling price (OSP) for Basra Light crude to Asia to Oman/Dubai plus $1.40 a barrel, up $0.10 from the previous month, a pricing …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide16 hours ago

Iran’s NIOC raises all May Asia-bound crude OSPs by 35-50 cents/b

State owned National Iranian Oil Company has raised the May official selling prices for all its Asia bound crude grades by 35 50 cents/b from April, according to …S&P Global23 hours ago

Covid-19 surge in Asia: India’s virus fight thwarted by big rallies, religious gatherings

NEW DELHI – What went wrong in India on the Covid-19 front?. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times5 hours ago

Covid-19 surge in Asia: Lockdown in the Philippines slows spread of virus but devastates jobs

MANILA – The Philippines is coming out of another hard lockdown and signs are it may have succeeded in putting a break to an alarming resurgence in …The Straits Times5 hours ago

Covid-19 surge in Asia: Migrant workers, fearful of lockdowns, head home in India

As death toll rises, metal furnaces are melting at some overworked crematoriums. . Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times5 hours ago

Champagne and handbags: A revival in luxury sales in Asia, U.S. drives revenue at LVMH

A taste for luxury in Asia and the U.S. helped LVMH’s sales rebound sharply in the first quarter, indicating a bright spot in the global economy despite the …Yahoo Finance12 hours ago

Brokerslink bolsters management in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe

Global brokering business Brokerslink has announced the appointments of new regional managers in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Au Quang Hien takes the.Reinsurance News19 hours ago

Toshiba CEO Kurumatani resigns in wake of $20bn CVC approach

TOKYO — Toshiba announced on Wednesday that Nobuaki Kurumatani has resiged from his role as CEO, after three years marked by governance questions …Nikkei Asia23 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Specialty Films Market (2020 to 2030) – by Resin, Function, Industry Vertical, and Country – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Asia-Pacific Specialty Films Market 2020-2030 by Resin (Polyester, Nylon, Polyolefin, Fluoropolymer), Function (Barrier, Safety, Conduction), Industry …Yahoo Finance14 hours ago

Wyndham to expand APAC footprint in 2021

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expected to open about 180 hotels across Asia-Pacific this year, an estimated 40 per cent increase in openings from the previous …TTG Asia20 hours ago

10 Largest Lakes In Asia

Asia features a large number of lakes that considerably vary in their origin, shape, and size. Discover the 10 largest lakes of Asia by surface area.World Atlas7 hours ago

Analysis: Beijing pounds Jack Ma and Alibaba again. Why?

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as Ch.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

TM awarded best companies to work for in Asia 2020, HR Award

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has been accorded the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2020 by HR Asia Awards in recognition of its …The Star Online16 hours ago

Manulife (MFC) to Gain From Solid Asia and WAM Businesses

Manulife Financial Corporation MFC has been in investors’ good books on the back of lower general expenses, higher new business and effective capital …Nasdaq12 hours ago

Vietnam’s Vingroup considering listing car unit via SPAC

HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam’s Vingroup says it is considering listing its car unit through a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, just days a.Nikkei Asia14 hours ago

Biden’s first 100 days: Ex-Duckworth aide to be liaison to Asian community

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — U.S. President Joe Biden looks to withdraw the last remaining troops in Afghanistan by this fall, putting a coda to a military.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s startups beat pandemic blues to raise record $6b in Q1

Southeast Asia-based startups kicked off 2021 in style, raising a record $6 billion in the first quarter of the year. Deal count, too, jumped amid signs of economic …DealStreetAsia7 hours ago

6 adopted celebs who started out life as orphans in Asia

Kevin Kreider lived his adoption saga out on camera in Bling Empire, while Angelina Jolie has adopted two children from Southeast Asia.South China Morning Post16 hours ago

Asia Distillates-Jet fuel cash discounts widen on muted trading

Asia’s cash differentials for jet fuel dropped for a second straight session on Wednesday, hurt by muted buying interest for physical cargoes as new waves of …Reuters16 hours ago

VP Bank Nabs Ex-Pictet Exec for Asia Chief Role

The senior banker joins from Pictet, where she was the head of its Asia family office unit since 2019. Liechtenstein-headquartered VP Bank has hired Pamela …finews.asia21 hours ago

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

With 180 hotel openings expected in 2021 alongside its robust Asia Pacific development pipeline, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is helping to drive the hospitality …Yahoo Finance13 hours ago

Asia Stocks Eye Gains as US Shrugs Off Inflation: Markets Wrap

Technology shares pushed U.S. stocks down from record highs. Treasury yields increased and crude oil gained..BloombergQuint6 hours ago

Asia Pacific Competition Highlights – Hong Kong

The authority is seeking an appeal to increase the penalties imposed on two contractors who were…Lexology15 hours ago

In a pandemic, music is a lifeline | HRD Asia

Whether you’re getting ready for work or winding down after a busy day, listening to music can get you into the right mood. But, as one study showed, music has …Human Resources Director11 hours ago

Ending US ‘Forever War,’ Biden orders final Afghanistan withdrawal

NEW YORK — President Joe Biden has announced the end of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, sealing the fate of America’s longest war in histor.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

Asia-Pacific Offshore Wind Turbine Market Forecast 2020-2025 – Growth Impelled by Innovations in Turbine Capacity & Regulations – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Asia-Pacific Offshore Wind Turbine Market, Forecast to 2025 – Growth Impelled by Innovations in Turbine Capacity …Business Wire15 hours ago

Vietnam’s ‘mediation diplomacy’ faces key test in Myanmar crisis

BANGKOK — Vietnam has managed to bring the new coronavirus under control and engineer a respectable 2.9% economic growth for 2020 despite the pa.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

PH remains Asia’s Catholic bulwark | Global News

The Philippines posted the most number of baptized young children in the world in 2019 and remains the most Catholic country in Asia, according to Annuario …INQUIRER.net5 hours ago

ASIA PACIFIC: KR and HHI Group partnership to drive progress on decarbonisation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Korean Register and Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) Group covers collaboration on vessel efficiency …Bunkerspot17 hours ago

EMERGING MARKETS-Singapore dollar gains after c.bank holds fire, most Asian currencies rise

Singapore c.bank keeps monetary policy settings unchanged * S. Korean won firms 0.7% * Bank of Korea to keep rates steady – Reuters poll By Sameer …Reuters22 hours ago

Asia Pacific Electric Charging Station Market Is Estimated to Account for US$ 39854 Mn by End of 2027, Says Coherent Market Insights (CMI)

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An electric vehicle charging station is commonly known as an electric car charging station. It is an electrical device that helps to …Business Wire14 hours ago

Technology gives hope amid embers of Rohingya camps

COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH — On March 22, a massive fire swept through the densely populated Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, …Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

Economic calendar due from Asia today – Australia jobs report

On the data calendar for the session ahead: 2100 GMT New Zealand house sales for March 2145 GMT New Zealand Food Price (inflation) for March 2350 GMT …ForexLive6 hours ago

ANA to start drone delivery service as Japan eases regulations

TOKYO — Japanese airline group ANA Holdings will launch a drone delivery *service* in the fiscal year through March 2023, using a vehicle developed by.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

Three Partners Leave Stephenson Harwood in Asia

Hong Kong partners Silvia On and Ian Devereux will join Charles Russell Speechlys while Singapore partner Timothy Cooke departs for Reed Smith.Law.com19 hours ago

PDG plans $1bn China data centre expansion, move into Asia

Singapore-based data centre operator Princeton Digital Group (PDG) has secured US$230 million debt refinancing from China Merchants Bank, as part of its $1 …Capacity Media3 hours ago

IMF projects Asia’s economy to grow 7.6 per cent in 2021

WASHINGTON (Xinhua): Asia’s economy is expected to grow by 7.6 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday (April 13), while …The Star Online23 hours ago

Accelerating Asia unveils its largest cohort of 11 high-growth startups

Accelerating Asia invests up to S$200000 in pre-Series A startups, and the current portfolio covers over ten countries in SE and South Asia.DealStreetAsia12 hours ago

Asian American-owned businesses suffer outsized toll amid pandemic

After it shut down for two months last year, Jan-Ie Low and her family reduced the hours at their Las Vegas restaurant and converted much of their dining room …NBC News7 hours ago

Leopards from Africa and Asia are genetically distinct, reveals DNA analysis of museum specimens

A small group of leopards migrated to Asia about half a million years ago following their evolution in Africa, a new study suggests.Phys.org14 hours ago

Coming Soon to Rhodes: A Hawker Market Inspired by Those Found Across Asia

The buzz and excitement of the hawker markets of Asian countries is set to arrive in Rhodes in July this year. Bamboo Lane is inspired by the cacophonous, …Broadsheet20 hours ago

PCCW Global, Frequentis launch SaaS over aeronautical VPN in Asia

PCCW Global and Frequentis, a supplier of safety-critical communication and information services, have collaborated to deliver aviation-specific …Telecompaper EN13 hours ago

Singapore Will Become Asia’s Largest LNG Bunkering Hub: Total

French energy producer Total, currently one of the world’s largest LNG bunker suppliers, sees Singapore becoming the top bunkering hub for gas-powered …Ship & Bunker18 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Osaka logs another record daily high

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 Asia17 hours ago

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