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Building a Climate-Resilient South Asia

Building a Climate-Resilient South Asia

A World Bank Spring Meetings panel discussed concrete climate actions and adaptation strategies to build a more climate-resilient South Asia. Last summer’s monsoon hit South Asia particularly hard and left nearly 1,400 people dead and displaced millions of others. In the last sixty years, such weather extremes have become more common in the subcontinent and, […]

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

An ant from a new species group called “Colobopsis explodens” capable of “exploding themselves” when under attack.  (Zookeys/ Alexey Kopchinskiy) Fifteen new species of “exploding ants” – including one entirely new to science – have been discovered in Southeast Asia, Gizmodo reported, citing the results of a survey published Thursday in the science journal ZooKeys. […]

Automation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East is booming, ABB CEO says

Automation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East is booming, ABB CEO says

Swiss engineering giant ABB is seeing strong growth momentum in developing markets ranging from Asia to Africa, the president and chief executive told CNBC Thursday. “Asia, Middle East and Africa is really performing very well,” ABB’s Ulrich Spiesshofer told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” Thursday, following the company’s first-quarter earnings report that showed a 20 percent […]

Asia Tech Earnings Will Rebound. It Might Not Last

Asia Tech Earnings Will Rebound. It Might Not Last

Asian technology earnings are in a bit of a funk right now, and that’s reflected in the very lackadaisical performance of the MSCI Asia Pacific Information Technology Index. Investors who shorted Tencent Holdings Ltd. a month ago would have done well, as I predicted even when the company’s most-recent set of earnings beat estimates. Largan Precision Co., […]

Is Asia Spotify's weak spot?

Is Asia Spotify's weak spot?

Agatha was shocked, sad and more than a little embarrassed when she received an email from Spotify recently saying her account had been suspended. The student, 22, from Yogyakarta on Java island, Indonesia, had been caught using a pirated version of the music streaming service that granted her access to features that would usually require […]

Jason Wu, Michelle Obama's favorite designer, wants to expand in Asia

Jason Wu, Michelle Obama's favorite designer, wants to expand in Asia

Jason Wu, Michelle Obama’s favorite designer, wants to expand in Asia  CNBC Full coverage Source link

Google announces new subsea cable investment to boost cloud in Asia

Google announces new subsea cable investment to boost cloud in Asia

Google continues its subsea cable investment spree with new JGA cable system project. Google is investing in a new subsea cable that will connect Tokyo and Osaka to Guam, and Guam to Sydney. The Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) cable system will stretch close to 6,000 miles and will be completed in 2019. Google cloud investment The tech […]

Sen. Gardner Focused On Asia In Pompeo Hearings

Sen. Gardner Focused On Asia In Pompeo Hearings

Sen. Gardner Focused On Asia In Pompeo HearingsMike Pompeo is the Secretary of State nominee. Uber Adding Safety Features To Services, AppUber testing new 911 button on app. Testimony Begins In Trial For Man Accused Of Killing, Dismembering GirlfriendAdam Densmore is accused of leaving parts of his former girlfriend’s body in several states after he […]

World Bank raises 2018 East Asia growth forecast, says tighter policy likely needed

World Bank raises 2018 East Asia growth forecast, says tighter policy likely needed

JAKARTA (Reuters) – The World Bank on Thursday raised its growth forecast for East Asia and Pacific for 2018, but it said the region’s economies may need to adopt tighter monetary policy and larger fiscal buffers to guard against short-term risks. A worker polishes steel pipes at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group Co […]

Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia

Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia

By Chayut Setboonsarng and Henning Gloystein BANGKOK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Thai energy companies are on a roll. The national oil and gas champion, a coal miner and power utility, upstart solar and wind companies, virtually all are expanding across Southeast Asia, applying practices and technology developed at home. Thailand is reaping the benefits of two decades […]

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