Monthly Archives: November 2014

Three Indonesian companies win at first annual ACES Awards for sustainable business practices

Three Indonesian companies received awards commending their corporate leadership, sustainability programs and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts at the first ever Asia Corporate Excellence Awards (ACES) in Singapore on Wednesday. Telecommunications companies PT XL Axiata and PT Telkomsel, as well … Continue reading

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Myanmar eyes 5m international arrivals next year

MYANMAR’S international arrivals are expected to exceed 5 million next year as the country’s private sector strengthens its overseas marketing, including in Thailand. Representatives of 17 hotels, resorts, restaurants and airlines from Myanmar were in Bangkok yesterday to meet with … Continue reading

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Canadian, Chinese firms explore ways to boost business

More than a hundred Chinese and Canadian entrepreneurs and officials have explored ways to remove barriers blocking businesses between China and Canada as the two-day second Canada-China Investment Summit in Vancouver closed on Monday. The event, hosted jointly by the … Continue reading

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Hitachi to tap IT solutions, railway systems opportunities in Asean

Hitachi is set to introduce two strategic businesses to Asean markets: Information-technology solutions and railway systems. The Japanese giant aims to double Asean’s contribution to its IT-solutions business for the financial sector within two years, said Mitsuhisa Kajiyoshi, senior vice … Continue reading

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Indian finance minister pledges ‘second-generation’ reforms

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised a series of much-needed reforms to revive the country’s economy. India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised on Sunday (Nov 23) to unveil a whole series of “second-generation” reforms to try to kickstart the … Continue reading

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Direct investment from Japan, US plunges as China shifts gear

FDI in service sector shows steady growth, benefits from new policies  Direct investment from Japan and the United States in China plunged between January and October of this year, which the government said highlighted the country’s transition from a low-profit … Continue reading

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China among world’s top investors in science

China, Japan, Singapore and South Korea have vividly demonstrated how significant investment in science can help to fuel national economic growth, according to latest research of Nature. The Nature magazine, a prominent interdisciplinary scientific journal, published its Nature Index on Nov 13, a … Continue reading

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