On 20-21st June in Singapore, the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics in SMU will be hosting its 8th Annual SKBI Conference. Titled “Charting A Roadmap Towards A New Data Regime For The Digital Economy”, the conference seeks to identify the most critical building blocks of an enabling regional data ecosystem. Hence, the conference would [...]
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Another national election has produced yet another unexpected outcome. This time it was Mahathir Mohamad's stunning upset victory over Prime Minister Najib Razak—which ended 60 years of rule by the National Front party—that caught many observers of Asian politics off guard. But Malaysia’s 14th general election results should come as no surprise. This latest event is affirmation, [...]
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - NOVEMBER 03: Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma and Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak attend a ceremony for the first eWTP hub outside of China at Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) on November 3, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) China’s giant tech firms [...]
ASEAN, Canada reaffirm commitment to strengthen partnership MANILA, 3 May 2018 – Senior Officials from ASEAN and Canada reaffirmed their commitment to deepen partnership through closer cooperation and collaboration at the 15th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue in Manila, the Philippines today. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo, SOM Leader of the Philippines, and Dr. [...]
APF Canada Investment Monitor 2018 Shows that Canada’s Pension Funds are Leading the Way in Investment in the Asia Pacific
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the release of the APF Canada Investment Monitor 2018: Report on Canadian Investment in the Asia Pacific, providing the first comprehensive insight into Canada’s foreign direct investment in Asia. The report was released online today by APF Canada (http://www.investmentmonitor.ca/) and captures C$192 billion of [...]
ST Aerospace, headquartered in Paya Lebar, Singapore, has reportedly secured a letter of intent for a contract from Air Canada to perform interior reconfiguration on part of the airline's A330-300 fleet. ST Aerospace says it will carry out engineering and design development, cabin interior parts fabrication, kitting, certification, and installation. The refit of the cabin [...]
SINGAPORE - Hootsuite’s Singapore offices on Keong Saik Road are in the middle of a move. In short order, the Vancouver-headquartered social media management platform will be relocating its 20-to-25-person Asia Pacific team out of a co-working space to offices in the heart of the country’s financial district to enable more capacity for growth. [...]
The LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project is on track for a final investment decision (FID) later this year, a British Columbia trade official said on Thursday, ahead of the province unveiling tax breaks geared at pushing the C$40 billion ($31 billion) project across the finish line. British Columbia’s New Democratic government said it [...]
Canada’s trade minister says the federal government will proceed “promptly” with the ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as it looks to further broaden its trade strategy in the Southeast Asian region beyond so-called TPP11 borders. “While some have said that this is the Asian century, and we have [...]