With the support of Export Development Canada (EDC), the Canada-ASEAN Business Council hosted the Infrastructure in Indonesia breakfast seminar at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 29, between 8am and 11am. Mr. Klaus Houben (Chief Representative, Southeast Asia, Export Development Canada) gave his opening remarks The event was attended by about 60 attendees, including Canadian Ambassador [...]
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A Project Bank of Public Investment Programs to facilitate major project proposals from the States and Regions has been established under the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP), Minister of Planning and Finance U Soe Win said during the 2018 Commerce Fair held in Yangon on December 1. “Currently, Myanmar still lacks basic infrastructure. If this [...]
Singapore is a "cost-effective office location" as premium office space in Hong Kong remains the world's priciest for the fourth year running, said real estate consultancy JLL on Wednesday (Dec 5) after it released a report. In Singapore, the rental for such office space averages US$108 (S$148) per sq ft, about a third of [...]
Indonesia expressed its support for the campaign for environmentally friendly jobs at the 25th ASEAN Labor Ministers Meeting (ALMM) themed “Promoting Green Jobs for Equity and Inclusive Growth of ASEAN Community” from Nov. 28 to 29 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Indonesia is supporting the green job campaign and will cooperate with ASEAN to take part [...]
“Canada is rapidly becoming the most globally connected economy on earth and the Fall Economic Statement contributes significant new tools and resources so that every exporter and would-be exporter can go global, tap the unprecedented number of markets that have been secured through Canada’s ambitious diversification agenda and create good middle class jobs at [...]
Université de Montréal, in collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec, unveiled the Montréal Declaration for Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence. This set of ethical guidelines for the development of artificial intelligence is the culmination of more than a year of work, research and consultations with citizens, experts, public policymakers and industry stakeholders, civil [...]
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has assured Vietnam’s consistent policy of supporting Canadian firms and Manulife in particular to effectively operate in the country during a reception for visiting Chief Executive Officer & Director at Manulife Financial Corp Roy Gori in Hanoi on November 29. Thinh congratulated Manulife Vietnam on its positive business results after nearly 20 [...]
Vietnamese textile and garment firms are being active in making full use of the opportunities created by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to boost exports to Canada once the deal takes effect in early 2019. Both Vietnam and Canada are members of the CPTPP, which also gathers nine other countries. [...]
Region's business leaders more optimistic than all other global peers that US-China friction won't dent their prospects, says HSBC. Brushing aside worries about protectionism, Southeast Asian businesses have the most bullish trade outlook in the world, a new HSBC report has found. Expecting more production to swing Asean's way, businesses are pivoting investment into [...]
LNG Canada, the US$30-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project, has bagged another client after project shareholder Petronas signed an initial sales deal with trading house Vitol. Royal Dutch Shell decided in October to construct the export terminal. It was the first major investment decision in a new North American LNG export project for [...]