The project completion of an integral part of the Belt and Road Initiative is in sight, with this year’s launch of Hanoi's light-railway network.
10 January 2018
When three China-made trains arrived in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, early last month, it was seen by many as a sign that one of the country's longest-delayed infrastructure projects – the Cat Linh-Ha Dong Elevated Light Railway – was finally approaching completion. More
Asia’s expanding role in the global economy and financial innovation are key topics at this year’s Asian Financial Forum.
02 January 2018
Global business leaders, headlined by former US Treasury Secretary Jacob J Lew, will gather in Hong Kong for the 11th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), to be held on 15-16 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.More
Overseas firms are keen to carve out a share of Indonesia’s rising manufacturing sector.
28 December 2017
The rapid growth of Indonesia's manufacturing sector – a development buoyed partly by the arrival of several big-name mobile-phone manufacturers and partly by highly supportive central government legislation – has attracted electronics companies across the wider Asia-Pacific region.More
The Hong Kong debut of Asia House's signature trade event focused on China and ASEAN.
18 December 2017
As the “spiritual home of borderless trade,” it was fitting that Hong Kong was chosen as Asia House’s first overseas signature event outside London, according to Asia House Chairman Lord Stephen Green, the former HSBC Group Chairman. More
A new Russian retail chain is seeking toy suppliers for its homegrown animation character properties.
07 December 2017
A new range of toys, games and other licensed merchandise inspired by Russia's popular array of animated properties will go on sale via a new retail chain, which is set to open its flagship Moscow outlet in time for the Christmas sales rush. More
China, Japan and Hong Kong funding are behind Vietnam’s US$2.2 billion Vung Ang 2 power plant.
04 December 2017
To head off looming power supply problems in the north of the country, the Vietnamese government has given the go-ahead for work to begin on the Vung Ang 2 coal-fired electricity generation plant. More
A series of government incentives aimed at jump-starting R&D in Thailand has resulted in a windfall for the country's laboratory equipment industry.
27 November 2017
Thailand has been aggressively seeking to boost its competitive edge in recent years, with measures that include new tax and financial incentives, and the approval of several mega-projects designed to stimulate research and development (R&D) activities across the country. More