April 21, 2017

China had 262,900 robots in operation at the end of 2016, and Macquarie Research expects that number to more than double to 614,200 robots by the end of 2018, by which time China will ha...

August 12, 2016

News that the Japanese retailer Uniqlo and the South Korean e-commerce giant 11Street have launched new online shops in Thailand suggests something special is happening in the Thai e-com...

August 10, 2016

Heavy debt burdens in Asia show no sign of abating as another shipbuilding company, and this time a Chinese one, defaulted on its debt obligations this week.

Wuhan Guoyu: defaults on RMB...

July 17, 2016

The Asia Pacific region saw slower economic growth in 2015 but that didn’t stop the number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and their aggregate wealth from expanding, according to r...

December 29, 2015

Exports drive growth for Asian economies and the recent slowdown in world trade has weighed on growth for many countries in the region. World Bank researchers have outlined four main fac...

October 19, 2015

Japan, one of the world’s trading giants, has seen remarkably slow growth in exports during the past two years, despite a 35% depreciation in the yen. For the IMF, there are compelling r...

September 2, 2015

High urban densities account for a lot in Asia - high property prices, heavy pressure on land resources and highly urbanised cities - and this infographic from LSE Cities puts city densi...

August 23, 2015

China’s recently announced ‘New Silk Road’ consists of two main routes, one overland and one sea-based.

 

China's Two Silk Roads: Land and Sea Routes

Source: HKTDC: Sri Lanka: A Key Node on...

August 3, 2015

That's the message from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which finds that many countries around the world - particularly in Asia - need to work much harde...

August 2, 2015

Vietnam has emerged as one of Asia-Pacific’s hotspots for corporate investors. Ranked by the Financial Times as the top global location for greenfield investment, Vietnam attracted $7.4...

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