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Exclusive: OYO Hotels and the road to becoming China's leading hotel brand

Exclusive: OYO Hotels and the road to becoming China's leading hotel brand
“I first identified the opportunity in the budget hospitality segment whilst working at Accor, as Chairman and COO for Greater China. “At that point, I hadn’t found a good solution to the pr

Opinion: How Singapore can embrace the man vs. machine dynamic

Opinion: How Singapore can embrace the man vs. machine dynamic
The current trend of automation and data exchange which leverages on converging technologies including cyber-physical systems, cloud computing, the Internet

Linde begins work on $1.4 billion manufacturing complex in Singapore

Linde begins work on $1.4 billion manufacturing complex in Singapore
Industrial gases and engineering company Linde has broken ground on a new integrated manufacturing complex to be located and integrated with its existing gasification facility on Jurong Island in S

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Fold in Korea

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Fold in Korea
Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the Galaxy Fold—a completely new category of mobile technology—available in Korea on September 6, followed by select countries including France, G

Aurecon helps deliver Southeast Asia's largest solar farm

Aurecon helps deliver Southeast Asia's largest solar farm
The Vietnamese government has announced that it will increase investment in renewable energy for energy security and economic development. As part of this initiative, it aimed to produce 5,0

Singapore launches first on-demand autonomous shuttle public trial

Singapore launches first on-demand autonomous shuttle public trial
The public trial will run from August 26 to November 15, 2019. Members of public visiting Sentosa will be able to hail an autonomous shuttle via the Ride Now Sentosa mobile app or at kiosks along a

China looks to deepen ties in Africa as it hosts African Energy Chamber delegation

China looks to deepen ties in Africa as it hosts African Energy Chamber delegation
To support growing energy cooperation and investment between China and Africa, Beijing is set to play host to the African Energy Chamber.CEOs and Chairmen from China’s state-owned energy com

News roundup: July - August

News roundup: July - August
TECHNOLOGY Huawei testing smartphone using own operating system Chinese tech giant Huawei is developing a smartphone using its own operating system, according to its sta

Volvo: Bringing a touch of Swedish class to Thailand's automotive market

Volvo: Bringing a touch of Swedish class to Thailand's automotive market
Volvo is synonymous with Nordic st

PTC ASIA 2019 to promote high-quality industrial development

PTC ASIA 2019 to promote high-quality industrial development
Leading fluid power transmission show, PTC ASIA 2019, will be held from October 23-26 at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) to continue building a platform of interfacing intellige

Expert Eye: Why Southeast Asia’s global trade moment has arrived

Expert Eye: Why Southeast Asia’s global trade moment has arrived
If the ASEAN region was a single country it would be the seventh-largest economy in the world, with a combined GDP of $2.92 trillion in 2018. It is projected to rank as the fourth-largest economy b

Alibaba Cloud: Turning AI into actionable insights

Alibaba Cloud: Turning AI into actionable insights
The technological landscape has exploded in recent times, as the exponential rise of startups, innovation and R&D have pushed Industry 4.0 into full swing.  With this has come a new

How Echo Marine Group is navigating Australia onto the global yacht building stage

How Echo Marine Group is navigating Australia onto the global yacht building stage
“Aside from a few exceptions, the superyacht manufacturing industry centres around numerous German, Dutch, Italian and more recently some Turkish shipyards. Several of the German, Dutch and Italian

Business travel: A guide to Palau

Business travel: A guide to Palau
Perched above Indonesia and 550 kilometres to the west of the Philippines, Palau is an extraordinary nation. Made up of 340 coral and volcanic islands on the Kyushu-Palau Ridge, the archipel

Looking ahead to Australia's International Mining and Resources Conference and Expo

Looking ahead to Australia's International Mining and Resources Conference and Expo
Australia’s chief economist reported in June that the nation’s resource and energy exports are set to hit a new record of $285 billion in 2019–20, before falling back in 2020–21.The inc

Understanding China’s LNG buyers: A key topic at the 5th China LNG Summit

Understanding China’s LNG buyers: A key topic at the 5th China LNG Summit
The country, which leapfrogged South Korea to became the second-largest importer of LNG in 2017, just over a decade after its first ever shipments, is now on track to surpass Japan to become the wo

Expert Eye: Belt & Road – Protectionism and Supply Chains

Expert Eye: Belt & Road – Protectionism and Supply Chains
The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) continues to feature in international headlines. However, many corporates are only now appreciating the full quantum of potential impact on their physical and f

Exclusive: Exploring Volvo Bus Corporation’s autonomous, electric vehicle trials in Singapore

Exclusive: Exploring Volvo Bus Corporation’s autonomous, electric vehicle trials in Singapore
“It’s an exciting time for public transport. Already half of the world’s population live in cities, and it’s estimated that this will rise to roughly two thirds of people by 2060.“When I’v

Q&A: Mastercard on the rise of real-time payments in Southeast Asia

Q&A: Mastercard on the rise of real-time payments in Southeast Asia
Money, for better or worse, has come to define civilizational development over thousands of years. The original idea of currency, physical coins resembling a certain value, has stuck with us

Exclusive: Telstra on North Asia’s digital transformation prospects

Exclusive: Telstra on North Asia’s digital transformation prospects
“The continent has a strong global standing in innovation. The digital revolution is enabling local businesses to thrive, while governments are leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of creating

What to expect from Leaders in Logistics: Post & Parcel APAC in Singapore

What to expect from Leaders in Logistics: Post & Parcel APAC in Singapore
Leaders in Logistics: Post & Parcel APAC will bring together 200-plus global leaders from across post and logistics.Uniting integrators, commercial and postal operators, it will discuss

China earmarks $435 million for solar projects subsidies in 2019

China earmarks $435 million for solar projects subsidies in 2019
China's National Energy Administration has confirmed that it will be investing $435 million worth of subsidies into solar projects this year.Beijing will set an annual cap, for the

Event preview: Malaysian International Food and Beverage Fair

Event preview: Malaysian International Food and Beverage Fair
The 20th Malaysian International Food and Beverage (MIFB 2019) is the largest F&B focused trade event in Malaysia which offers an ideal business matching and networking platform for F&B ind

Amazon injects $404 million into India business

Amazon injects $404 million into India business
Amazon has recently infused $404 million into its India business as it seeks to climb up to the top of the online services market.It is currently in competition with ecom