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UK and Indonesia Forming Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO)

The United Kingdom (UK) and Indonesia have signed an MoU to establish the Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO). The new committee will help promote trade, investment, ...

South Korean, Japanese Manufacturing Companies to Invest USD 2.1 Billion in Malaysia’s High-Tech Industries

Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has announced a committed investment amounting to MYR 8.9 billion (USD 2.1 billion) for high-tech industrial ...

Singapore Strengthens its IP Regime with 10-year Intellectual Property Strategy 2030

On 26 April 2021, commemorating World Intellectual Property Day, Singapore unveiled the Singapore Intellectual Property Strategy 2030 (SIPS 2030). The 10-year blueprint aims ...

Japan is Top Investor in Philippine Ecozones

The top investor in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) in 2021 is Japan, whose total accumulated investments from 1995 up to the present is now at PHP 716.22 ...

Investment Applications in Thailand Skyrocket in the First Quarter of 2021

According to Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI), the number of applications to invest in Thailand increased to 401 applications in the first quarter of 2021, up by 14% from ...

ADB Forecasts Strong Economic Growth for Vietnam Despite Covid-19

Thanks to effective measures taken to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.9% in 2020, one of the highest growth rates globally. ...

Triumph Aviation Services Asia to Collaborate with Thai Aviation Industries

Triumph Aviation Services Asia (TASA), a subsidiary of Triumph Group headquartered in Pennsylvania, has entered into an MoU with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI), a certified ...

Malaysia Airports to Continue with Subang Airport’s Regeneration Project worth USD 314 Million

As part of ongoing efforts to develop Subang Airport (SZB) into an aviation hub in the Asia-Pacific region, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), one of the world’s largest ...

German and Turkish Companies Engaged to Customize Frigate Design for Indonesian Navy

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelagic nation, is looking to renew and increase the strength of its naval arsenal. Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has engaged ...

Ecozone Authority Pushes for the Establishment of Defense Industrial Hubs in the Philippines

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), a state agency tasked to promote investments in export manufacturing in the country, is eager to turn the country's military ...

Bamboo Airways to Launch Direct Flights to the United States

Bamboo Airways, a hybrid carrier launched by Vietnamese construction company FLC Group, has acquired slots to operate regularly scheduled nonstop flights between Vietnam and ...

Aerospace Logistics Company B&H Worldwide Doubles Size of Operation in Singapore

Aerospace logistics company B&H Worldwide is doubling the size of its operation in Singapore. The new facility covers 28,000 sq ft and is located adjacent to its existing ...

Vietnam Targets USD 10 billion Fruit and Vegetable Exports by 2030

Despite Covid-19's impact in the first quarter of 2021, Vietnam's fruit and vegetable exports value showed positive growth of 6.1% year-on-year, reaching USD 944 million. In ...

The Philippines Approves Two Syngenta Products for Drone Use

The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) under the Department of Agriculture has given conditional registration to two products of Syngenta Philippines, namely the Alika ...

Singapore Launches Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH)

Singapore's Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH) was jointly launched by Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), Singapore Food Agency (SFA), and the Agency for ...

Kerry Group to Invest EUR 30 Million in Manufacturing Facility in Indonesia

Irish taste and nutrition company Kerry Group has announced plans to invest EUR 30 million (USD 36.2 million) to build a manufacturing facility in Karawang, Indonesia. ...

BlueNalu Partners with Mitsubishi and Thai Union for Cell-cultured Seafood

BlueNalu, a California-based company that develops cell-cultured seafood products, has announced the signing of two different memorandums of understanding (MoU) with ...

AirAsia Group Berhad’s B2B Platform, MAFI Aspire to Help More Malaysian Farmers

AirAsia Group Bhd’s business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce platform, airasia farm, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) and several other ...

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