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Malaysia’s Digital Economy Reaches USD 21 Billion in 2022

Malaysia's digital economy increased by 13% year over year in 2022, reaching a gross merchandise value of USD 21 billion (GMV), mostly contributed by the rise of e-commerce ...

Philippine Meat Imports Reach One Billion Kg in 9 Months

The Philippines' imports of meat products from January to September 2022 surpassed the one billion-kilo mark, led by pork and chicken shipments. According to the latest ...

PLDT Invests USD 75 Million to Boost Intra-Asia Connectivity

The Philippines’ largest fully integrated telco PLDT will continue to expand its international cable network as the initial phase of cable construction of the Asia Direct ...

Indonesian Ice Cream Maker Builds its Biggest Plant in the Philippines

Indonesia’s ice cream manufacturer Aice Brands is building a 49,070 sqm ice cream plant in the Philippines - its largest and most advanced within Southeast Asia. Targeted ...

Global Coffee Chain Brands Expanding in Malaysia

Leading coffee chain brands like Starbucks Coffee, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Kenangan Coffee will be expanding in Malaysia by 2023 due to a flurry of investments from ...

Medtech Allm Inc. of Japan Set Up Base in Southeast Asia

Greater Kuala Lumpur will serve as the Southeast Asia hub for Allm Inc, a provider of digital healthcare services with headquarters in Japan. Using its Join telemedicine ...

Shell Appoints MHB To Provide Solar-Powered Platform for Gas Project

Sarawak Shell Bhd has appointed Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Bhd (MHB) as a provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services relating to ...

Japan’s Shimano Components Buys Paragon Globe Factory in Johor

Shimano Components, a Japanese leading manufacturer of bicycle components and fishing equipment, will expand its production in Malaysia through the purchase of new factory in ...

DHL Express Expands Johor Gateway Facility for Regional Demand

Global express service provider, DHL Express, has opened its expanded Johor Gateway facility in the Senai Airport City industrial park. The facility, which is more than twice ...

Etana Launches Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing in Indonesia

Etana Biotechnologies established its biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Jakarta. Etana is involved in developing a variety of innovative therapeutics, like ...

Salvatore Ferragamo Launches in Indonesia

Valiram, a Malaysian retail business, has launched Indonesia's first Salvatore Ferragamo store. The store, located in Plaza Indonesia, is part of Valiram's expanding ...

Poland Targets Indonesia’s Railway Sector

Poland is eyeing Indonesia's railway sector, according to its diplomats and business officials. The Indonesian Railway Society (Maska) traveled to Poland last month for a ...

Nokia and Moratelindo Improve Optical Transmission Network in Indonesia

Nokia and Moratelindo have deployed their optical transport solution to boost the network capacity to 3 terabytes (tb) in Jakarta and, 2 tb in Java Island, scaling the ...

UK´s HydroWing Explores Indonesia’s Tidal Energy Potential

HydroWing, a UK-based tidal energy developer, has inked an agreement with Indonesia Power, a state-owned firm, to build tidal energy projects in Indonesia. The cooperation ...

Irish-American Digital Payments Firm Stripe Enters Thailand

Irish-American financial services and software as a service (SaaS) company Stripe announced that it is now available in Thailand, where its financial infrastructure platform ...

Amazon Web Services to Launch an Infrastructure Region in Thailand

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, recently announced plans to open an infrastructure Region in Thailand. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region will ...

Cargill Expands Ready to Cook Chicken Production in Thailand

The Thai subsidiary of the American agricultural and food ingredient producer Cargill recently announced that it is investing in its ready-to-cook products with the aim of ...

Thailand Developing Radar System Against Unauthorized Drones

The Bangkok Post recently revealed that a research team from Thailand is currently working on the development of a radar system capable of detecting unauthorized drones flown ...

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