IGD: online set to be fastest growing Asia channel with 194% growth predicted by 2022

Asia’s online grocery channel is set to grow by $176bn (194%) to 2022, making it the fastest growing channel in Asia, according to new figures from international research organisation IGD. The research, the first deep dive into the region’s online channel from IGD, forecasts that the online channel will account for 6.9% of total grocery […]

Alibaba offers cloud computing for Southeast Asia's retailers to embrace digitisation and big data

Alibaba offers cloud computing for Southeast Asia's retailers to embrace digitisation and big data

Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce services provider, is making a push into Southeast Asia by offering a suite of cloud computing solutions to help retailers embrace digitalisation and provide the kind of online-offline shopping experience that is already commonplace in China. A suite of computing solutions ranging from cloud architecture and machine learning […]

Asia tries to find its footing after Turkish tremors

Asia tries to find its footing after Turkish tremors

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asia share markets tried to regain their footing on Tuesday as tremors from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed a little and Wall Street proved resilient to the shockwaves. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians crossing a road in front of an electronic board showing various stock prices outside a brokerage are reflected in […]

Lira's fall drags on currencies in Asia as havens gain

Lira's fall drags on currencies in Asia as havens gain

The Turkish currency continued to weaken in Asia trading on Monday, dragging on many currencies in the region while bond prices rose and the yen strengthened.  The lira was down 5.7 per cent at TL6.7896 against the US dollar, having earlier weakened beyond the TL7 mark to hit an all-time low of TL7.2149. The currency […]

Western-made plastic trash is killing Asia's oceans

Western-made plastic trash is killing Asia's oceans

Manila Bay is choking with plastic rubbish, a sordid legacy of the disposable packaging major Western multinational corporations use to wrap their widely used consumer products. But as the waste piles up and takes a rising environmental toll, local groups are fighting back with demands that the companies pay for their polluting ways. Must-reads from […]

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter?

Record-breaking temperatures, devastating floods, raging bush fires and thousands of deaths. And this might just be the beginning. With Hong Kong and much of Asia experiencing unusually hot temperatures in the past few months, scientists have warned that heatwaves will become more frequent and more lethal. “Climate change has played an important role in the […]

A Look Back at Asia's Most Devastating Earthquakes

A Look Back at Asia's Most Devastating Earthquakes

On Aug. 5, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake ruptured the northern reaches of the Indonesian island of Lombok, killing at least 319 people, displacing more than 160,000, destroying tens of thousands of homes, and burying villagers beneath the rubble of mosques and other structures. The disaster struck exactly one week after a foreshock clocked in with a […]

Strike Back brings the action to Southeast Asia

Strike Back brings the action to Southeast Asia

Strike Back brings the action to Southeast Asia JOHOR BAHRU — Cameras have started rolling for the 10-episode sixth season of Cinemax’s action/adventure spy drama Strike Back. Location? Malaysia. Media from the Philippines and other Asian countries were recently brought to a jungle area in this southernmost city of Johor Bahru for a set […]

International Mobile Gaming Awards seeks entries from Southeast Asia

International Mobile Gaming Awards seeks entries from Southeast Asia

The International Mobile Gaming Awards’ call for entries for its 3rd annual Southeast Asia competition is in its last week. Mobile games that launched after May 2017 are eligible, and developers must be from Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, or Taiwan. Submissions will close on August 15, […]

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