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  • Experts from four Quad nations bat for expanding agreement to cover technology, economic issues Aug 23, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Experts from four Quad nations bat for expanding agreement to cover technology, economic issues

    A 31-member panel of experts from India, the United States, Japan and Australia, along with representatives of the European Union, made the proposal after five months of deliberations. They want the Quad nations to engage multilaterally on subjects which may not remain outside the ambit of security concerns in the near future.

  • HSBC says Asia Pacific CEO Peter Wong to retire Jun 07, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    HSBC says Asia Pacific CEO Peter Wong to retire

    Liao, who was HSBC's head of global banking for Asia Pacific, and Rosha, who was CEO of HSBC India, will continue to run the region as a single entity and be based in Hong Kong.

  • Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region Mar 14, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region

    The world leaders pointed out that the collaboration which began with relief efforts post the devastating tsunami in 2004, evolved into a ‘democratic cooperation’ called the “Quad”

  • Asia Power Index 2020: China catching up as most powerful country influencing Asia-Pacific as US losing clout; India in 4th spot Oct 18, 2020 09:56 PM IST

    Asia Power Index 2020: China catching up as most powerful country influencing Asia-Pacific as US losing clout; India in 4th spot

    India will reach 40 percent of China’s economic output by 2030, compared with the 50 percent estimate last year, says LAPWP Director Herve Lemahieu.

  • Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain Oct 12, 2020 10:29 AM IST

    Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

    International travel in Asia has collapsed during the pandemic due to border closures, with passenger numbers down 97% in August, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

  • HSBC sees double-digit wealth asset growth in Asia by 2023 May 20, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    HSBC sees double-digit wealth asset growth in Asia by 2023

    The Asia-focused lender in February announced the merger of its global private banking and retail wealth businesses to create a new wealth and personal banking unit, part of a radical strategy overhaul at Europe's largest lender by assets.

  • Exclusive | India may see rebound in property transactions in second half of 2020, says Priyank Shah of JLL Apr 20, 2020 11:44 AM IST

    Exclusive | India may see rebound in property transactions in second half of 2020, says Priyank Shah of JLL

    By sector, retail investment took the worst hit. Encouragingly, the industrial and logistics investment market has weathered the storm so far and proven to be the region’s most resilient asset class, says Shah.

  • Coronavirus outbreak may cause $3 bn revenue loss for airports in Asia Pacific Mar 09, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak may cause $3 bn revenue loss for airports in Asia Pacific

    Asia-Pacific is suffering the highest impact, with passenger traffic volumes down by 24 percent for the first quarter of the current year, compared to projected traffic levels without COVID-19, as per ACI World estimates.

  • Indian banks need $7 bn additional capital: Fitch Dec 03, 2019 02:17 PM IST

    Indian banks need $7 bn additional capital: Fitch

    In its 2020 Outlook for 'Asia-Pacific Emerging Market Banks', the rating agency maintained a negative outlook on Indian banks, based on its expectations of continued weak performance despite trends showing this could be past the trough, and ongoing capital requirements.

  • India may lose its 'key strategic actor' position in Asia-Pacific, if it leaves RCEP: Think-tank Aug 30, 2018 02:45 PM IST

    India may lose its 'key strategic actor' position in Asia-Pacific, if it leaves RCEP: Think-tank

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega trade pact aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights.

  • Better gender equality will add $770 billion to India’s GDP by 2025 Jun 19, 2018 06:11 PM IST

    Better gender equality will add $770 billion to India’s GDP by 2025

    More than 70% of the potential GDP opportunity comes from increasing women’s participation in the labour force by 10 percentage points, said a report by McKinsey Global Institute.

  • India ranks 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index May 08, 2018 03:12 PM IST

    India ranks 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index

    The Lowy Institute Asia Power Index measures power across 25 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region, reaching as far west as Pakistan, as far north as Russia, and as far into the Pacific as Australia, New Zealand and the US.

  • Canadian sub makes first trip to Asia-Pacific in 50 years Feb 08, 2018 11:48 PM IST

    Canadian sub makes first trip to Asia-Pacific in 50 years

    Although HMCS Chicoutimi's mission was scheduled a year ago, it comes after the United States and its allies agreed at crisis talks in Vancouver last month to tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions transgressions, including naval security operations to prevent maritime smuggling.

  • China clampdown on overseas deals crimps Asia Pacific M&A volumes in 2017 Dec 29, 2017 10:22 AM IST

    China clampdown on overseas deals crimps Asia Pacific M&A volumes in 2017

    Chinese overseas M&A investments slumped by more than a third to $140 billion this year from a record last year, data from Thomson Reuters showed, and investment bankers expect the dealmaking environment to remain cautious in 2018.

  • India business optimism positive, but slides to lowest in 4 years: Report Dec 26, 2017 11:52 AM IST

    India business optimism positive, but slides to lowest in 4 years: Report

    According to the latest Grant Thornton's report, Asia Pacific business optimism has hit a 2-year high, largely driven by improvements from its two biggest economies, China and Japan, and region-wide positivity on prospects for increased trade.

  • Uber executives traveling globe to reassure regulators after controversies Nov 27, 2017 01:51 PM IST

    Uber executives traveling globe to reassure regulators after controversies

    Uber this month disclosed that it covered up a 2016 data breach which compromised data of some 57 million customers and drivers. That revelation prompted governments around the world to launch probes into Uber's handling of the matter.

  • India should become a central component of Asia-Pacific strategy: American scholar Nov 16, 2017 12:59 PM IST

    India should become a central component of Asia-Pacific strategy: American scholar

    The US has been pitching for greater Indo-US cooperation in the strategically key Indo-Pacific region where China has been ramping up its military presence.

  • Donald Trump says Asia held hostage by North Korea's 'twisted fantasies' Nov 10, 2017 01:53 PM IST

    Donald Trump says Asia held hostage by North Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

    Trump has embarked on a tour of Asia this week trying to rally regional support for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, warning that time is running out over the crisis.

  • KPMG Enterprises Q3’17 Venture Pulse Report Oct 26, 2017 01:12 PM IST

    KPMG Enterprises Q3’17 Venture Pulse Report

    The report offers insights into the key trends, opportunities and challenges impacting venture capital internationally and important regions around the world.

  • China, India lead Asia-Pacific energy M&A deals in 2016 Apr 10, 2017 03:30 PM IST

    China, India lead Asia-Pacific energy M&A deals in 2016

    However, the Asia-Pacific energy M&A logged a 33 per cent drop in value terms year-on-year while the number of deals (196) were similar to 2015, the report titled Volatility and opportunity: Energy M&A in Asia-Pacific by law firm Eversheds in collaboration with deal tracking firm Mergermarket. Market-wise, China maintained its top spot in 2016, accounting for 36 per cent of deals and 31 per cent of value.

  • Investors bullish on Asia Pacific region, overweight on China, India Apr 07, 2017 01:37 PM IST

    Investors bullish on Asia Pacific region, overweight on China, India

    Credit Suisse conducted a sentiment survey at its Asian Investment Conference during March 27-30, that saw participation from thinkers, policy makers, political leaders and over 330 companies from 15 countries in the region.

  • Lenovo launches Data Centre Partner Programme for Asia pacific Apr 04, 2017 01:11 PM IST

    Lenovo launches Data Centre Partner Programme for Asia pacific

    The programme provides Lenovo business partners with exclusive access to support and incentives – designed to help them grow their businesses and to reward their commitment to Lenovo’s solutions. Channel partners are rewarded with economic incentives, training, and dedicated resources regardless of their partner tiers.

  • Connaught Place world's 9th most costly office location: CBRE Apr 04, 2017 12:00 PM IST

    Connaught Place world's 9th most costly office location: CBRE

    Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is at 19th position while the central business district (CBD) of Nariman Point is at 30th place in the CBRE's Global Prime Office Rents report.

  • Ford focuses on recruiting, training women employees Mar 08, 2017 05:40 PM IST

    Ford focuses on recruiting, training women employees

    In the last five years, Ford has grown the number of women working in its operations across Asia-Pacific by more than 125 percent and increased the number of women in senior leadership roles, the company said in a release here.

  • Hedge fund investors focused on emerging market this year:Report Mar 02, 2017 03:54 PM IST

    Hedge fund investors focused on emerging market this year:Report

    Globally, the assets under management of the hedge fund industry stood at an all-time high of USD 3.018 trillion and investors are forecasting a 3.5 percent increase in new inflows during 2017.

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