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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The "end of globalisation" is one of the biggest threats to Asia Pacific's overall economic and political security, while India has a "medium" political risk forecast, says a report.
China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are among the biggest producers in Asia but the near having of crude oil prices since 2014 has hit the industry and resulted in an annual average base decline rate of around 7 percent within existing oil fields, Rodger pointed out.
The fastest growing major economy in the world, India, has also become a popular destination in the Asia-Pacific region for expat entrepreneurs to set up a business, according to a survey.
Celebrating Asia-Pacific's success story & offering impetus to the world's fastest growing economy -- India -- Stimulus Research Services conducted the World Business Conclave 2016 in Hong Kong. The aim of the conclave was to recognise the importance of SMEs to the Indian economy & bridging the gap between small, medium and large-scale businesses.
The global financial services major said that its Global Emerging Markets (GEM) strategist remain 'overweight' on India, while its Asia Pacific (APAC) strategist has 'neutral' stance.
National passenger carrier Air India on Monday said that it disagrees with a report published by data services company FlightStats which has ranked the airline as the third worst global performer in terms of on-time operations in 2016.
Domestic carriers Jet Airways and IndiGo ranked seventh and tenth, respectively, in on-time performance in Asia Pacific, according to a global airlines OTP survey report in which Air India remained third-worst in terms of punctuality.
The Asia Pacific, excluding Japan region, saw a slower pace of deal making in 2016 as compared to the previous year, but India was a bright spot with M&A activity at the highest annual total record, a report says.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc was the top M&A adviser in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, followed by China International Capital Corp Ltd , and UBS Group AG , according to the Thomson Reuters league table data.