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  • Japanese companies flocking to Myanmar industrial park

    YANGON -- Dozens of Japanese and other foreign companies have expressed interest in what is to be Myanmar's first modern industrial park, scheduled to go onstream in the summer of 2015. With the sale of lots having begun this spring, 45 companie

    May 29, 2014 12:24 am JST
  • Not quite Silicon Valley

    SINGAPORE -- This city needs more than sound infrastructure and intellectual property protections to create a flourishing, homegrown tech sector. Clement Teo at Forrester Research said a fundamental problem is that the city lacks entrepreneurial

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Looking to London

    BANGKOK -- Three years after Singapore Exchange's failed attempt to take over the Australian Securities Exchange, Magnus Bocker's ambitions remain grand. The chief executive of Singapore Exchange moved away from mergers and acquisitions after th

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Top-down planning attracts IT stars

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore and Hong Kong both want to be the first port of call for the growing number of technology-related companies setting up shop in the region. Both governments hope to capitalize on technology's ability to reduce a city's reli

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Turning a corner on transport

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG -- These two self-governed cities used to only have to one-up each other when it came to boasting about their air and seaports. But today, their once-world-class facilities are looking over their shoulders at some pretty impressi

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Markets moving in different directions

    HONG KONG/SINGAPORE -- These financial centers share the same aspiration: to lure investors from Southeast Asia and China. Yet they have diverged and now have their own distinct characteristics. The Hong Kong stock exchange is gaining presence.

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong and Singapore plan makeovers

    Singapore is situated at the center of Southeast Asia. Hong Kong has long been a gateway to China. In defiance of their small land masses and modest populations, both cities have outsize presences in Asia. They connect the region to the rest of the

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Western universities, Eastern promise

    SINGAPORE -- One of the world's top business schools will close its campus here once its 80 or so students graduate next year. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, which opened the campus in 2000, is unable to renew the school buildin

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Banking on biomed to boost growth

    SINGAPORE -- At first glance, Biopolis looks like one of this city-state's financial centers or shopping malls -- rows of shiny towers connected by glass-walled corridors. True to the peculiar building names, such as Genome and Synapse, the area is,

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • An island city picture-perfect for art

    SINGAPORE -- Seventy-eight years ago, Gillman Barracks was built to house British troops garrisoning a colonial port. Today the site houses 16 contemporary art galleries and is a centerpiece of this country's push to become an international art hub.

    May 29, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • KKR to buy Singapore logistics packaging provider Goodpack for $1.11B

    SINGAPORE -- U.S.-based global investment firm KKR has proposed to acquire Singaporean logistics packaging provider Goodpack. The fund has offered to pay 1.399 billion Singapore dollars ($1.11 billion) in total. David Lam, chairman of Goodpack, and

    May 28, 2014 07:56 pm JST
  • Private equity funds boosting investments in unlisted Southeast Asian firms

    NEW YORK -- Private equity funds are boosting their investments in emerging companies in Southeast Asian countries, helping to expand their business operations and leading to economic growth there, in stark contrast to their dwindling investments in

    May 28, 2014 03:00 pm JST
  • Temasek fund management arm gains wider access to China markets

    SINGAPORE -- Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings is set to gain greater access to China's onshore market. Temasek-linked fund management company Fullerton Fund Management announced Monday it was given approval by the China Securities

    May 28, 2014 11:11 am JST
  • Sydney residential developer Crown lands in Singapore

    SINGAPORE -- Crown International Holdings Group, a Sydney-based private property developer that specializes in high-end apartments, has opened a sales and marketing office in Singapore. This is the company's third such foothold in Asia, showing its

    May 28, 2014 10:50 am JST
  • Singapore's Temasek developing tech, BPO hub in Penang

    SINGAPORE - Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings will develop a technology park and business process outsourcing (BPO) hub in Penang, together with Malaysia Penang Development Corporation (PDC), a development agency Penang government,

    May 27, 2014 11:12 am JST
  • Singapore university setting up 3-D printing lab with German company

    SINGAPORE -- Nanyang Technological University, one of Singapore's leading national universities, is establishing a 3-D printing laboratory with German industry leader SLM Solutions. The lab will form part of the university's new 3-D printing res

    May 26, 2014 07:31 pm JST
  • Singapore's Global Logistic Properties profit flat; outlook bullish in China

    SINGAPORE -- Global Logistic Properties, a Singaporean third-party logistics provider, posted a net profit of $685 million for the financial year ended in March, virtually flat from the previous year. Revenue declined 7% on the year to $598 million.

    May 26, 2014 11:30 am JST
  • Japanese insurers expanding lineups in Asian markets

    TOKYO -- Japanese life and nonlife insurance companies are offering a wider variety of products and services in other parts of Asia, hoping to boost overseas earnings by transplanting abroad the expertise they honed at home. Dai-ichi Life Insura

    May 26, 2014 12:49 am JST
  • Kicking it the 'orange' way

    The rigorous academic demands of Singapore's education system mean that, eventually, most young athletes end up quitting sports to focus on their studies. In 2004, though, the city-state's government decided to do something about this. It establishe

    May 25, 2014 03:00 pm JST
  • Attack of Kodansha

    TOKYO -- A Japanese publisher is riding the global wave of popularity kicked up by "Attack on Titan." Kodansha is not only distributing the popular manga series in comic book form around the world but is also selling the serial via digital downl

    May 24, 2014 01:00 pm JST