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The vast Asia Pacific region is home to some of the most innovative, forward-thinking and successful businesses to be found anywhere on the globe.

The 2016 APAC Insider Press Release

The 2016 APAC Insider Press Release

2016 Maritime & Shipping Awards FAQ Page

2016 Maritime & Shipping Awards FAQ Page

Kyc.com expands Asia Pacific footprint to Hong Kong and Singapore

Kyc.com,the joint venture between Markit Ltd and Genpact Limited

Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters: Singapore on Top, but Competition to Increase

Singapore remains the most attractive Asia Pacific destination

GE Announces Huge Increase in Orders

GE Announces Over $1 Billion in Orders from Asia Pacific Customers.

2015 APAC Insider Legal Awards Press Release

2015 APAC Insider Legal Awards Press Release

ARxIUM Selects Additional Distributors of RIVA Automated Compounding System for APAC

Distributors to meet growing demand for safe and efficient IV medication compounding

Brexit May Favor Chinese Investors

DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services

Visa University Opens Its First International Campus in Singapore

The selection of Singapore for the Visa University campus is the second major Visa centre announced in the country this year.

SEA-U.S. Travelers Ride Across Borders with Grab and Lyft Integration

Grab, the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia

Peppermint Innovation Re-admitted to the Australian Securities Exchange

Peppermint Innovation successfully raises $3.87m in public offer

Investment Awards 2016

Investment Awards 2016

Ensurance Expanding into Europe

Leadership in the Asia Pacific - Australia

Visa University Opens Its First International Campus in Singapore

The selection of Singapore for the Visa University campus is the second major Visa centre announced in the country this year.

BASF leverages growth opportunities in Asia Pacific

BASF leverages growth opportunities in Asia Pacific

2016 Maritime & Shipping Awards

2016 Maritime & Shipping Awards

APAC Air Purifier Market on the Rise

APAC air purifier market is expected to reach about $19.02 billion by the end of 2015 in terms of revenue

APAC October 2016

APAC October 2016

NTT Communications Opens Top-Scale Data Center in Thailand

Location showcases Thailand's appeal for businesses

SC Investment Management Granted Singapore Capital Markets Services License

The coveted licence will ultimately help to bolster and ratify the company’s existing fund management business in Singapore.

Pinsent Masons Named Among Most Innovative Law Firms in Asia

The firm was highly commended in the Finance category for its work in relation to the Thar II power project in Pakistan, the first project of its type to be procured under China's 'One Belt, One Road' programme.

Asia-Pacific Automotive Industry Now a Powerful Revenue Generator for Robot Manufacturers

The automotive industry accounted for 49.3 percent of the global demand for robots in 2015.

Radware Expands Focus on ASEAN Market, Opens New Office in Thailand

RDWR, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions

Eurofins Strengthens Its Asia Pacific Footprint

Food and testing firm moves further into region with the Acquisition of the NM Group of Laboratories in Malaysia

Qihoo 360 Announces New Senior Management Appointments

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. a leading Internet company in China, has announced the appointment of Mr. Yunduan Zheng as Senior Vice President, primarily responsible for human resource management and general corporate administration.

Energy Reform Drives Power M&A

Energy Reform Drives Power and Utilities M&A Activity amid Slow Quarter.

Bank of Ceylon Upgraded its Core Banking and Front-end Teller Systems with Signature and Teller from

Fiserv Inc, a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions

New Mastercard Partnership in China to Drive Financial Inclusion

First-ever collaboration with CDRF seeks to improve financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.

Asia’s Leading Influencer Marketing Platform Expands into Indonesia

The move is part of larger strategy to become the market leader in APAC

New Investment into Pharmaron Positions the Company for Future Growth

Asia based premier R&D service provider for the life science industry announces investment.

Mazars Announces a Strategic Integration in China

Mazars, the independent international organization

Defying Reality & Gravity

Sit tight, don’t panic and think long term - Rowan Dartington Signature’s Guy Stephens on China and the global stock market crisis.

Axalta Creating Asia Pacific Technology Center in China

Facility to bring added product technology resources to customers across region

December 2015

December 2015

Asia Pacific Telecom Launches “IoT by Gt Smart Life” Multi-Network Platform

Asia Pacific Telecom announced the launch of Taiwan's first IoT dual-network multi-platform

British Investors Look to Australian Real Estate Market

Low interest rates, weak AUD and a transparent market attract more British property investors to Australia

Pinsent Masons Named Among Most Innovative Law Firms In Asia

Pinsent Masons Named Among Most Innovative Law Firms In Asia

DataXu Expands International Footprint Into Asia-Pacific

DataXu, a leading provider of programmatic marketing software for brands and agencies, has announced that it has opened three new offices in the APAC region: Singapore, Sydney and Bangalore.

Radware Expands Focus on ASEAN Market, Opens New Office in Thailand

RDWR,a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions

Mixed Predictions for M&A Activity in Asia Pacific

Uneven prospects for this sector during 2016 as region statistics show outbound announcements eclipse inbound transactions.

Corporate Restructuring

AlixPartners survey highlights that M&A would be the most likely form of restructuring in the year ahead.

Visa University Opens Its First International Campus in Singapore

The selection of Singapore for the Visa University campus is the second major Visa centre announced in the country this year.

Optimism Receding

While consumers in Asia Pacific remain generally optimistic about the future, the level of optimism is beginning to recede.

APAC Insider September 2016 Issue

APAC Insider September 2016 Issue

FEBRUARY 2016

APAC INSIDER FEBRUARY 2016 ISSUE

BASF Opens First Plant in Sri Lanka to Meet Local Demand for Construction Chemicals

BASF’s first production plant in Sri Lanka will produce standard and custom-made performance-based construction chemicals under the Master Builders Solutions® brand. These include concrete admixtures product ranges such as MasterGlenium

Egenera Expands Xterity Cloud Service to Asia-Pacific

Launch of Tokyo Cloud Will Deliver IaaS, BaaS, DRaaS to Resellers

Connection on the APAC Stock Exchange

Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. announces ability to invest through Stock Connect

Foresters Show the Way on China/ Australia Investment

Despite strong focus on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, there are already a number of other well-established links to exchange ideas and skills in a clear show of cooperation between our two countries.

Radware Expands Focus on ASEAN Market, Opens New Office in Thailand

RDWR, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions

China's E-Waste Recycling App Goes Global

Participants from over 13 countries have come together to learn from China’s experience in managing the mounting e-waste recycling challenge

Cyclone Devastation Calls for Extraordinary Partnerships

Responding to the Fiji Government's call for strengthened support from the private sector and with support of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) has facilitated an innovative partnership between the Ministry of Ag

New Partnership to Change Asian Fast Food Market

Smashburger enters into strategic partnership with Jollibee Foods Corporation, Asia’s largest restaurant company.

2017 Maritime & Shipping Awards

2017 Maritime & Shipping Awards

Asia Plantation Capital Strengthens Swiss Ties

Asia Plantation Capital's award-winning, vertically integrated business model and its unique 'From Soil, to Oil, to You' story is reportedly making waves in Europe.

Hurricane Electric Continues Expansion into Eastern Asia with New Point of Presence in Taipei

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone

EU Free Trade Deal

EU Free Trade Deal Makes Vietnam Key Investment Opportunity.

PRA Health Sciences Expands Operations in Singapore

PRA Health Sciences has announced that it is relocating to a new office in Singapore to support its expanded operations in the region.

New Report on Economic Changes in China and Japan

KKR have released Thoughts from the Road: A Shifting Landscape, a new report analyzing key investment-related issues in China and Japan.

MoneyGram Extends Cash to Account Footprint in the Philippines

MoneyGram Extends Cash to Account Footprint in the Philippines

New US$500 Million Korean Logistics Development Platform

Dutch pension asset manager APG Asset Management N.V. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have announced that they have established a joint venture platform with logistics developer, owner, operator e-Shang and its Seoul-based subsidiary Kendall Square Logistics Properties.

Cambodia-APN Co-Finance Partnership to Benefit Researchers in the Region

Cambodia-APN Co-Finance Partnership to Benefit Researchers in the Region

Best Patent Law Firm 2016 - Japan

ONDA TECHNO Intl. Patent Attorneys is a market leading Japanese law firm specialising in IP law. We invited President and Patent Attorney Makoto Onda to talk us through the firm and how it has achieved its long standing success.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

How the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Is Changing the Global Financial Landscape.

The 2016 APAC Investment Awards Press Release

The 2016 APAC Investment Awards Press Release

KKR Completes Investment in Yuehai Feed Group

Leading global investment firm KKR has completed an investment in Yuehai Feed Group Co. Ltd. a leading aquatic feed company in China focused on providing feed and nutrition solutions for shrimp and seawater fish farming.

Power Generation Within China Decreases By 8.60%

Huaneng Power International, Inc.announced its power generation in the first half year of 2016.

New Partnership to Expand Indian Fixed Income Reach in International Markets

Partnership is led by latent demand from international investors for Indian credit

Sword Active Risk Looking to Expand Business in Australia

Customer service a key focus as Sword Active Risk grows business to meet industry demand for risk management

APAC Expected to Dominate the Fingerprint Sensors Market

Countries such as China, South Korea, and India are majorly driving the growth of the fingerprint sensors market in Asia-Pacific.

Medidata Partners with Leading Korean CRO C&R Research

Partnership designed to Optimize Study Operations and Data Quality Across Clinical Development Programs in Asia

JDA Opens New North Sydney Office Extending Its Presence in Australia

JDA Software Group,Inc. today announced the opening of a new North Sydney office that expands on the company’s Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) presence, which includes an office in Melbourne.

Burgos Wind Farm Project

BWP - the largest wind farm in the Philippines - is EDC’s first foray into the wind energy business.

VidCon Australia Launches in Melbourne, Announces Partnership with YouTube

VidCon, the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators, and industry professionals, today announced that YouTube will be the title sponsor for the first-ever VidCon Australia.

KKR Expands Asia Pacific Leadership Team in China, Korea and Singapore

KKR today announced that the firm is making important additions to its private equity investment team in Asia

2016 APAC Insider Legal Awards

2016 APAC Insider Legal Awards

WorkFusion Opens in India, Increases Its Focus on APAC

WorkFusion builds on its commitment to power digital transformation by increasing its focus on customers in APAC.

Asian Business Owners Redefine Term Entrepreneur

Two in five entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China are female with nearly half under the age of 35

Awards FAQ Page

Awards FAQ Page

Bank of Ceylon Upgraded its Core Banking and Front-end Teller Systems with Signature and Teller from

Fiserv Inc, a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions

APAC Insider May 2016 Issue

APAC Insider May 2016 Issue

China Leads Global Fintech Investments

Investments in Asia-Pacific financial technology (fintech) ventures, primarily in China

8x8 Expands Asia Pacific Presence

8x8 Expands Asia Pacific Presence and Signs Reseller Agreement with CSG.

APAC Insider November 2016

APAC Insider November 2016

Mastercard’s Girls4Tech™ Program Debuts in Singapore

Following debut, program to expand through partnership with Singapore Committee for UN Women More than 4,000 girls in Singapore will participate in signature STEM curriculum

Microsoft Student Partners launches with STEM Cambodia

Microsoft Student Partners launches with STEM Cambodia

APAC July 2015

APAC July 2015

TNS Expands Network in South Korea with New Seoul POP

Trading on the Korean financial markets

Fintech Investment in Asia-Pacific Set to at Least Quadruple in 2015

Deal value in Asia-Pacific reached nearly $3.5bn in just the first nine months of 2015.

Healthtech Could Be A Game Changer for Asia

Baker & McKenzie Releases Report to Help Companies Get Ready for Digital Disruption in Healthcare

Brands in China Failing Customer Experience

Brands in China Fail To Deliver Excellent Customer Experience.

Menarini Group and MSD Extends Global Partnership to the Asia-Pacific Region

Singapore-based A. Menarini Asia-Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd and MSD have embarked on a multi-year partnership for Menarini Asia-Pacific to assume the sales, marketing and distribution of a number of MSD’s pharmaceutical brands in Asia-Pacific since January 2016.

Omixon and TBG Form Partnership for Asia Pacific

Omixon announce an exclusive distribution and support partnership for the Asia Pacific region, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia.

Elderly Healthcare in Asia Pacific Will Cost US$20 Trillion over the Next 15 Years

Elderly healthcare in the Asia Pacific region will cost more than US$20 trillion between 2015 and 2030

Advancing Clinical Research in Korea

Leading Korean Academic Institute adopts Medidata Rave® as its enterprise EDC solution for greater trial speed and operational efficiency.

QBE Asia MD Appointed

QBE Insurance announced the appointment of Mark Lingafelter as the Managing Director of its Asia Pacific region

AG&P Brings Small-Scale LNG Solution to the Philippines

AG&P,the leading modular industrial solutions provider

Asia-Pacific Smart Grid Market to Grow

The number of smart grid deployments will be determined by the scale of technology advancements and supportive government policies

SES Partners with Singapore EDB’s Office for Space Technology and Industry

SES today inked an agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB

Overwhelmed by Data

Businesses in Asia Pacific overwhelmed by real-time data RSS Share.

Amazon Web Services Launches Korean Datacenters for Its Cloud Computing Platform

Cloud pioneer expands infrastructure footprint with new Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

Panasonic Scales up Eutelsat Capacity over Asia Pacific for in-Flight Internet and TV Services

Eutelsat Communications today announced that Panasonic Avionics Corporation,the largest provider of in-flight entertainment and communications services

A Stellar Service

Stellar is Australia’s leading business process and contact centre solutions provider.

What Would a UK-China Stock Market Link Mean for Investors?

As George Osborne announces plans of a UK-China stock market link this morning, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it could means for investors.

Wells Fargo Completes Acquisition of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance Business in Asia

Wells Fargo & Company announced today it has completed the purchase of the Asia segment of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business.

APAC Healthcare Growth

Research and Markets has announced the release of the Asia-Pacific Regulations Driving Innovation in Healthcare report.

Huuuge Games Raises $4mn Investment from Korea Investment Partners

Huuuge, Inc. has announced a Series A investment of $4mn led by Korea Investment Partners (KIP).

Asia’s Emerging Global Cities Entice Retailers Seeking Growth

Asia’s Emerging Global Cities Entice Retailers Seeking Growth

Fuze Expands into Asia Pacific; Opens Office in Australia and Three New Data Centers

Fuze, a leader in global voice, video, and collaboration

Microsoft Student Partners launches with STEM Cambodia

Microsoft Student Partners launches with STEM Cambodia

Hong Kong and Shanghai Business Leaders Are Positive About Trump Presidency

The business communities of two of Asia’s top financial centres are “mainly positive about the Donald Trump presidency”, reveals a new survey

Digital Payments Power Growth in Booming Asia-Pacific Financial Technology Landscape

The Asia-Pacific Financial Technology (Fintech) landscape is witnessing unprecedented growth

Stork Extends Regional Footprint

Stork Extends Regional Footprint with Strategic Acquisition in Australia.

East Asia Pacific Growth Remains Resilient in Face of Challenging Global Environment

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific has remained resilient and is expected to ease only modestly during 2016-18, according to a new World Bank report.

Perfecto Moving into Australia in Next Phase of Strategic Growth

Perfecto raises $49mn – opens doors in Australia in next phase of strategic growth

Canoning Into Singapore

Canon Increases Investment in Singapore with New Office and Integrated Customer Engagement Hub

Initiatives and Outlays Across APAC Spread IoT

Internet of Things Spending Forecast to Reach Nearly $1.3 Trillion in 2019

Rent Growth to Remain Uninterrupted in the Asia Pacific Region through 2017

Most markets in the region will see an improvement in rents on the back of stronger occupancies in 2017 with 14 cities expecting to post record rents.

2016 APAC Insider Business Awards

2016 APAC Insider Business Awards voting is now CLOSED

UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok

The Regional Knowledge Exchange is past of a week-long regional SDG forum UNDP is leading in Bangkok.

Gen Y & Baby Boomer Build $5M Firm

Buzinga App Development reveal the secret behind their success.

APAC Expected to Dominate the Fingerprint Sensors Market

Countries such as China, South Korea, and India are majorly driving the growth of the fingerprint sensors market in Asia-Pacific.

APAC Insider July 2016 Issue

APAC Insider July 2016 Issue

Expansion into India Continues as Ujwal Rebrands to Vistra

Adding to Vistra's growth in India, rebrand also strengthens presence in the US

Global Payments Announces Full Support for Android Pay in Singapore

Global Payments Inc. a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, is pleased to offer merchants in Singapore the ability to accept Android Pay™, which will offer a range of choices for Android mobile users in-store and in-app.

Chinese Logistics Giant TransRush Launches in Australia with Big Investment

Recently, TransRush, a wholly owned subsidiary of China's largest cross-border e-commerce logistics provider 4PX Group, has expanded its logistics business in Australia.

APAC Insider 2015 Business Awards Press Release

APAC Insider 2015 Business Awards Press Release

Cook Medical Opens New Distribution Centre in Singapore

Cook Medical has officially opened its new state of the art South Asia Distribution Centre (SADC) in Singapore.

APAC's Volume Share and Margins in the Contract Research Organisation to Increase

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds strong growth in market

New Low-Latency Market Access for China Index Futures Trading

Orc, the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, has announced the availability of a market adapter to the China Financial Futures Exchange.

IFC Helps Vietnam’s Banking Sector Grow with Strength

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, supports the adoption of international risk-management practices in Vietnam to strengthen the banking sector.

Amazon Web Services Launches Korean Datacenters for Its Cloud Computing Platform

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

Li Tong Group Receives US$45mn Capital Investment

Olympus Capital Asia Partners with LTG to Battle Growing Global E-waste Challenges

Asia Pacific’s Building Stock Is Expected to Total Nearly 82.6 Billion Square Meters in 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research offers a comprehensive view of the world’s total commercial and residential building stock

AsiaInfo to Acquire Trend Micro Chinese Subsidiary

AsiaInfo Technologies and Trend Micro, have announced that AsiaInfo intends to acquire all of Trend Micro China’s business, including licensing of product and technology rights within the China market.

Mobile Payments Poised for Growth

International Data Corporation predicts worldwide mobile payments will account for $1tn in value in 2017.

July 2015

July 2015

APAC Awards FAQs

APAC Awards FAQs

Asia Pacific Travel Industry Booming Despite Economic Woes

Despite Asia Pacific's (APAC's) difficult year, the region's travel industry is soaring, according to new research by travel industry research authority Phocuswright.

Syniverse and Union Mobile Pay Enable Free Wi-Fi for Roamers

Mobile payment enabler, Union Mobile Pay, is working with Syniverse

Rycal Group Expands into APAC Region with Offices in Singapore and China

Commercial property investment experts add industry veteran Richard Seow as Vice President to lead operations in APAC

Aggressive Expansion and Consolidation Strategies Define APAC's Top Fifty Healthcare Services Compan

Frost & Sullivan's profiling based on business and financial parameters identifies most promising players and lucrative segments.

China & Peru Reaffirm Their Alliance

inPERÚ continued its Asian Roadshow in Beijing with a seminar for a large group of Chinese business executives who were encouraged to invest and do business with Peru.

Hong Kong Brokerage Record Growth

Provides exceptional investment strength and award-winning USD denominated products amid global market instability and RMB volatility.

Visa University Opens Its First International Campus in Singapore

The selection of Singapore for the Visa University campus is the second major Visa centre announced in the country this year.

Food for Thought for Australian Agribusiness Industry

Australian agribusiness industry leaders will begin a trade mission with the AICC NSW to discover more about world-leading technologies in the agri-food space.

The Port To Success

1-Stop Connections is a pioneering, international leader in integrated solutions for the port community.

Australia to Expose Tax Dodgers

International companies moving their profits offshore in attempt to avoid paying Australian taxes should have their identity’s aired publicly.

Cyprus-China Relations to Develop

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has stated that the government’s aim is to continuously support the development of business and economic relations between Cyprus and China.

Asia-Pacific Switchgear Market-2015 Update

Japan's $110bn Infrastructure Investment Expansion into APAC will Revitalize Market Growth

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APAC Markets Improving Trade Relations

Australian, Argentinean and Japanese markets open up as improving trade and economic activity bolster business confidence, finds Frost & Sullivan

August 2015

August 2015

Linode Opens Second Tokyo Datacenter

Cloud-services provider Linode launches state-of-the-art datacenter to meet APAC demand.

CSPC Pharmaceutical Announces 2016 Interim Results

Profit attributable to shareholders increased 25.6% to HK$1,033 million -Innovative Drug Business Maintained Strong Growth Momentum -Common Generic Drug Business Continued to Deliver Stable Growth -Bulk Drug Business Maintained Leading Position in the Industry

Mobile Internet Use in Asia-Pacific

The Internet Society’s Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau

FINEOS Holds Its Tenth APAC User Group in Sydney

FINEOS Corporation held its tenth APAC User Group in Sydney at the Park Royal Hotel.

The 2016 Maritime and Shipping Awards Press Release

The 2016 Maritime and Shipping Awards Press Release