APEC accelerates e-vehicle transition
Orange is the new Green in Jakarta
India eases processing FDI proposals
Keppel Urban Solutions launched
New eco-friendly resort in Mandai
The Cashew Kingdom of Vietnam
Sheraton Grand Lahore to open in 2021
Belt Road Initiative and Supply Chain
Civil registration and vital statistics
Platform for Geostrategic Collaboration
IFC, TMB support ACLEDA Bank Lao
Singapore retail sales August 2017
ADB, NDB discuss project cofinancing
Jaya Hotels & Residences launched
CPPIB invests in partnership with Keppel
Commodity dependence worsens
More sustainable enterprises and jobs
Odhisa attracts public & private investors
Consumer confidence in Asia high
September data for Hong Kong hotels
The Ritz Carlton, Koh Samui opens
More than 7% increase in air travel
Migrating to opportunity in ASEAN
Bali nears 4 million foreign tourists


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Singapore GDP up 4.6% in 3Q2017

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry reports that, based on advance estimates, the Singapore economy grew by 4.6% on a year-on-year basis in the third quarter of 2017, higher than the 2.9% growth in the previous quarter. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, the economy expanded by 6.3%, an improvement from the 2.4% in the second quarter....... 

Two-tier profits tax system Hong Kong

HONG KONG - The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, delivered her maiden Policy Address on 11 October 2017. As anticipated, Mrs Lam announced a two-tier profits tax system to lower the tax burden on Hong Kong enterprises. A super tax deduction for qualifying research and development (R&D) expenditure will be granted to boost the development of innovation and technology (I&T)........

AccorHotels to acquire Mantra Group

PARIS - AccorHotels announced the signature of an agreement with Mantra Group Limited to acquire all of the issued capital in Mantra by way of a scheme of arrangement to be approved by Mantra shareholders. Mantra is one of Australia’s largest hotel and resort marketers and operators with 127 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii....... 

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