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  1. News - Asia - AVIATION

    More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... in the region. From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-growing middle classes are looking to spend their cash by spreading their wings, leading to a boom in the Asia-Pacific ... or simply build new airports. "Through the next 10 years, we see more than 350 new airports in the Asia-Pacific and the investment cost will be well over US$100 billion," said Chris De ...

  2. Business - Companies

    China sales key to Ford's Asia target of 1 million cars this year

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 10:55am by AFP

    ... for the Asia-Pacific region. “We’re gaining a lot of traction with the new products we’ve brought into China,” Schoch said. The second-largest US carmaker expects to double its market share in China to nearly 5 per cent by the end of this year from 2.5 per cent last year, he said. “We expect Ford Asia-Pacific to be a major contributor to Ford profits by the middle of the decade,” Schoch said. He ...

  3. Business - Companies

    China is the key to Ford's plans for chasing rivals in Asia

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to 647,849 vehicles, said David Schoch, Ford's group vice-president for the Asia-Pacific region. "We're gaining a lot of traction with the new products we've brought ... Ford Asia-Pacific to be a major contributor to Ford profits by the middle of the decade," Schoch said. He acknowledged that Ford was "slow" to enter the Asian market, ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    ‘Lifestyle diseases’ are new threat to Asia

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Asia-Pacific countries face challenges from 'lifestyle' diseases and ageing populations, says WHO regional director Asia-Pacific countries face ... obesity. “Over many years, this will lead to huge health care costs. Societies will lose this productive labour power,” he warned. Shin also said ageing populations in some Asia-Pacific countries ...

  5. News - World - DEFENCE

    Canberra defends posting of US marines to Australia under newly signed deal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... at supporting the long-term peace, stability and prosperity of our region, the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific," she said ahead of the Australia-US talks. Bishop denied the agreement was aimed ... to ensure that we can work on regional peace and security," she told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "The US is rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific so it is ways we can work together ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China blasts US panel for 'cold war' thinking

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by AFP

    ... mentality". China's military spending was soaring and the modernisation of the People's Liberation Army "is altering the security balance in the Asia-Pacific, challenging decades of US ... expanding and diversifying its ability to strike US bases, ships and aircraft" throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including areas it could not previously reach, such as the US territory ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines removes 9 Hong Kong journalists from blacklist

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 01:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila, Philippines The Philippines has lifted an entry ban against nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino last year, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday after a media backlash. The journalists had also been expelled from an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia last year after they aggressively ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Apec leaders meet in shadow of US shutdown

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nusa Dua Asia-Pacific leaders take centre stage at regional summit after US government shutdown stops President Barack Obama from attending Asia-Pacific leaders ... shutdown has stopped President Barack Obama from attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. That has worried US allies at a time when ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Natural disasters help insurance industry grow in Asia

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:42pm by AFP

    ... Asia’s continued robust economic growth and its ageing population will also help power the insurance industry ahead, Menon said. He cited data showing that by 2050, the Asia-Pacific region ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Asia’s vulnerability to natural disasters is helping drive the insurance industry in the region, an international conference in Singapore heard ...

  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    Harvard stays in top spot in Chinese list of world's universities

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP

    ... in 2003, and Harvard has been in first place ever since. The top-ranked Asia-Pacific institutions were Tokyo University in 21st place and Kyoto in 26th, both of them unchanged on last year. Peking ...




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