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Ketty Lie remembers her college graduation like it was yesterday. Her mother held her hand tightly as they walked across the lawn to the ceremony and told her how proud she was that Ketty had achieved the dream she never got to fulfill herself. That investment in education led Ketty to become an entrepreneur. Today, her …

The Port of Singapore was conferred the “Best Seaport – Asia” for the 32nd time at the 2020 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards held in Hong Kong on 9 November 2020. This is a testament to the Port of Singapore’s efficiency and continued leadership in driving maritime innovation. “As a global hub port, …

Despite its massive potential, corporate Asia still lags behind its counterparts in the world. Why? Asia has seen rapid growth and rise to prominence in the past decade. It is filled with market opportunities and has proven itself resilient in times of crisis. However, it remains behind other global economies in terms of economic profit. …

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposition to wildlife markets grows among Asian countries. With the fear of the occurrence of another disease outbreak like the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, 79% of respondents from selected Asian markets expressed their approval of the closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey …

Forecasts reveal that COVID-19 will lead to economic losses in East Asia and the Pacific. The region of East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) are expected to suffer heavy losses in their gross domestic product (GDP) for the year 2020, according to the April 2020 regional report released by the World Bank Group. The COVID-19 …

The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is a frightening reminder of the imminent global threat posed by emerging infectious diseases. Although epidemics have arisen during all of human history, they now seem to be on the rise. In just the past 20 years, coronaviruses alone have caused three major outbreaks worldwide. Even more troubling, the …

Surbana Jurong, one of the largest infrastructure and urban design consultancies based in Asia, has become the first company in Singapore to be awarded the new ISO 19650 accreditation for the digitisation of design and engineering data for buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM). Surbana Jurong is also the first consultancy …

In 2020 Asia’s GDP will overtake the GDP of the rest of the world combined. By 2030, the region is expected to contribute roughly 60% of global growth. Asia-Pacific will also be responsible for the overwhelming majority (90%) of the 2.4 billion new members of the middle class entering the global economy. The bulk of that growth will …

A Frenchman is credited with being the first to discover the photovoltaic effect that produces electricity from sunlight. The first solar panel was built in the US. But when Abu Dhabi decided to build the world’s largest individual solar power project, they looked east for help. The country partnered with Chinese and Japanese companies to …

Eight out of the ten countries with the biggest share of inhabitants who believe in man-made climate change are Asian countries, a survey from YouGov reveals. The following list shows the top 10 countries when it comes to the percentage of citizens believing that climate change is happening and that us humans are responsible for …