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British billionaire Dyson moves vacuum giant to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionized vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his corporate office and tax registration to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his fastest growing markets. The company said the move from Britain was not driven by the looming departure from the European Union or any tax implications. It already manufacturers products in Asia and will build its new electric car in Singapore.
Tags: Asia, Science, Singapore, European Union, Britain, James Dyson, Dyson, Brexit


Dyson Shifts HQ to Singapore as Asia Fuels Electric Car Dreams

One of the largest British technology companies, Dyson has exploded in size over recent years, driven by a growing customer base in Asia. Jim Rowan, Dyson’s chief executive officer, said in a call with reporters that the move to Singapore was not due to tax or fears of Brexit, but to the shift in the importance of the region to the company. The announcement comes as the U.K. government scrambles to reassure businesses as uncertainty over Brexit continues.
Tags: Asia, Science, Singapore, Dyson, Brexit, Dyson Shifts HQ, Asia Fuels Electric Car Dreams, Jim Rowan Dyson


Ardian invests in Optimind

Ardian has made an investment in Paris-based Optimind, a consulting firm. No financial terms were disclosed; although Optimind said the Ardian investment was part of a fundraising round that totaled 25 million in euros. PRESS RELEASE Paris, 22 January 2019. Optimind has chosen Ardian, a world leading private investment house, to support its growth and development as part of a fundraising round totalling €25 million. Optimind is an independent consulting firm that provides support to insurance fi...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Americas, US, Trends, Santiago, Paris, Seoul, Zurich, PE Deals, Ardian, ARDIAN Ardian, Alexis Saada, Geoffroy de La Grandière, Europe Frankfurt Jersey London, Luxembourg Madrid Milan Paris


Mid-Level Corporate Associate Attorney [Sponsored]

Corporate associate needed for NY Finance and Transactions Group.
Tags: Asia, New York, Law, Job, Ny, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles


China’s JD.com tests drone delivery in Indonesia in first overseas pilot

We hear a lot about drones having the potential to revolutionize delivery and logistics. It’s easy to be dismissive — in many cases, a robot may take what would be a human’s job — but there are some examples where drone technology could genuinely be transformative. One such case is Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country that houses a population of over 260 million people across some 17,000 islands. The country, which is the world’s largest archipelago, is the location for e-commerce giant...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Technology, Indonesia, China, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone, Alibaba, JD.com, Emerging-technologies, Bandung, Jek, Go-jek


Russian religious regression creates opportunity for Protestant churches

Russia (MNN) -- Concerning news follows on the heels of Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List release . For the first time in eight years, Russia is ranked as one of the world’s toughest places to be a Christian. This news might come as a surprise, given the prevalence of Christianity in Russia. According to Open Doors , Christians comprise approximately 82-percent of the total population. However, “it’s important to understand the landscape” and consider this update against that religious...
Tags: Asia, Russia, Moscow, Jesus, Orthodox Church, Protestant, Orthodox, Eric Mock, SGA, Mock, Slavic Gospel Association, Anastasia Zhenina


China’s Maoyan Tweaks Terms of $350 Million IPO

Maoyan Entertainment, the Chinese ticketing giant, has updated the terms of its share offer in order to keep its IPO on course. It aims to raise up to $350 million of new cash by floating on the Hong Kong stock market. In a new draft prospectus published Tuesday, the company revealed that it had brought […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Finance, China, Ipo, Global, Tencent, Imax China, Maoyan


Philippine vote could finally bring peace to restive region

Some 2.8 million people in the Philippine region of Mindanao are taking part in a historic referendum that could see peace come to the island group after 50 years of unrest.
Tags: Asia, News, Mindanao, Philippine


Ex-Diplomats and scholars warn detention of Canadians will leave China 'worse off'

More than a hundred former diplomats, academics and activists have written an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the immediate release of two Canadians detained in China.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Xi Jinping


Russia and Japan at odds over seven-decade-old Kuril Islands dispute

On Tuesday, the leaders of Japan and Russia will hold talks on what remains one of the world's longest-running unresolved international disputes.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Russia, Kuril Islands


Bali’s wild west coast: unspoilt and uncrowded

Quiet beaches, great surf, jungle to explore and wildlife to watch – and within easier reach on a new non-stop flight from the UK to BaliAdeng adeng is a traditional Balinese mantra meaning “slowly, slowly”. It’s a phrase you don’t often hear these days among the traffic jams and sunbed logjams of Bali’s booming tourism centres. People say that Bali is spoiled and for years the search has been on for a “new Bali”. But the old Bali never really disappeared: it just went west. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Bali, Adventure Travel, Surfing Holidays, Indonesia Holidays, Bali Holidays


View Bangkok from the King Power MahaNakhon Tower

King Power MahaNakhon is one of the most visually distinctive buildings in Southeast Asia. Up close it looks like a jumbled mess with pieces of the building missing. From a distance though it all makes sense. The missing pieces resemble pixels that are spiralling around the building. The building was completed in December 2016, and in April 2018 it was bought by King Power group and its name changed to King Power MahaNakhon. For the rest of this post I’m just going to refer to it as the Mahan...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Buildings, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Ho Chi Minh City, Orient Express, King Power, Petronas Twin Towers, Hong Kong Observation Deck, Ole Scheeren, Sky Deck, Empire City, Buro Ole Scheeren


Worldwide: High-Yield Bonds In Asia - What Every Issuer Needs To Know (Video) - Mayer Brown

Since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, the region's high-yield debt capital markets have expanded dramatically.
Tags: Asia, News, Mayer Brown


Worldwide: Asia Tax Bulletin - Winter 2018/2019 - Mayer Brown

The winter months have seen a range of significant measures in tax legislation, from tax incentives for foreign investment and various measures to promote the technology sector to building on earlier measures to increase tax collections.
Tags: Asia, News, Mayer Brown


‘Captain Marvel’ Lands Day-And-Date China Release

Marvel Studios’ hotly-anticipated Brie Larson-starring blockbuster “Captain Marvel” will hit Chinese theaters on the same day as it debuts in North America. The female-led picture will release on March 8, 2019, International Women’s Day. Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the film tells the story of Carol Danvers, a former fighter pilot who joins […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, North America, Marvel Studios, Brie Larson, Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, Alita: Battle Angel, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Avenger: Infinity War


Open letter to Xi demands China to release detained Canadians

A group of 143 former diplomats and scholars from 19 countries have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, China’s president, demanding Beijing to “immediately release” two Canadians detained in China.  Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues, have been held for six weeks in Beijing. In their respective roles, the two frequently met with Chinese officials, researchers and scholars, the letter noted. The “detentions send a messag...
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Mexico, China, US, Iran, Beijing, Canada, Vancouver, Huawei, Malcolm Rifkind, Ottawa, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Darryl Dyck, Vancouver British Columbia


Open letter to Xi demands China release detained Canadians

A group of 143 former diplomats and scholars from 19 countries have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, China’s president, demanding Beijing to “immediately release” two Canadians detained in China.  Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues, have been held for six weeks in Beijing. In their respective roles, the two frequently met with Chinese officials, researchers and scholars, the letter noted. The “detentions send a messag...
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Mexico, China, US, Iran, Beijing, Canada, Vancouver, Huawei, Malcolm Rifkind, Ottawa, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Darryl Dyck, Vancouver British Columbia


Australia Box Office Recovers, Grows 3.8% in 2018

Gross theatrical box office in Australia grew by 3.6% in 2018, to $890 million (A$1.25 billion). The score was propelled by a rebound in the performance of the top local films. Data from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia published Tuesday showed aggregate cinema revenues recovering after a dip in 2017. While the 2018 […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Box Office, Peter Rabbit, MPDAA, Australia Box Office Recovers Grows


Australia Box Office Recovers, Grows 3.6% in 2018

Gross theatrical box office in Australia grew by 3.6% in 2018, to $890 million (A$1.25 billion). The score was propelled by a rebound in the performance of the top local films. Data from the Motion Picture Distributors Assn. of Australia published Tuesday showed aggregate cinema revenues recovering after a dip in 2017. While the 2018 […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Box Office, Peter Rabbit, MPDAA, Australia Box Office Recovers Grows, Motion Picture Distributors Assn of Australia


Coming soon: 14 Asia hotels we can't wait to check into in 2019

From Bangkok to Beijing, here are some of the hottest new spots around the region due to open for business in 2019.
Tags: Asia, Cnn, Beijing, Bangkok


‘This Is Pretty Much It’: New GM President Acknowledges Cadillac’s Last Chance For Glory

Cadillac is at a crossroads. While the brand has enjoyed growth in Asia, domestic volume never fully recovered from the Great Recession. It’s come back a bit, with sales dipping and rising between years, but hasn’t managed to keep pace with the overall market. As of 2018, Cadillac possesses the lowest share of the U.S. market […] The post ‘This Is Pretty Much It’: New GM President Acknowledges Cadillac’s Last Chance For Glory appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, Platforms, Cadillac, Electrification, Brand Strategy, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Thomas Cook to open first Casa Cook in Asia

Joint venture with Fosun will open in 2020
Tags: Travel, Asia, Thomas Cook, Fosun, Casa Cook


Ryan Reynolds Cancels Arm Surgery to Promote ‘Deadpool 2’ in China

Ryan Reynolds canceled surgery on his arm to fly to China and charm “Deadpool” fans in Beijing on Sunday ahead of the franchise’s unexpected China theatrical debut. Just last week, Fox suddenly announced that a re-cut, PG-13 “Deadpool 2” would hit Chinese theaters starting this Friday – the first time the notoriously blood-splattered and foul-mouthed […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Fox, Beijing, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool, Deadpool 2: I Love My Family


Li Na, Mary Pierce, Kafelnikov head to Tennis Hall of Fame

Li Na becomes 1st player from Asia elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame            [Author: AP]
Tags: Asia, News, Ap, Li, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Tennis Hall of Fame, Li Na Mary Pierce Kafelnikov


Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus

Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant is working with aeronautics giant Airbus to test drones in Australia, according to a new report from Germany’s NetzPolitik. Using a request under Australia’s Freedom of Information Act, NetzPolitik got hold of a document that shows the two companies spent last year in talks over a collaboration with test f...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Asia, Australia, Germany, India, Africa, Tech, Spokesperson, Software, Internet Access, Aircraft, Computing, Internet.org, Airbus, Latin America


Elon Musk gets green light to deliver Tesla Model 3 cars in Europe

Tesla has secured approval from regulators to sell its Model 3 cars in Europe, in a move that will bring it in direct competition with the likes of BMW, Volkswagen and Peugeot in their home market. Dutch vehicle authority RDW approved Tesla's request to sell the most affordable of its electric cars on Monday, meaning that British customers can order the car from next month. Production of right hand driving vehicles, the standard in the UK, is not due to start until mid 2019. The announcement...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, News, Tesla, Workers, Peugeot, Musk, BMW Volkswagen


PE-backed ATC Drivetrain taps Heald as president and CEO

Oklahoma City-based ATC Drivetrain, a remanufacturer of automotive drivetrain components, has named Greg Heald as president and CEO. Previously, he worked at Key Safety Systems. ATC Drivetrain is a portfolio company of Crestview Partners. PRESS RELEASE OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The ATC Drivetrain Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Greg Heald has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer and will also serve as a member of the Board of Directo...
Tags: Asia, New York, Trends, People, United States, Oklahoma City, Ford Motor Company, Greg, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Shanghai China, ATC, North America Europe, Fred Jones, PE, Crestview, John Weber


China’s CGTN Boards ‘Drowning in Plastic’ Documentary

China Global Television Network, the English-language news channel that is part of China Central Television, has come on board high profile environmental documentary “Drowning in Plastic.” The show is represented by all3media international, and the agreement is the first between the two companies. CGTN comes on board as co-producer alongside Raw, and BBC One. The […]
Tags: Asia, News, Documentary, China, Global, Bbc, China Central Television, CGTN, all3media International, China Global Television Network, Drowning in Plastic


Could You Turn Down a $2.5B Partnership With Coca Cola – and Would You?

I think we can all agree that it’s a lot of money. Could you turn down a $2.5B partnership with Coca-Cola for your business? Furthermore, why would you? This is exactly what Harvard trained Phuong Tran, the deputy CEO of the THP Beverage Group, a leading beverage company in Vietnam did with her father. The THP Beverage Group Story I interviewed Phuong Tran this week who’s family turned down this offer to partner with Coca-Cola to produce their quality healthy drinks. She says they were initia...
Tags: Asia, Interviews, Russia, US, Sales, Harvard, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Coca Cola, Asia Australia, Phuong, Vietnam Laos, DepositPhotos, Energy Drink, THP Beverage Group


Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China

Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pursuit of “personal fame and gain.” Investigators have completed preliminary steps in a probe that began in November following He’s claims and say they will “seriously” punish the researcher for violations of the law, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday. He, who taught at Shenzhen’s Sout...
Tags: Asia, Science, Biology, China, Tech, Genetics, United States, Biotech, Crispr, Shenzhen, Emerging-technologies, Xinhua, Southern University of Science and Technology, He Jiankui