Singapore Airshow sales fall from 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Porn hacker held in Jakarta

Video taken of the "pornographic" billboard in Jakarta. Source: YouTube An Indonesian who was arrested for hacking into an electronic billboard displays in South Jakarta...

Merkel and Lee promise deeper ties

Singapore and Germany have signed a joint declaration to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation and deepen information exchanges. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Germany...

Jakarta demands tax from internet giants

Indonesia’s young population is spending an increasing amount of time online. Source: Pixabay Internet giants could have their services blocked in Indonesia if they do...

Singapore promised driverless taxis by 2017

Smaller 2getthere driverless pods at work in Abu Dhabi. Source: YouTube Driverless pods providing seamless door-to-door connectivity should be available in Singapore by the end...

Amazon launch underwelms users

Online retailer Amazon has launched its Prime service in Singapore, ending four years of free deliveries. Singaporean customers previously benefited from free international shipping if...

Ex-casino town set for rail rebirth

Inside an abandoned casino in Boten in 2013. Source: Wikimedia For five years, the remote town of Boten on the China-Laos border has lived in...

UK looks to Singapore model 

Pro-Brexit politicians claim the UK could emulate Singapore to become a low-tax economy with little state interference.  In per-capita income, Singapore (pictured) passed the UK...

Luxury market soars in Vietnam

Hermes handbags are big in Vietnam. Source: Wikimedia  Asia Briefing says of the 50 Mercedes-Maybach S600s priced at around US$427,000, which will soon be launched into...

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