J-REP expands partnership with Nippon Express in Japan

J-REP, a specialist provider of Japanese logistics solutions, majority owned by Macquarie Goodman Japan Pte Ltd, has commenced the refurbishment of an existing 15,586 sqm warehouse and construction of a new 17,523 sqm logistics facility for Nippon Express in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan (“J-REP Logistation Moriya”). J-REP is refurbishing an existing warehouse and developing […]

Smart science behind mass production of elite carbon-eating pine trees

A Rotorua, New Zealand company has developed the technology to quickly sprout entire forests of superior, carbon-capturing pine trees that have high disease resistance and grow faster and straighter than other trees. As a result, thanks to years of careful research, Forest Genetics CellFor Ltd is poised for significant growth producing high quality pine trees […]

Airbus speaking of a stretch version of the super jumbo

While Singapore Airlines has been busy showing off its new A380 super jumbo, the giant’s manufacturer, Airbus, already is speaking of a stretch version of the plane that would even further expand the number of seats on offer. Even before the A380 tOOK to the skies on a commercial basis, Airbus chief operating officer John […]

Are your products getting to their market?

By Richard Maino Despite the best efforts of an international naval police force patrolling the Gulf of Aden and nearby seas, gangs of ruthless criminals can still capture highly valuable cargo ships and hold them to ransom. Most vessels hijacked by the modern pirates in the busy shipping lanes off the coast of Somalia have […]

Finding a good story for Google in China will be difficult

Finding a good story for Google in China will be difficult

Finding a good story for Google in China is going to be tough, says Andreas Pouros, chief operating officer at Greenlight, a leading independent search specialist marketing and technology firm. His comments follow on the back of Baidu’s results. These show it continues to dominate the search engine landscape in China. Baidu also reported its […]

Singapore most tax-friendly for entrepreneurs

A comparison of the taxes burden faced by start-ups in six economies reveals significant variation with Singapore coming out as the most tax-friendly jurisdiction. GuideMeSingapore.com released a report that compares the tax policies of six countries: UK, USA, India, Australia, Russia, and Singapore. Using the tax rates for the year 2009, the report performs a […]

Power lifting partnership provides energy generators with a model of crane safety and maintenance

As one of the powerhouses of Asia-Pacific economic growth, Thailand invests heavily in electricity generating capacity to service its burgeoning major industries, including automotive and electrical manufacturing and tourism. The country, which has the second largest economy in South-East Asia after Indonesia, plans to increase total generating capacity from about 30,000 MW in 2009 to […]

Penang Port’s main line vision shared by Konecranes group

As the port of Penang undertakes the biggest expansion in its history it is employing worlds best practices to ensure the reliability and efficiency of the craneage system on which its cargo handling depends. PenangPort has ongoing maintenance arrangements with the global Konecranes Group to service its ship-to-shore cranes as it invests RM 1.10 billion […]

Online Banking Channel more popular in Asia-Pacific

Globally, access to the online channel has grown at a rapid pace, presenting huge opportunities for Financial Services providers to access the global community.  Data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) show that 45% of the world’s internet users are currently from Asia or Africa compared to 40% in North America and Europe combined.  However […]

Latin America must see China as a trade threat, as well as a partner

Major Chinese investment in Latin America is now a regular event: Sinopec’s $7.1bn investment in Repsol’s Brazilian unit is just the latest example. Such deals are rightly celebrated with fanfare in Latin America. However, the long-run effects are uncertain – especially given that Latin American exports are losing badly to their Chinese counterparts in world […]