Global materials handling leaders focus on Chittagong

The historic port of Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal is undergoing a renaissance as-infrastructure and economic development in the region drive rapidly expanding trade volumes through this major-export/import centre of Bangladesh. The bustling city of 3.5 million-has seen container volumes treble to more than a million containers a year over the past decade as […]

Flydubai secures aircraft financing

Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has announced aircraft financing worth more than US$750m in deals with GECAS (General Electric Capital Aviation Services) and BBAM. The financing will take care of the next nine aircraft flydubai is due to receive and secures all the airline’s financing requirements until June 2011. Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of […]

Demand for motorcycles to approach 55 million units in 2014

Demand for motorcycles in China will increase 7.6 percent annually to 54.9 million units in 2014.  Electric motorcycles are expected to surpass gas motorcycles to become the leading motorcycle type sold in China. These comparatively new products will account for over three-fourths of aggregate motorcycle market growth.  Gas-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) motorcycles will also […]

Cross-selling provides a growth opportunity for retail banks in Singapore

Despite the average of Singaporean holding many financial products, only a few of these are with their main financial institution (MFI). According to a report by the independent business analyst Datamonitor, this provides a great growth opportunity for retail banks to derive revenue from customers through product bundling offers and incentives that will create a […]

China attractive at present

In a comprehensive review of the wealth management markets across the leading Asia-Pacific countries China is rated as having the most attractive market for international players at the present time. China is the smart choice for international private banks, due to its burgeoning wealth levels and low service levels. While the macro business environment in […]

Icona Solutions addresses Chinese automotive industry

New partners will help Chinese automotive manufacturers increase the perceived quality of their vehicles through the use of Icona’s aesthetica software. Icona Solutions, Ltd., which develops, supplies and supports the innovative perceived quality simulation and visualisation software solution, aesthetica, has appointed its first two value-added resellers in China. Beijing-based Sili-Tech Co. Ltd. ( and Shanghai-based […]

Cambodian Root Server to Speed Internet Access

MekongNet, Cambodia’s largest Internet Service Provider, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and the Internet Systems Consortium, launched an f-root server in August 2010.The nation’s first root server, deployed in Phnom Penh, has been operational since July.  There are a total of 13 root servers in the world and the f-root […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tribrid Modelling produces ‘Waffle’ phone first at LG

Korean manufacturing giant LG Electronics has recently introduced its first mobile phone designed with Delcam’s Tribrid Modelling software.  The Waffle phone features a surface texture created in the ArtCAM artistic CADCAM program, wrapped around the body of a phone design produced with the PowerSHAPE CAD software.  It is expected to be the first of a […]