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  • The Coronavirus in Asia and ASEAN – Live Updates by Country
    on November 27, 2020

    We will be operating this article as a running live update service to keep businesses in the ASEAN region informed with regards to the coronavirus.

  • Philippine diocese condemns red-tagging of bishop
    by [email protected] on November 27, 2020

    Church reacts to several social media posts accusing Bishop Bendico of having links to communist rebels

  • 3 ways tech will drive manufacturing through 2021
    by Mark Jones on November 27, 2020

    When an economy begins to grind, manufacturing gets the full, immediate brunt of the slowdown. A PwC study of CFOs found that 80% of those in manufacturing expect the pandemic will have a financial impact on their business. For other cross-industry companies, it’s around 48%. Manufacturing is […]

  • Donor fatigue surges as calamities hit Philippines
    by [email protected] on November 27, 2020

    As successive donation drives exhaust churchgoers’ generosity, there are other ways they can help

  • Dating apps see matches bloom in India
    on November 27, 2020

    Aditi Suman had not felt as liberated in her eight-year dating life as she did in August, locked up at home in Patna. The data scientist based out of Bengaluru had moved back for a couple of months during the pandemic and was looking for connections across multiple dating apps. Read full story

  • It’s all downhill for closed Italian ski resorts
    by AT Contributor on November 27, 2020

    With their sports shops, hotels and restaurants closed due to coronavirus restrictions, Italy’s main ski resorts already resemble ghost towns. And hope of reopening for Christmas is fading fast. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned this week there is the risk of a new wave of infections, while […]

  • India’s internet connectivity doubled in just 4 years
    by Dashveenjit Kaur on November 27, 2020

    India, second only to China, has more than half a billion internet subscribers That makes the nation one of the largest and fastest-growing markets for digital consumers Lower-income states are showing the fastest growth in internet infrastructures India could add as many as 350 million smartphones […]

  • How Conga helps companies digitise and transform electronic signatures, quotes and contracts
    by Conga on November 27, 2020

    The digital platforms from Conga create a digital strategy for the future, ranging from eSignatures through Configure, Price, Quote, to full Contract Lifecycle Management. Learn more.
    The post How Conga helps companies digitise and transform electronic signatures, quotes and contracts appeared […]

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving under pall of pandemic
    by AT Contributor on November 27, 2020

    Live version of coronavirus map Millions of Americans defied Covid-19 guidelines Thursday to spend a subdued Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, while questions emerged over the level of protection that one potential vaccine offers. About a million people were screened at US airports each […]

  • China slaps anti-dumping levies on Australian wine
    by AT Contributor on November 27, 2020

    China on Friday said it would impose anti-dumping measures on Australian wine, in a further ramping up of tensions between Beijing and Canberra. Importers of Australian wine will have to pay deposits of 107.1% to 212.1% starting Saturday, China’s commerce ministry said. China – Australia’s […]

  • He and his young accomplices hunted women on social media – the ‘sextortion’ ring case roiling South Korea
    on November 27, 2020

    From his bedroom, Cho Ju-bin, 25, spun illusions and masterminded one of the most notorious sex crime schemes to shake South Korea in years. Read full story

  • Instagram vs TikTok — who’s ruling it with e-commerce?
    by Mark Jones on November 27, 2020

    Instagram’s Reels is one of the fastest products Facebook has ever monetized, and it could be an important factor in fending off ByteDance’s TikTok ​Still, with only minor differences between the two, it’s essential to understand what each platform offers social-savvy retailers The last […]

  • Why bitcoin crashed
    by Paul Muir on November 26, 2020

    After soaring close to its all-time high of nearly $20,000, bitcoin crashed on Wednesday and Thursday to just over $16,300, predictably taking the altcoins down with it, before rising back above $17,000. According to a Coindesk report, the three main factors that have contributed to the price […]

  • Covid-19: Cases up by 935, bringing total to 60,752 (updated daily)
    on November 26, 2020

    Get the latest update in the numbers of Covid-19 in Malaysia and related information here! Read full story

  • Webinar: AI – Addressing the Challenges of Today’s Data
    by SUSE on November 26, 2020

    Only open-source solutions can produce practical results for agnostic and scalable business transformation. Learn how with SUSE and the company’s full AI deployment stack.
    The post Webinar: AI – Addressing the Challenges of Today’s Data appeared first on Tech Wire Asia.

  • Chinese Rights Activist Who Opposed Hong Kong Security Law ‘Tortured’
    on November 26, 2020

    Zhang Wuzhou stood trial this week by video-link on charges of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.’

  • Confusion in Packed Court as Cambodia Opens Mass Trial of Opposition
    on November 26, 2020

    The next treason and incitement hearings in controversial case are set for January and March.


  • China’s new H-20 stealth bomber could hit Pearl Harbor: analysts
    by Dave Makichuk on November 26, 2020

    Just when things were not going well for the Pentagon, vis-a-vis China’s rapid military growth, US planners now have to rethink the entire scenario. There’s a new kid on the block, and “he” is terrifying. It involves China’s new H-20 stealth bomber, which is believed to have a range of up […]

  • Berlin Tesla plant may build compact cars, says Musk
    by Dave Makichuk on November 26, 2020

    To say that Tesla’s rocketing share price is electric — pun intended — would be an understatement. It seems that everything billionaire Elon Musk touches, turns to gold, whether it involves electric cars, spaceships or the stock market. The new gigafactory Tesla is currently building outside […]

  • Thailand expects five million tourists in 2021
    by Arno Maierbrugger on November 26, 2020

    Even though it is still unclear whether and when Covid-19 vaccines will be globally available and if and how the international travel and tourism industry will rebound, Thai tourism officials are already making forecasts about how many tourists will visit
    The post Thailand expects five million […]

  • Expert questions North Korea gold smuggling report
    by Bradley K. Martin on November 26, 2020

    A report by Seoul-based news organization Daily NK says North Korea’s border city of Hyesan and the surrounding province have been “thrown into a state of chaos” by a gold-smuggling incident that occurred early this month. Daily NK relies heavily on reports from North Korea residents who […]

  • India extends ban on international air travel
    by KS Kumar on November 26, 2020

    India has allowed partial resumption of domestic flights but is treading with caution over international flights. The government has extended the ban on scheduled international passenger flights until December 31 from November 30. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has, however, said cargo […]

  • A plea for help as China loses jobs to Vietnam
    by Frank Chen on November 26, 2020

    Vietnam is chipping away at China’s export base, spurring local Chinese officials to turn to Beijing for new policies to retain businesses and jobs amid an exodus of manufacturers and tax revenues. Samsung has one after another shut its two largest phone-assembling plants in Tianjin and Huizhou […]

  • Lobster scam exposes underbelly rot in Indonesia
    by John McBeth on November 26, 2020

    JAKARTA – The arrest and subsequent resignation of Maritime Affairs Minister Edhy Prabowo on corruption charges over the export of lobster seed to Vietnam has raised media speculation about a possible split between President Joko Widodo and Defense Minster Prabowo Subianto, Widodo’s former […]

  • Maradona: the fragile god of the Global South
    by Pepe Escobar on November 26, 2020

    His life was a running planetary pop opera for the ages. From Somalia to Bangladesh, everyone is familiar with the basic contours of his story – the pibe from Villa Fiorito, a poor suburb of Buenos Aires (“I am a slum dweller”), who elevated football to the status of pure art. Being the king […]

  • Billionaires battle for India’s $1.3 trillion retail market
    by Sumit Sharma on November 26, 2020

    A battle is brewing between two of the world’s richest men – America’s Jeff Bezos and India’s Mukesh Ambani. At stake is enlarging their control and getting a firm grip over a one billion-plus consumer market that’s forecast by Boston Consulting Group to almost double to US$1.3 trillion […]

  • China’s ‘wild era’ of Internet may be ending as new personal data protection law seeks to curb Big Tech’s control over user data
    on November 26, 2020

    The draft version of the new law significantly increases penalties for companies responsible for data breaches, proposing fines of up to US$7.6mil. Given the huge size of the Chinese big data market, some believe the penalties under the new law are light and that it has some shortcomings. Read full […]

  • Virus hitches a ride as ‘dance cluster’ socializes
    by Jeff Pao on November 26, 2020

    The Covid-19 virus has been spread to yoga and music studios in Hong Kong by way of the hobbies of infected members of the “dance club cluster.” The Center for Health Protection said 81 cases were recorded, six imported and 75 local, within the 24 hours on Wednesday. Of the local patients, 59 […]

  • Thai tech startups come to life under Covid-19
    by Peter Janssen on November 26, 2020

    BANGKOK – Unlike Singapore and Indonesia, Thailand has so far failed to produce any national champions in Southeast Asia’s tech startup space. But the Covid-19 pandemic may be providing an unexpected catalyst for the kingdom’s laggard sector.

    Singapore has Grab, a cab-hailing app similar to […]

  • How did ‘activist’ become a dirty word?
    by [email protected] on November 26, 2020

    The world needs to hear, see and not silence those fighting for peace, love and unity



Feature photo John Le Fevre 


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