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Wheat importers in Asia scramble for supplies after Indian export ban
Traders say the ban could drive global prices to new record peaks, hitting poor consumers in Asia and Africa particularly hard. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 8:10am 

-Glorang scores $10M Series A to expand its edtech marketplace across Asia
-Sun King raises $260M to widen clean energy access in Africa, Asia

Asia: Art stories in Aotearoa - Episode 1 Fine Arts
Watch: Artists of Asian heritage discuss their creative work in a new RNZ podcast series: Asia: Art Stories in Aotearoa. The full series presented by Kadambari Raghukumar is available to view now. 
© 2022 RadioNZ Tue, 26 Apr 8:15pm 

The Spinoff: Why Jacinda Ardern is loving her escape to Asia
Previously published in The Spinoff The prime minister looked not so much jet-lagged as energised as she began her two-stop Asia trip. No wonder – offshore excursions can be a blessing for political leaders, writes Toby Manhire.... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Wed, 20 Apr 1:12pm 

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How posh British schools are branching out in Asia
A growing number of leading British public schools are opening campuses in the region. 
© 2022 BBCWorld Wed, 13 Apr 3:39pm 

Data migration business intent on expansion after funding boost
A Christchurch tech start-up is eyeing up growth in the Asia-Pacific and the United States after securing funding. 
© 2022 RadioNZ Fri, 25 Mar 2:29pm 

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-Moove raises $105M to scale its vehicle financing product across Asia, Europe and MENA

Prince William blasted for calling Ukraine war 'alien' during remarks at a volunteer centre
Prince William is facing backlash for remarking that a war in Europe is "very alien to see" given British people are "more used to seeing conflict in Africa and Asia".The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to a Ukrainian... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Thu, 10 Mar 2:40pm 

-NayaPay secures $13 million, largest seed funding in South Asia for its messaging and payment app
-Brick closes $8.5M seed to enable open finance across Southeast Asia

KiwiSaver funds rise despite weak NZ share market
KiwiSaver funds with a higher exposure to international shares had the strongest performance in the last quarter of 2021 as the New Zealand share market had a weak end to the year.Tim Murphy, director of manager selection, Asia-Pacific... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Thu, 10 Feb 10:33am 


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Uber loses $5.9bn as Asia investment values fall
The firm said almost all of that loss was a due to falls in the value of investments in other companies. 
© 2022 BBCWorld Thu, 5 May 3:29pm 

-MassMutual Ventures closes $300M fund to back Asia and Europe startups
-Arrow saves online shopping carts in Southeast Asia

Focus on Politics: Regional security weighs on Ardern's Asia trade trip
Podcast - Pomp, ceremony, and shifting international allegiances: Jane Patterson looks past the spectacle of the Prime Minister's first official trip in years. 
© 2022 RadioNZ Sat, 23 Apr 10:09am 

-Square Peg on building its foothold in Southeast Asia

PM's trade delegation to Asia: Three weak Covid-19 positives
The cases are understood to be from previous infections, meaning they will not be required to isolate, but they will not be able to continue to Japan. 
© 2022 RadioNZ Tue, 19 Apr 1:02pm 

Ardern to depart on 6-day Asia tour in first overseas trip since 2020
The Prime Minister will leverage New Zealand's Covid-19 response while overseas, to try to attract tourists from Singapore and Japan. 
© 2022 RadioNZ Sun, 17 Apr 11:52am 

-Peeba raises $4.2M to digitize Asia’s B2B wholesale market
-Wale Ayeni, head of VC investments for IFC in Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, is leaving the firm
-Zelenskyy to address UN amid outrage over civilian deaths; World Bank warns war will slow economies in Asia: Live Ukraine updates

NZ small businesses 'not digitally savvy' like Asia-Pacific peers - survey
Small businesses are lagging behind the rest of the region globally when it comes to growth, social media, online sales and new methods of payment. 
© 2022 RadioNZ Tue, 22 Mar 7:13am 

Timor-Leste's Ramos-Horta makes pitch for stability ahead of election
The frontrunner in Timor-Leste's presidential election, independence figure and Nobel laureate Jose Ramos-Horta, has said he hopes to restore political stability to Asia's youngest democracy, as the nation prepares to head to the polls. 
© 2022 RadioNZ Fri, 18 Mar 8:43pm 

-YC-backed Blocknom wants to become the 'Coinbase Earn of Southeast Asia'
-UN: Climate change to uproot millions, especially in Asia

Asia shares rebound after Ukraine sanctions
Investors weigh up the longer term impact of sanctions as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. 
© 2022 BBCWorld Fri, 25 Feb 8:50pm 

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