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INMA awards: NZME, NZ Herald named Best Global Media Brand in Asia and the Pacific
NZME and the NZ Herald are on top of the world - again - after sweeping aside local, Australian and Asian competitors to win Best National/Global Media Brand in Asia and the Pacific.For the second year running, the NZ Herald's parent... 
© 2020 NZ Herald 7:06am 

JioMart expands to 200 cities in India as it seeks to compete with Amazon and FlipKart
An online grocery business backed by Asia's richest man is expanding to hundreds of cities across India — a move widely seen as a challenge to Amazon and FlipKart. 
© 2020 CNN Mon, 25 May 8:05pm 

Metlifecare substantial shareholders support court action to enforce sia
Some of the largest shareholders in Metlifecare Limited (NZX: MET, ASX: MEQ), representing one third of the shares on issue, have already confirmed their strong support for the actions taken by the Board to compel Asia Pacific Village Group Limited 
© 2020 Thu, 21 May 11:05am 

How Asia's richest man is trying to build the next global tech giant
Mukesh Ambani wants to build the next global technology company. And if he plays his cards right, his mobile carrier and technology juggernaut JioPlatforms could soon hold rank alongside the likes of Google, Amazon, Alibaba and Tencent. 
© 2020 CNN Wed, 20 May 4:45pm 

From lockdown to gridlock: Asia’s traffic resumes after fall in pollution
As restrictions are eased traffic is starting to gridlock roads, leading to a rise in pollution. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Sat, 16 May 6:25am 

-Asia virus latest: Trump issues China threat; first case in Rohingya camps

Intel wants to help US officials boost chipmaking on American soil
US officials are working with some of the world's leading chipmakers in an effort to expand semiconductor manufacturing capability in the United States, a move intended to reduce the industry's reliance on producers in East Asia for those crucial electronics components. 
© 2020 CNN Fri, 15 May 10:05am 

Coronavirus: How could a trans-Tasman or Asia-Pacific economic bubble work?
Tourism operators and politicians are looking ahead to a trans-Tasman travel bubble. 
© 2020 Mon, 11 May 6:05am 

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Metlifecare goes to court over Asia Pacific's $1.49b takeover, hearing this month
Listed retirement giant Metlifecare is going to court over the withdrawal of a $1.49 billion takeover off for the business which was announced late last month.The business headed by Glen Sowry has just issued a statement, revealing... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Thu, 7 May 3:45pm 

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Asia's fishermen and farmers go digital during virus
Farming communities in South East Asia are embracing online selling for the first time during lockdown. 
© 2020 BBCWorld 5:55pm 

Kel Mitchell wins the 'wipe it down' challenge with wife's pregnancy reveal
Kel Mitchell and his wife Asia Lee totally nailed the Wipe It Down Challenge, seizing the moment to announce that they're expecting their second child together with an epic pregnancy reveal. 
© 2020 Wed, 27 May 8:45am 

Former All Black Andrew Mehrtens calls for trans-Tasman Super Rugby
The Crusaders icon wants New Zealand and Australia to go it alone and forge into Asia, cutting out South African rugby. 
© 2020 Fri, 22 May 9:35am 

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Myanmar police seize largest haul of synthetic drugs
Police find the biggest ever haul of synthetic drugs in South East Asia in a three-month operation. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Tue, 19 May 2:35pm 

-UN agency warns of fentanyl production threat in SE Asia

Metlifecare files claim against would-be suitor over failed $1.49b takeover
Retirement giant Metlifecare has filed its statement of claim against would-be suitor Asia Pacific Village Group over pulling out of $1.49 billion takeover offer.Asia Pacific, owned by Swedish private equity firm EQT Infrastructure,... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Mon, 18 May 10:25am 

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How has Vietnam, a developing nation, had no Covid deaths?
While cases of Covid-19 shoot up in wealthy Singapore and the disease continues on a worrying trend elsewhere in South-East Asia, Vietnam is an unlikely outlier. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Wed, 13 May 7:15pm 

The 1957 flu that killed one million people
In 1957 a new strain of flu emerged in East Asia and quickly spread around the world, killing a million people. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Sun, 10 May 2:45pm 

Small fashion brands in Asia hit by coronavirus impact
Fashion entrepreneurs are feeling the heat as supplies are disrupted and demand stutters during pandemic. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Thu, 7 May 6:55pm 

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