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Top ten ICT predictions for 2014 revealed!

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:55

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) spending is expected to grow to 8.7 percent in the Asia-Pacific region, research firm IDC has revealed.

UN launches information superhighway to bridge digital divide

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 21:54

The United Nations has launched an interactive map of the information superhighway to show policy makers and investors the location of the missing links in the digital divide in the Asia-Pacific region.

High economic growth key to poverty reduction: President

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 21:32

President Pranab Mukherjee Monday emphasised the importance of high economic growth for poverty reduction.

Shinde for exploring alternative modes of punishment

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 14:30

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday favoured exploring alternative modes of punishment to convicts, saying sending such people to jail have many adverse effects, including trauma for their children and family.

Put and call options to be allowed soon in M&A deals

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 18:10

Foreign and domestic entities may soon get larger leg-room in structuring merger and acquisition deals in the country, as the government is considering allowing put and call options in share-purchase agreements.

'Rising price of raw material top biz concern in APAC region'

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 19:19

Rising price of raw materials and high taxation have emerged as biggest threats to corporates in the Asia Pacific region, says a survey.

PE buyout in Asia-Pacific region touches $14 bn in H1 this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:35

Private equity buyouts in Asia-Pacific region, including India, touched USD 7.6 billion in the April-June period this year, taking the deal value during the first half of 2013 to USD 13.9 billion.

APAC saw 1,097 M&A deals worth $157.4 bn in 1st half of 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 21:26

Merger and acquisition activities in the Asia-Pacific region including India stood at USD 87.6 billion in the second quarter of this year, a report says.

Chinese think-tank warns of military clashes with Japan

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 19:04

A Chinese think-tank has warned that China may get involved in a military conflict with Japan over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, as "big powers" have intensified their efforts.

Conflict in Asia Pacific region not in China`s interest: Biden

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 22:00

US Vice-President Joe Biden said it was in the interest of China that the current tension in the Asia Pacific region, does not result in a conflict.

`Look East policy brings India into Asia Pacific’

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 10:14

Lauding India`s "Look East" policy, outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that America supports New Delhi`s move to weave it into the fabric of Asia Pacific region.

Almost 400 MNCs have their Asia HQs in Shanghai

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 11:08

According to figures from the municipal trade commission published Monday in the Shanghai Daily, 393 MNCs already have their main Asia offices in this metropolis of more than 24 million people.