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Five things to know about the Japanese royals

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko journey to sites of natural disasters to console victims, most notably after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Japan, France welcome US leadership in the Asia-Pacific

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada applauded America's presence in the region and its tough stance on North Korea.

Jim Mattis says US committed to Asia-Pacific as allies seek clear policy

Jim Mattis says US committed to Asia-Pacific as allies seek clear policy

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the United States remains committed to its Asia-Pacific allies, as he arrived in Singapore for the region`s premier defense and security forum. 

With eye on China, India and Japan vow to work as 'stabiliser' in Asia-Pacific

With eye on China, India and Japan vow to work as 'stabiliser' in Asia-Pacific

Hailing India-Japan ties, Rijiju said that both countries should go beyond their immediate oceanic limits to serve the interests of the whole world.

China, US must avoid being excessive mutual suspicion: Chinese envoy

China`s Washington envoy, Cui Tiankai, said that after “a most unusual political season”, it was important to build consensus and identify common ground.
 

Good news! Delhi airport emerges as first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific

Good news! Delhi airport emerges as first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific

This has come to the fore following a series of measures taken by it to reduce carbon footprint, which includes setting up a 7.84 MW solar power plant.

India slips one spot to 12th rank in millionaire population

India slips one spot to 12th rank in millionaire population

India has slipped one place to 12th spot in terms of millionaire population, even as their numbers have grown marginally to 2 lakh.

India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said that the US-led international coalition is determined to defeat ISIS.

PE investments in Asia-Pacific region touch $11.9 bn in 2015

PE investments in Asia-Pacific region touch $11.9 bn in 2015

 Asia-Pacific remained one of the world's busiest markets for energy M&As, witnessing 200 deals, while private equity investment in the region totaled USD 11.9 billion last year, says a report.

 

 

 

Obama hails signing of US-led Pacific rim trade deal

President Barack Obama hailed the signing of one of the biggest trade deals in history, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would give the United States an advantage over other leading economies, namely China.

'Asia-Pacific region faces epidemic of HIV among adolescents'

The report 'Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response', published by the Asia-Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations, which includes UNICEF and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS warned that the AIDS epidemic cannot be ended as a public health threat by 2030 without tackling the issue of adolescents.

China weighs on Asia-Pacific business outlook

Business leaders in the Asia-Pacific are losing confidence in their revenue prospects because of China's cooling economy and perceived higher risks in emerging markets, a survey released Monday showed.

India calls for early conclusion of SCS code of conduct

India calls for early conclusion of SCS code of conduct

 India on Wednesday called for the early conclusion of a code of conduct by consensus for the strategic South China Sea as defence ministers of Asia-Pacific met here amid rising assertiveness by China in the disputed waters.

US unable to leave Cold War mentality: Xinhua commentary

The US is unable to discard its outdated Cold War mentality, said a commentary in Xinhua news agency, which added that China and the US must not allow the Asia Pacific region to "retrogress into a destructive wrestling ring".

Asia-Pacific posted 3.3% increase in server revenue in Q1

Asia-Pacific region has posted a 3.3 percent rise in server revenue and 18 percent increase in server shipments in the first quarter of 2014, according to IT research and advisory company Gartner.

Modi effect: Rupee best performing Asia-Pacific currency

Boosted by capital inflows and euphoria around the incoming government, rupee's surge to 11-month high levels has made it the best performing currency in Asia-Pacific region against the US dollar so far in 2014.

Boeing sees Asia-Pacific fleet nearly tripling over 20 years

Boeing maintained its 20-year forecast for airplane demand at $4.8 trillion, and predicted that nearly half of the world`s air traffic growth would be driven by travel to, from or within the Asia-Pacific over the next two decades.

Asia-Pacific M&A volume falls for third consecutive year, deal size grows

Asia-Pacific M&A volumes fell 3.3 percent this year, recording the smallest annual tally in four years with stock market volatility hitting the confidence of buyers.