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Asia Pacific energy stocks hit by oil price falls - Financial Times

Energy equities were suffering in Wednesday morning Asia trade as the impact of an overnight fall in crude prices rumbled through the region.

In Tokyo the energy segment of the benchmark Topix was down 1.9 per cent, while the broader index was down 0.5 per cent. Among the worst hit were Inpex, down 1.8 per cent, JXTG Holdings, down 2 per cent, and Japan Petroleum Exploration, down 2.4 per cent.

Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 index was off 1.4 per cent in morning trading as energy stocks fell 2.4 per cent. Woodside Petroleum shares shed 1.9 per cent, WorleyParsons was off 2 per cent and Santos had dropped 3.4 per cent.

Those falls follow similar losses on Wall Street overnight, where energy was easily the worst-performing equity sector as global benchmark Brent crude oil sank 1.9 per cent. In Asia trading Brent was down another 0.2 per cent at $45.91 a barrel, while US marker West Texas...


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2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific | The ... - The Diplomat

A second supercarrier has entered the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet area of operations.

The nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, the lead ship of her class, has deployed to the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Navy announced on June 22.

The Nimitz strike group consisting of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard USS Shoup, USS Pinckney, USS Kidd, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton arrived in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet area of operations on June 21.

The Seventh Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward deployed fleet with its area of operations stretching from the International Date Line to the India-Pakistan border; and from the Kuril Islands in the North to the Antarctic in the South.

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CFA Institute launches Asia-Pacific research hub - Money Management

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CFA Institute has launched a new open-access hub by and for finance professionals looking for research on investment practices in Asia-Pacific.

Called the Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), the site would be open to global and regional investment professionals looking for Asia-Pacific finance and investment management trends or to learn more about the region’s financial markets.

It would also be open to practitioners wanting to raise their profile as industry experts, academics wanting to share their theories and receive feedback from practitioners, and governments and regulators looking for insight on what makes capital markets work well.

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Additionally, more than 30 regional organisations were publishing research on ARX, including S&P Global Market Intelligence, Morningstar, MSCI Research, Asian Corporate Governance Association, as well as the Tokyo-based Asian...


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Cubic to Highlight National Multimodal Connected Transport Test ... - MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

Cubic Transportation Systems has announced that Dirk Van de Meerssche, sales and marketing director of the Asia Pacific region at CTS, will provide an overview of the National Connected Multimodal Transport (NCMT) Test Bed at the 15th ITS Asia Pacific Forum and Exhibition in Hong Kong from June 26 – 29. Hosted by ITS Asia Pacific, with the theme “Metropolitan Transportation Infrastructure in Smart Cities,” the ITS Asia Pacific Forum is one of the region’s largest gatherings of intelligent transportation professionals.

The NCMT Test Bed is the world’s first live urban laboratory capable of large-scale testing and implementation of emerging connected transport technologies in a complex urban environment. The Cubic Transport Management platform forms the core of the test bed by providing an enhanced system for data usage and analysis by transportation planners.

As a joint project...


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World's biggest wind turbine maker Vestas sets sights on Asia ... - The Japan Times

The chief executive officer of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S says the world’s biggest wind turbine maker wants to expand in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region as it taps into growing demand for renewable energy in new markets.

Vestas intends to be a “pioneer in new markets,” CEO Anders Runevad said in a phone interview Thursday.

“There are markets in the Middle East which we hope will open up, and in Asia-Pacific there are markets opening up now or that we have high hopes for when they open up,” he said. “These markets have growing energy needs.” Vestas this week even introduced a new turbine that will be able to operate during the kinds of typhoons and tropical storms that can hit the Philippines and Japan.

The comments follow an announcement earlier this week that Vestas expects to start operating in Russia, where the company is planning facilities after winning...


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Indian man arrested for selling lizard penises as rare 'lucky' plants - Channel NewsAsia

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Dried monitor lizard penises allegedly being sold online while being claimed to be rare plant roots. (Photo: AFP/World Animal Protection)
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NEW DELHI: An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday (Jun 23). 

The news comes days after Indian and British investigators said they had uncovered a scam in which Indian internet retailers were passing off the lizard parts as the plant, known as Hatha Jodi.

The monitor lizard is protected under the Indian Wildlife Act.

Officials believe the arrested man, Kalki Krishnan, was sourcing the parts from central India's Madhya Pradesh state.

"We have made seizures (of the monitor lizard penises) and sent them to the lab for tests. We...


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Mumbai in top ten priciest markets in office rental values in Asia ... - The Indian Express

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:June 24, 2017 2:21 am

real estate, mumbai, indian express

The study also noted that the market is unlikely to see a sharp increase in both office rentals and capital value for the rest of this year. (Representational image)

Mumbai figured in the top 10 markets with the highest office rental values in the Asia-Pacific region for the first quarter of 2017, said a report from real estate consultancy Jones Land La Salle (JLL). Hong Kong continues to be the priciest market in the region while the top 10 also had cities such as Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul and Sydney.

Overall, rents in the Asia-Pacific region increased 2.9 per cent from a year ago, slightly faster than the 2.3 per cent rate seen in the December quarter, fourth quarter of 2016, said the report.

However, overall leasing volumes fell 4 per cent from a year ago, primarily because of slackness in...


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Peninsula partners with Silversea Cruises for 73-day Grand Asia Pacific Voyage - South China Morning Post

The voyage aboard the luxury cruise company’s new flagship Silver Muse will sail from Sydney to Tokyo via Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

By Adam Nebbs

Silversea’s Silver Muse cruise ship Silversea’s Silver Muse cruise ship

Flight cancellations Crystal Cruises’ inaugural round-the-world “AirCruise” was to have circled the globe in just 27 days, lodging its jet-lagged passengers at a Peninsula hotel at every stop. Scheduled to depart on August 31, it (and the half dozen other AirCruises that were to have followed) has just been called off. Instead, the sleek, custom-designed, 84-seat Boeing 777-200 will be offered for private charter hire around China.

As mentioned in this column in February, the Peninsula Grand Inaugural Crystal Air­Cruise itinerary didn’t seem feasible, with Peninsula Hotels’ fine but numerically challenged property portfolio requiring about 20 hours in the air, from Bangkok to New...


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Single-use Bioprocessing Systems Market – Asia Pacific Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast ... - Medgadget (blog)

This report on single-use bioprocessing systems market studies the current as well as future prospects of the market in Asia Pacific. The stakeholders of this report include companies and intermediaries engaged in the manufacture and commercialization of various single-use bioprocessing systems instrument and products as well as new entrants planning to enter this market.

This report comprises an elaborate executive summary along with a market snapshot providing overall information of various segments and sub-segments considered within the scope of the study. This section also provides the overall information and data analysis of the Asia Pacific single-use bioprocessing systems market with respect to the leading market segments based on major products, applications, end-users and geographies.

The market overview section of the report explores the market dynamics such as drivers,...


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Asia Pacific energy stocks hit by oil price falls - Financial Times

Energy equities were suffering in Wednesday morning Asia trade as the impact of an overnight fall in crude prices rumbled through the region.

In Tokyo the energy segment of the benchmark Topix was down 1.9 per cent, while the broader index was down 0.5 per cent. Among the worst hit were Inpex, down 1.8 per cent, JXTG Holdings, down 2 per cent, and Japan Petroleum Exploration, down 2.4 per cent.

Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 index was off 1.4 per cent in morning trading as energy stocks fell 2.4 per cent. Woodside Petroleum shares shed 1.9 per cent, WorleyParsons was off 2 per cent and Santos had dropped 3.4 per cent.

Those falls follow similar losses on Wall Street overnight, where energy was easily the worst-performing equity sector as global benchmark Brent crude oil sank 1.9 per cent. In Asia trading Brent was down another 0.2 per cent at $45.91 a barrel, while US marker West Texas...


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CFA Institute launches Asia-Pacific research hub - Money Management

Asia Pacific

CFA Institute has launched a new open-access hub by and for finance professionals looking for research on investment practices in Asia-Pacific.

Called the Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), the site would be open to global and regional investment professionals looking for Asia-Pacific finance and investment management trends or to learn more about the region’s financial markets.

It would also be open to practitioners wanting to raise their profile as industry experts, academics wanting to share their theories and receive feedback from practitioners, and governments and regulators looking for insight on what makes capital markets work well.

Related News:

Additionally, more than 30 regional organisations were publishing research on ARX, including S&P Global Market Intelligence, Morningstar, MSCI Research, Asian Corporate Governance Association, as well as the Tokyo-based Asian...


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2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific | The ... - The Diplomat

A second supercarrier has entered the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet area of operations.

The nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, the lead ship of her class, has deployed to the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Navy announced on June 22.

The Nimitz strike group consisting of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard USS Shoup, USS Pinckney, USS Kidd, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton arrived in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet area of operations on June 21.

The Seventh Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward deployed fleet with its area of operations stretching from the International Date Line to the India-Pakistan border; and from the Kuril Islands in the North to the Antarctic in the South.

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“While operating on patrol in Seventh Fleet, Nimitz is...


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World's biggest wind turbine maker Vestas sets sights on Asia ... - The Japan Times

The chief executive officer of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S says the world’s biggest wind turbine maker wants to expand in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region as it taps into growing demand for renewable energy in new markets.

Vestas intends to be a “pioneer in new markets,” CEO Anders Runevad said in a phone interview Thursday.

“There are markets in the Middle East which we hope will open up, and in Asia-Pacific there are markets opening up now or that we have high hopes for when they open up,” he said. “These markets have growing energy needs.” Vestas this week even introduced a new turbine that will be able to operate during the kinds of typhoons and tropical storms that can hit the Philippines and Japan.

The comments follow an announcement earlier this week that Vestas expects to start operating in Russia, where the company is planning facilities after winning...


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'It's a girl!': Tokyo zoo announces baby panda's sex - Channel NewsAsia

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This handout from the Tokyo Zoological Park Society taken on June 22, 2017 and released on June 23 shows the female cub of giant panda Shin Shin at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo. (Photo: AFP / TOKYO ZOOLOGICAL PARK SOCIETY)
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TOKYO: A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said Friday (Jun 23), adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health.

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years on Jun 12, prompting rolling television reports and setting off panda fever nationwide.

A zoo spokesman said the female cub's sex was confirmed based on pictures sent to a panda research centre in the shy animal's native China.

Pandas are born pink, hairless and weighing around 100g - so small it can be difficult to determine their sex.

Giant panda Shin Shin holds her...

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Indian man arrested for selling lizard penises as rare 'lucky' plants - Channel NewsAsia

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Dried monitor lizard penises allegedly being sold online while being claimed to be rare plant roots. (Photo: AFP/World Animal Protection)
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NEW DELHI: An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday (Jun 23). 

The news comes days after Indian and British investigators said they had uncovered a scam in which Indian internet retailers were passing off the lizard parts as the plant, known as Hatha Jodi.

The monitor lizard is protected under the Indian Wildlife Act.

Officials believe the arrested man, Kalki Krishnan, was sourcing the parts from central India's Madhya Pradesh state.

"We have made seizures (of the monitor lizard penises) and sent them to the lab for tests. We...


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5.2 Percent RevPAR Growth for Hotel Industry in Asia Pacific Region ... - Hotel News Resource (press release)

Hotels in the Asia/Pacific region reported occupancy rose 2.7% to 68.9% in May. ADR increased 2.4% to $96.78 and RevPAR jumped 5.2% to $66.73 when compared to the same month in 2016.

The hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during May 2017, according to data from STR.

U.S. dollar constant currency, May 2017 vs. May 2016

Asia Pacific

  • Occupancy: +2.7% to 68.9%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): +2.4% to US$96.78 
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +5.2% to US$66.73

Local currency, May 2017 vs. May 2016

India

  • Occupancy: +5.4% to 61.4%
  • ADR: +3.5% to INR5,406.77
  • RevPAR: +9.1% to INR3,319.71

This was the highest absolute occupancy level for a May in India since 2007. With RevPAR up 4.2% during the first five months of 2017, STR analysts believe that hotel performance is receiving a push from domestic tourism as well as a rising...


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Voting gets under way in PNG national elections - Asia Pacific Report

Voting begins in the Papua New Guinea general election today. Image: Loop PNG

Papua New Guineans began voting today in the two-week-long rolling ballot at different polling places across the country.

Voting began today in some parts of Milne Bay province, which has four electorates — Alotau Open, Esa’ala Open, Kiriwina/Goodenough Open and Samarai/Murua Open.

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), warned that one-day polling in some provinces would not work.

The elections Media Centre was opened yesterday by Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato.

It is located at the Electoral Headquarters in the capital of Port Moresby. The centre will function as an information hub for accredited journalists throughout the polling and counting period, reports EMTV News.

It will be operational from today until July 25.

Commissioner Gamato said...


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Single-use Bioprocessing Systems Market – Asia Pacific Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast ... - Medgadget (blog)

This report on single-use bioprocessing systems market studies the current as well as future prospects of the market in Asia Pacific. The stakeholders of this report include companies and intermediaries engaged in the manufacture and commercialization of various single-use bioprocessing systems instrument and products as well as new entrants planning to enter this market.

This report comprises an elaborate executive summary along with a market snapshot providing overall information of various segments and sub-segments considered within the scope of the study. This section also provides the overall information and data analysis of the Asia Pacific single-use bioprocessing systems market with respect to the leading market segments based on major products, applications, end-users and geographies.

The market overview section of the report explores the market dynamics such as drivers,...


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Asia Pacific energy stocks hit by oil price falls - Financial Times

Energy equities were suffering in Wednesday morning Asia trade as the impact of an overnight fall in crude prices rumbled through the region.

In Tokyo the energy segment of the benchmark Topix was down 1.9 per cent, while the broader index was down 0.5 per cent. Among the worst hit were Inpex, down 1.8 per cent, JXTG Holdings, down 2 per cent, and Japan Petroleum Exploration, down 2.4 per cent.

Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 index was off 1.4 per cent in morning trading as energy stocks fell 2.4 per cent. Woodside Petroleum shares shed 1.9 per cent, WorleyParsons was off 2 per cent and Santos had dropped 3.4 per cent.

Those falls follow similar losses on Wall Street overnight, where energy was easily the worst-performing equity sector as global benchmark Brent crude oil sank 1.9 per cent. In Asia trading Brent was down another 0.2 per cent at $45.91 a barrel, while US marker West Texas...


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2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific | The ... - The Diplomat

A second supercarrier has entered the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet area of operations.

The nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, the lead ship of her class, has deployed to the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Navy announced on June 22.

The Nimitz strike group consisting of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard USS Shoup, USS Pinckney, USS Kidd, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton arrived in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet area of operations on June 21.

The Seventh Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward deployed fleet with its area of operations stretching from the International Date Line to the India-Pakistan border; and from the Kuril Islands in the North to the Antarctic in the South.

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