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March 16, 2018

JAKARTA -Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has opened its first data centre in Indonesia, offering a comprehensive suite of cloud products and services ranging from elastic computing, database service, networking, security and middleware to analytics and big data.

March 16, 2018

PARIS - Rapid growth in free trade zones – where economic activity is driven by reduced taxes and customs controls, light regulation and limited oversight – is unintentionally fostering growth in counterfeit goods trafficking, according to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office.

March 15, 2018

HONG KONG - The confidence level among Hong Kong exporters continues to rise, in line with strengthening of global economic activity, according to the latest HKTDC Export Index, which found that, for the first quarter of 2018, the Index stood at 49.4, up 4.8 compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

March 15, 2018

HONG KONG - A consumer survey commissioned by the HKTDC on mainland wine consumption found an increasingly demanding market that prefers red wine. Surveying 2,400 consumers in 10 mainland cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shenyang, Nanjing, Harbin, Suzhou and Yantai, the study found that other types of wine remain a niche market on the mainland.


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Thailand offering opportunity in higher education, SMART farming, biotechnology

May 21, 2018 to May 25, 2018

The Thailand Board of Investment will host seminars in Brisbane (May 21-23) and Sydney (May 23-25) detailing opportunities in Thailand for export of higher education services and transfer of higher technology, including SMART farming in the agriculture sector.

The Thai Government is fostering collaboration between Thai and foreign higher education institutions, which can now establish learning facilities along the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and qualify for assistance under investment promotion laws.

Belt and Road International Food Expo – Hong Kong

June 27, 2018 to June 29, 2018

HONG KONG is to host the First Belt and Road International Food Expo (BRIFE 2018) at AsiaWorldExpo from June 27- 29 to facilitate trade and provide an international platform for buyers, sellers and service providers of food industry to explore opportunities.

Five halls of separate specialised sectors will offer new opportunities and ideas in procurement, business matching and professional business solutions from 73 Belt and Road countries and regions.