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February 2, 2016

PARIS - Piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas is persisting at levels close to those in 2014, despite reductions in the number of ships hijacked and crew captured, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s annual piracy report reveals.

February 2, 2016

HONG KONG - Still groggy from the BOJ’s negative interest rate shock last Friday, the region is sobering up to some rather subdued manufacturing news, says French investment bank, Natixis.

February 1, 2016

PARIS – At its 2016 Country Risk conference, global credit insurer Coface has held its A1 ratings for Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan, but put all three on negative watch.  Canada, which had been on an A1 rating with negative watch has been downgraded to A2. Italy, with a B rating, has been put on positive watch. Brazil is downgraded from B to C.

January 29, 2016

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has opened a special office charged with “enhancing public communications” as Taiwan continues to push its bid for membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


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Australia China Expo – Melbourne(April 27-29, 2016), Sydney (June 1-2, 2016)

April 27, 2016 to June 2, 2016

Australia Business Forum, organiser of the annual Australia-China Business Week events, is extending its Sino-Australian calendar of events this year with the launch of Australia-China Expos in at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Sydney’s Horden Pavilion.

The Expos feature key industries in Australia across the Australia-China business sectors and provide Australian companies with an opportunity to showcase their products and services.

ASIAWATER Expo & Forum – Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre – April 6-8, 2016

April 6, 2016 to April 8, 2016

In its ninth year as the largest water and wastewater event for developing countries in Asia, this Forum will focus on current ASEAN water needs, including water supply, water resources, sanitation and purification.
ASIAWATER 2016 is expected to host more than 780 exhibitors from 48 countries, with 11 major international pavilions from  mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea , the US, Austria, Germany and India. Visit