Tag: Asia Pacific

Top India court halt’s tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s retail deal: | Incredible Solutions Tech

The verdict is a win for Amazon which says Future Group’s sale to Ambani’s Reliance Industries violates its contract. India’s Supreme Court has barred a final ruling by a tribunal reviewing Future Group’s $3.4bn sale of retail assets until the top court hears objections from aggrieved partner Amazon.com Inc,...

China’s ‘No 1 document’: Beijing steps up focus on food | Incredible Solutions Tech

China points to ‘instability of the external situation’ in latest rural policy blueprint, urges boost in domestic seed supplies. China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after...

Dozens of whales strand at notorious New Zealand bay | New | Incredible Solutions Tech

Rescuers scramble to save 49 long-finned pilot whales at Farewell Spit Bay, the scene of at least 10 pilot whale strandings in the past 15 years. Rescuers were racing on Monday to save dozens of pilot whales that beached on a stretch of New Zealand coast notorious for mass...

Australia pulls health ads from Facebook after news blackout | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook is playing hardball over a government plan to force technology giants to pay for the news on their platforms. Australia’s health department will no longer advertise on Facebook, it has announced, the latest escalation of the government’s feud with the social media giant over a new law that...

China urges US to stop interference, outlines plan to reset | Incredible Solutions Tech

Wang Yi calls on Washington to stop meddling in its internal affairs, lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has outlined Beijing’s vision for improving ties with the United States, urging Washington as a first step to stop meddling in its internal affairs, including...

US to probe certain Boeing 777s as Japan grounds some of the | Incredible Solutions Tech

US orders extra scrutiny of Boeing 777s with same type of engine that failed on United Airlines flight forcing return to Denver airport on Saturday. United States aviation regulators announced extra inspections of Boeing Co’s 777 jets using the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver on...

HSBC to move top executives from UK back to Hong Kong: Report | Incredible Solutions Tech

HSBC Holdings Plc is considering the return of some global leaders to the bank’s original hometown, reinforcing Asia’s role as its center of gravity. A cadre of senior executives is set to relocate in coming months to Hong Kong from HSBC’s Canary Wharf headquarters, say people familiar with the...

Myanmar begins general strike in face of military threats | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Millions expected to stop work and join protests calling for restoration of democracy three weeks after generals seized power in a coup. Myanmar began a nationwide general strike on Monday despite a curfew, road blockades and more overnight arrests, as the United States warned it would “take firm action”...

UK to challenge China at UN meeting for Xinjiang access | | Incredible Solutions Tech

UK foreign secretary will say UN needs ‘urgent and unfettered’ access to a region where some one million Uighurs are thought to have been held. The United Kingdom will call on Monday for the United Nations to be given “urgent and unfettered” access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of...

In Pictures: Jakarta slammed by monsoon floods | Indonesia | Incredible Solutions Tech

Severe flooding across several parts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning that the conditions were set to continue for the next week. Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern parts...

Thousands flee homes as storm Dujuan hits southern Philippines | Incredible Solutions Tech

Tropical storm Dujuan was packing maximum winds of up to 65km/h as it moved northwest over the southern Philippines. More than 5,000 people have fled to temporary shelters in the southern Philippines as tropical storm Dujuan brought heavy rains, submerging dozens of villages, the country’s disaster risk reduction and...

Tennis: Djokovic wins record-extending ninth Australian Open | | Incredible Solutions Tech

A tournament that had to contend with many uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, climaxed with Novak Djokovic remaining an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title. The world number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 triumph on Sunday under the lights at...

A ‘war zone’: Witnesses describe violence at Myanmar protests | Incredible Solutions Tech

Yangon, Myanmar – Saturday was the worst day of bloodshed yet during mass protests in Myanmar against the February 1 military coup, which overthrew the elected government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy.  Police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-biggest...

Global backlash grows after Myanmar forces kill two protesters | Incredible Solutions Tech

UN condemns deadly violence in Mandalay, Singapore warns of ‘adverse consequences’ and Facebook deletes the military’s main page. International condemnation of Myanmar’s military rulers grew on Sunday, after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the second largest city of Mandalay, killing at least two people and wounding...

Australia begins COVID-19 vaccinations with Pfizer/BioNTech | Incredible Solutions Tech

Up to four million Australians are expected to receive a COVID-19 vaccine voluntarily by March. Australia has kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination programme a day ahead of schedule, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and an 84-year-old World War II survivor among the first Australians to receive the first dose...