August 2011 Archives

More millionaires in Asia!

Around 1.66 more millionaires are expected to join the rich pool to reach around 2.82 millionaires by 2015. A report from Julius Baer said that India and China would continue churning out millionaires as economies there keep growing at a surging pace. The Swiss wealth manager forecast that the wealth... more >>
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Maxwebdesign.Asia

Coming from India, this website specializes in designing sites for end users around the Asian region and beyond. They have been around since 1998 and have other businesses like SEO which they also help provide for the client. They were able to get a decent domain name which could be... more >>
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NTC Hosting's views on .Asia

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economistconferences.asia

Looking out for conferences in Asia region? Check this www.economistconferences.asia out. The well-known magazine Economist is organising various conferences in the Asia region with a variety of themes. The topics could be ranging from the health care, financial and economic activities, or to the new ideas for Asian Century. If... more >>
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Viva Indonesia!

As the younger generation of internet users in Indonesia move into their adulthood, more online spending can be expected in the region in years to come. E-commerce in Indonesia could become mature in less than 10 years," Martin Hartono, the director of venture capital firm Global Digital Prima Ventures, told... more >>
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Noni B goes online!

Noni B, Australia's leading ladies fashion store plans to launch its plan b very soon by having its own website for people to buy online. One reason for this is he fashion retailer on Wednesday reported net profit fell to $231,000 for the year to June 30, from $3.9 million... more >>
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E-Commerce tip!

Do not make a single spelling mistake when having your website online, it can result in losses worth millions of dollars according to a research. Charles Duncombe, director of the Just Say Please group, whose company runs travel, mobile phone and clothing websites, says that an analysis of online sales figures shows... more >>
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HONG KONG--Fresh from the US$229.5-million acquisition of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, New World Hospitality is balancing Asia development with the new Americas-based portfolio of 20 Rosewood properties. Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality has an existing presence in Asia with its upscale New World Hotels and upper-midscale pentahotels brands. New World Hospitality's... more >>
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HMV.asia

用「小狗 Nipper 聽留聲機」做商標,不說不知,HMV原本是做留聲機及發行唱片起家的。總店設在英國,超過90年歷史。HMV 在1990年登錄香港,也見證了本地唱片業的興衰,即使全球網上下載,壟斷性競爭山雨來,卻沒有把它擊倒。近年HMV香港更將它過萬件貨品放在網上設立online shop, 有些甚至加入了數碼付費下載,實實在在讓HVM香港市場擴展到亞洲。立足香港,展翅亞洲,那當然要換上一個頂級國際域名,好讓形象不被地區化。... more >>
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比賽分為兩類,分別為「最具時代意義中文域名」及「最具商業價值中文域名」入圍獎品包括:1. 中文域名2. 網上商店服務計劃一年3. 「可信網站」第三方網站身份驗證服務一年4. 現金獎港幣一千元今日8月25日中午12:00前,登入http://註冊.asia 網頁填妥並遞交參加表格,即有機會中獎! ... more >>
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AFP - Tue, Aug 23, 2011 Asia's economic growth will likely be hurt by the slowdown in the United States and Europe, but the impact should be minimal, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday. ADB chief economist Changyong Rhee said the development institution is expected to slash its economic growth... more >>
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華人說說廣東話

一直聽說偉大祖國要將語言一體化,普通話被視為國語大熱,那邊廂南北普通話大比拼;這邊廂廣東話其實悄悄起革命,在亞洲,說華語的人很多,當中廣東話實在不少,廣東話語句結構其實深不可測,這個網站,教你認真又爆笑地學廣東話,將不同的語句歸類,如俗語篇中的 '得個×字' ﹣ ×往往是動詞,"得個"就是"只能","只有......的份",又如"得個講"、"得個做"。"恨" 除了 "痛恨",在粵語裡頭還有"非常想得到"、"渴望"的意思,如"恨嫁"、"好恨食榴蓮"。 http://www.cantonese.asia/... more >>
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The lifestyle fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger is planning a great expansion plans in China where it anticipate the Asia market sales to be accounting for one-third of its global revenue. The Hilfiger Group is acquiring its business back from Dickson Concept in China this August which put an end... more >>
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亞洲成人博覽 澳門開展

【明報專訊】一連三日的亞洲成人博覽今日於澳門展開,活動舉辦至第四屆,但從未成功申請在香港舉行。主辦單位稱,每屆提早近一年向香港會展申請,均獲覆「無檔期」,其他展覽卻能在同期申辦;展覽未來會進軍內地、台灣,連新加坡也主動招手。主辦單位表示,香港的成人用品貿易在亞洲處於龍頭地位,偏偏連一個成人用品展也容不下。 香港會展中心發言人回覆稱,每年逾1200項活動在會展舉行,當中逾100項是展覽會。會展管理公司每接獲申請,會考慮主辦機構和展覽主題、性質、參展商和買家的檔次等多個範疇。由於場地有限,未能滿足所有主辦機構的要求。 同月申辦農產品展卻獲批 以成人博覽、殯儀展等打響名堂的縱延展業,其行政總裁老旭華表示一心想在港舉辦成人展,2008年12月的首屆博覽,他當年便年初向會展查詢,獲得的答覆是「full晒」。第一屆結束後,他們查詢翌年檔期,獲得同樣答覆。2009年12月第二屆後,他向會展稱「下年12月任何日子都得」,仍然失敗,但他申辦同是12月舉行的農產品展卻獲批。老旭華質疑會展公司太保守,聽到「成人用品」、「性」便拒絕接受申請﹕「會展怎可能日日爆滿?大家都明白箇中原因。」 上屆成人展吸引約3萬人次入場,散客以港人居多,內地客佔一至兩成,老旭華估計今年入場人數相若。為拓展內地成人用品市場,展覽今年10月將殺入深圳,預計吸引6萬至8萬人次入場,未來考慮於福建及山東舉辦,明年進軍台灣及新加坡,「是新加坡濱海金沙會展中心主動找我,當地政府也大力支持發展會展業」。 10月殺入深圳舉行上世紀七八十年代發展蓬勃的本港玩具業和電子業,近年悄悄轉型為成人用品業。老旭華說,雖然生產線多搬往內地,但本港品牌仍是信心保證﹕「始終是貼身用品,用料要安全衛生,很多人覺得內地貨信不過。」本港貨價格比歐美貨平一半以上,但利潤比一般玩具多10倍,對買家賣家都很吸引。他認為,本港成人用品貿易在亞洲領先,港人的性觀念卻遠比亞洲其他地區保守。 資料來源:  明報網站相片: iamlonho... more >>
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SunIsland.Asia

From the extensive range of spa treatments, recreational choices to a wide selection of international cuisines, the newly renovated Shanghai Sun Island Resort provides an ideal getaway for guests who are looking for just the right place, for leisure or business.  It would certainly be a good vacation spot for... more >>
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Qantas shifts focus to Asia!

Australian Qantas airline is shifting its focus to the Asian region. They are investing around US$9 billion on new aircraft and will dedicate some airlines just for the Asian market which seems to be prospering every second of the day. It will launch a new, premium Asian airline and a... more >>
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Localization is key in travel industry!

To prosper online in the Asian travel market, one has to make sure they are localized well so that customers here feel just like home when reaching out to them. Many a time, people just move to the Asian region and take things for granted that, since it is the... more >>
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More investments in India!

In India, June recorded the second highest foreign direct investment (FDI), received on a monthly basis in the last 11 years, at USD 5.6 billion, according to an official data released recently. This is a staggering 300% of so increase from the same time last year and it is a... more >>
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More online shopping technologies

There is more trouble in store for shops who are not using the online route to reach out to its customers. The technology is moving so fast that now we are even able to try the clothes that we want online with a new touch screen technology. Shoppers can interact... more >>
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More E-acquisitions!

Many more ventures are taking place all over the world. E-commerce portal Homeshop18.com has acquired online books retailer coinjoos.com to strengthen its position in books, music and movies segment. This acquisition will help HopeShop18.com to focus on the book business and tap the market using the technology and resources of... more >>
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Nissan creates zero emission website

Car manufacturer Nissan, producer of the electric Leaf, announced on August 1 the launch of an online game aimed at educating users about the possibilities of a zero emission society. Mainly targeted to high school and college students, these will be the future drivers in the world and the game... more >>
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We all have read the latest news about the stock market rumored to be entering a bad phase soon and the credit rating for America dropping one level. Over the weekend, there were emergency talks by European and World leaders to make sure the world does not enter another phase... more >>
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BMW counts on Asia!

German car giant BMW said today that its net profit more than doubled to 1.81 billion euro (£1.58 billion) in the second quarter thanks to booming sales in Asia. Sales figured from Asia painted an awesome picture with an increase of around 43% and the main market to thank for... more >>
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The latest projections from Asian Development Bank (ADN) shows yet more good news for Asia in the coming future. It is projected that the GDP will increase from US$10 trillion now to around US$174 trillion in 2050 which is a huge increase and this would account for around 50% of... more >>
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Landrush for .Asia IDN Begins Today

Download: [ PDF ] Around 10,000 .Asia IDNs already asked for at Close of Sunrise Hong Kong, August 2, 2011 - Following the successful completion of Sunrise, DotAsia today announces the opening of Landrush (http://idn.asia) for Chinese, Japanese and Korean ".Asia" Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) starting August 2, closing October... more >>
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More hires expected in HSBC Asia!

News broke out last night about the higher than expected profit made by HSBC for the first 6 months of this year. Asia and Latin America are going to be rewarded with more hires coming up soon but there are going to be job cuts in other markets like America... more >>
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Ford has Asian focus

Ford was slow to enter the Asia Pacific market but now it realizes its enormous potential and is betting big on the region. Ford has just announced plans to spend US$1 billion to build a second car and engine complex in India as it ramps up production to exploit... more >>
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Chinese demand luxury!

Francis Gouten and Remi Chabrat are the co-founders of The Luxury Club. They recently launched their website to promote luxury brands in the mainland and give the people there a great channel to get their hands of luxurious merchandise. They have only launched in China right now and the reason... more >>
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InDesignLive.Asia

Indesignlive is your ready reference to the latest design news from Australia and around the world. Updated daily, Indesignlive will feature international and local news, profiles, people and events. They have been using the .com for quite a while and have also used the ".Asia" domain name to provide the... more >>
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Rakuten eyes Europe!

Japanese E-Commerce company Rakuten announced they bought a majority stake in German e-commerce company Tradori. It would give the Japanese company a way to enter the European market and also give its current customers a chance to go online and buy European products. It is the latest of many deals... more >>
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.Asia in Action

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Activities in the Cloud

March 14, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "RT @LinnDM: Has someone else applied for your DotBrand? Check the list of announced TLD applications: http://t.co/ELliP5jG #ICANN #New gTLD"

March 1, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "China's MIIT new rules on pre-approval for China-based #newgTLD applicant #ICANN http://t.co/lW93klk6"

February 26, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "DotAsia Annual General Meeting watch here http://t.co/Oqckj5tL"

December 8, 2011

  • DotAsia tweeted, "Congrats to Dr. Xiaodong LEE, also a Board member of DotAsia, appointed as ICANN VP Asia today http://t.co/swrDCnUc"

December 6, 2011

  • DotAsia tweeted, "for those who wish to operate new gTLD in China, this is so far the most clear guideline from the Chinese gove… (cont) http://t.co/LlInV7nJ"

November 7, 2011

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