East Asia

Demystifying foreign policy of India

  The Look East policy has emerged as a major thrust area of India’s foreign policy in the post-Cold War period. It was launched in 1991 by the then Narasimha Rao government to renew political contacts, increase economic integration and forge security cooperation with several countries of Southeast Asia as a means to strengthen political understanding. India’s Look East ...

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CM Zeliang calls for better connectivity in North-East

Kohima, Sep 22,2017: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday underscored the need for improved connectivity in the North-East region for further growth in the mostly landlocked area and better people-to-people connect. “North-East region is landlocked, except Assam, therefore air and road connectivities become the feasible options, and people have been using roads mostly because of the poor air connectivity,” he ...

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E-commerce enabler Ace Turtle raises venture debt from Innoven Capital – VCCircle

Bengaluru-based e-commerce solutions and consultancy firm Ace Turtle Services Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed sum from venture debt firm Innoven Capital India Pvt. Ltd. “The funds will be used towards an aggressive expansion of our customer-base, especially in South East Asia. We aim to gain leadership position in the omni-channel enterprise solution space in Asia,” Ace Turtle co-founder and ...

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Malaysia arrests seven Philippine men allegedly linked with Abu Sayyaf, Latest World News

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has arrested seven Philippine men suspected of involvement in activities of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, police said yesterday, as concern grows in South-east Asia over the possible expansion of militant Islamist activity. The Abu Sayyaf, whose members have pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group, is notorious for bombings, beheadings, extortions and kidnap-for-ransom activities in the ...

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OCBC’s presence a symbol of enduring Sino-Singapore ties: Heng, East Asia News & Top Stories

A reconstructed OCBC building in Xiamen yesterday was held up as a symbol of the longstanding ties between Singapore and China by Singapore’s Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. Noting that the bank has a long history in China – having opened its doors here in 1925, decades before China became a key global investment destination – Mr Heng said: ...

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FE CREDIT debuts with 2 awards at the Cards and Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Awards 2017, Business News

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — VPBank Finance Company Limited (FE CREDIT) has made a shining debut at the CEPI Asia Awards 2017, by winning 2 awards at the prestigious event held earlier this month in Singapore. CEPI Asia Awards are the premier regional awards which reflect latest cards and payments trends, and recognize noteworthy initiatives ...

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