Asia Pacific

  • India has the slowest Internet penetration growth in Asia Pacific region 05-06-2014 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: India, which accounts for the third largest online userbase globally after China and the US, has had the lowest Internet penetration growth in Asia Pacific (APAC) at 17.4 per cent so far this year, research firm eMarketer said in a report. However, it left behind major emerging markets...
  • Starbucks taking Indian coffee to its outlets across globe 22-11-2013 08:23 PM

    Opening its first store in south India in Bangalore, American coffee giant Starbucks on Friday said it is taking the Indian grown coffee to its 19,000 stores across the world. "In India, the coffee (that) farmers grow. we not only sell the coffee in our stores here in India, but...
  • 'The Lunchbox' selected for Asia Pacific Screen Awards 12-11-2013 03:34 PM

    Melbourne: Director Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox' is among the four Indian films that have been nominated in the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) this year. The awards will be held in Brisbane next month. According APSA official statement, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced the names of 39 films...
  • Miss Asia Pacific World Srishti Rana's tiara seized by Air Intelligence Unit 05-11-2013 11:43 AM

    Busan: Twenty one-year-old Srishti Rana, who bagged Miss Asia Pacific 2013 pageant in Korea recently, is in trouble. Srishti's tiara, made of diamonds and other valuable gems, has been seized by Air Intelligence Unit as it was an undeclared item. The tiara of Rana will be returned once the value...
  • Miss India runner-up Srishti Rana crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 31-10-2013 08:22 AM

    Busan: Twenty one-year-old Srishti Rana has made the country proud by winning Miss Asia Pacific 2013 pageant in Korea. She is India's second consecutive winner to win the coveted titles. The 21-year-old outshined among 49 other contestants in the pageant held in Korea on October 30. She was crowned by...
  • Poor finish by Indians, Lee wins berth to Augusta Masters 27-10-2013 07:54 PM

    Longkou City (China): Trishul Chinappa and Viraj Madappa, two of India's most promising youngsters, struggled on the final day and ended with rounds of 76 and 80 to finish tied 34th at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) at the Nanshan International Golf Club, here on Sunday. All four Indians, who...
  • Park Sung-Joon strolls to top at Asia-Pacific Open 28-09-2013 04:29 PM

    Osaka: Park Sung-joon of Korea continued his great form after carding a third round three-under-par 68 to charge into a two-shot lead at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open golf tournament on Saturday. The slightly-built Korean, who has not missed a single cut in Japan this season, overcame the tough playing conditions...
  • All six Indians miss cut in Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open 27-09-2013 03:46 PM

    Osaka (Japan): It was a disastrous outing for Indians golfers here as none of the six starters were able to make the halfway cut at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open golf tournament on Friday. Three of the Indians missed the cut by one shot at the USD 1.48 million event sanctioned...
  • US backs India's emergence as regional anchor 12-04-2013 04:07 AM

    Washington: Rebalancing its security posture in the Asia-Pacific region, the US says it is investing in a long-term strategic partnership with India to support its ability to serve as a regional economic anchor and security provider. The US defence department's "commitment to the Asia-Pacific region is part of a broader...
  • Bhambri crashes out as Indian challenge ends at Nanjing event 19-10-2012 10:32 PM

    Nanjing: None of the Indian players could take advantage as Yuki Bhambri, who was the lone survivor till Thursday, also crashed out of the Asia Pacific Australian Open wild card play off tournament, here on Friday. Unseeded Yuki lost 2-6, 3-6 to his second seed opponent Jimmy Wang from Taipei...
  • Yuki-Divij pair make shock exit from Nanjing event 18-10-2012 11:08 PM

    Nanjing (China): The top-seeded Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan crashed out of the men's doubles event of the Asia-Pacific Australian Open wild card play-off tournament after suffering an upset straight set defeat, here on Thursday. Yuki and left-handed Divij lost 6-7, 4-6 to local pair of Mao-Xin...
  • Vidya, Humaima to compete at the APS Awards 12-10-2012 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: Vidya Balan's dare bare show in 'The Dirty Picture' has bagged her a nomination in the best actress category at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs), for which Pakistani actress Humaima Mallick is also in competition for her role in 'Bol'. Vidya played southern sex siren Silk Smitha...
  • Shiv Kapur ends tied fourth at Panasonic Open 23-09-2012 04:24 PM

    Hyogo (Japan): Indian golfer Shiv Kapur picked up the biggest cheque of the year after finishing tied fourth with a superb four-under 67 in the final round of the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open here on Sunday. Kapur picked up a cheque of USD 80,000 after finishing with a four-day total of...
  • Jeev, Shiv open strongly at Panasonic Open 20-09-2012 04:39 PM

    Hyogo (Japan): Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh continued his strong comeback from injury with a fine four-under 67 to be tied 11th after the opening round of the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open here on Thursday. Also shooting a fine opening round of 67 was Shiv Kapur. Kapur and Jeev, forced into...
  • Indore girl wins Miss Asia Pacific 2012 19-06-2012 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: Himangini Singh Yadu, who represented India at the Miss Asia Pacific 2012, has won the international title. She is the first one to win the crown in 12 years. The beauty pageant was held in Busan, South Korea, Saturday. "This is a dream come true! All the hard...
  • 'Ties with China priority of India's foreign policy' 07-06-2012 02:59 AM

    Beijing: India on Wednesday told China that it sees improving bilateral ties as a priority of its foreign policy and expressed desire to expand strategic cooperation, setting aside concerns here over future direction of the relations in the backdrop of the big US push into the Asia-Pacific region. Conveying a...
  • Jet likely to order 100 planes for $ 3.75 bn 23-05-2012 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: Jet Airways is expected to order more than 100 narrow-body aircraft for up to $3.75 billion in 2012-13 as the largest Indian carrier grabs market share from its troubled rivals, a leading consultancy said. The airline is understood to be actively evaluating Airbus's narrow-body A320 aircraft, and is...
  • NCR costliest in India in office rentals 22-05-2012 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: Setting up an office is most expensive in the national capital region in terms of rental cost across the country while it is fifth costliest place in the entire Asia Pacific region, a study has found. The country's second most expensive location Mumbai is the only other Indian...
  • China to become biggest IT consumer in Asia-Pacific 20-05-2012 10:15 AM

    Beijing: China will soon surpass Japan to become the biggest consumer of IT products and services in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). China's expenditure on IT is gradually approaching that of Japan, and will hit $173 billion in 2013, about four per cent higher than...
  • Global shares recover, but fear on Greece remains 17-05-2012 10:51 AM

    Tokyo: Asian shares on Thursday recovered a bit of the ground lost in the previous day's sell-off, but investors found no reason to bet on risk amid deepening turmoil in Greece and fears of contagion to other stressed euro zone economies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS...
  • Asian shares steady after sell-off 17-05-2012 08:07 AM

    Tokyo: Asian shares steadied on Thursday from the previous day's sell-off, but investors found no reason to bet on risk amid deepening turmoil in Greece and fears of contagion to other stressed euro zone economies. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent, after sliding more...
  • Bangalore boy is YouTube Space Lab winner 27-03-2012 10:53 AM

    Washington: India's Sachin S Kukke is the Asia-Pacific region winner and one of the six global winners of the YouTube Space Lab 2012 contest for young people to design experiments that could be performed in outer space. The winners of the contest by YouTube and Lenovo, in cooperation with Space...
  • US welcomes China's active role in world affairs 13-03-2012 07:31 AM

    Washington: The US and China have held talks to enhance their cooperation in the Asia Pacific region, during which Washington welcomed Beijing's active and positive role in world affairs. "The United States reiterated its commitment to working together to build a co-operative partnership with China and welcomed China playing a...
  • US concerned over Chinese growing military might 29-02-2012 01:05 AM

    Washington: Senior American lawmakers and a top naval commander on Tuesday expressed concern over the growing Chinese military might in the Asia Pacific region, underlining that the countries in the region are worried about it. At a Congressional hearing, the lawmakers and Commander of the US Pacific Command also expressed...
  • India Inc set for a 12 pc salary hike in 2012: Study 22-02-2012 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Employees in India are likely to get a salary increase of 11.9 per cent this year, says a survey conducted by global human resources consulting and outsourcing firm Aon Hewitt. This is well ahead of competitors China and Philippines, the highest in the Asia-Pacific region. Sandeep Chaudhary, practice leader...
  • 'US not to enter into arms race with China' 20-02-2012 10:03 AM

    Washington: The United States is not inclined to enter into an arms race or any confrontation with China, a top Pentagon official has said. "I think there is more opportunity than liability to improve our relationship with China," General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria...
  • Asia-Pacific region priority No 1, says Obama 09-01-2012 11:35 AM

    The United States is boosting its military presence in the Asia Pacific region as it looks to counter China's rising power. President Barack Obama made the announcement following a wide-ranging review into defence spending. China is now reacting to the newly implemented strategy. ...