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Japan: Robots to health-care industry rescue in Europe

Japan’s health-care robots are finding a market in Europe as the percentage of the population aged 65 or older is expected to reach 25% by 2040.
Asia Pacific essentials: How to build trust with your Pacific Rim partner

Asia Pacific essentials: How to build trust with your Pacific Rim partner

Of all the barriers to cross-cultural business, perhaps a lack of trust is the greatest. This phenomenon is not new, and is not restricted to trans-Pacific trade. Historically, Canada is one of mankind's most successful attempts at building a multi-cultural society, in terms of genuine respect and understanding. Yet even in Canada, people still show a preference to do business with others of similar background.

Vietnam: Rubber hitting a rough road in Vietnam

The value of rubber exported by Vietnam this year is expected to fall by $26 million to $4 billion.
China: South Korea-Philippines economic ties concern China

China: South Korea-Philippines economic ties concern China

China is unhappy about the growing economic ties between neighbours South Korea and the Philippines.

South Korea: Identity theft rampant in South Korea

A report to South Korea’s Ministry of Security and Public Administration says that more than half the country’s 51 million people claim to have been victims of identity theft.

South Pacific: Tuna fishery stalls South Pacific-E.U. free trade talks

Free trade negotiations between the European Union and nine island nations of the South Pacific have broken down over lack of agreement on tuna fishing after 10 years of talks.

China: Burma pipeline link taps China into natural gas flow

China’s strategic natural gas pipeline across Burma from the port of Kyaukpyu opened last week.
Province appoints investment and trade commissioner

Province appoints investment and trade commissioner

The government of British Columbia has appointed an investment and trade commissioner to further the province’s interests in Asia, Premier Christy Clark announced October 28.

New Zealand: Government opts to formalize North-South island names

It has taken several years of discussion, public input and at least $10,000 in various expenses, but the New Zealand government has finally decided that the formal names of its North and South Islands should be what everyone has been calling them for generations: the North and South Islands.
China: Business complications cool U.S. interest

China: Business complications cool U.S. interest

U.S. companies operating in China are reporting an increasingly "challenging" business environment stemming from rising costs, government restrictions and threats to intellectual property.