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2014-03-28 00:21:33

Bigger is better BANGKOK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Thailand formally enters the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, benefits will include the rise of a much larger marketplace. The ASEAN Economic Community will help expand and connect businesses with greater efficiency -- creating a great opportunity for companies to raise their capabilities, because ASEAN may well become a major production hub in the near future. (Logo:...

New Beetle Species From A Busy Megacity
2013-09-05 14:23:17

Pensoft Publishers Metro Manila – the world's 10th largest megacity and 6th largest conurbation, based on official statistics – is not a place one would normally expect to discover new species, even in a country that is known as a biodiversity hotspot. In a 83-hectare green island amidst the unnatural ocean of countless man-made edifices, researchers of the Ateneo de Manila University have discovered a tiny new species of aquatic beetle, aptly named Hydraena ateneo. It was named...

2012-06-14 23:02:37

In late May, 3,000 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) students gathered together for the finale of Entrepreneurship 101 — perhaps the largest course on entrepreneurship ever taught around the world. In a gigantic hall, students participated in a competition-based business plan development simulation — an interactive test which engaged them in financial, marketing, strategic and other decisions. They were all real entrepreneurs for the day — competing against their...

2010-03-23 12:14:28

Stopping to smell the flowers might become much more difficult as climate change causes flowers to lose their signature aromas, researchers claim in a report released on Monday. Dr. Abdul Latif Mohamad, Professor Emeritus in Science and Technology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), discussed his findings with AsiaOne News on March 22. Among his findings were that pollinating flowers were not spreading their seeds as easily because of diminishing scent...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

ASEAN+3 to jointly study preparation of oil stockpiling roadmap BANGKOK, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- ASEAN member countries (AMEM) plus 3 (China, Japan, and South Korea) has agreed to jointly study the preparation work for a regional oil stockpiling plan to prevent shortages and reduce impacts of oil price surges in the future during the 26th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting held here. Thai Energy Minister Poonpirom Liptapanlop said Thailand had pushed for a basic connection of energy sources...

2008-06-17 15:00:24

China-U.S. energy cooperation would produce win-win results: Chinese vice-premier WASHINGTON, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan has called for stronger cooperation between China and the United States in energy, the environment and other related areas, saying that bilateral cooperation in these areas would lead to win-win results. "The Chinese government gives high priority to energy and resources conservation and the protection of the environment. It is committed to...

2006-07-23 02:44:01

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - North Korea will take center-stage at a meeting of Asian and Western powers in Malaysia this week, but there is little optimism for a breakthrough in their standoff over the reclusive state's nuclear program. Preparations for the ASEAN Regional Forum, where Southeast Asian nations host talks with the world's major powers, have already revealed discord over the issue, with Japan pushing for a sternly worded communiqu©. "We want a...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.