NATION

Belt and Road initiatives in other Asian countries

Image: Shanghai Maglev – courtesy Wikipedia Part 4 of 4 By Charles F. Moreira, Editor To recap, China’s Belt and Road initiative is a latter day revival of the ancient Silk Road land and sea trade routes during China’s Han Dynasty period from 207 BC to 220 CE. That ancient Silk Road connected China, Korea […]

INDIA

New enemy of outsourcing: DIY by banks

Here’s the big reason why most of the big IT services companies are still struggling to accelerate: Many large banks have got into a do-it-yourself mode for their IT. Where once they outsourced work, they are now choosing to do more of it in-house, mostly in their own global inhouse centres (GICs) in countries like […]

CORPORATE

Maersk and IBM introduce TradeLens blockchain shipping solution

In a follow up to their January announcement, A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM announced the creation of TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world’s global supply chain. TradeLens is the result of a collaboration agreement between Maersk and IBM, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote more efficient […]

CHINA

Nasty earnings surprises dog China’s tech darlings

Just a few months ago, optimism was order of the day among Chinese technology investors. Beijing was going to welcome home US-traded Chinese tech stars by allowing them to dual-list on mainland exchanges, while Hong Kong opened its arms to the hottest unicorns by removing requirements that companies have a track record of profits before […]

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