January 17, 2020 | 08:45
Fiji opened evacuation centres and warned of "destructive force winds" as Tropical Cyclone Tino took aim at the Pacific island nation on Friday (Jan 17).
October 18, 2019 | 09:28
A Chinese company signed an agreement to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands a day after Beijing recruited the Pacific nation as its latest ally in the strategically important region, according to documents obtained by AFP Thursday (Oct 17).
August 15, 2018 | 09:46
Tonga Prime Minister Akalisi Pohiva has called for China to write-off debts owed by Pacific island countries, warning that repayments impose a huge burden on the impoverished nations.
June 19, 2018 | 14:46
Australia pledged on Tuesday (Jun 19) to provide Pacific nations with better funding to counter Chinese development money which it fears will leave some countries with massive debt burdens and undermine their sovereignty.
January 19, 2012 | 11:54
The Prime Minister has allowed national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines to take over the entire state-owned capital of budget airline Jetstar Pacific.
December 04, 2011 | 20:16
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has announced that from now Vietnam Airlines will hold 70 per cent of stake in Jetstar Pacific Airlines, owned by the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC).
October 27, 2011 | 17:27
Vietnam Airlines and Qantas’s low-cost carrier Jetstar are negotiating a deal that could elevate Vietnam Airlines to majority shareholder in Jetstar Pacific.
October 24, 2011 | 09:26
Asia is forecast to grow as the world’s fastest growing aviation market in the next two decades and Vietnam’s aviation industry will enjoy two-digit growth during the period.
October 22, 2011 | 10:17
Asian real estate markets continue to lead to their European and American rivals as the slow and long recovery from the global financial crisis (GFC) continues, according to CB Richard Ellis.
July 23, 2011 | 11:00
The United States and New Zealand hailed new cooperation in a once frosty relationship as President Barack Obama called for work on a trans-Pacific trade deal by November.
June 01, 2011 | 17:13
Jetstar Pacific, the country’s second largest airline, is facing a difficulty as its fuel supply contract with Vietnam Air Petrol Company Limited ended on May 31st with the airline owning $8.3 million.
May 02, 2011 | 12:10
“As Vietnam’s airports expand to meet the growing demand for air travel, it is important to have a cost efficient infrastructure.”
February 15, 2011 | 09:56
Asia/Pacific may have cuisines that are as disparate as the region’s geography and culture, but consumers across the region expect dining and entertainment to be their top spending priority for the next six months.
November 15, 2010 | 15:10
Australian wealth manager AMP Monday made a new bid for AXA Asia Pacific worth at least $13 billion, two months after National Australia Bank terminated its offer after being blocked by regulators.
November 05, 2010 | 10:27
The 20th anniversary edition of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report, launched yesterday in a ceremony with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, spotlights countries that made the greatest progress in recent decades as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI), with China, Nepal, Indonesia, Laos and Republic of Korea all making the report’s “Top 10 Movers” list.