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Korea's Hyundai Capital moves in synch with lease trend

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05-Jun-19 With the auto sector pivoting from a buy to a lease model, Hyundai Capital is keeping a close eye on the United States, but also seeing significant upside in China, while examining new sales and distribution channels in other countries. [image: Andrew Salmon / Asia Times]

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Philippines remittances hit 5-month high in March 2019

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16-May-19 The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported a 6.6% increase in remittances sent by overseas Filipino workers in March 2019 over 2018. The growth pushed actual dollar inflow to the country to USD2.5 bn during that month alone. [image: Business Mirror]

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Travel trends shift as UAE residents explore new destinations

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28-Apr-19 Travel marketplace Wego ranks Egypt first for MENA travellers, followed by India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and USA. "55 percent of travellers in 2019 booked a 12+ day flight compared to 39 percent in 2018," said Mamoun Hmedan, Director, Wego. [image: Alamy / Khaleej Times]

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China to push 5G commercialisation even as Huawei faces US-led resistance

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25-Mar-19 China plans to accelerate commercialisation of 5G in a "final sprint", with 60% of the USD256 bn 2019 tech budget allocated to telecommunications. Industrial Internet, smart transport, intelligent manufacturing, smart medical care and digital agriculture are among the priorities. [image: South China Morning Post]

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Abu Dhabi to increase spending on tourism marketing by USD136 mn

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13-Mar-19 Abu Dhabi has allocated AED0.5 bn (USD136 mn) for tourism marketing over three years. The funding will highlight attractions such as Louvre Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros World, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project is reportedly also 'still active'. [image: Lourve Abu Dhabi / Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya]

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