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Jan

09

Tata Sons sets up office in Singapore for Asean region

Source:  Economic Times   SINGAPORE: Tata Sons, the investment holding company of the Tata group, has set up an office in Singapore for the Asean region and named K V Rao as Resident Director. The office will facilitate the growth of group companies in the region, with a focus on innovation, R&D and technology, Tata […]

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Jan

09

DBS Bank is IBM’s first Watson customer in Asia

Source:  ZDNet   SINGAPORE–DBS Bank has unveiled plans to implement IBM’s Watson cognitive computing technology as part of efforts to gain better insights and improve its customer experience, becoming Asia’s first Watson customer. In a media briefing here Thursday, DBS Bank CEO Piyush Gupta said the initiative would allow the bank to look at ways to […]

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Jan

08

Japan to build renewable energy village in Fukushima’s contaminated land

Source:  Kyodo News via Voice of Russia   A Renewable Energy Village has taken root in farmland contaminated by radiation fallout from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. The project’s vision of combining solar panels with growing crops aims to inspire Japanese farmers to reclaim their abandoned livelihoods. The community-run project in the city of Minamisoma already has […]

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Jan

08

Report: Japan plans national smart meter roll out

Source:  Business Green   Japan could be poised to follow the UK by committing to install a smart meter in every home and office in the country over the coming decade. According to recent Bloomberg reports, the government is preparing to submit a national clean energy action plan to the United Nations as part of long-running climate change […]

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Jan

08

Turkish PM seeks expansion of economic ties with Japan

Source:  Global Post   Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for increased Japanese investment in his country and expansion of bilateral trade during his lecture in Tokyo. Erdogan, in Japan from Monday to Wednesday, said his visit centers on joint investment opportunities and expansion of annual bilateral trade from the present $4 […]

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Jan

08

Japan, Turkey aim to accelerate civil nuclear cooperation

Source:  Global Post   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tokyo on Tuesday, apparently discussing possible Japanese nuclear reactor exports to Turkey and bilateral security cooperation. The two countries agreed in May on the provision of Japanese civil nuclear technology to Turkey. Abe and Erdogan are expected to […]

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Jan

08

Etrion (Switzerland) and Hitachi Hi-Tech to partner on Japan utility-scale PV projects

Source:  PV-Tech   Independent solar power producer Etrion has become the latest company to state its intention to become involved in the Japanese utility scale PV market, after announcing a strategic partnership with Hitachi High Technologies Corporation. The partnership agreement will cover the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility scale solar power plants […]

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Jan

08

Robots replacing low-end workers in China

Source:  Want China Times   As Chinese plants lay off workers in the wake of rising labor costs, producers of industrial robots have found their domain expanding, according to Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Review, citing the example of the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group. ABB, a multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, which operates in […]

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Jan

08

New Google Robotics Division Targets Manufacturing

Source:  Forbes   Last month Amazon announced an ambitious plan to deliver packages via drone just 30 minutes after an order is placed. Amazon Prime Air is a great example of how tech companies are moving in on largely untapped and still very labor-intensive areas like warehousing and delivery. Google seems to be following suit. Andy Rubin—the […]

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Dec

13

Singapore, South Korea sign MOU on biomedical research

Source:  Business Times   SINGAPORE and South Korea have set up a US$5 million research fund in the field of science and technology, with the first grant call set to take place some time next year. This new fund – to be jointly run by Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the […]

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