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MTV Networks makes Japanese acquisition

TOKYO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- MTV Networks, owned by Viacom Inc., will buy the remaining interest in joint venture MTV Japan from private equity firm H&Q Asia Pacific.

Manufacturing IT seen on the rise in Asia

SINGAPORE, July 5 (UPI) -- Manufacturing spending in the information-technology sector is on the rise in the Asia-Pacific, according to one research group.

Asia seen dominating mobile games market

BASINGSTOKE, England, June 22 (UPI) -- The Asia Pacific region will be the biggest market for mobile games, Juniper Research said Thursday.

China Netcom sells interest in Asia Netcom

BEIJING, June 5 (UPI) -- China Netcom has agreed to sell its stake in Hong Kong's Asia Netcom to a pair of investment companies for nearly $169 million.

Asia telecom majors form roaming alliance

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 24 (UPI) -- Seven of Asia's largest wireless providers formed an alliance Monday to provide better roaming services in their respective territories.

Pacific Internet enters S. China IP market

SINGAPORE, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Singapore's Pacific Internet has struck a marketing deal in China for its Internet Protocol communications products.

Manila raid nets thousands of films

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A raid on a market district in Manila, Philippines, has netted 942,000 pirated films, bringing the total seized to 2 million in the past nine months.

Pacific Internet acquires Australia's T3

SINGAPORE, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A subsidiary of Singapore's Pacific Internet Limited has struck a deal to acquire Australia's T3 Communication Partners for nearly $4 million.

Singapore Telecom bullish on South Asia

SINGAPORE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- South Asia's market for mobile phones remains largely untapped and full of promise, according to Singapore Telecommunications.

Asia-Pacific leads mobile market

DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Japan and South Korea continue to set the pace of development for mobile-phone products and services, according to Research and Markets.

U.N.: Asia-Pacific wealth masks poverty

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 (UPI) -- A U.N. report says in a region of rising prosperity, Asia and the Pacific, widespread extreme poverty is hidden in the Least Developed Countries.

9.5 million slaves in Asia-Pacific region

BANGKOK, May 18 (UPI) -- The International Labor Organization says 9.5 million people are working as forced laborers in the Asia-Pacific region, three-fourths of the world's total. Regional director of the ILO's Asia and Pacific office in Bangkok, Shinichi Hasegawa, said Tuesday

Heineken APB buys stake in China brewery

SINGAPORE, March 31 (UPI) -- Heineken Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. said Thursday it had agreed to buy a 40 percent stake in a brewery based in China's Jiangsu province.

Companies can do more to be green

SEOUL, March 28 (UPI) -- The Asian Development Bank said Monday private companies must be more responsible for the environment.

Asia-Pacific defense leaders to meet

SINGAPORE, June 2 (UPI) -- Defense ministers and military leaders from at least 20 nations will gather in Singapore Friday to discuss a joint Asia-Pacific security strategy.

APEC meeting opens in Beijing

BEIJING, April 19 (UPI) -- Aviation safety and satellite navigation were the focus of talks Monday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Transportation Working Group in Beijing.

SARS impact limited on Asia IT spending

SINGAPORE, May 23 (UPI) -- The SARS outbreak will cut IT spending in the Asia Pacific region, but not dramatically. The research firm IDC expects the market to reach $76.1 billion in 2003, one billion less than its earlier forecast.

Asia-Pacific to lead 2003 tech recovery

SINGAPORE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) will lead the global information technology recovery this year, a U.S.-based market research firm predicts. The firm,

Asia server market shows sign of bottoming

SINGAPORE, May 13 (UPI) -- The Asia-Pacific sever market, excluding Japan, continued to decline in the first quarter of this year following the bleak economic environment.

APEC leaders wind up summit

SHANGHAI, Oct. 20 (UPI) --

APEC ponders terror, economy, Powell

SHANGHI, China, Oct. 17 (UPI) --
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