An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 hit Japan today, resulting in tsunami warnings for 20 countries, as well as California and Hawaii. Crisis mappers wasted no time responding: In under 2.5 hours Google launched its person finder application, which was also used when New Zealand’s 6.3 quake struck last month, and a local developer in Tokyo, Shu Sigashi, a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation in Japan, quickly put up a localized Ushahidi crisis platform. … [Read more...] about Google, Local Platforms Respond to Japan’s 8.9 Earthquake Crisis
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Japan has pledged to increase its development assistance, help finance an insurance fund for health emergencies in the developing world and to offer training to thousands of people in the developing world as part of its own contribution to bridging economic disparities. … [Read more...] about Japan shares G7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa
Since most of the M&A has been done with a strategic mind than the business acumen or excellent commercial investment, they have perished over the period resulting in a limited success rate. According to statistics from McKinsey, in the past 20 years, the success rate of Chinese companies’ overseas M&A did not exceed 33 percent. However, this does not dampen the efforts of Chinese enterprises to snap up global brands hit by the downturn and are available at lower prices as forecasts indicate Chinese outbound M&A will continue apace. … [Read more...] about China’s M&A diplomacy: Endgame or endless game?
Indian companies can learn from their Chinese counterparts in raising capital from the US COVID-19 | Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns Trade unions file complaint against Indian governments’ anti-labour practices at ILO: Report … [Read more...] about Harsh Vardhan set to be WHO Executive Board chairman: Officials
Thailand came in first at a whopping 30% of female managers holding the title of CEO and Taiwan came in third at 18%, pointing to a possible emerging trend in Asia for women to more routinely hold the position of CEO. (The exception is Japan, where only 8% of senior managers are women.) … [Read more...] about Nearly 20% of Female Chinese Managers Are CEOs