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The Future of Asia 2012

Nikkei Awards 2013 Asia Prizes

Friday, May 17, 2013
Nikkei Inc.'s 2013 Nikkei Asia Prizes have been awarded to Vietnamese entrepreneur, Truong Gia Binh, Indian professor, Tejraj Aminabhavi, and Vann Molyvann, a Cambodian architect.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Nikkei Inc. on Wednesday awarded the 2013 Nikkei Asia Prizes to three people who have made significant contributions to Asia in the areas of regional growth; science, technology and innovation; and culture.
TOKYO(Nikkei)--Xi Jinping, the new Chinese president, faces multiple challenges as his country reforms its economic model in an age of unprecedented information sharing, panelists argued Thursday at the 19th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The long-term growth of Asian economies is the result of cooperation, and further measures to integrate will allow the region to realize its potential, Nguyen Thien Nhan, deputy prime minister of Vietnam, said Thursday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Bringing the world's poorest out of poverty requires a combination of assistance and investment if development is to be sustainable, argued the heads of two aid organizations on Thursday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Tensions in East Asia and the South China Sea have increased the risk of escalating militarization and nuclearization across the region, a panel said Thursday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Japan will lead efforts to create high-level rules on investment and trade to pave the way for the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP), Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said at an international conference in Tokyo on Thursday.
TOKYO (NQN)--Visiting Laotian deputy prime minister called on Japan to increase official development assistance and investment in the Southeast Asia country at a Tokyo conference sponsored by Nikkei Inc. on Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Countries in Asia must resolve their disputes peacefully, given the region's growing importance politically and economically, said Albert del Rosario, foreign minister of the Philippines.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Japan's "bold" entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations must be accompanied by structural reforms to the economy if the country is to maximize the benefits of the agreement, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Thursday in Tokyo. Regional Stability will be realized through economic integration and balanced diplomacy with China, he argued.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Leading political and academic figures from around Asia will gather at the 19th International Conference on The Future of Asia Thursday and Friday in Tokyo to discuss regional partnerships.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--A plan to make the Association of Southeast Asian Nations into a single market is likely to improve economies as countries become more open to investment and job market fluidity increases, a panel at the 19th International Conference on The Future of Asia agreed Friday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations are likely to be a catalyst for increasing integration in the wider Asian region, Simon Bridges, New Zealand's minister for energy and resources, said Friday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The creation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations helped avert war and has provided a forum for maintaining peace and stability in Asia, Mahathir bin Mohamad said Friday in Tokyo.
TOKYO(Nikkei)--Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday that his institution would continue to operate flexibly in the bond market and watch movements carefully.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Cambodia will reform its economy to become Asia's next high-growth nation, Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon said Friday at an international meeting in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Asian economies must reform to sustain growth and continue reducing poverty, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the managing director of the World Bank, said Friday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Massive capital inflows caused by quantitative easing measures in much of the developing world should be used by emerging Asia to develop infrastructure, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Japan will strive to be an active member of fast-growing Asia through accelerated economic collaboration with the region, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a speech Thursday.
Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.