Government plans a cross-ministry approach to help spot fraud Vietnamese workers on a farm in central JapanTOKYO — With a chronic labor shortage making it increasingly important to bring in talent from abroad, Japan plans to revamp its system for keeping track of its foreign workforce to better spot fraud by employers and improve immigration.. read more →

Driving the future demand in ASEAN 6’s healthcare system are factors such as shift in age demographics and unhealthy lifestyle habits In Thailand alone growth in overweight and obesity rates in 2016 showed one of the highest among the six ASEAN countries assessed at 31.6% and 9.2% respectively. A white paper released by Asia-focused management.. read more →

The clock is running on Nafta negotiations. Though trade among the U.S., Canada and Mexico has tripled since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect in 1994, U.S. President Donald Trump blames the accord for a loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs and for trade deficits. Talks to update Nafta effectively began last August with a pair.. read more →

China’s massive build program to recreate trade routes stretching from Asia to Africa and Europe is gaining momentum. Since President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road project was announced about five years ago, it gave impetus to billions of dollars of Chinese investment — some of which were already in the pipeline for several years.. read more →

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who said it would help deliver justice to victims. The nation relies heavily on foreign domestic workers as well as labourers from countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal for jobs shunned by locals.. read more →