A Singapore startup’s partnership with the University of Georgia to tackle the global scourge of plastic waste entered a new phase as the company Tuesday announced plans for a $260 million factory and headquarters employing 200 people in Athens. RWDC Industries aims to produce biopolymers called polyhydroxyalkanoates, or PHAs, at a price and formula that will […]
BitPay has launched a partnership with the world’s largest digital asset exchange that the Atlanta-based blockchain payments pioneer believes could help normalize the use of cryptocurrency in mainstream cross-border transactions. BitPay will process payments for Binance, a Singapore-based exchange which counts 15 million users globally and through which nearly $3 billion in value is traded every year. […]
Georgia may have had to play catch-up when preparing its legal environment for international arbitration, but it has a chance to lead the pack when it comes to another form of commercial dispute settlement, thanks to a new United Nations treaty. Signed in August, the Singapore Convention on Mediation aims to smooth out the enforceability of […]
Despite an ongoing trade war that has caused considerable readjustments in supply chains and led some to fret about the effects of tariffs on global growth, Georgia’s trade numbers returned to record levels after moderate growth last year. Exports from the state in 2018 soared nearly 9 percent to a record $40.5 billion, marking the […]
Editor’s note: While covering the National Center for APEC’s executive roundtable in Atlanta March 1, we caught up with Ho Meng Kit, chief executive of the Singapore Business Federation, which advocates and builds capacity for its 26,000 members, educating them on policy changes, helping them deal with workforce challenges and teaching them about the implications […]
Missing or buried in many announcements about Singapore-based GreyOrange’s decision to put a U.S. headquarters in Atlanta was a potentially bigger coup for the metro area: A factory that will make 20,000 autonomous robots over three years starting in 2019. GreyOrange, which sells AI-enabled robots that pick parts, arrange orders or replenish inventories in partnership with […]
When NanoLumens’ salespeople got wind of a potential deal in Singapore, they had to go. After all, it was just a short jaunt from Australia, where they were already meeting customers.
Editor’s note: President Donald Trump’s decision to immediately eject the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership wasn’t entirely unpredictable: He campaigned against what he called a “disastrous” deal and scored points by calling out his opponent Hillary Clinton’s past support for it as secretary of state. But for many Asia watchers, the unconventional politician’s rare fidelity to a campaign promise has […]
Luis Gallegos is an Ecuadorian with more than three decades of diplomatic experience, including a stint as his nation’s ambassador to the United Nations and a long history of working on global disability issues. His unlikely audience at a metro Atlanta reception Feb. 24 was a blend of Kennesaw State University students, faculty and 22 fellows from the Young Southeast […]
The local office of the U.S. Commercial Service is looking for participants to join a trade mission to Singapore focused on opportunities in financial technology, payment processing and the digital economy.