Other Asia


SE ASIA--Others

Cambodia Cambodia has experienced a scorching summer with rising demand. In early 2018, the World Bank estimated that Cambodia will see an economic growth rate of up to 6.9% in 2018. After decelera...


SE ASIA--Singapore

Singapore has seen a slight year-on-year decrease in the RAC market in 2018. The local market lacked growth momentum, and only maintained its market volume or presented slight growth. The PAC market i...


SE ASIA--Myanmar

Myanmar’s air conditioner market scale was 327,000 units in 2018, up 10% from 2017. Myanmar’s middle class is expected to grow, and the country has a population of over 50 million and a...


SE ASIA--The Philippines

In Southeast Asia, only the Philip- pines saw uneventful weather conditions in summer. The Philippines experienced favorable weather conditions when the air conditioner season arrived. However, the co...


SE ASIA--Malaysia

The air conditioner market was challenging due to unfavorable weather conditions. Moreover, Malaysia has gone through a series of tax reforms, so consumers are no longer actively purchasing air condit...


SE ASIA--Thailand

Thailand has seen cool summers for two consecutive years. In 2018, the beginning of summer in Thailand occurred two weeks later than usual. It started on March 3 with sweltering weather in most areas ...


M&M Refrigeration: 50 Years of Cold

2019-01-08 The start of 2019 takes M&M Refrigeration into its 50th year of business. Founded in 1969 by Duffy McConnell in Federalsburg, Maryland.   McConnell started the company with humb...


Samsung Joins ‘Partner-ship on AI’ for the Future of AI Safe

Samsung Electronics announced on November 9 that it joined the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (PAI) to develop safe and reliable Artificial Intelligence (AI) services and products.   Founded in 2016, PAI is a technology industry consortium that conducts research and discussion, shares insights, provides thought leadership, identifies new areas for AI ap...


Kulthorn Acquires Bristol to Expand Its Business

On November 12, Kulthorn Kirby (KKC) announced the purchase of assets and equipment of Bristol Compressors International, as well as the Bristol brand name, intellectual property, know-how, products a...

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