Brunei eyes aviation growth

Asean’s smallest aviation market, Brunei, consisting of fewer than 2 million annual passengers, has experienced the slowest growth rate in the bloc over the...

Nomura picks 2018 GDP winners 

Prolonged growth in Indonesia and the Philippines will extend beyond 2018 driven by domestic demand and infrastructural projects, Nomura Securities investment bank has predicted.  The...

Top Indonesia wage rises forecast 

Indonesian growth has pushed up elite wages, recruitment firm Roberts Walters said in its 2017 survey, adding that talent will be in increasing demand...

14 child deaths in dengue probe

The Philippines is investigating the deaths of 14 children to see if there is a link to a dengue vaccine which has been suspended.  The...

Fugitive tycoon seized in Vietnam

The police in Vietnam say they have arrested a business leader wanted for revealing state secrets after he was deported by Singapore. Phan Van Anh...

NBC to sue over digital currency

Cambodia’s central bank has threatened legal action after a Japanese tech firm announced it had the organisation’s backing to set up a cryptocurrency in...

China begins to weave rail web 

Construction of the Thai-Lao-Chinese railway has started in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand with the enticing prospect of high-speed trains linking China with Singapore,...

Indonesia eyes aviation boom

The Indonesian aviation industry is forecasting double-digit passenger growth for 2018 due to rising demand. Transport Ministry aviation boss Bintang Hidayat said he expected air...

S’pore grows with global demand 

Singaporean manufacturers have benefited from the strengthening global economy, which is increasing demand for exports. Factory output expanded 5.3 per cent year on year in...

Keppel to pay $422m fine 

Keppel Corporation's offshore and marine unit has reached a global resolution with the criminal authorities in the US, Brazil and Singapore over corrupt Brazilian...

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