Inflation under control: Jakarta

Indonesia food prices are pushing up inflation. Source: Pixabay Inflationary pressure is expected to remain a low priority for the Bank Indonesia (BI) after a...

Vietnam looks to boost beer production

Vietnam has developed a beer-drinking culture. Source: Flickr Vietnam, already one of Asia’s largest beer consumers, is seeking to boost its output of the beverage...

Myanmar farmers protest at Chinese copper mine

Protests have been taking place at Letpadaung for years. Source: Flickr Hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed...

Thai bank reports disastrous quarter

Rama IX bridge over the Chao Phraya with the Kasikornbank building, Bangkok. Source: Flickr Kasikornbank, Thailand's fourth-biggest lender, has posted a 22-per-cent drop in quarterly...

Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko...

Jakarta unveils tax amnesty

Indonesian Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. Source: Wikimedia     Jakarta has started to introduce its new tax amnesty programme as it seeks to boost tax revenues and...

‘Racist’ Thai skin whitening advert pulled

Thai labourers normally stay wrapped up to avoid the tropical sun. Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...

Wa rebels leave Panglong

 Wa-Bang, northern Shan State. Source: Wikimedia One of Myanmar's most powerful rebel armies has walked out of the so-called Panglong peace conference. Representatives of the heavily...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

Malaysia’s billionaire list shrinks 

Ananda Krishnan: a solid second. Source: Flickr The Malaysian rich list saw the number of billionaires shrink from 16 in 2015 to 12 this year,...

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Swiss move to ban palm-oil exports 

The regional parliament of Geneva in Switzerland has passed a resolution to exclude palm oil from free-trade talks with Indonesia and Malaysia. Five other...

Three bombs rock Sittwe

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