S’pore drivers’ loans on rise

Car ownership remains popular among Singaporeans. Source: Flickr Singaporean car buyers are taking out bigger financing loans following an easing of vehicle-loan curbs since May...

Falling FDI stunts Myanmar growth 

Myanmar’s legal exports are still dominated by agricultural products. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar's dramatic economic growth appears to be slowing after the boost provided by...

France stirs up troubled waters 

China’s military could spark trouble if it builds on the Scarborough Shoal. Source: Wikimedia  Talks in Singapore and Beijing in the last week have done little...

US continues to target Myanmar tycoons

Yangon International Airport, run by Asia World, which is a target of US sanctions. Source: Wikimedia A US decision to reduce its economic sanctions against...

Thais enter year of mourning

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a 1970s documentary. Source: Wikimedia A year of mourning has been announced following the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej,...

Malaysia tries to cope with Trump

Malaysia is looking to Asean for export markets. Source: Wikimedia   Malaysia hopes to increase trade with the rest of Asean and Asia with the official...

Moody’s cuts Malaysia rating amid regional instability

Malaysia is proving vulnerable to Asia-Pacific trouble. Source: Flickr Credit rating agency Moody's has cut the Malaysian sovereign rating outlook to stable from positive due to...

Asean works on transport deal

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Asean Regional Road Safety Strategy has been finalised, said the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk...

Indonesia agrees development plan with UN

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is representing his nation at the Commonwealth summit in Malta. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta, through its National Development Planning...

West Papuan protesters arrested 

  Jakarta is trying to keep the Papuan separatists quiet. Source: Flickr  Indonesian police have detained an estimated 528 protesters across the archipelago who were demanding...

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