Maybank, HSBC move to incorporate Singapore operations

Singapore is reforming its banking sector. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia’s Maybank said it had held talks to incorporate its operations in Singapore, saying the city-state "is...

Asean called to tackle Abu Sayyaf

The Black Standard of ISIL, which was adopted by Abu Sayyaf. Source: Wikipedia Asean must work together to break the kidnapping threat of the Abu...

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...

Beijing not behind seizure: HK 

Amphibious Terrex vehicles in 2011. Source: Wikimedia Hong Kong's chief customs officer has denied suggestions that the Chinese mainland was involved in the investigation into...

Asean: an economic titan but a political worm

Amnesty wants action to avoid a repeat of this year’s refugee crisis. Source: Amnesty International  While the economic prospects for the vast bulk of the...

Borneo fires on rise 

Indonesia has detected a growing number of wild fires as dry weather continues. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said satellite pictures showed there were...

‘Exorcist’ child-killer gets death

A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a so-called sorcerer for killing three pre-school children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish...

Indonesia oil and gas project delayed

Jakarta's demand for fuel is rising. Source: Wikimedia Japanese oil and gas extractor Inpex Corp plans to delay introducing a US$15 billion liquefied natural gas...

Malaysia hunts owner of three Boeing 747s

Who loses three 747-200Fs? Source: Staticflickr Three massive Boeing 747-200F cargo jets have been abandoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia. The airport authorities...

HSBC completes Singapore transfer

Singapore's economy is trying to adapt to a less benign international climate. Source: Pixabay HSBC has completed the transfer of its retail banking and wealth management...

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