Suu Kyi visits Rakhine

Myanmar’s embattled state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has visited Rakhine State to inspect the sites of atrocities against the displaced Rohingya community. The international...

S’pore unveils insurance strategy 

Singapore has promised to pay the upfront costs of new issues in the catastrophe bond market.  The move will provide financing quickly in the aftermath...

FB tweak mutes Cambodia opposition 

A tweak this month in the way Facebook organised its newsfeed in Cambodia has been accused of playing into the increasingly dictatorial government’s hands.  Instead...

Trump sets up Duterte meeting

Donald Trump will travel to Asia from November 3 to 14, where he will meet his Philippine soulmate, Rodrigo Duterte, amid rising tensions with North...

Lee ‘baffled’ by Suu Kyi 

The United Nations human rights rapporteur in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has said she is baffled by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to...

Thai bank profits slump

The combined net profit for the four biggest Thai banks dropped 14 per cent year on year during the third quarter, in the second...

Papua mine talks still deadlocked 

Freeport-McMoran is encouraged by talks over its giant Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesian Papua, according to chief executive Richard Adkerson said. While conceding...

S’pore to freeze car numbers 

Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a car, has announced it will enforce a growth cap on the...

Cambodia targets Vietnamese ‘newcomers’

Cambodia has threatened to deport any Vietnamese “newcomers” unable to produce the required documentation. The Ministry of Interior says it plans to revoke documentation for...

Thai share rises end

Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

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BP to expand in Indonesia 

Oil giant BP is hoping to open around 350 petrol stations and convenience stores in Indonesia over the next decade, teaming up with Indonesian...

Hun Sen brushes off US ban

Cambodia has dismissed a US attempt to seek retribution for its clampdown on democracy and human rights, as it increasingly becomes a one-party state...

Amazon launch underwelms users

Online retailer Amazon has launched its Prime service in Singapore, ending four years of free deliveries. Singaporean customers previously benefited from free international shipping if...