Manila stocks shame region 

The Philippine stock exchange has climbed more than 1 per cent to a record high, led by industry and real estate, while its controversial...

Indonesia targets money laundering 

Indonesia has unveiled regulations aimed at busting money laundering and terror financing for money changers, credit-card and electronic money providers. It is part of moves...

Trump, Najib dodge 1MDB

Donald Trump has lauded embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during talks in Washington for his country’s financial investment in US companies and his...

Duterte son denies meth claims

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son has told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized Chinese shipment of crystal methamphetamine worth US$125...

Najib to expose all-male boards 

Malaysia says it will expose companies with no women on their boards next year, warning that the employers risk losing government contracts. Prime Minister Najib...

Hun Sen jails key rival 

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is clamping down on his critics ahead of next year's general election as an opposition leader was arrested and...

Freeport backs down in Papua row

Arizona-based mining giant Freeport-McMoran and two Indonesian ministers say they have ended the prolonged dispute over the world's second largest copper mine in Papua. Freeport...

Yingluck flees to Dubai: reports 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (pictured), who was facing up to 10 years behind bars if convicted on charges of negligence, has reportedly...

Thai GDP exceeds forecasts 

The Thai economy expanded at its fastest rate in four years during the second quarter of 2017, exceeding forecasts. The growth was partly fuelled...

Police name Papua mine suspects

Police in the troubled Indonesian province of Papua say they have named six people as suspects out of 17 detained over the weekend after...

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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...

US knew about slaughter: files

The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

How ITLOS could undermine Asia’s security

The appointment of Paik Jin-hyun, a South Korean, to head the little-known International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is likely to...