Vietnam protest marks Spratly battle anniversary

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Source: Wikimedia Demonstrators have marched in Hanoi to mark the 28th anniversary of a naval battle for the Spratly islands in the...

S’pore 4th most expensive city

Rents in Singapore are falling, from a high base. Source: Wikimedia April marked Singapore's 18th-straight month of negative inflation with May's data likely to show...

IMF chief tells Vietnam to reform

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. Source: Flickr Vietnam could be vulnerable to external financial shocks if it does not introduce banking reforms and restructure state-controlled enterprises,...

Fugitive tycoon seized in Vietnam

The police in Vietnam say they have arrested a business leader wanted for revealing state secrets after he was deported by Singapore. Phan Van Anh...

US blasts religious repression 

Freedom of worship was harshly limited last year in Vietnam and Myanmar, where Muslims and Christians in the Buddhist-majority union were harassed by government...

US warship returns to South China Sea

The USS Lassen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The US says it plans to return to disputed areas of the South China Sea, with a naval commander...

Trump aims to end Asean deficit

Thailand’s fishing fleet exports heavily to the US.  Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia are among 16 countries that Donald Trump has named in an order calling...

Vietnam IPOs overtake Singapore

Singapore has fallen behind Vietnam in initial public offerings (IPO) for the year, despite the nominally communist state still being considered a frontier market...

Hun Sen: no Chinese naval base

Cambodia’s dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen, has dismissed reports of a Chinese naval base on the Gulf of Thailand as "fake, lying and destructive...

Japan to help Asean members cope with ageing populations

Japan hopes to help Asean members cope with their ageing populations, reports said today. It plans to launch a public-private consultation mechanism in the next...

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