EU angers Asean with rice tariffs

Cambodia and Myanmar have criticised the European Commission for resuming rice tariffs of up to €175 per tonne of their imports as the bloc...

Indonesia exports tumble amid global slowdown

Indonesian exports shrank at the fastest pace in 18 months in December as shipments to China and other major markets fell, leading to disappointing...

Singapore welcomes Malaysian delegates

Singapore’s Foreign Ministry says Malaysian Economic Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali is visiting the city-state, despite recent difficulties with Johor’s chief minister. Bilateral tensions are...

Meth crisis will only get worse

Myanmar's Shan State supplies methamphetamines to the planet and exports are due to rise as billions are channelled into improving regional infrastructure, the Brussels-based...

Indonesia oil firm eyes buyout

A struggling oil explorer and producer is in talks to sell itself to an Indonesia-based rival. Shares in London-listed Ophir Energy rose by 29 per...

Cambodia reports casino boom

The number of gambling licences granted to casinos in Cambodia last year rose to 150 due to an increase in operators. Cambodia’s ministry of finance...

Tsunami threatens endangered Javan rhino

Indonesia's tsunami has raised fears over the final few Javan rhinos in the wild at the Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip...

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...

Singapore hopes to bury itself 

Singapore is reportedly due to unveil an Underground Master Plan to address ways to boost space in the tiny republic.  With around 5.6 million people...

Philippines shines in gender equality study

The Philippines remains the Asian country with the narrowest gender wage gap, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report for 2018....

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Brexit-backing vacuum cleaner pioneer Sir James Dyson is abandoning its headquarters in the UK in favour of Singapore as Britain’s divorce from the European...

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A Cambodian opposition MP and advocate of sanctions against the one-party state has been charged under the catch-all term of incitement after the dictatorial...