Ex-Goldman bankers charged over 1MDB

US prosecutors have issued criminal charges against two former Goldman Sachs bankers and Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho over the alleged theft of billions...

Malaysia looks to tech as subsidies decline

Malaysia is looking to technology to boost its manufacturing sector with its National Policy on Industry 4.0 (Industry4WRD) as it tries again to make...

Rohingya ‘genocide’ threatens EU-Myanmar trade 

The European Union is investigating Myanmar’s alleged Rohingya genocide as it decides whether to remove trade preferences granted to impoverished nations. The probe, and a...

Strikers demand Yangon chief meeting 

Burmese workers at a Chinese-owned clothing factory in Myanmar have marched on regional government buildings in Yangon, demanding a meeting with the former capital’s...

Najib faces 6 more charges

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak (pictured) has been charged with six counts of criminal breach of trust, involving more than US$1.5 billion of...

Singapore signs EU free-trade deal 

The European Union and Singapore have signed free-trade and investment protection deals to boost business ties amid rising disturbances to global trade. Singapore said the deals, which...

Study exposes Cambodia’s brick ‘slaves’

Cambodia's construction boom is being built with "blood bricks" from modern-day slaves, including children, according to an academic study. Last year Cambodia's imports of construction...

Singapore, Indonesia sign trade deals

Singapore and Indonesia have praised their bilateral co-operation during talks between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Joko Widodo, who thanked the city-state...

Singapore fears trade war: Chan

The damage from a prolonged trade war between the US and China would be profound and should have everyone worried, Singapore’s trade minister Chan...

Malaysia hits Rosmah with 17 graft charges

Former Malaysian first lady Rosmah Mansor (pictured) has received 17 charges, including 12 for money laundering after her husband, Najib Razak, was handed numerous...

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China’s Li signs Singapore trade deals 

China and Singapore have agreed to upgrade their bilateral free-trade pact, allowing greater market access for Singaporean employers to the giant northern market. Chinese Premier...

Isis extends Mindanao grip: analysts 

Islamic State appears to be on the rise on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao with up to 100 foreign fighters and a growing...

Papua rebels killed in ambush 

Two independence insurgents and a civilian have reportedly been killed during a week of fighting in the impoverished Indonesian region of Papua.  The authorities are...