Singapore seeks global funds

Singapore has introduced legislation to make it simpler for investment managers to register funds as the republic looks to attract a bigger slice of...

Thai oil giant eyes rail project

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas conglomerate PTT is in talks with potential partners about a joint bid for a US$7-billion high-speed train project linking...

Mahathir reviving economy: minister 

Economic relations between Malaysia and Singapore are still “good”, according to Malaysian International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.  He said issues over the 1962...

Mahathir escapes China’s debt trap

After years of welcoming Chinese investment, the new government in Malaysia is applying the brakes, concerned a plethora of expensive projects are causing the...

Vietnam demands Agent Orange compensation

Vietnam's Foreign Ministry has repeated demands that Monsanto and other US firms pay compensation to the country’s numerous Agent Orange victims. An estimated 3...

Mahathir axes Chinese projects 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has formally said he will cancel two costly Chinese infrastructure projects.  The cancellation of the projects, part of China’s Belt...

Singapore awaits movie premiere

The Hollywood romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians is being greeted with unease in Singapore, where the tale of glamour and excess is set. As...

Jokowi boosts budget ahead of vote

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo's draft state budget for next year promises handouts as he seeks a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The draft...

Najib all smiles in court 

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering in connection with the multibillion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

Najib set to face fraud charges

Malaysia's anti-corruption agency has called former prime minister Najib Razak to its offices where he is expected to be charged with three counts of...

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Rights-busting President Quang dies

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (pictured), who had mostly ceremonial duties of greeting visiting leaders and hosting summits in a bid to boost Vietnam's...

Najib faces more 1MDB charges

Malaysian police have arrested ex-prime minister Najib Razak, who is now facing at least 21 charges related to more than US$620 million in public...

Indonesia set for high-stakes campaign

The presidential race in Indonesia is expected to start this weekend with both President Joko Widodo (pictured) and Islamist former general Prabowo Subianto due...