Ailing Singapore water firm cancels public meeting

Singapore water treatment and power company Hyflux has called off a public meeting for investors on its financial restructuring, amid mounting public anger. Some of...

Asean’s predictable elections could boost growth

Elections are scheduled in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines in the next few months, leading to speculation about how political activity will affect Asean’s...

Trump praises ‘socialist’ Vietnam, signs deals

Donald Trump has been full of praise for his Vietnamese hosts, praising their “socialist” economic model that he says should be replicated in North...

Generous Singapore budget expected

Singaporean Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver his budget today with spending increases expected amid talk of a possible general election being called...

Najib alleges witch-hunt ahead of 1MDB trial

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is conducting a charm offensive before his corruption trial begins on February 12. Najib denies around 40 charges...

Vietnam hopes to benefit from Kim-Trump summit

Vietnam is due to host the second meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on February 27 and 28. Trump...

Goldman ready to cut bonuses over 1MDB

US-based investment bank Goldman Sachs says it could withhold bonuses for former chief executive Lloyd Blankfein and other bosses because of Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign-wealth...

Bangkok smog forces school closures

Thailand's Ministry of Education has ordered all state schools in Greater Bangkok today (Thursday) and tomorrow to close amid concerns over air pollution. Exhaust from...

Suu Kyi unveils investment hotspot

Myanmar’s largely powerless civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has urged global investors to look to her impoverished country as she ignored the negative...

Cambodian rice sanctions advocate charged  

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...

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Singapore’s Goh calls for better Malaysia ties

Singapore and Malaysia should build more bridges between their leaders and people, said the city-state’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in response to...

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Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the 15th-century capital of the Arakan kingdom, has left at least eight residents...

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More than 2.2 million Thai voters have taken part in early voting ahead of the March 24 general election. Almost 87 per cent of...