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....

Malaysia files Goldman with 1MDB charges 

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former managers over the alleged theft of billions through the 1Malaysia Development...

Meth peril enslaves Asean young 

Northern Shan State, nominally within Myanmar’s borders but where the Nay Pyi Taw authorities have little control, has become an East Asian methamphetamine hub,...

Race to legalise medical marijuana

As the world wakes up to the health benefits and commercial potential of legalised cannabis, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea are racing to become...

Singapore airport faces airspace challenge 

Malaysia says it wants to take control of the airspace over south Johor that has been controlled by Singapore since 1974 after new flight...

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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...

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