Lion Air plane not airworthy: report 

The Lion Air aeroplane that crashed last month while flying from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang – killing all 189 people on board – was...

Singapore malls fight shift online 

Amid falling rents and rising vacancies, Singaporean malls are trying to attract gyms, more eating options and other attractions to boost footfall.  Meanwhile, it was...

Duterte yet to justify China policy 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila this week has produced more deals on economic cooperation with the Philippines but analysts are sceptical about...

Singapore predicts slower growth

Singapore is forecasting weaker demand from key Asian markets next year, reducing economic growth as the US-China “trade war” starts to take effect. Growth...

Kachin jade scavenger shot by guards

A jade scavenger in Myanmar has been shot dead by mine security staff, according to the authorities.   On Monday, a scavenger from troubled Rakhine...

Xi to discuss South China Sea 

China and the Philippines are due to discuss territorial disputes in the South China Sea, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is in...

Thailand hopes to finalise RCEP in 2019

When Thailand takes the rotating Asean leadership next year it is expected to push the bloc to finalise the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive...

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...

Malaysia bristles at Singapore food bid

Malaysia is angered by Singapore’s application to Unesco to recognise its street-food vendors as part of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”.  It would be Singapore's...

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...

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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...

4 jailed over Suu Kyi’s aide murder in Myanmar

A Burmese court has sentenced two men to death for involvement in the murder of Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to...

Philippines accused of crushing free speech

The head of Philippine news website Rappler, which has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte, has been freed on bail a day after her controversial arrest...