Indonesia bucks downward trend

Argo Bromo Anggrek, a long-distance passenger train serving Jakarta to Surabaya route. Indonesia’s infrastructural investment is boosting the economy. Source: Wikimedia A new confidence in Asean’s largest economy is...

Jakarta moves to control deforestation and fires

Deforestation in Riau province, Sumatra, cleared for an oil-palm plantation. Source: Wikimedia  Indonesia's anti-corruption commission says cooperation is needed across government departments to combat fraudulent forestry activity that...

China hopes Suu Kyi will revive divisive dam project

NLD co-founder Tin Oo, 89, might be too frail for the presidency. Source: Wikimedia China is hopeful that an abandoned dam project in Myanmar can be...

Singapore braced for tough year

Singapore is better placed than most of its Asean neighbours to withstand a downturn. Source: Flickr Few countries have been so consistently forced to live...

Vietnam growth looking unsustainable

Hanoi has been booming in recent years. Source: All Free Photos Vietnam's economy was one of the world’s fastest growing nations last year with a...

Rare Malaysia species for sale online

The Malaysian loris is the new pet of choice. Source: Flickr Poachers and smugglers are using social media to trade in rare and protected animals in Malaysia, wildlife conservationists warn. Many endangered creatures,...

Another Chinese worker killed in Laos

The state’s grip on rural Laos is weak. Source: Wikimedia A Chinese national has been killed and three were wounded in what has been called...

Singapore office occupancy slumps

Sports Hub in Kallang is being leased out for National Day celebrations on August 9. Source: Wikimedia Singapore's office towers are nearing their lowest level...

Malaysia’s Najib to headline Jeddah Economic Forum

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Jeddah Economic Forum. The Forum, held annually since 1999, has become one...

Beijing called to respect court’s maritime ruling

The overlapping claims to the South China Sea. Source: Flickr Manila has urged Beijing to respect an arbitration court’s ruling in The Hague on the...

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