Philippine internet among world’s worst: study

The Philippines’ many mountainous islands are not easily brought online. Source: Wikimedia Philippine mobile internet speeds are some of the worst in the world in...

Maybank, HSBC move to incorporate Singapore operations

Singapore is reforming its banking sector. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia’s Maybank said it had held talks to incorporate its operations in Singapore, saying the city-state "is...

Jakarta trumpets surprise growth figures

Jakarta’s economy and politics are looking more stable. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s economy grew faster than expected at the end of last year as President Joko...

Najib rival unseated

Zahir Masjid, Kedah's state mosque. The northerly state needs a new chief minister. Source: Flickr Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tightened his grip on power...

Shy Laos takes centre stage

Popular with backpackers, Laos is usually neglected by everyone else. Source: Flickr So long neglected by the great powers, media and business, Laos has taken...

Shell sells Malaysian arm to Chinese firm

A Shell petrol station in Sabah, Malaysia. Source: Wikimedia Royal Dutch Shell said it had agreed to sell its shares in Shell Refining Company in...

Shell sells Malaysian arm to Chinese firm

A Shell petrol station in Sabah, Malaysia. Source: Wikimedia Royal Dutch Shell said it had agreed to sell its shares in Shell Refining Company in...

Asean lacks economic freedom: US think tank

An MRT-3 train in Manila. The Philippines’ infrastructure is holding it back. Source: Wikimedia Out of a study ranking freedom in 178 economies, the Philippines...

Asean lacks economic freedom: US think tank

An MRT-3 train in Manila. The Philippines’ infrastructure is holding it back. Source: Wikimedia Out of a study ranking freedom in 178 economies, the Philippines...

Vietnam: political change, economic stability

The sun is rising on Vietnam's economy. Source: Wikimedia  The markets have been worried by the Vietnamese Communist Party’s apparent inability to opt for a...

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