Singapore Airshow sales fall from 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

S’pore eyes driverless buses

CleanTech Park in Singapore is pioneering driverless technology. Source: Wikimedia Singapore is set to trial two 12-metre, full-size driverless buses in Jurong West near the Nanyang...

Jokowi moves to boost Korean trade

South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Source: Wikimedia South Korea pledged to help accelerate industrial growth in Indonesia during a bilateral meeting with South Korean President...

20,000 flee Myanmar’s civil war: China

A sign at Mandalay Palace stresses the military’s role in society. More than 20,000 Burmese refugees have fled into China to avoid fighting, according to...

Facebook admits ‘mistakes’ in S’pore

Facebook’s regional representative has told Singaporean MPs that the social-media giant “got it wrong” and it had a “moral obligation” to inform its users...

Ex-Singapore convict leaks HIV records

Since the leak of personal details about 14,200 Singaporeans with HIV, the Ministry of Health says it has been contacting patients affected to provide...

Luxury market soars in Vietnam

Hermes handbags are big in Vietnam. Source: Wikimedia  Asia Briefing says of the 50 Mercedes-Maybach S600s priced at around US$427,000, which will soon be launched into...

Junta aims to tax tech giants

Singapore’s low-tax regime has attracted tech firms. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta is preparing to toughen tax collection rules for internet and tech giants, the...

Singapore on cyber alert

The cyber-attack spreading from Russia and Ukraine to Europe and the US is "more dangerous and intrusive" than WannaCry, the ransomware that debilitated FedEx...

Vietnam jails anti-Chinese rioters 

Many protesters have been arrested in Vietnam amid protests against plans for special economic zones (SEZs) that many fear will be dominated by Chinese...

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