Asean economic hopes high after mixed 2015

The muddy docks in Yangon. Myanmar is tipped to see the fastest growth in Asean this year. Photo: the author Southeast Asia greets the new year...

Drones film Plain of Jars

No one knows for sure what the jars were used for. Source: Wikimedia One of the world’s most mystifying archaeological sites has been seen from...

Suu Kyi meets army chief and president

President Thein Sein has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Source:Wikimedia Myanmar's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held...

Malware targets Singapore bank accounts

Singapore’s smartphones are under fire. Source: Wikimedia The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) is warning smartphone users about a fake software update for WhatsApp...

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...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Malaysia vape crackdown sparks confusion

Vapes are becoming a major Malaysian export Malaysia's crackdown on its booming vape trade has caused alarm from Chinese manufacturers who export to the Southeast...

Malaysia vape crackdown sparks confusion

Vapes are becoming a major Malaysian export Malaysia's crackdown on its booming vape trade has caused alarm from Chinese manufacturers who export to the Southeast...

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