Indonesia’s Papuan lies continue

Indonesia has opened its Sorong Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on a 524-hectare site in the troubled province of West Papua.  Speaking at the inaugural ceremony,...

Singapore dethrones the US as the world’s most competitive economy

Singapore is now the world’s most competitive economy after overtaking the United States, which was last year’s number one, in the World Economic Forum...

A shared vision of prosperity for Malaysia

Over 2000 attendees were present at Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unveiling of his Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV 2030) last Saturday (Oct 5).The...

Singapore ready to back economy: govt

 Singapore is probably not yet in recession but the authorities are poised to step in with support measures, according to Indranee Rajah, the minister...

Malaysia’s Armed Forces Fund Board declares lowest-ever dividend of 2%

The Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) of Malaysia has yesterday announced its lowest-ever dividend of 2%, compared with a minimum of 6% paid over...

Malaysia opens anti-monopoly probe into Grab

Malaysia has opened an anti-monopoly investigation into the Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, amid calls for greater competition.The Malaysia Competition Commission’s CEO, Iskandar Ismail, said...

Vietnam looks to solar to fill energy void

Vietnam is looking to renewable energy solutions to solve a growing power shortfall which is intensified by the dispute with Beijing over oil and...

‘Fixers’ as a product of corruption

When you think of the country “Philippines,” whether you’ve made a visit or not, the first word that may worm its way into your...

Philippine conglomerate gets Court favor over Ilijan dispute

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp.—through its subsidiary SMC Global Power Holdings Corp.—won its case anew versus the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp....

Risk aversion among Singaporean youth, survey reveals

The ASEAN youth sentiments survey commissioned every year by the World Economic Forum recently revealed an aversion to risk among Singaporean youths. Young people...

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