Inflation under control: Jakarta

Indonesia food prices are pushing up inflation. Source: Pixabay Inflationary pressure is expected to remain a low priority for the Bank Indonesia (BI) after a...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

Vietnam looks to boost beer production

Vietnam has developed a beer-drinking culture. Source: Flickr Vietnam, already one of Asia’s largest beer consumers, is seeking to boost its output of the beverage...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Jakarta unveils tax amnesty

Indonesian Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. Source: Wikimedia     Jakarta has started to introduce its new tax amnesty programme as it seeks to boost tax revenues and...

Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko...

Wa rebels leave Panglong

 Wa-Bang, northern Shan State. Source: Wikimedia One of Myanmar's most powerful rebel armies has walked out of the so-called Panglong peace conference. Representatives of the heavily...

‘Racist’ Thai skin whitening advert pulled

Thai labourers normally stay wrapped up to avoid the tropical sun. Photo: AseanEconomist A cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand has withdrawn an advert for a skin-whitening...

18 die in Javan traffic chaos

Java has disastrous traffic problems. Source: Flickr Around 18 people died while waiting in Indonesian traffic in a 20km queue ahead of the Eid al-Fitr...

Baht bounces after king’s death 

Thais are dressing largely in black. Source: YouTube Thailand's currency has strengthened against the US dollar for a second day running as the stock market...

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