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...

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...

Islamism set to dominate summit

The Petronas Towers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. US President Barack Obama said Islamist militancy and the South China Sea disputes would dominate Kuala Lumpur’s summits this weekend. After...

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...

Thais flock to greet ‘Siamese Foxes’

Neutrals around the world united behind Leicester City’s unlikely triumph. Source: YouTube Thai-owned English Premier League champions Leicester City have arrived in Bangkok for a celebratory tour...

Indonesia calls for tough haze action

Smog has become an annual event in the region. Source: Flickr Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Riau on Sumatra has called for...

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...

Lee deepens Australian ties

Australian, US and Singaporean troops fire at Puckapunyal, Australia. Source: Wikimedia Singapore has called on China to engage “constructively” with other players, including the USA,...

Singapore adopts 2008 crisis policy

Scarabeo 9 was ordered by Frigstad Offshore, a Singapore-based offshore drilling rigs management service company. The falling oil price has hit this key Singaporean sector. Source:...

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