S’pore meeting market grows

The Union of International Associations (UIA) has ranked Singapore fourth after it hosted 736 meetings during 2015, one event fewer than third-placed Belgium,...

Mahathir demands TPP review 

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has questioned the Trans-Pacific Partnership, claiming that smaller participants are at a disadvantage. The 92-year-old said the trade pact, which...

Singapore promises 2020 recovery after quarterly growth

Singapore exceeded estimates for economic growth in the third quarter with the city-state’s authorities claiming that a full recovery will be secured next year. GDP...

Slowdown overshadows Singapore Airshow

South Korea’s Black Eagles will be a highlight at the Singapore air display. Source: Wikimedia Asia's largest airshow opens on Tuesday (February 16) when Singapore...

Trump aims to end Asean deficit

Thailand’s fishing fleet exports heavily to the US.  Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia are among 16 countries that Donald Trump has named in an order calling...

China’s Xi Jinping to discuss Myanmar mega projects  

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit Myanmar next week to boost ties and investment projects as the countries mark 70 years of...

Myanmar faces fresh US sanctions 

The normally polarised US House of Representatives has voted 382-30 in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar to improve its record on human rights. The...

Singapore hit by export fall

Singapore remains a regional economic titan. Source: Wikimedia Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore dipped 3.3 per cent in November, after recording flat growth in...

1MDB’s Hollywood mansion set for forced sale  

US prosecutors are seeking to sell a US$39-million Hollywood mansion purportedly bought by fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho with pilfered cash from the 1Malaysia Development...

Jakarta to buy out mine

The Indonesian government plans to acquire Rio Tinto’s 40-per-cent participating interest in the huge Grasberg copper mine in the unstable province of Papua.  It is...

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