Najib: summit shows Asean vital to US

Sunnylands, California. Source: Flickr As the US-Asean leaders summit commences in California, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said it represented US recognition of the diplomatic,...

Thai oil giant eyes rail project

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas conglomerate PTT is in talks with potential partners about a joint bid for a US$7-billion high-speed train project linking...

Singapore office occupancy slumps

Sports Hub in Kallang is being leased out for National Day celebrations on August 9. Source: Wikimedia Singapore's office towers are nearing their lowest level...

‘Ex-gay’ Duterte appeals for Japanese investment 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has assured investors and donors that their money is safe in the archipelago, saying he was cracking down on corruption...

Singapore index falls to 2016 level 

Singapore’s purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell last month, signalling a contraction in manufacturing amid the US-China trade dispute and a global economic slowdown. The PMI...

Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...

Uzbek leader lifts visas for S’pore tourists

Uzbekistan's extraordinary architectural riches have made it a magnet for visitors for centuries. Source: Eurasia Times Singapore tourists will no longer require a visa to...

378 Songkran road deaths reported 

The Songkran new year festival in Thailand has brought an official accumulated death toll from road accidents of 378, with 3,575 people hospitalised, over...

US reveals fresh 1MDB outrages

The US Department of Justice says it is seeking to recover US$540 million that it says was stolen from Malaysia's infamous 1MDB sovereign wealth...

1MDB probe targets China deals

An MP employed as a senior investigator at Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance is claiming that money laundering for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was a...

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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...

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A copy of Russia's controversial floating nuclear power station could power remote Philippine islands, according to Manila’s trade secretary, Ramon Lopez. Philippine’s president, Rodrigo Duterte,...