Singapore, Hong Kong defer ‘travel bubble’

Singapore and Hong Kong have put off a plan to introduce a travel bubble amid the latter’s sudden spike in the number of coronavirus...

Hyundai to produce e-vehicles at Indonesian plant

South Korean car-maker Hyundai Motor Company was set to produce electric vehicles (EV) in Indonesia by 2022 as the country plans to manufacture batteries...

RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

Temasek offers $600-million rescue to Singapore shipping giant

Singapore-based Temasek Holdings Inc. stepped in as a white knight for financially-strapped Pacific International Lines (PIL), offering the latter worth $600 million of rescue...

Singapore, Qatar oil-makers partner for LNG project

Singapore has inked a deal with Qatar for the establishment of the first long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) that details pollution from the fastest-growing...

Twin typhoon smashes into the Philippines

The Philippines was hit by a twin typhoon on Sunday--one of which considered the strongest for the year--claiming the lives of seven people amid...

Laos to speed up immigration services for China

Laos was set to launch a fast-tracked immigration services for China as it relaxed restrictions at their shared border which was previously sealed to...

Moody’s: Borrowers to face debt shock next year

Governments and corporations accumulating a significant amount of debt to combat the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are bound to shell out...

Thailand government urged to boost ties with China

Thailand was seeking to deepen its trade relationship with China in a bid to support its ailing economy amid the global pandemic. In a report...

Tokens get Singapore trace half of population

Singapore has collected more than 400,000 TraceTogether tokens, putting it at the 50% mark in digital contact-tracing amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report...

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Thailand eyes vaccine passports, quarantine waivers for tourists

The government of Thailand was keen on further loosening up its borders to international tourists through vaccination passports and quarantine waivers as it begins...

Philippines begins mass vaccination as Sinovac arrives

The Philippines has officially received the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine made by China-based pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech. The military aircraft from China carrying...

Malaysia’s mass vaccination program starts

Malaysia on Wednesday began with its mass vaccination program, two days earlier than scheduled, with the first person to receive the vaccine no other...