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Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

Myanmar farmers protest at Chinese copper mine

Protests have been taking place at Letpadaung for years. Source: Flickr Hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Asean economic hopes high after mixed 2015

The muddy docks in Yangon. Myanmar is tipped to see the fastest growth in Asean this year. Photo: the author Southeast Asia greets the new year...

Widodo asks for lower interest rates

Indonesia is looking to end its protectionist tradition. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is hoping to boost economic growth and create a stronger industrial sector...

Philippines sets sights on leading IT market

Training the next generation of Philippine IT specialists: MCCID College School Building, San Mateo, Rizal Province. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines says it can become the...

New Laos boss visits Hanoi allies

Presidential Palace, Vientiane. Source: Flickr Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit has arrived in Vietnam for his first overseas trip since taking office in January. Vorachit held talks...

France stirs up troubled waters 

China’s military could spark trouble if it builds on the Scarborough Shoal. Source: Wikimedia  Talks in Singapore and Beijing in the last week have done little...

Activists applaud jade shakeup

Giant Chinese machinery and unrestricted digging have created a wasteland in Hpakant, Kachin State. Source: YouTube The shakeup of the scandal-ridden Burmese jade business could...

Words will never hurt China

Just when the South China Sea dispute needed simplifying, here comes the Russian military. Source: Wikimedia While China's representatives at the Asean summits in Laos...

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