Singapore sees surprise late-2015 growth

Manufacturing remains a drag on Singapore's economy. Source: Wikimedia Singapore’s economy grew faster than predicted in the fourth quarter of last year, fuelled by construction...

Indonesia retreats on energy tax

President Joko Widodo has promised to increase power production while cutting outputs. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta has postponed a levy on fossil fuels intended to support...

China Railway claims bargain buy of Malaysian stake

Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Source: Wikimedia   A Chinese-Malaysian consortium said it paid RM5.28 billion (US$1.2 billion) for a 60-per-cent stake in Bandar Malaysia, RM2.13 billion...

Malaysian pension fund sells London HQ

88 Wood Street, London. Source: Wikimedia Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) is selling its London headquarters at 88 Wood Street, London, for about RM1.7 billion (US$402...

Indonesia to appeal against court ruling on haze lawsuit

A NASA satellite image showing the haze blanketing the region on September 24, 2015. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Indonesian government said it will appeal against a...

Asean to launch ambitious, integrated common market tomorrow

The flags of Asean members flying at Asean headquarters in Jakarta. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Asean will tomorrow launch its common market, in an ambitious attempt...

Guinness launches alcohol-free drink in response to Jakarta ban

The Indonesian market has become far tougher for brewers. Source: Flickr Brewing giant Diageo has been forced to change its strategy in the world’s biggest...

Border dispute delays China tourist gateway

Myanmar Beer is indicative of protected firms that are struggling in an open market: Source: Wikimedia  A disagreement over border demarcation is delaying the completion of...

Border dispute delays China tourist gateway

Myanmar Beer is indicative of protected firms that are struggling in an open market: Source: Wikimedia  A disagreement over border demarcation is delaying the completion of...

Economists predict tough 2016 for Singapore 

Singapore is looking stronger within an Asean context. Source: Wikimedia A turbulent year for the Singapore dollar looks set to continue into 2016. The US dollar...

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