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...

Brunei bans Christmas

This horse would be unwelcome in Brunei this festive season. Source: Pixabay Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, including sending festive greetings and wearing Santa...

Regional strongmen forge deeper ties

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) and his domestic adversary, Sam Rainsy. Source: Wikimedia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart, Prayuth Chan-ocha,...

Scores feared dead in Indonesia sinking 

Sea travel is an essential part of life on the unusually shaped island of Sulawesi. Source: Flickr A ship carrying 118 passengers and 12 crew...

EU threatens to ban Thai fish exports

Thailand's fishing industry is still under scrutiny. Source: Wikimedia The European Union has warned Bangkok to "promptly" address human rights and slavery issues in its fisheries...

Myanmar heroin trade booming: UN

Most of the profit is generated after the produce has left Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia  Myanmar is the second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. This...

Thailand, Cambodia to triple bilateral trade to $15b over next five years

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha met his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen for talks at Government House in Bangkok today. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The prime ministers...

Fires twice as expensive as 2004 tsunami: World Bank

Indonesia is still paying the price for this year's fires. Source: Flickr by mararie Indonesia's forest fires and the so-called haze it caused this year have...

Yangon to modernise port 

Yangon Port is due to move away from paper documentation. Source: Wikimedia  Hitachi Solutions is hoping to have an electronic data interchange (EDI) system for...

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...

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