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...

Typhoon Melor batters Philippines

Melor kills 4 in Philippines.  Source: Wikimedia  Typhoon Nona, as it is known in the Philippines or Melor internationally, has killed at least four people...

Unesco names Singapore and Bandung as Creative Cities of Design

Unesco director-general Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Michel Ravassard/Wikimedia Commons. Singapore has been named a Creative City of Design by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation...

Thais enter solar market

Thailand has plenty of sunshine. Source: Wikimedia There are signs that the Thai economy is moving away from its dependency on fossil fuels but while...

Vietnam business forced to look overseas for growth

Is the sun rising for Vietnam’s well-educated population or setting on its damaged ecosystem? Source: Wikimedia  Vietnam’s environmental degradation and glowing economic prospects both largely...

Indonesia leaves Malaysia behind in biodiesel production

Indonesia's vehicles will soon by running on a little more palm oilJakarta is committed to push for higher production and consumption of biodiesel, to...

Indonesia agrees development plan with UN

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is representing his nation at the Commonwealth summit in Malta. Source: WikimediaJakarta, through its National Development Planning...

EU hopes for Asean statement on sustainable development

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is among world leaders due to attend the Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The European Union...

Philippines reef named Asean Heritage Park

A coral reef in Tubbataha Natural ParkAsean has named Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an Asean Heritage Park (AHP).Roberto Oliva, executive director of the...

Asean calls for regional air-pollution action

Smog on the Aceh-to-Medan roadAsean environment ministers on Thursday (October 29) expressed concern over the "unprecedented severity and geographical spread" of the smoke haze...

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Trade war prompts US firms to set sights on Thailand

Companies in the United States are transferring their operations to Southeast Asia—particularly Thailand—having suffered from more than a year of trade dispute between the...

Indonesia reports trade surplus

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Malaysian government to bail out pilgrimage fund for RM10.3 billion

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