Palm-oil bosses slam UK ban

The Indonesian- and Malaysian-dominated Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) says the UK supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to remove palm oil from its...

Philippines scrambles to solve water shortages

The Philippine Senate is due to conduct a public hearing on March 19 into the water shortages gripping the country, especially Manila and Rizal,...

Brunei primed for Asean integration: study

Brunei’s fuel wealth has not been evenly distributed. Source: Flickr The Asean Economic Community (AEC) should help boost Brunei’s transport industry, according to the Oxford...

Freeport cuts output forecast 

Freeport-McMoran, the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, has cut its output forecasts following a stand-off when Indonesia stopped exports from its Grasberg mine...

BP to expand in Indonesia 

Oil giant BP is hoping to open around 350 petrol stations and convenience stores in Indonesia over the next decade, teaming up with Indonesian...

Papuan mob kills 292 crocodiles

Several hundred villagers have killed 292 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's impoverished West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a...

Canada to retrieve trash from Philippines

Canada has backed down in its dispute with the Philippines, agreeing to take back tonnes of waste shipped to Manila in 103 sea containers.  The...

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...

Envoys plan Rakhine visit

Poverty grips much of Rakhine State. Source: Flickr Senior US, Chinese, British and other EU diplomats are due to visit the north of Myanmar's unstable...

Time for a palm-oil rethink 

Malaysia and Indonesia’s trade ministers have said they will “discuss and coordinate” palm oil export issues, including organising a joint mission to the EU.  But...

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Risk aversion among Singaporean youth, survey reveals

The ASEAN youth sentiments survey commissioned every year by the World Economic Forum recently revealed an aversion to risk among Singaporean youths. Young people...