Indonesia relaxes Papuan internet ban 

Indonesia has partially relaxed an internet blackout imposed following violent protests in Papua, but it has not restored connections in the worst affected areas. The...

Singapore revamps its digital banking industry

Singapore is about to overhaul its banking industry for the first time in two decades as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched...

Airlines seeking compensation from Malaysian airport operator

Airlines will be seeking compensation from airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) after more than four days of delays and disruptions due to...

Indonesia blocks Papuan internet as riots spread

Indonesia has imposed an internet blackout on the occupied provinces of Papua and West Papua as it grapples to stop riots triggered by the...

Indonesia mulls nickel export ban 

Indonesia says it is considering bringing forward a ban on mineral ore shipments after nickel prices surged amid speculation Jakarta would halt exports. The initiative...

Philippine media trial begins of Duterte critic

In the Philippines, Rappler editor Maria Ressa's libel trial has opened in a case seen as retaliation for reports on President Rodrigo Duterte. The 55-year-old...

Singapore looks to ditch cryptocurrency tax

Singapore says it is planning to table legislation to end VAT on transactions using cryptocurrencies.  The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said the supply...

EU trade deal to further boost Vietnam economy

Vietnam and the European Union have signed a trade deal to eliminate 99 per cent of tariffs on goods to the bloc, which could...

US calls on Myanmar to end Rakhine blackout 

Pressure is rising on Myanmar to end its mobile internet shutdowns in areas of two impoverished states, with the United States saying the restrictions...

Singapore opens drug research centre 

In an effort to take Singapore’s drug development to the next level, a national centre for drug research has opened in the city-state. Based at...

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