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  • August 29, 2016 1:00 am

    Plenty of room for growth in China-Asean ties, seminar hears

    CHINESE investment inflows to Southeast Asia may increase fivefold over the next five years if both sides can peacefully tackle territorial disputes and trust issues, a prominent Thai executive said

    business
  • August 29, 2016 1:00 am

    China-Asean ties on firm ground

    Despite the odd hiccup, both sides have a lot to offer each other from a geo-economic perspective

    opinion
  • August 29, 2016 1:00 am

    China and Asean: Next 25-year cycle will be complicated

    After China’s Premier Li Keqiang outlined his new policy approach in front of Asean members in Bandar Seri Begawan in October 2013 - known as the “two plus seven” cooperative framework - nobody predicted it would then be shelved.

    opinion
  • August 27, 2016 11:53 am

    Asean Now: Weekly Wrap Ep 52

    Asean Now wraps up the latest news of the week in the region.

    asean&beyon
  • August 27, 2016 1:00 am

    VN firms should focus more on Asean market

    VIETNAMESE businesses should focus more on Asean markets to make use of the advantages created by the establishment of the Asean Economic Community, Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Tat Thanh said.

    business
  • August 25, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean is emerging as a consumption powerhouse

    DON’T UNDERESTIMATE the Asean consumer. As a whole, Asean’s more than 620 million inhabitants are an increasingly powerful source of global demand and a potential game-changer for companies looking for growth in a tough and uncertain global environment.

    business
  • August 24, 2016 6:57 pm

    AirAsia gives free flights for life to Asean Olympic gold medallists

    PETALING JAYA - AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes announced that while gold medallists would be entitled to free flights for life, silver and bronze medallists would also be rewarded but did not specify what they would receive.

    breakingnews
  • August 24, 2016 1:00 am

    China, Asean ‘need fast RCEP deal’

    ASEAN’S TRADE relationship with China has reached a crucial turning point with the latest 2015 figures showing a 3-per-cent contraction, making it necessary to quickly conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, according to a top Chinese think-tank.

    business
  • August 24, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean turning a blind eye to the junta in its midst

    While the world’s attention - including that of Asean - focused on the Brexit referendum, another one much closer to home has gone almost unnoticed. On August 7, 61 per cent of those who voted in Thailand’s referendum approved a new constitution

    opinion
  • August 24, 2016 1:00 am

    Integrated digital economy can benefit Asean

    SINGAPORE - The Asean region has benefited from growing cooperation but building an integrated digital economy could generate even more payoffs, said the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) on Monday.

    asean&beyon
  • August 23, 2016 1:00 am

    Thailand urged to become hub of Asean jewellery trade

    THAILAND SHOULD position itself as Asean’s primary entry point for gemstones and jewellery and as a trade, production and service centre in order to become the leader in Asia, World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) president Dr Gaetano Cavalieri has suggested.

    business
  • August 23, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean urged to chart own course

    MANILA - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, now in its first year of economic unification, needs to decouple from China and become much better at telling the global community about its economic prospects, Citi’s regional fund services experts said.

    asean&beyon