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  • June 28, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean should be on guard against a ‘Brexit’ here

    Most Britons voting to leave the EU felt they were deriving no benefit, a sentiment not unfamiliar to us

  • June 27, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean to press RCEP to cut tariffs on 92% of goods

    ASEAN countries will propose to the 16 member states of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to eliminate tariffs on 92 per cent of trade in goods to promote economic integration of the grouping soon.

  • June 26, 2016 11:30 am

    Asean Now: Weekly Wrap Ep 43

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

  • June 26, 2016 1:00 am

    ‘Brexit’ offers a vital lesson for Asean: Sathit

    THE “Brexit” vote - which saw people in the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union - is an important lesson for Thailand and members of Asean to learn in its expansion plans for the Asean Economic Community, a former Finance Ministry permanent secretary says.

  • June 25, 2016 1:01 am

    Asean agreement reached on creation of ecotourism clusters

    HANOI - Tourism chiefs of the 10 Asean member countries approved a declaration manifesting their common desire to boost tourism growth and align regional ecotourism destinations during a roundtable in Champasak, Laos, on Wednesday as part of the first “Asean Ecotourism Forum”.

  • June 25, 2016 1:00 am

    Ex-Asean boss Surin urges Thai media to help fuel return to democracy

    The former secretary-general of Asean has called on the Thai media to help bring back “the democratic space” to the country without it leading to conflict and violence.

  • June 25, 2016 1:00 am

    Little impact seen on Asean from Brexit

    JAKARTA - The decision belongs to British voters to take their country out of the European Union, but the uncertainty leading up to Thursday’s referendum was enough to make investors in Asian markets jittery as they feared a possible crash in the world’s biggest economic entity.

  • June 24, 2016 4:49 pm

    Cambodia doesn't want to destroy Asean, says Hun Sen

    PHNOM PENH - Cambodia PM Hun Sen rejects accusations that Cambodia had something to do with Asean's failure to issue a joint statement following a meeting among foreign ministers in Kunming last week.

  • June 24, 2016 3:18 pm

    Asean currencies not spared

    The Thai baht and other Asean currencies were not spared from Brexit chaos.

  • June 24, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean told to refocus on RCEP

    Thailand and other Asean nations should review their stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and rather refocus on materialising the Regional Cooperation on Economic Partnership (RCEP) if they want to ensure an equal-growth path for the region, said former World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Supachai Panitchpakdi.

  • June 23, 2016 1:00 am

    US emphasises centrality of Asean in region

    Official unfazed by the retraction of statement over South China Sea

  • June 23, 2016 1:00 am

    China-Asean ties are drifting dangerously in choppy seas

    The special meeting of Asean and China foreign ministers, marking a quarter century of diplomatic ties, ended disastrously in Kunming last week. After hours of negotiations, it was clear that Asean was not willing to sign on the dotted lines marked by China.