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  • July 24, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean foreign ministers face challenge to reach consensus after South China Sea ruling

    ASEAN foreign ministers gathered yesterday in the Laotian capital Vientiane in a bid to find a solution to maintain unity and the grouping’s relevancy in relation to tensions in the South China Sea.

  • July 23, 2016 7:01 pm

    Cambodia blocking ASEAN consensus on S. China Sea: diplomat

    VIENTIANE - Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said Saturday.

  • July 23, 2016 9:28 am

    Asean Now: Weekly Wrap Ep 47

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

  • July 23, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean countries to set skill standards in tourism

    SOUTHEAST Asian countries are keen to take a lead in the world’s tourism market by setting standards on skills required in the industry.

  • July 23, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean must wake up to new challenges after Sea ruling

    Despite differences in the grouping, China must grasp the reality that the Arbitral Tribunal has transformed the legal and political landscape of the South China Sea

  • July 23, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean an ‘association’ without collective aim

    The term “double-minded” comes from the Greek word dipsuchos, meaning “a person with two minds or souls”. This is how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations explains itself following the unusual retraction of its members’ bold statement against China’s imperious blustering in the South China Sea.

  • July 22, 2016 1:00 am

    Internet advertising in Thailand has second highest growth in Asean

    INTERNET ADVERTISING revenue in Thailand is forecast to grow by 22.5 per cent in each of the next five years to hit US$89 million (Bt3.1 billion) by 2020 thanks to further household fixed-line broadband penetration, according to PricewaterhouseCooper’s global entertainment and media outlook for 2016-2020.

  • July 21, 2016 2:34 pm

    Asean countries to set skill standards in tourism sector

    JAKARTA - Southeast Asian countries are keen to take a lead in the world’s tourism market by setting standards on skills required in the industry.

  • July 21, 2016 1:00 am

    Tri-Stage eyes Asean expansion via stake in TV Direct

    TRI-STAGE INC, a leading Japanese direct-marketing solution provider, yesterday announced the acquisition of a 15-per-cent stake in Thailand’s TV Direct, the listed TV home-shopping operator.

  • July 20, 2016 1:33 pm

    IMF maintains Asean growth forecast

    The International Monetary Fund has maintained the economic growth forecast for Asean-5, which includes Thailand, though citing greater risks from "Brexit" on the global economy.

  • July 20, 2016 1:02 am

    Asean-China trade dips

    BEIJING - Bilateral trade between China and Asean has boomed during the past 25 years, but declines were reported this year because of the febrile global economy, a senior official said Tuesday.

  • July 20, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean Tourism Skills Standards to be launched next month

    ASEAN MINISTERS will launch Asean Tourism Skills Standards at the Jakarta Conference next month, aiming to lift service standards and encourage intra-Asean mobility among tourism employees.