Politics & Economy

Larsen & Toubro of India is expanding its involvement in overseas projects in economies surrounding the Indian Ocean, including the construction of upstream oil and gas production facilities in Myanmar as seen here.

Indian Ocean economic zone

China-India rivalry grows over infrastructure projects

TOKYO -- Huge demand for infrastructure improvements in emerging economies surrounding the Indian Ocean is attracting global businesses eager to work on them. Indian companies, though busy with local projects, are starting to aggressively take ...


Frederic Neumann: Time to talk about the high income trap

Much is made of the dangers of falling into the middle income trap. But as Japan shows, hi...


Kasit Piromya: A solution for SE Asia's boat people problem

Asian governments have a chance to solve the humanitarian crisis and ongoing human traffic...


Paul Mortimer-Lee: Growth key to keeping Europe together

The chronic problems in Greece continue to rumble on, like a volcano that keeps threa...

The Future of Asia 2014

Thai instability to impact region: Asean chief

TOKYO -- Le Luong Minh, the secretary general of Asean, said Friday that events unfolding ...