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  • Signs of pullback growing

    Spiking gold to oil ratio points to trouble for world economy

    TOKYO -- The world economy is showing signs of stress, as reflected in turbulent global stock markets. Investors and policymakers are on guard, with the outlook China and other emerging economies particularly grim. One closely watched commodity

    September 1, 2015 02:15 pm JST
  • Nariman Behravesh

    What are the ramifications of the 'rolling routs' in financial markets on US and global growth?

    Global financial markets have been gripped by fear in recent weeks. What began as "Taper Panic" two years ago turned into "The Great Deflation" in commodity prices last year, and finally morphed into a huge stock market sell-off this summer, first i

    September 1, 2015 09:28 am JST
  • Vijay Sakhuja

    Search and rescue operations could help counter South China Sea tensions

    Amid ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to constitute an eminent persons and experts group to provide specialist advice on setting up two so-called hotline platforms to focus on

    August 31, 2015 10:25 pm JST
  • 5 main economies

    Southeast Asia misses GDP forecast

    MANILA -- Southeast Asian economies are slowing. Gross domestic product in the region's five main economies grew at a real 4.2% during the April to June period, down 0.2 of a percentage point from the first quarter of 2015. China, whose own boggy ec

    August 30, 2015 02:30 am JST
  • Hard nut to crack

    Mitsubishi has another go at foodstuffs

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading houses have mostly failed to reap the promised benefits of big-budget deals in the foods sector. Mitsubishi Corp. is hoping to do better with its roughly 130 billion yen ($1.07 billion) investment in Southeast Asia's larges

    August 29, 2015 01:16 am JST
  • Asian market jitters

    Sharp rebound fails to quell pessimism

    BANGKOK -- Even though mainland Chinese equities sharply rebounded on the last two days of a tumultuous week, market watchers remain on edge. Some warn that another steep correction is in store.2,000, here we come?David Cui, head of China equity str

    August 29, 2015 12:15 am JST
  • Olam International

    In Mitsubishi, agri-trader sees a global partner it can grow with

    SINGAPORE -- Olam International aims to develop its business in Japan through cooperation with soon-to-be shareholder Mitsubishi Corp. The Singapore-based trader of agricultural commodities is also banking on global synergies, thanks to Mitsubishi's

    August 28, 2015 10:45 pm JST
  • Nicholas Spiro

    China the real worry for emerging market investors

    Investor sentiment towards emerging markets remains bleak. Emerging market stocks have lost 10% in dollar terms this month, resulting in a 20% decline over the past three months. In the period between Aug. 19 and 26, emerging market bond funds s

    August 28, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • 27-month streak

    Southeast Asian new-car sales slip yet again in July

    BANGKOK -- New-car sales volume in six major Southeast Asian countries slid year-on-year for a 27th straight month in July as economic weakness, rising interest rates and new taxes depressed consumer sentiment. Total sales dropped 13% to 226,166

    August 28, 2015 03:42 am JST
  • Investing for growth

    Mitsubishi to take 20% stake in food giant Olam

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. will acquire a 20% interest in Southeast Asia's biggest food company, Olam International, for 130 billion yen ($1.07 billion). Mitsubishi will purchase shares in Olam via a private placement and f

    August 28, 2015 02:00 am JST
  • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.

    Good uptake for first Lion-OCBC Capital Asia Fund

    SINGAPORE -- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) has attracted 550 million Singapore dollars ($395 million) to its first private equity fund for investments in small and medium Asian enterprises with high growth potential. Lion-OCBC Capital Asi

    August 28, 2015 01:25 am JST
  • Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo

    Is Southeast Asia equal to the opportunity challenge?

    It is perhaps not surprising that the issue of inequality gained little attention at the just-concluded 47th ASEAN Economic Ministers' meeting in Malaysia's capital. After all, relative to economic troubles elsewhere in the world, Southeast Asia's r

    August 27, 2015 05:00 pm JST
  • Crisis takes its toll on currencies

    BANGKOK -- Knee-jerk reactions to Chinese moves in equity markets are currently grabbing headlines. But a longer-term perspective looking at the currency market shows just how deeply connected China has become with the global economy. The Nikkei

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • How 'Black Monday' unfolded

    BANGKOK -- The global commentariat has dubbed Aug. 24, 2015, another "Black Monday." The original one -- Oct. 19, 1987 -- was a global equity collapse that culminated in a 22.6% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Substantial U.S. trade and fi

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • International cooperation will be essential

    TOKYO -- The unrest rippling through global markets will test policymakers' ability to work together, calm investors and maintain economic momentum. Fears of slowing Chinese growth have cast a pall over the global economy and investors are scram

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Singapore paving the way for cheaper driverless cars

    SINGAPORE -- Self-driving cars are much in the news lately, with Google of the U.S. and other companies putting autonomous vehicles through their paces. Another center of the nascent self-driving car industry is Singapore, where the focus is on

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Maritime law and order

    Southeast Asia grapples with resurgence of 'traditional' piracy

    JAKARTA -- These days, the word "piracy" usually brings to mind illegally copying music, movies or software. But in the waters of Southeast Asia, mainly off Indonesia and Malaysia, the traditional meaning of piracy prevails, with boatloads of armed

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • From Shanghai to the world

    How 'Black Monday' unfolded

    BANGKOK -- The global commentariat has dubbed Aug. 24, 2015, another "Black Monday." The original one -- Oct. 19, 1987 -- was a global equity collapse that culminated in a 22.6% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Substantial U.S. trade and fi

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Maritime law and order

    Southeast Asia grapples with resurgence of 'traditional' piracy

    JAKARTA -- These days, the word "piracy" usually brings to mind illegally copying music, movies or software. But in the waters of Southeast Asia, mainly off Indonesia and Malaysia, the traditional meaning of piracy prevails, with boatloads of armed

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Tied to China

    Crisis takes toll on currencies

    BANGKOK -- Knee-jerk reactions to Chinese moves in equity markets are currently grabbing headlines. But a longer-term perspective looking at the currency market shows just how deeply connected China has become with the global economy. The Nikkei

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST