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  • Panasonic in Southeast Asia

    Marketing power storage, surveillance systems to local businesses

    JAKARTA -- Panasonic will step up marketing to corporate customers in Southeast Asia, pursuing big contracts for power systems that combine storage and solar batteries, and surveillance equipment. System engineers and marketing personnel in char

    November 21, 2014 06:24 am JST
  • Ayala's construction push

    Philippine conglomerate builds war chest for infrastructure

    MANILA -- Philippine conglomerate Ayala has raised about $575 million in just three weeks as it beefs up its reserves for infrastructure projects. The company told the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday it completed a quick, overnight equity

    November 20, 2014 06:00 pm JST
  • SM's Sy-Coson wants to reach more of the middle class

    brightcove.createExperiences(); TOKYO -- The Philippines is Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economy, and SM Investments is no stranger to rapid expansion. Through its retail and property development arms, the country's largest

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Introducing the $10 billion club

    BANGKOK -- Southeast Asia's $10 billion club keeps getting bigger. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations had 44 companies with market capitalizations of at least that amount at the end of October, up from 34 four years earlier. Sure, Japan

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • The region's top companies: ASEAN 100

    Companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are on the rise. Forty-four listed companies boasted market capitalizations of $10 billion or more as of the end of October, while 24 reported more than $1 billion in net profit during the most

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • What company rankings say about the region's economy

    BANGKOK -- Ranking Southeast Asia's top companies by market capitalization and net profit gives a good idea who the movers and shakers are in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. But the list also reveals important

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Modest market caps not always a hurdle

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Don't let their relatively modest market capitalizations fool you: Some Southeast Asian companies have been making massive profit strides. These businesses have ridden the economic growth that has swept across the region, partly

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • The $10 billion club

    Meet Southeast Asia's most valuable companies

    BANGKOK -- Southeast Asia's $10 billion club keeps getting bigger. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations had 44 companies with market capitalizations of at least that amount at the end of October, up from 34 four years earlier. Sure, Japan

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • San Miguel's Ang sees group's future in infrastructure

    San Miguel is the Philippines' most diversified conglomerate. Recently, the giant company has undergone a strategic shift, moving into high-growth industries such as power generation and infrastructure, even as its core food, beverage and packaging

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Islamic State: The new face of terror

    In its quest to acquire manpower and support for its operations in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State militant group is making deep inroads into Asia -- and achieving a level of success that al-Qaida could only have dreamed of. The growing presence o

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Kamal Alam: Syria offers clues to Islamic State's future in Asia

    One of the more remarkable documents found in the Osama bin Laden compound included a letter to the Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria cautioning Abu Musab al-Zarqawi over his group's extreme violence. The insurgency in Fallujah and Tal Afar

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • List of ASEAN 100 companies

    ASEAN 100Singapore (25 companies)Banyan Tree HoldingsCapitaLandCity DevelopmentsComfortDelGroDBS Group HoldingsGlobal Logistic PropertiesHyfluxKeppel Corp. Neptune Orient LinesOlam InternationalOSIM InternationalOversea-Chinese Banking Corp.Raffles

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Exclusive interview

    San Miguel's president sees group's future in infrastructure

    brightcove.createExperiences(); San Miguel is the Philippines' most diversified conglomerate. Recently, the giant company has undergone a strategic shift, moving into high-growth industries such as power generation and infrastru

    November 19, 2014 08:00 pm JST
  • DMCI's net income slides

    Philippine conglomerate's power and construction units drag down core earnings

    MANILA -- Philippine infrastructure conglomerate DMCI Holdings said its core net income slid 6%, to 7.5 billion pesos ($166 million), from January to September due to lackluster results from its power and construction businesses. In a stock exch

    November 19, 2014 07:30 pm JST
  • ADB report

    Asia's integration driven by Western uncertainty

    MANILA -- Asia is becoming increasingly interconnected as economies move to reduce their reliance on the West, where growth has been sluggish, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday. In its latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor, the bank sa

    November 19, 2014 10:30 am JST
  • San Miguel's $3B bet

    Philippine brewer wants to get into steelmaking

    MANILA -- San Miguel, a diversified Philippine group best known as a beer brand, is planning to build the country's first integrated steel plant, worth around $3 billion, as it seeks to double sales and earnings in the next five years. "If we ca

    November 18, 2014 02:00 pm JST
  • Xi and Abe

    Who wanted a summit more?

    TOKYO -- Yasuo Fukuda, a former Japan prime minister, secretly visited Beijing in June. The capital at that time was rife with speculation and backroom politics as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation approached. Talks with Chinese government o

    November 18, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Company background

    San Miguel

    San Miguel was established in 1890, during the Spanish colonial period, as a single-product brewery. It is now the Philippines' most diversified conglomerate and the largest company by consolidated revenues. The company accounts for around 7% of the

    November 17, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Company background

    Philippine Long Distance Telephone

    Philippine Long Distance Telephone is the county's dominant telecommunications carrier. The company commands around 70% of the fixed line segment and about two-thirds of the wireless cellular market via the Smart Communications, Talk 'N Text and Sun

    November 17, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Company background

    LT Group

    LT Group was formed through the consolidation of businesses controlled by Lucio Tan, the Philippines' second-richest man in 2013, according to Forbes magazine. The listed conglomerate was previously known as Tanduay Holdings, which held Tan's spirit

    November 17, 2014 12:00 am JST