Search results

Results 61 - 80 of 2950
  • ASEAN summit underscores dearth of leadership

    MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations observed its 50th anniversary with a summit that failed to yield a united front against Beijing on the South China Sea territorial disputes, a comedown for an organization once steered by strong f

    May 6, 2017 04:10 am JST
  • Asia divided over plan to strengthen crisis response

    YOKOHAMA -- Asian nations are in agreement on their need to deal with currency crises such as the one that wrought havoc in the region 20 years ago, but in a meeting Friday, fell short of an accord on upgrading the existing crisis-response mechanism

    May 5, 2017 11:06 pm JST
  • The case for a truly international Asian infrastructure summit

    TOKYO -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank are widely seen as competitors in shaping a new world order. The former, sponsored by China, has already outstripped the membership of the latter, backed by Japan and t

    May 5, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Philippines says to complain to U.N. over investigator visit

    MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines said it would raise with the United Nations the failure of one of its top human rights investigators to notify the government of her visit on Friday, which was a "clear signal" she was not interested in an objecti

    May 5, 2017 01:12 pm JST
  • ASEAN PMI rises to 51.1 in April

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 51.1 in April from 50.9 in March. The rate of improvement was the quickest recorded in 33 months.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading bel

    May 5, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Philippines approves giant casino in Cebu

    MANILA -- The Philippine casino regulator has approved the construction of the first integrated resort outside the capital.Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), which also runs its own casinos, granted Udenna Corp. a "provisional license"

    May 4, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • The case for a truly international Asian infrastructure summit

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank are widely seen as competitors in shaping a new world order. The former, sponsored by China, has already outstripped the membership of the latter, backed by Japan and the U.S. B

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ADB chief sees 'even bigger role' for multilateral lenders

    MANILA Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao sees three key ways in which the institution has paved the way for the region's economic emergence. He sat down with The Nikkei to talk about the lender's five-decade track record and what the f

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector capital

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Kavi Chongkittavorn: Global disruptions test a soul-searching ASEAN

    The slogan of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for 2017 -- "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World" -- is telling. It suggests that after 50 years of existence, the group will continue to do what it has always done best: soul-searching.

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Southeast Asian summit statement packs less of a punch on China

    MANILA The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is celebrating 50 years of togetherness this year, but the focus at its latest summit was how the bloc would handle an issue that divides its members: territorial friction with Beijing in the South C

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Diverging agendas explode the myth of 'Asian values'

    Democracies in Northeast and Southeast Asia are drifting further apart in their political and strategic policies. In the era of globalization and social media, long-assumed cultural similarities between these two regions are not holding up. This is

    May 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China's Xi phones Duterte to discuss North Korea

    MANILA -- Fresh off his debut as chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday received a call from Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss pressing topics, including tensions on the Ko

    May 4, 2017 12:31 am JST
  • Philippine congress rejects environment secretary

    MANILA -- Regina Lopez, who rocked the Philippines mining sector during her ten-month stewardship of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, has been rejected as the agency's secretary by a congressional panel.Senator Manny Pacquiao, wh

    May 3, 2017 09:45 pm JST
  • ADB to launch infrastructure project referee program

    MANILA -- The Asian Development Bank plans to start a program to mediate conflicts between public and private sector entities in Asia's infrastructure developments. The bank will announce the program at its annual meeting, which starts Thursday in Y

    May 3, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • The ADB faces up to new challenges

    TOKYO -- Asia has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, but it still needs to improve power grids, roads, waterworks and other infrastructure, both to sustain that growth and as a result of it. Asian economies also need to attract private-sector

    May 3, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Interview

    ADB chief sees 'even bigger role' for multilateral lenders

    MANILA -- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao sees three key ways in which the institution has paved the way for the region's economic emergence. He sat down with The Nikkei to talk about the lender's five-decade track record and what th

    May 3, 2017 12:20 pm JST
  • Richard Heydarian

    Duterte's 'transactional approach' undermines ASEAN stance on China

    Just hours after his inauguration on June 30, 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte nonchalantly declared that he would not "taunt" China with the landmark international ruling supporting his country's arbitration case on the South China Sea. I

    May 2, 2017 11:25 pm JST
  • Philippines manufacturing PMI slows to 53.3 in April

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 53.3 in April from 53.8 in March.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction."The domestic market conti

    May 2, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Philippines opens wallet wide for public works

    MANILA -- The Philippines is planning 3.6 trillion pesos ($71.8 billion) in infrastructure projects over three years in hopes of strengthening transportation systems and boosting growth.Transportation-related work accounts for more than 60% of the s

    May 2, 2017 06:47 am JST