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  • Coffee pods vie to tempt Southeast Asia's drinkers

    JAKARTA -- Southeast Asia hosts some of the world's leading coffee growers and exporters, such as Indonesia and Vietnam, the world's fourth- and second-biggest producers respectively.Neighbors such as East Timor, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and T

    May 28, 2017 12:46 pm JST
  • Racing to prop up Asia's sinking cities

    JAKARTA -- Vast sections of Southeast Asia's cities could sink below sea level in the coming decades as residents draw up groundwater faster than it can be replenished, leaving governments scrambling to prevent flooding on a massive scale.The Indone

    May 27, 2017 01:40 pm JST
  • East Asian workers remarkably disengaged

    TOKYO -- Workers in East Asia are much less engaged in their jobs than their counterparts in the rest of the world, a recent survey by Gallup shows. Experts say East Asian companies need to alter their management styles before disengaged workforces

    May 25, 2017 10:40 pm JST
  • Booming Southeast Asian vehicle sales drive urban congestion

    JAKARTA -- Vehicle sales in Southeast Asia are set to outpace all other regions of the world during 2017, according to industry research, highlighting surging economic expansion in some parts of the region.But the growing number of new cars and truc

    May 25, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' are working to save the trade deal, but members remain far apart

    HANOI The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal showed at least some level of unity in a statement May 21, but the outlook for a "TPP 11" version of the trade pact after the U.S. bailed on the deal looks hazy as gaps remain o

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Why Vietnam is all in for TPP11

    HANOI -- Trade ministers from the 11 remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, after the U.S. withdrew, agreed in Hanoi on Sunday to promote the so-called TPP 11 trade liberalization deal.Vietnamese Trade and Industry Minister Tran Tuan

    May 24, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • Vietnam chain eateries give visitors a taste of authenticity

    HANOI -- Restaurant chains serving traditional food are flourishing in Vietnam. Classic dishes such as pho and banh cuon have until recently mostly been served at small restaurants and food stalls, which many foreign visitors shun due to concerns ab

    May 24, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Sreeram Chaulia

    Cyberattacks send a wakeup call to Asia

    The WannaCry malware unleashed on May 12 that locked up over 300,000 computer systems in 150 countries for ransom payment signified the mother of all cyberattacks in its geographic sway and sophistication. It unveiled a new era of hyper-globalized t

    May 23, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • Malaysia's AirAsia again tries to take off in Vietnam

    HANOI -- After failing three times, Malaysian discount air carrier AirAsia is once again trying to crack the growing, but well-protected, Vietnamese airline marketVietnam closely guards its airline market, dominated by state-run Vietnam Airlines and

    May 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Honda's business jet spreads wings to Southeast Asia

    TOKYO -- Honda Motor will begin selling its business jet in several Southeast Asian markets to capitalize on the region's economic growth, the Japanese automaker said Monday.Honda tapped Thai Aerospace Services as its first-ever HondaJet dealer in S

    May 23, 2017 12:02 am JST
  • 16 Asia-Pacific nations agree to conclude free trade talks soon

    HANOI (Kyodo) -- Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Monday in Hanoi to conclude a regional free trade deal swiftly, with their joint statement expressing their hope to strike a deal by the end of this year, which falls in the "milestone

    May 22, 2017 11:11 pm JST
  • Southeast Asia digital consumer market to hit $50bn in 2017: report

    SINGAPORE -- An increasing number of Southeast Asian people are relying on digital means to purchase products and services, helping the region's internet economy to balloon to more than $50 billion, according to a report by Bain & Co.The management

    May 22, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' make show of unity, but members remain far apart

    HANOI -- The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership showed some level of unity in a statement Sunday, but the outlook for a "TPP 11" version of the trade pact after the U.S. ditched the deal looks hazy amid gaps on some issues.Ministers

    May 22, 2017 02:40 am JST
  • 'TPP 11' ministers pledge to revive stalled agreement

    HANOI -- Ministers from 11 countries participating in stalled negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, excluding the United States, met in Vietnam on Sunday to affirm "the value of realizing the TPP's benefits."Meeting on the

    May 21, 2017 01:59 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' ministers in discord ahead of Sunday meeting

    HANOI -- Ministers from the 11 remaining TPP countries will sit down together here on Sunday to discuss implementing the trade deal without the U.S.But events on Saturday showed they remain at odds.There is a major sticking point. Japan wants the jo

    May 21, 2017 01:45 am JST
  • Asia-Pacific meeting puts Trump's trade turmoil center stage

    HANOI (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's new trade representative held his first face-to-face meetings with some key partners on Saturday as the United States charts an "America First" policy that has upended the old global order and sparked

    May 20, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • Vietnamese city kids taking playtime inside

    HANOI -- Vietnam is going through a period of rapid housing and infrastructure development in urban areas -- a trend that is robbing kids of places to play.So the private sector has come up with a solution -- indoor play centers.The facilities can b

    May 20, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Mattis: North Korea military solution would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and said Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution."W

    May 20, 2017 04:45 am JST
  • Shipping shortcuts put Southeast Asia in the express lane

    YANGON/BANGKOK -- New types of cross-border ground shipping services are emerging in Southeast Asia to support the growing multinational production networks here.Many Japanese automotive and electronics companies have supply chains spanning the Grea

    May 19, 2017 01:45 pm JST
  • TPP ministers head to Vietnam to debate pact's fate

    TOKYO -- Negotiators and ministers from Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are set to begin deciding the future of the trade pact without the U.S.Nobuteru Ishihara, Japan's economic revitalization minister, spoke with reporters on Friday morning be

    May 19, 2017 12:50 pm JST