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  • 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
  • Stuck in high gear

    Steel product prices sinking amid flood of Chinese exports

    SHANGHAI -- With an economic slowdown having put a damper on Chinese demand for steel products, manufacturers unable to cut production significantly are flooding global markets, sending prices into a tailspin. China's steel product exports jumpe

    September 1, 2015 05:50 am JST
  • Saigon Securities

    Financial company is first in Vietnam to lift foreign ownership cap

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Saigon Securities Inc., a financial services company, is lifting its cap on foreign ownership Tuesday, making it the first Vietnamese company to take advantage of a new shareholder regulation introduced in June by securities regu

    August 31, 2015 10:52 pm 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
  • Vietnam tourism

    Resort city echoes Singapore as the place to be

    HANOI -- Big changes are transforming the central Vietnamese city of Danang into a booming travel and business destination. The number of foreign visitors to the city has nearly quadrupled over the past eight years. Its economy has been growing at a

    August 29, 2015 01:00 pm 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
  • Petrovietnam Gas JSC

    Key oil company misses first-half targets

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Petrovietnam Gas JSC reported a net profit of 5.34 trillion dong ($237 million) for the first half of 2015, down 18% from a year earlier. In missing its projections, Vietnam's largest state-run gas company blamed plummeting crude

    August 28, 2015 07:00 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
  • Vietnam Kowil Fashion

    Apparel company expanding into neighboring countries

    HANOI -- Vietnam Kowil Fashion is poised to expand its operations into neighboring countries. The major Vietnamese apparel company aims to capitalize on scheduled regional economic integration and a pending trade pact. As a first move, Kowil wil

    August 28, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • South China Sea

    China operates cruise ship to flaunt territorial claims

    SHANGHAI -- China appears ready to peacefully settle regional tensions over disputed islands in the South China Sea. But it is also effectively claiming control over the area by operating a cruise ship there. On Aug. 5, a ministerial meeting of

    August 28, 2015 07:00 am 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
  • 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
  • Vietnam becoming Asia's major flower grower

    TOKYO -- Vietnam is becoming a major flower exporter. It finds itself well-situated not only to supply Japan, Asia's largest flower market, but also China and other Southeast Asian nations. During the past decade, Vietnam has quadrupled flower e

    August 27, 2015 12:00 am 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
  • 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
  • Batten down the hatches

    China brews a global economic storm

    TOKYO -- Market participants are rereading a year-old International Monetary Fund paper that took up the question of the global consequences of slower Chinese growth. China's economic ties with the rest of Asia have deepened not only in terms of

    August 26, 2015 07:00 pm JST