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  • Southeast Asian economic growth regaining speed

    SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asian economies should collectively grow by around 5% this year and next, propelled by such fast-growing contributors as the Philippines and Vietnam, a regional observer group says in a report released Thursday.Real gross dome

    May 8, 2017 02:42 pm JST
  • Business Insight

    Frenemies make Vietnam steel megaproject tick

    TOKYO -- A project to build a blast furnace in Vietnam has some East Asia watchers scratching their heads. With participation from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea -- all involved in diplomatic spats with at least one of the parties --

    May 8, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • FT Confidential Research

    Job insecurity rises in ASEAN despite economic recovery

    We found 22.8 per cent of Asean respondents feared losing their jobs in the next six months, a 2.3 point increase since our last survey of employment sentiment in 2015.Asean jobseekers also said it was harder to find a job this year than in 2015.Mal

    May 8, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • ADB meeting finds the 'Asian century' so close, yet so far

    YOKOHAMA -- Asia has changed beyond recognition. The Asian Development Bank proclaimed confidently in a promotion video that was played repeatedly at its 50th annual meeting held in Yokohama from Thursday to Sunday.The statistics bear out this claim

    May 8, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Tiny Chinese fleet paves way for future carrier operations

    TOKYO -- Three Chinese naval vessels arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday as part of a 20-nation, 180-day tour, the Chinese navy's longest overseas tour to date.Political Commissar of the Navy Miao Hua, who saw the fleet off in Shanghai on April

    May 6, 2017 05:30 pm JST
  • Japanese space startups look for growth in Southeast Asia

    TOKYO -- Japanese startups in the space business are rapidly expanding their operations into Southeast Asia, attracted by the wealth of opportunities in the region.The Southeast Asian market for space services offers more diverse business opportunit

    May 6, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • 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
  • China no longer has time for Japanese craftsmanship

    TOKYO -- The number of new positions for Japanese staff at Japanese companies in China dropped 30% on the year in March, falling victim to a new visa policy prioritizing young, tech-savvy workers over old, dependable foremen.The decrease, shown by d

    May 5, 2017 10:00 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
  • David Brown

    Vietnam village showdown may mark watershed in land conflicts

    Last month, a band of farmers forced their way into the administrative compound of Dong Tam, an ancient village on the fringes of Hanoi, to protest the expropriation of their land. To the astonishment of many observers, Vietnam's communist regime ca

    May 5, 2017 03:30 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
  • TPP members agree to go on minus US, but differ on terms

    TORONTO -- The 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership members agreed over two-day talks here to resuscitate the trade pact without the U.S., but differences remained over the shape the new deal would take.The gathered representatives agreed to "keep

    May 5, 2017 02:20 am JST
  • Vietnam can leverage the ADB and AIIB to its advantage

    Asia has two multinational lenders on the scene -- the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a situation some view as a recipe for rivalry. Others, however, see it as an opportunity.Nguyen Ngoc Dong, deputy minister at

    May 4, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • ADB guides Vietnam, Cambodia to greater growth

    The Asian Development Bank funds physical infrastructure across the region, but unlocking a country's growth potential takes more than roads and railways. That's why in developing countries, the lender also focuses on education and job training, as

    May 4, 2017 12:00 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 guides Vietnam, Cambodia to greater growth

    The Asian Development Bank funds physical infrastructure across the region, but unlocking a country's growth potential takes more than roads and railways. That's why in developing countries, the lender also focuses on education and job training, as

    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
  • Vietnam can leverage the ADB and AIIB to its advantage

    Asia has two multinational lenders on the scene -- the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a situation some view as a recipe for rivalry. Others, however, see it as an opportunity.Nguyen Ngoc Dong, deputy minister at

    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