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  • Southeast Asian capitals bristle at Trump's trade probe

    SINGAPORE -- The Trump administration's order to probe U.S. trading partners for unfair practices has provoked outrage in the Southeast Asian nations under scrutiny, and threatens to deepen a divide that leaves the region more exposed to Chinese inf

    April 18, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • FPT Telecom and IIJ launch cloud computing service in Vietnam

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- FPT Telecom of Vietnam and Internet Initiative Japan on Thursday launched a cloud computing service for individual, business and enterprise customers in Vietnam.FPT Telecom has called the new service, FPT HI GIO Cloud, the first

    April 14, 2017 11:40 pm JST
  • Insuring Cambodia: Manulife, Prudential and peers move into a ripe new market

    PHNOM PENH -- At the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in central Phnom Penh, Cheum Sor, 61, is lying on the hospital floor with an intravenous drip attached to his arm. The gloomy, crowded ward does not have any air conditioning or even a nurse call

    April 14, 2017 12:10 pm JST
  • Developers help Hong Kong shares end week flat amid Korea woes

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended little changed in a holiday-shortened week, drawing support from property stocks while geopolitical worries over North Korea and Syria occupied investor minds.The Hang Seng Index barely budged fro

    April 13, 2017 07:55 pm JST
  • World Bank boosts 2018 growth outlook for emerging East Asia

    SINGAPORE -- The World Bank on Thursday upgraded its economic growth forecast for 2018 for emerging countries in East Asia to 6.1%, up from the 6.0% it projected six months earlier.The bank said expanding infrastructure investment, rebounding demand

    April 13, 2017 11:44 am JST
  • Too many men

    Asia's gender imbalance is bad news for growth

    There is an unsettling statistic that bodes ill for Asia: The region has roughly 100 million more men than women, with the biggest gulfs seen in China and India. In some places, however, the imbalance skews the other way. In either case, the gender

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia's gender imbalance is bad news for growth

    There is an unsettling statistic that bodes ill for Asia: The region has roughly 100 million more men than women, with the biggest gulfs seen in China and India. In some places, however, the imbalance skews the other way. In either case, the gender

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN and Japan aim to foster startups in Southeast Asia

    TOKYO Venture capital investment is booming in Southeast Asia, boding well for the region's startups. And there is greater scope for collaboration between businesses in the region and in Japan to make innovation happen.That was the message at the AS

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Price spikes feared as Asia's aging oil fields dry up

    SINGAPORE A global focus on rising oil output in the U.S. has overshadowed an important trend elsewhere in the market. Falling oil production in Asia is forecast to accelerate as major fields dry up, which will stiffen demand for foreign barrels and

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korea's export recovery is on thin ice

    HONG KONG Despite a sustained rebound in exports since November, South Korea's manufacturing ended the first quarter with even more contraction, thanks to a souring relationship with its biggest trading partner China and political uncertainty at hom

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The ADB forecasts the slowest Asian growth since 2001

    MANILA Asia's growth will fall to its slowest pace since 2001 this year amid policy uncertainty in advanced economies and an outflow of capital, according to the Asian Development Bank.In its 2017 Asian Development Outlook, released on April 6, the

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Vietjet seeks shareholder approval to lift foreign ownership

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's low-cost carrier Vietjet Air will seek shareholder approval to raise the upper limit of foreign ownership to 49% from 30% at an annual general meeting on April 20.Around 26% of the airline is now held by foreign owners,

    April 12, 2017 11:50 pm JST
  • South Korea's export recovery is on thin ice

    HONG KONG -- Despite a sustained rebound in exports since November, South Korea's manufacturing ended the first quarter with even more contraction, thanks to a souring relationship with its biggest trading partner China and political uncertainty at

    April 12, 2017 06:30 pm JST
  • Vietnam looks abroad for infrastructure investors

    HANOI -- Facing fiscal constraints, Vietnam is turning to foreign enterprises for funding and expertise as it anticipates the need for $400 billion in infrastructure spending over the next decade.Planning and Investment Minister Nguyen Chi Dung told

    April 12, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Nicholas Spiro

    Asian corporate bond rally has gone too far

    For an indication of just how resilient emerging market assets have been since the upset victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, look no further than Asian corporate bonds.Asia's emerging markets, which account for 45% of the main

    April 11, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Japan's Teijin planning $18m air bag fabric plant in Vietnam

    OSAKA -- Teijin will build a Vietnamese factory for air bag fabric as soon as late 2018 as more emerging economies mandate the safety feature in automobiles.The Japanese materials company also seeks to capture replacement demand created by the massi

    April 11, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • Vietnam companies adopting global standards to boost exports

    HANOI -- Vietnamese companies are introducing globally recognized standards in search of business opportunities in the world market amid the uncertain outlook for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.The country's largest dairy company, Vietnam

    April 8, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Vinamilk sets revenue target of $2.25bn for 2017

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam Dairy Products, or Vinamilk, is aiming for 51 trillion dong ($2.25 billion) in revenue and over 9.7 trillion dong in net profit in 2017 -- year-on-year increases of 8% and 4%, respectively.The targets being presented to s

    April 8, 2017 01:12 am JST
  • ASEAN-Japan Innovation Network formed to create new linkages

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Private business groups from Southeast Asia and Japan sealed a new alliance on Friday in Tokyo to promote economic cross-pollination.The ASEAN Business Club, a group of top companies in Southeast Asia, signed a memorandum of cooperat

    April 7, 2017 11:55 pm JST
  • The internet poised to dethrone TV as ad king

    PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Television's reign as the dominant advertising medium appears near its end, as sellers increasingly reach out to consumers through mobile devices.The rise of smartphones provides a tailwind for spending on internet ads, which is e

    April 7, 2017 08:00 am JST