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  • Remote 'off' switch to help Southeast Asians get car loans

    TOKYO -- Japan's Global Mobility Service is expanding its auto lease and loan services in Southeast Asia, which use information technology to remotely shut down the engines of cars whose owners are behind on payments.The services have been introduce

    February 21, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Thailand pins growth hopes on massive investment along east coast

    U-TAPAO, Thailand -- Worapol Tongpricha, a naval rear admiral dressed in a smart business suit, stands in the center of a sprawling former U.S. military base and marvels at its unlikely rehabilitation.During the Vietnam War, heavily laden American B

    February 20, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Thai Q4 GDP grows 0.4% on quarter, slower than forecast

    BANGKOK(Reuters) -- Thailand's economy expanded less than expected in October-December from the previous three months as domestic demand slowed and tourist arrivals slumped.The economy grew at 0.4 percent from the previous quarter, on a seasonally a

    February 20, 2017 11:58 am JST
  • ASEAN prepares to gauge the Trump effect

    BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines -- The first major meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministers this year will provide a window on the regional reaction to shifts expected in U.S. foreign policy following President Donald Trump's

    February 19, 2017 10:35 pm JST
  • Thai junta's economic legacy-building at crossroads

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's languishing economy is finally seeing some rays of light, but its military government must battle the clock to lay a foundation for sustained growth before handing over power to a civilian government in about a year.The second-

    February 19, 2017 06:50 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    Ayala offers affordable healthcare for Filipinos to boost growth

    MANILA -- Before Ayala Corp. became a Philippine investment powerhouse, the 183-year-old company operated a drugstore among its first businesses. As it accelerates its diversification strategy, the company is reviving its interest in medicine by off

    February 19, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • Japan may offer military trucks to ASEAN

    TOKYO -- Japan, trying to enhance defense cooperation with Southeast Asia, wants to offer ASEAN nations second-hand transport vehicles from its Ground Self Defense Force.The government plans to pass a bill during the current Diet session that would

    February 19, 2017 01:30 am JST
  • Revised Thai draft charter awaits royal approval

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's military government on Friday submitted a revised version of the country's draft constitution for royal approval, setting in motion once again a return to civilian rule, a process that has been beset with delays.It is not clear

    February 18, 2017 01:39 am JST
  • Delta Thailand seeks growth in India

    BANGKOK -- Thailand-based power supply manufacturer Delta Electronics (Thailand) is stepping up its presence in India, targeting a robust 50% year-on-year rise in sales in 2017 on the back of increasing demand for telecom power systems and industria

    February 17, 2017 11:55 pm JST
  • Automakers boosting output in the Philippines

    MANILA -- The Philippines' auto manufacturing sector is kicking into higher gear as Japan's Mitsubishi Motors prepares to launch a new production line on Friday. An underdeveloped local supply network, however, still detracts from the country's appe

    February 17, 2017 10:50 am JST
  • Tetra Pak building $25m Thai packaging plant

    SINGAPORE -- European food-processing and packaging company Tetra Pak announced it will invest 24 million euros ($25 million) to build a plant to produce caps and lids for beverage products in Thailand. The company said it aims to tap growing demand

    February 16, 2017 02:40 pm JST
  • Thai oil-and-gas major PTT seeks new suppliers

    BANGKOK Thailand's state-run oil and gas company PTT plans to massively expand its LNG import capacity and ramp up overseas development again, CEO Tevin Vongvanich told the Nikkei Asian Review, in search of alternatives to dwindling domestic resourc

    February 16, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Thomas and Lester: How Southeast Asia can kick its coal habit

    The last few years have been marked by spectacular advances in green energy. In 2015, $348 billion was invested in renewables, and total worldwide installed capacity overtook coal. In 2016, U.K. generation from wind was higher than coal for the firs

    February 16, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Japan and China battle for rail projects in Southeast Asia

    BANGKOK Thailand and Malaysia are set to start talks on the construction of a 1,500km high-speed railway that would connect the two countries' capitals and enhance regional connectivity. If it goes forward, the project would also set the stage for a

    February 16, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Thai industry zone rolls out red carpet for global business

    BANGKOK -- Thailand aims to woo foreign companies through a large-scale economic zone developed with 1.5 trillion baht ($42.8 billion) in public and private infrastructure funds.The country's continued economic growth requires modernizing domestic i

    February 16, 2017 07:32 am JST
  • Indonesian high-speed rail project stalls, waiting on land

    JAKARTA/BANGKOK -- A more than $5 billion high-speed rail project in Indonesia is stuck in the station amid difficulty obtaining land along the planned route from Jakarta to Bandung, potentially derailing Chinese financing for the endeavor.Several l

    February 15, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • US committed to Asia's peace and stability: Pacific chief

    SATTAHIP, Thailand -- The chief of the U.S. Pacific Command stressed his commitment to "peace and stability in the entire Indo-Asia-Pacific region" Tuesday, as Southeast Asian countries watch cautiously for whether President Donald Trump will alter

    February 15, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Bob Herrera-Lim

    Southeast Asia's problem with fake news

    As in the West, fake news is becoming a problem in many parts of Southeast Asia, but it is unclear how governments can deal with the issue. The speed at which today's technology propagates fake reports, their visual similarity to "real" news, and th

    February 14, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Sompo Japan makes foray into Laos

    BANGKOK -- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance has entered into a comprehensive partnership with Lao-Viet Insurance, Laos' second-largest nonlife insurer.Lao-Viet is a joint business of two state-backed banks: the Bank for Investment and Development of

    February 14, 2017 07:01 am JST
  • Murata road sensors to collect traffic data in Thailand

    OSAKA -- Murata Manufacturing will begin a service in Thailand as early as this summer selling traffic data and other information collected from a network of wireless sensors installed along roadways.The business represents the first in a series of

    February 14, 2017 03:41 am JST