Viewpoints

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, takes his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull for a viewing of special operations exercises near Tokyo on Jan. 18. © Reuters

Japan defense industry needs security boost

Tokyo must protect world-class arms suppliers against spies and cyberattacks

  • Moon's chance to tame the chaebol

    President can act even though South Korea's parliament is divided

  • Son faces $18bn test with IPO plan

    Investors will scrutinise how SoftBank plans to spend proceeds of proposed mobile offering

  • Attack on Rappler imperils media freedom

    Philippine government's legal assault on news site highlights Duterte's widening crackdown

  • Indonesia sets sights on peacemaker role

    Jakarta puts money into new foreign and development aid policy but may still lack clout

  • Singapore goes for quiet ASEAN diplomacy

    City-state seeks cooperation boost despite differences over Trump, China and Myanmar refugees

  • Trump impatience could yet trigger war

    US saber-rattling over North Korea remains a risk despite Pyongyang-Seoul talks

  • Socially responsible Asian companies are a better bet

    Addressing environmental, social and governance concerns brings higher returns

  • China rattles financial sabre

    Beijing may be mulling cuts in vast US bond holdings in reply to Trump trade threats

  • Myanmar economy grows despite refugee crisis

    China and other Asian partners invest despite human rights concerns

  • Trump's 'war on media' reverberates in Asia

    Region's strongmen endanger prosperity with press crackdowns

  • Ambani deal raises awkward questions

    End of family feud leaves doubt about the health of Indian capitalism

  • Stock selection now key to buying equities in Asia

    Financial reforms should lift portfolio investment prospects in China

  • Korea talks ease tension, for now

    North-South dialogue achieves short-term gains but long-term solution must involve US

  • Why Beijing's own-goals in Hong Kong should worry Asia

    China's tightening grip on city reflects its uncompromising confidence

  • Uphill race for Korean peace in Trump era

    Moon must pursue talks despite the US president's unpredictable outbursts

  • Sky-high Hong Kong property market could hit turbulence

    Low debt ratios make crash unlikely, but capital outflows could hit prices

  • Duterte fuels authoritarian revival

    Filipino president rouses illiberal traditions in Southeast Asia

  • New faces at Asia central banks

    Change of the guard increases policy uncertainties

  • China fills the vacuum

    Beijing's global ambition poses 'world's biggest geopolitical risk'