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TPP 11: How Asia took the lead in free trade

The trans-Pacific pact will help business, but hopes remain for a US return


Company in focus

Indonesia's biggest state bank embraces digital disruption

After tackling bad debt, Bank Mandiri seeks growth in changing industry

Politics & Economy

Asia Insight

Southeast Asia's vulnerable migrants pose an economic dilemma

Countries struggle to prevent abuse without hindering business


Supavud Saicheua: Thailand must seize the moment to ensure growth

Serious reforms are needed before the next economic downturn hits

Life & Arts

Indonesians pack onto slow boats despite the rise of budget airlines

Long-haul ferries cater to cash-strapped locals and, more recently, tourists

Tea Leaves

Ethnic Chinese step up the search for their roots

The diaspora reconnects with the ancient homeland in the digital age