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  • Takasago finds tasty market in Southeast Asia

    TOKYO -- Japan's largest flavor and fragrance company, Takasago International, is building a new production and research center in Singapore as it looks to capitalize on growing markets in Southeast Asia. Although overseas sales already account

    July 21, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan's listed companies go a-courting in SE Asia

    TOKYO -- Some 800 investors from around Asia gathered at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, in early June for Nomura Investment Forum Asia 2014, an investor relations event hosted by brokerage house Nomura Securities and featuring more than 50 le

    July 21, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japan developing rain forest biodiversity evaluation system

    TOKYO -- Japan is developing a system to help Southeast Asian countries protect biological diversity in tropical rain forests. The Ministry of the Environment and Kyoto University plan to develop a satellite-based, low-cost system to assess bio

    July 20, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Downed plane puts Malaysia Airlines in even worse straits

    SINGAPORE -- The crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine on Thursday was a devastating blow to the company's already tenuous turnaround plans. The airline lost one jetliner under mysterious circumstances in March. Now there are worries tha

    July 19, 2014 05:23 am JST
  • Responsibility for downed jet still unclear

    MOSCOW -- Ukraine and Russia are engaged in an information war over a passenger jet shot down over eastern Ukraine, which may make it all the more difficult to discover what actually happened. The U.S. and European nations consider it most likel

    July 19, 2014 05:22 am JST
  • Budget carrier Peach aiming to take off from Naha

    OSAKA -- Peach Aviation is building up Okinawa's Naha Airport as a second hub, looking to use it as a foothold to return to a growth track after setbacks from a pilot pinch. The Japanese low-cost carrier will begin service Saturday between Naha

    July 19, 2014 01:14 am JST
  • Malaysia Airlines in denial over shootdown

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Despite irrefutable evidence to the contrary, Malaysian officials have insisted that the flight path followed by Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, was safe. "I would like to reite

    July 18, 2014 10:29 pm JST
  • International airlines avoid Ukraine airspace

    TAIPEI -- Major international airlines said Friday they are avoiding Ukrainian airspace, while China and the U.S. banned flights over the area after a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down hours earlier. U.S. officials said Malaysia Airlines

    July 18, 2014 05:10 pm JST
  • Malaysian PM: Swiftly bring perpetrators to justice

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday called for a thorough probe and swift justice, following the crash in Ukraine of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that is feared to have been shot down. In a statement released by

    July 18, 2014 12:38 pm JST
  • Aeon to expand energy management services across Asia

    TOKYO -- Japan's Aeon has big plans to help businesses in China and Southeast Asia slash their power bills -- and generate hefty profits for itself along the way. Subsidiary Aeon Delight, a specialist in facilities management, including security

    July 18, 2014 05:42 am JST
  • Asian currency swap pool doubles to $240B

    TOKYO -- An agreement doubling the size of an Asian currency swap framework went into effect Thursday, strengthening a regional financial safety net, Japan's finance ministry said. The Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization grows to $240 bill

    July 18, 2014 12:56 am JST
  • Malaysia's Public Bank to buy out Vietnamese joint venture

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Public Bank, one of Malaysia's leading lenders, is acquiring the remaining 50% stake in Vietnam's VID Public Bank for $76.6 million. The bank said on Wednesday that it has signed a transfer agreement with the Bank of Investment a

    July 17, 2014 04:45 pm JST
  • Southeast Asia emerging as a new battlefield among credit card companies

    HANOI/YANGON -- Credit card companies are cultivating markets in Southeast Asia, where rising affluence is spurring the spread of electronic payment systems -- and allowing consumers to spend more than what they have in the bank. MasterCard in J

    July 17, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks resilient despite rate hikes

    SINGAPORE -- Malaysian stocks have been trading near all-time highs in recent months, with the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index slowly rising due to active buying by domestic institutional investors. Bank Negara Malaysi

    July 17, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Historic Southeast Asian companies forge new paths to success

    SINGAPORE/BANGKOK -- In a shopping mall in the heart of Singapore, a young woman picks up a product labeled The Magic of Life. An antioxidant-rich tea made using traditional Chinese methods, it is a popular product, reputed to be good for health and

    July 17, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Malaysia aims for regional expansion with new Islamic megabank

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Three local banks in Malaysia have announced plans to merge into one megabank. The proposal comes as businesses in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are bracing for greater regional integration ahead of next year's planned A

    July 17, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Gregory Poling: Asia's democratic growing pains

    Asia analysts have spent a considerable amount of time wringing their hands over the perceived retreat of democracy and its institutions in the region. Contested elections in Cambodia and Malaysia in 2013 fed this sense of gloom, and Thailand's mili

    July 17, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Singapore's UOB financing Chinese textile plant in Malaysia

    SINGAPORE -- United Overseas Bank (UOB) announced on Monday that its Malaysian arm, UOB Malaysia, is financing a leading Chinese textile company's new plant in Johor, the southernmost state of Malaysia. D&Y Textile and Garment -- part of the D&Y

    July 16, 2014 08:20 pm JST
  • Malaysia's Scomi Engineering joins $1.8 billion Brazil rail project

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's Scomi Engineering said on Wednesday that it is building another monorail line worth 5.9 billion ringgit ($1.8 billion) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The monorail technology company will take part in construction of the Sao Pau

    July 16, 2014 03:38 pm JST
  • Sharp training army of Asian sales reps for major appliance offensive

    OSAKA -- Home electronics maker Sharp will train 200-300 sales representatives in Southeast Asia by the end of next March, part of efforts to expand its presence in the region. The company announced the plan Tuesday, as it outlined its home elec

    July 16, 2014 05:50 am JST