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  • Richard Heydarian

    Duterte's moves could hasten regional 'Pax Sinica'

    In his second State of the Nation Address on July 24, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte zeroed in on domestic security challenges, although in his role as current chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, regional issues loom large

    August 1, 2017 01:50 pm JST
  • Malaysia's manufacturing PMI rises to 48.3 in July

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 48.3 in July from 46.9 in June.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points to a contraction. July's data marked the third consecuti

    August 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • ASEAN PMI falls to contraction in July

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to contraction for the first time this year with falls in both output and total new orders.The composite indicator of manufacturing performance fell to 49.3 in July fro

    August 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Southeast Asian auto market roaring back to life

    BANGKOK/HANOI -- Southeast Asia's automobile market continues to recover well from a yearslong slump, with the Philippines and Thailand driving solid growth in an increasingly important region for carmakers.This is particularly good news for Japanes

    August 1, 2017 08:39 am JST
  • Singapore stocks little changed ahead of key earnings, Malaysia shares fall

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares ended little changed as investors awaited a slew of earnings this week. Malaysia stocks fell, weighed by a selloff in banking heavyweights.Singapore's FTSE Straits Times Index lost less than 0.1% to 3,3

    July 31, 2017 08:12 pm JST
  • Malaysia Airports 2Q net profit jumps seven-fold

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysia Airports Holdings said Monday its net profit for the second quarter surged more than seven-folds on year largely due to lower amortization and depreciation charges and strong domestic operations.Net profit f

    July 31, 2017 07:15 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    Southeast Asian companies find ideal partners -- each other

    JAKARTA -- With their bright red and yellow signage, the Alfamart convenience stores sprouting up in Manila and other Philippine cities are hard to miss. But what really sets them apart is their parentage: In a market dominated by Japanese brands li

    July 31, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Hashtag Travelers

    Tucked in the 'Alps,' the future of tourism in Japan

    GOKAYAMA, Japan -- Saran Sawatphudsa and two female friends were walking up a dirt road on a hill rising out of the valley. The Thai tourists were staying in Gokayama, a picturesque hamlet tucked in the Japan Alps, and wanted a bird's-eye view of th

    July 30, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    AirAsia quenches Asia's thirst for budget travel

    KUALA LUMPUR AirAsia's phenomenal growth is far from over. The superstar of cheap air travel in Asia is already the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' largest budget airline by fleet size after having leveraged its hub-and-spoke model to conne

    July 29, 2017 07:30 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    Toyota supply chain is Exhibit A of deepening ASEAN integration

    BANGKOK -- At Toyota Alabang, a Toyota Motor dealership in the suburbs of Manila, Neil Ramos sizes up the models on offer. Ramos, a local restaurant owner, is thinking about buying a new car to drive his 7-year-old daughter to and from school. His f

    July 29, 2017 10:37 am JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks chalk weekly gains on bets for US Fed to hold back rate hike

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Friday, led by banking stocks following United Overseas Bank's earnings, but still clinched a weekly advance amid doubts over future U.S. Federal Reserve rate increases.Malaysia equities also edged

    July 28, 2017 08:55 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 index falls on technology stocks, almost erases weekly gains

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Technology stocks led Asian equities outside Japan lower on Friday, wiping off most of the accumulated gains for the week triggered by bets slowing inflation would prompt the U.S. Federal Reserve to hold back further ra

    July 28, 2017 08:52 pm JST
  • Malaysia's Scientex hunting for North American acquisitions

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Scientex, Asia's largest stretch film producer, is eyeing North American acquisitions to help it double sales over the next four years.While it is common to see foreign direct investment from the U.S. to Malaysia, the reverse is rare

    July 28, 2017 07:24 pm JST
  • Looming China slowdown will have little global impact: IMF economist

    KUALA LUMPUR -- The International Monetary Fund revised upward its forecast for China's economic growth in 2017 and 2018 to 6.7% and 6.4%, respectively, in its latest "World Economic Outlook" announced in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. That was 0.1 and 0.2

    July 28, 2017 03:34 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    In search of ASEAN 'champions'

    TOKYO -- Despite proving to be a unique and successful development model, ASEAN is lacking in the innovation department. This is how Fukunari Kimura, a professor of trade and development economics at Japan's Keio University, sees the region. He rece

    July 28, 2017 10:55 am JST
  • ASEAN and beyond: AirAsia spreads its wings

    KUALA LUMPUR -- AirAsia, the region's largest budget carrier by fleet size, has a unique operational structure that aided its expansion over the past 16 years. Headquartered in Malaysia, it spread its wings from India to Japan, and will soon also en

    July 27, 2017 10:52 pm JST
  • Tenaga Nasional's third quarter net profit slips 15% on year, tax charges weigh

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia's national electricity company, said Thursday its fiscal third quarter net profit fell 15% from a year earlier largely due to an increase in deferred tax expense.Net profit for the three mont

    July 27, 2017 10:01 pm JST
  • At 50, ASEAN is reaping the rewards of economic integration

    BANGKOK The Association of Southeast Asian Nations marks its 50th anniversary on Aug. 8. Over the decades, its purpose has shifted from fighting communism to fostering economic cooperation. ASEAN's rules and infrastructure facilitate trade and help

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN needs more cohesion to stand on its own

    ASEAN leaderships need a moment of reflection. We are seeing strong anti-globalization sentiment and failures of multilateral arrangements in the West. This certainly dents ASEAN's drive for more openness and more integration. Even before such globa

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Then and now: ASEAN by the numbers

    The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have grown steadily richer in recent decades, with gross domestic product per capita rising eightfold between 1980 and 2016. Can the region continue its march toward prosperity?

    July 27, 2017 10:00 am JST