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  • Singapore Airlines seeks more pilots, revenue in one fell swoop

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Airlines is teaming up with CAE, the global leader in flight simulators, to run an aviation training center in the city-state. The arrangement, announced by the airline on Thursday, is aimed at meeting growing demand for comme

    August 11, 2017 03:14 am JST
  • North Korea-US tensions take Nikkei Asia300 Index down a 2nd day

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell for a second day as escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea kept investors away from risk assets.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 0.9% to end at 1,281.42 points on Thursday.

    August 10, 2017 08:50 pm JST
  • Malaysian shares little changed amid North Korea tensions, lenders boost Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian equities ended little changed as rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea kept investors on edge, while heavyweight lenders helped Singapore shares chalk up their first advance in five sessions.The

    August 10, 2017 08:34 pm JST
  • Tea Leaves

    Singaporeans reveal a pent-up desire for debate on social issues

    One of the strangest things I have been accused of this year is the vicarious murder of two dozen chickens. It was February, and the Singaporean papers were a few weeks into a long-running drama that would only peter out in late March, and which was

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Investor mistrust bodes ill for a foundering Noble Group

    For decades, there was no better way to profit from the rise of value-added manufacturing in Asia, particularly in China, than to invest in Singapore-listed Noble Group. Its ships tied the region's supply chains together as they transported raw mate

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Singaporeans reveal a pent-up desire for debate on social issues

    One of the strangest things I have been accused of this year is the vicarious murder of two dozen chickens. It was February, and the Singaporean papers were a few weeks into a long-running drama that would only peter out in late March, and which was

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Amazon challenge tests robots' stow and pick skills

    TOKYO Picking stuff up and putting it away sounds like child's play, but to online retailer Amazon.com, it is a high-tech, high-stakes game.Always keen on leveraging new technologies, the e-commerce giant hosted its Amazon Robotics Challenge last mo

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Angel Gurria: Making the digital age work for ASEAN

    Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic regions, with vast endowments of natural resources, an increasingly diversified economy, an expanding middle class and growing global influence. With the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community in 201

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN AT 50: Nicholas Farrelly

    Time for idealism is over in ASEAN

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will celebrate its 50th birthday in August with much backslapping and bonhomie. In recent decades, its 10 members have prospered, leaving behind the dark shadow of the Cold War when battles raged on almost

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as investors dump risk assets amid North Korea tension

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan declined Wednesday as escalating geopolitical tensions over North Korea prompted investors to flee risk assets.The Nikkei Asia 300 Index fell 0.5% to 1,293.70.South Korean stocks led the lo

    August 9, 2017 08:14 pm JST
  • Malaysia shares fall as US-North Korea standoff spooks investors

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysia shares fell Wednesday, tracking losses in regional markets and U.S. index futures amid rising geopolitical tensions over North Korea.The Nikkei Asia300 Index of companies outside Asia dropped 0.5%. According

    August 9, 2017 07:56 pm JST
  • Australia ready to move forward on 'TPP 11': trade minister

    SYDNEY -- Despite America's withdrawal, members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact are focused on reaching an agreement for the 11 remaining countries, Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo said.Australia prefers the agreement stay as close

    August 9, 2017 11:30 am JST
  • ASEAN AT 50: Frederic Neumann

    At 50, ASEAN is still punching below its weight

    It is easy to dismiss the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as another international talking shop. But that would be a mistake. Over the last five decades, the organization has brought stability to a region all too often riven by tension and st

    August 9, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Singapore's MetroResidences steps into Japan's serviced-apartment biz

    TOKYO -- Singapore-based broker MetroResidences will begin to place travelers in serviced apartments in Japan, hoping to attract foreign customers searching for alternatives to hotels and vacation rentals.Serviced apartments are private, furnished r

    August 9, 2017 04:52 am JST
  • Go-Jek buys Indonesian event management startup

    JAKARTA -- Go-Jek on Tuesday said it is acquiring Indonesian ticketing management startup Locket for an undisclosed amount as the company known for its ride-hailing app continues to diversify beyond that highly competitive sector.Go-Jek's smartphone

    August 8, 2017 08:12 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index little changed amid weak China trade data

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan ended little changed on Tuesday as disappointing trade data from China offset overnight Wall Street gains.The Nikkei Asia 300 Index rose less than 0.1% to 1,300.49.The tepid performance in

    August 8, 2017 08:06 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks fall for 4th day as telecom operators extend losses, Malaysia shares gain

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore stocks fell for the fourth straight day on Tuesday as mobile phone operators and DBS Group Holdings extended losses. Malaysia shares ended higher, tracking overnight gains in U.S. stocks to record highs.Singap

    August 8, 2017 07:43 pm JST
  • China shipbuilder Yangzijiang up 97%; analysts remain skeptical

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG -- The share price of China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings has continued to climb on the Singapore market despite skepticism among some market participants.The stock, the biggest gainer on the Singapore market in the first h

    August 8, 2017 07:32 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    Ever-adaptable ASEAN confronts new tests

    BANGKOK -- On Aug. 9, 1967, The New York Times reported the signing of the Bangkok Declaration to inaugurate the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The brief, 80-word article on the declaration -- inked the previous day by five founding foreign

    August 8, 2017 04:06 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50: Mahathir bin Mohamad

    ASEAN is more than it may seem

    The world widely assumed that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was an economic community like the European Economic Community when it came into being. It may look as if it is a regional economic grouping. But that was not the purpose behin

    August 8, 2017 10:00 am JST