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  • Thailand and Vietnam jump in business-friendliness ranking

    TOKYO -- Asia's emerging economies, including Thailand and India, have become significantly more business-friendly, according to this year's Ease of Doing Business Ranking published by the World Bank on Tuesday.Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong m

    November 1, 2017 01:55 pm JST
  • Pavida and Thitinan

    Business will boost US ties with ASEAN even under Trump

    It has become a cliche to note the ongoing power shifts in geopolitics and geoeconomics. China is on the rise with such launch pads as the Belt and Road Initiative, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Pa

    November 1, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as South Korean stocks rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Tuesday, helped by a rally in South Korean shares after Seoul and Beijing agreed to normalize relations that were marred following the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in the Korean pen

    October 31, 2017 08:36 pm JST
  • Countering China, Abe agrees $9bn aid package with Duterte

    TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to deliver nearly $9 billion in aid to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to rebuild battle-damaged areas of Mindanao island and improve infrastructure throughout the country.Abe and Dutert

    October 30, 2017 10:32 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges higher after Wall Street rally

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher after a technology-stock-led rally on Wall Street Friday, and as energy producers climbed amid advances in crude oil prices.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.1% to 1,361.27 Monday. Tec

    October 30, 2017 08:54 pm JST
  • Davao tycoon Dennis Uy buys FamilyMart Philippines

    MANILA -- Rising Philippine tycoon Dennis Uy has moved to buy out the local operations of convenience store chain FamilyMart from its Filipino and Japanese owners.Ayala Land and upscale retailer SSI Group, which jointly control the company that runs

    October 30, 2017 07:49 pm JST
  • BDO Unibank's profit rises 5.7% in January-September period

    MANILA -- BDO Unibank, the Philippines' largest lender by assets, on Monday said net income rose 5.7% to 20.4 billion pesos ($395 million) in the first nine months of the year compared with 19.3 billion pesos in the same period a year earlier.While

    October 30, 2017 05:57 pm JST
  • Nikkei will launch new index to aid Asian-focused investors

    TOKYO -- Nikkei Inc. said Monday it will launch in December a new stock index for financial instruments covering the "Asia300" group of must-watch companies.The new Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index is designed to enable market players worldwide to in

    October 30, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Duterte arrives in Tokyo to solidify ties with Abe

    MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Tokyo on Monday and will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later in the day.Despite the two leaders expecting to meet at the mid-November Association of Southeast Asian Nations sum

    October 30, 2017 02:11 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises as Chinese financial firms, airlines gain

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, led by a rally in Chinese financial companies and airlines after upbeat earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.7% to 1,359.98. H-shares of China Construction Bank advanced 3.2% af

    October 27, 2017 08:54 pm JST
  • RCEP deal unlikely this year: South Korean official

    INCHEON, South Korea -- An agreement to create a free trade zone among 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, Japan, India and South Korea, is not expected before the end of the year, said a South Korean representative in charge o

    October 27, 2017 08:48 pm JST
  • Travel spending by Muslim millennials to top $100bn by 2025

    SINGAPORE - Young Muslims are traveling more than ever and their spending is set to reach $100 billion by 2025, according to a report by Mastercard and HalalTrip, a travel website and app, in a report released Thursday. The report, that included Mur

    October 26, 2017 07:36 pm JST
  • Building boom breathes new life into Philippine industries

    MANILA -- Once a regional laggard in manufacturing, the Philippines is now experiencing a boom in its materials sector as a San Miguel-related company and other big names boost output in response to major infrastructure projects announced by Preside

    October 26, 2017 01:15 pm JST
  • Anthony Couse: Eco-friendly offices are the new gold standard

    Singapore's Asia Square Tower 2 made headlines in September when it was sold to CapitaLand Commercial Trust for $1.5 billion, setting the record for the biggest office deal in Asia-Pacific this year. In 2016, Asia Square Tower 1 was acquired by Qata

    October 26, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Bilahari Kausikan: ASEAN must work harder to stay 'central'

    Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, "centrality" is a defining concept, an implied vision of regional order in which the collective interest of member states comes first -- or at least is not disregarded."ASEAN centrality" is not a ma

    October 26, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Duterte declares victory against terrorists in Mindanao

    MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was not in a celebratory mood when he declared the liberation of Marawi, the southern city destroyed by one of the longest battles between government troops and terrorists."I just came from Marawi and by t

    October 26, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan to donate 5 navy training aircraft to Philippines

    TOKYO -- Japan will give five military training aircraft to the Philippines at the end of March 2018 to help bolster the Southeast Asian country's ability to protect its coast, Japan's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday. The deal follows a change in

    October 26, 2017 05:42 am JST
  • Jack Ma champions 'cashless' Philippines

    MANILA -- Chinese billionaire and Alibaba Group Holding founder Jack Ma Yun called for a "cashless" Philippines on Wednesday, as affiliate Ant Financial Services Group launched a new mobile payment service.Globe Fintech Innovations or Mynt, a unit o

    October 25, 2017 11:50 pm JST
  • CSIS/Nikkei Forum

    Experts call for ASEAN unity on South China Sea

    SINGAPORE -- Experts who gathered at a forum to discuss issues surrounding the South China Sea on Oct. 25 expressed concerns about increasing pressure from China. While they agreed on the importance of U.S. influence in the region, some called for u

    October 25, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Philippine President Duterte to visit Japan ahead of key regional summits

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Japan for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this month, ahead of key regional meetings beginning with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering in Vietnam in November."Japan

    October 25, 2017 12:15 pm JST