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  • Mastering Business in Asia

    Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG -- There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergen

    August 24, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Mastering Business in Asia

    Asia's newest business school takes an action-packed approach

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Clad in her trademark baju kurung, or Malaysian traditional dress, Zeti Akhtar Aziz is unusually animated as she leads visitors around the gleaming campus of the Asia School of Business.Having retired last year after 16 years as gove

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia's newest business school takes an action-packed approach

    KUALA LUMPUR Clad in her trademark baju kurung, or Malaysian traditional dress, Zeti Akhtar Aziz is unusually animated as she leads visitors around the gleaming campus of the Asia School of Business.Having retired last year after 16 years as governo

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Diverse business models pose a test for Asian MBA programs

    SINGAPORE Asia's business schools have much ground to cover if they are to blend the region's business models with the old nuts and bolts of MBA curricula borrowed from longer-established Western institutions.Not only is the region vast and diverse,

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergence

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Bandid Nijathaworn: Business education lays the foundation for Asia's future

    Asia has been the world's fastest-growing region for the past two decades, and this trend looks set to continue, albeit at a slower pace. As a result, Asian economies and companies have been transformed. In 2015-2016, four Asian economies ranked in

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Music schools tussle with Japan's copyright manager on fees

    TOKYO The Japanese word for music, ongaku, is written with a pair of Chinese characters. The first means "sound," the second, "fun." But there is nothing fun about a raging dispute between the country's dominant music copyright collective and a grou

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Editorial: ASEAN's biggest challenge is confronting China

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has made great strides in its 50-year history. From its start as a grouping of anti-Communist states formed against the backdrop of the Cold War, the bloc has evolved into a framework for regional cooperati

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Indonesia to continue blowing up illegal fishing vessels

    TOKYO -- Ever since becoming minister of marine affairs and fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti -- or just Susi, as she is widely known -- has taken a hard line against fishing vessels operating illegally in Indonesian waters. How hard? She has captured boa

    August 24, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Emerging nations pivot toward monetary easing

    NEW YORK/SAO PAULO -- Emerging nations are jumping on the monetary easing bandwagon just as advanced nations head toward tightening, taking advantage of slower inflation and a reduced risk of capital flight to nurse their economies back to health.Em

    August 24, 2017 02:09 am JST
  • Indonesia strikes at alleged internet fake news syndicate

    JAKARTA -- Indonesian police announced Wednesday the arrests of three members of the Saracen syndicate, they accuse of fomenting intolerance and spreading fake news over the internet.Police said there is evidence to suggest the group profited by tak

    August 24, 2017 02:05 am JST
  • Indonesia's whale sharks yield clues on ecosystem

    KWATISORE, Indonesia -- Balanced precariously on wooden struts that jolt upward with every passing wave, three fishermen lean over the sea to lower buckets of baitfish into the waters of Cenderawasih Bay. Beneath them, the meter-wide gasping maw of

    August 23, 2017 08:30 pm JST
  • Indonesia to introduce tax breaks for low-carbon cars

    JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government has drawn up a policy framework to fully promote environment-friendly cars, such as electric and hybrid vehicles. The key pillar of the new policy is to introduce tax breaks for low-carbon emission cars, with the

    August 23, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • Bank Indonesia lowers policy rate to 4.5%

    JAKARTA -- In a move that surprised many, Bank Indonesia on Tuesday said it will cut its policy interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.5% to stimulate the economy in the wake of slower-than-expected second-quarter growth.After cutting its poli

    August 22, 2017 11:12 pm JST
  • Jakarta offers Moscow rubber for fighter jets

    JAKARTA -- Indonesia's defense and trade ministries on Tuesday said they plan to export rubber and other commodities to Russia help pay for 11 Russian Sukhoi jets worth a total of $1.1 billion.The announcement follows a memorandum of understanding s

    August 22, 2017 10:57 pm JST
  • Tim Johnston

    Institutional weaknesses risk instability in East Asia

    Developing East Asia has enjoyed more than 40 years of growth, except for a brief crisis at the end of the last century. But the single-minded pursuit of economic growth at all costs has created a dangerously unstable monoculture.East Asians have se

    August 22, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • FT Confidential Research

    Malaysians most pessimistic among Asean-5

    FTCR data show Malaysians are by far the most downbeat in their six-month economic and political outlook compared with people in the other Asean-5 countries, and have been since we started conducting our surveys.Economically, Malaysians' pessimism m

    August 22, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship collides with tanker near Singapore

    SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the

    August 21, 2017 06:11 pm JST
  • Indonesia ride-hailing app finds new opportunities in food delivery

    JAKARTA -- On a typical afternoon, motorcycle drivers wearing green jackets flock to a tiny coffee shop called Tuku in south Jakarta. They will wait in line -- sometimes for more than an hour. As soon as they receive their order, they jump back onto

    August 21, 2017 05:40 pm JST
  • Beard Papa's puffs up with Asiawide shop openings

    SINGAPORE -- The Beard Papa's chain of cream puff shops is adding new links across Asia, where it sees the sweetest prospects for sales growth.The chain, operated by Japan's Muginoho Holdings, fills freshly baked choux pastries with creamy goodness

    August 20, 2017 04:02 pm JST