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  • Thitinan Pongsudhirak: Asean's make-or-break year

    After 46 years of painstaking diplomacy and planning, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is entering its most critical phase yet as it nears its goal of forging an integrated community by the end of 2015. As leaders of the 10-member group he

    May 8, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Asean's make-or-break year

    After 46 years of painstaking diplomacy and planning, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is entering its most critical phase yet as it nears its goal of forging an integrated community by the end of 2015. As leaders of the 10-member group he

    May 8, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Local enterprises miss out on much of Asia's growing wealth

    SINGAPORE -- After buying the Cardiff City Football Club in 2010, Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan decided to rebrand the U.K. soccer team with a bit of inspiration drawn from his Chinese roots. Jerseys were changed from the time-honored blue to red and

    May 8, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Japan seeking bananas from outside the Philippines

    TOKYO -- Japanese banana importers have begun striking deals with suppliers in Mozambique and Vietnam to reduce their dependence on the Philippines, the source of some 90% of the bananas consumed domestically. Mozambique bananas "are very sweet

    May 7, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • ADB to bolster lending capacity

    ASTANA--The Asian Development Bank is boosting its lending power in an effort to accelerate poverty reduction in the region. Speaking Friday at the opening press conference in the ADB 47th Annual Meeting 2014, President Takehiko Nakao said t

    May 2, 2014 08:30 pm JST
  • VietJetAir eyes IPO abroad as early as 2015

    HANOI -- VietJetAir, the leading low-cost private carrier of Vietnam, hopes to go public on an overseas stock exchange as early as next year, according to a top executive. The unlisted company has not yet decided where to have its initial public

    May 1, 2014 02:17 am JST
  • Look around, there's a lot of fashion in Asia

    Walk the boulevards of any big Asian city on a weekend and you're bound to notice something: There is some pretty awesome fashion sharing your sidewalk. Tokyo might still be Asia's style capital, but these days the whole region has caught the cool b

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Look around, there's a lot of fashion in Asia

    Walk the boulevards of any big Asian city on a weekend and you're bound to notice something: There is some pretty awesome fashion sharing your sidewalk. Tokyo might still be Asia's style capital, but these days the whole region has caught the cool b

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • The original Uniqlo DNA has gone a long way

    TOKYO -- Uniqlo opened its first overseas store in Britain in 2001. More shops followed. Now it appears that the nature of the overseas openings that lie ahead will be vastly different from those that have already come. The chain is at a point w

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • East Asia plans huge currency pact

    TOKYO -- Japan, China, South Korea and the 10 Asean countries will create a system that makes it easier for businesses and banks to procure funds in all 13 national currencies. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the 13 countries wil

    May 1, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Japan needs coherent strategy for accepting more foreign workers

    TOKYO -- Japan has been disturbingly slow to make powerful policy responses to its problem of a shrinking workforce, which has long been recognized as a serious threat to its future. Symbolic of the lack of an effective and coherent strategy fo

    April 30, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japanese homebuilder Daito Trust to groom Vietnamese trainees

    TOKYO -- Daito Trust Construction will help place 120 Vietnamese a year in apprenticeships at small and midsize contractors in Japan. The Japanese builder of apartments and condominiums will send instructors to Vietnam to teach new trainees basi

    April 29, 2014 11:29 pm JST
  • Vietnamese automaker Thaco faces fight to stay on top

    HANOI -- Truong Hai Auto, Vietnam's largest carmaker, is comfortably ahead of competitors. At least for now. Thaco, as the company is commonly known, overtook Japan's Toyota Motor as the top player in the local market in March. Now it is bracing

    April 28, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Drink giant Asahi stepping up Southeast Asian push

    TOKYO -- Asahi Group Holdings will open factories in Thailand and Indonesia while also securing a foothold in Vietnam as it moves to fortify its Southeast Asian operations, a market where Japanese beverage producers have lagged behind locals and Wes

    April 28, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • Asean, Japan, China, South Korea to ease access to local currencies

    TOKYO -- Japan, China, South Korea and 10 Southeast Asian countries will join together to create a system to make it easier for private enterprises and banks to procure funds in local currencies when doing business in these countries. Finance mi

    April 27, 2014 02:00 am JST
  • Lingering disputes could spell trouble for TPP

    TOKYO -- Despite making some progress, Japan and the U.S. were unable to iron out their differences over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement in time for the summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack O

    April 26, 2014 05:26 am JST
  • Vietnam picking up pace of private involvement in state firms

    HANOI -- As Southeast Asia pursues economic integration, Vietnam's government seems worried that the country may fall behind its neighbors without faster reforms of state-owned enterprises. Hanoi will pick up the pace of equitization -- opening

    April 26, 2014 05:01 am JST
  • Vietnam may let foreigners hold majority stakes: minister

    TOKYO -- Vietnam is looking to raise its cap on foreign investment in listed companies from 49% to as high as 60%, Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung told The Nikkei on Friday. In an interview here, Dung said the government would reach a conclusion

    April 26, 2014 01:55 am JST
  • Chinese eye methane hydrate reserves in South China Sea

    BEIJING -- In a move that could further fuel tensions in the South China Sea, China will step up exploration for methane hydrate, which is drawing attention as a future source of energy. Research last summer led to the discovery of a high-purity

    April 24, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • E-commerce ready to take off in Vietnam

    HANOI -- Young entrepreneurs and seasoned executives alike are setting up e-commerce businesses in Vietnam. But before the anticipated explosion in the market can happen, these pioneers need to overcome several obstacles. When Thanh Tam's local

    April 22, 2014 01:00 pm JST