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  • ASEAN defense ministers lock in against terrorism and other common threats

    CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines -- Southeast Asian defense ministers have agreed to step up joint efforts to counter regional terrorism, and have expressed "grave concern" about heightened recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea carrie

    October 24, 2017 12:11 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as Chinese property developers decline

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower on Monday, weighed by losses in Chinese mainland property developers after data showed that home prices increased at a slower pace last month.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.1% to 1,

    October 23, 2017 08:20 pm JST
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    Japan Coast Guard quietly helps Asian nations counter China

    TOKYO -- As tensions mount in Asia, fueled by the crisis on the Korean Peninsula and China's increased activities in the region's seas, maritime order is in danger of collapsing.Japan is well-equipped to ward off this unwanted outcome, and the Japan

    October 21, 2017 12:23 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index ends week higher after US stocks rally

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan eked out modest gains for the week, as persistent gains on U.S. equities supported risk appetite, even as regional investors remained focused on China's 19th Communist Party Congress.The Nikkei A

    October 20, 2017 09:12 pm JST
  • Vietnam emerging as the next outsourcing powerhouse

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam wants to be the next big thing in business process outsourcing -- an ambition that was clear for all to see at an industry conference in the country's commercial capital on Thursday and Friday.The IT Outsourcing Conferenc

    October 20, 2017 07:36 pm JST
  • Petrovietnam scandals lay bare stalling state-sector reforms

    HANOI -- Vietnam has been enjoying the highest levels of economic growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, but efforts to reform state-owned enterprises -- a key to further expansion -- seem to be going nowhere. Moreover, scandals that

    October 19, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Frederic Neumann: TPP may yet rise from the ashes, with benefits for all

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is clinging on. Despite the U.S. withdrawal from the pact earlier this year, the other 11 members are still aiming for ratification -- and for good reason: Even without the world's largest economy, the agreeme

    October 19, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Honda eyeing electric scooter that can power home appliances

    TOKYO -- Japan's Honda Motor plans to start selling motorized scooters that run on detachable batteries in Southeast Asia starting as early as 2019, amid toughened environmental measures across the region.The vehicles will adopt lithium ion batterie

    October 19, 2017 06:14 am JST
  • Vietnam to hold second auction of Vinamilk shares next month

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's State Capital Investment Corporation, better known as SCIC, is planning to hold a public auction for a more than 3% stake in Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) on the Ho Chi Minh City stock exchange on Nov. 10*.SCIC Chai

    October 18, 2017 12:38 pm JST
  • Asia has $26tn in infrastructure projects up for grabs

    Asia is set to spend $26 trillion on airport and other infrastructure projects through 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank.It is a rich pie that has already whetted contractors' appetites.In Vietnam, an urban rail project funded by Japanes

    October 18, 2017 12:18 pm JST
  • Richard Heydarian

    Duterte's pro-China shift fractures anti-Beijing alliance in Southeast Asia

    One of the major unintended consequences of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy is the fracturing of an emerging regional alliance in the South China Sea. By cozying up to China and turning away from allies in Southeast Asia, the F

    October 18, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Vincom Retail set for record-breaking IPO

    HANOI -- A shopping mall operator owned by Vingroup, Vietnam's top developer, will launch an initial public offering as early as this year to raise up to $710 million, a sum that would make it the country's largest private-sector share sale.Nearly 4

    October 17, 2017 11:53 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains tracking record-high U.S. stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Tuesday after all major U.S. indexes climbed to records overnight.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.1% to 1,358.91.U.S stocks rose Monday along with the dollar, while bond yields d

    October 17, 2017 08:31 pm JST
  • William Pesek

    Can Vietnam avoid a crash this time?

    Vietnam's China-beating economic growth rate is the envy of Asia, as neighbors struggle to keep up with its 7.4% pace. That does not mean officials in Hanoi should be sleeping easy.On the surface, the nation of 95 million people is on a tear: Its gr

    October 16, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Singapore stocks rally on economic growth

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, helped by a rally in Singapore shares after better-than-expected third-quarter economic growth in the city-state.Samsung Electronics declined as record earnings were overshadowed by the

    October 13, 2017 08:45 pm JST
  • ASEAN renews currency swap deal to provide $2bn support: Malaysia central bank

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to renew a currency swap deal for two more years from Nov. 17, providing a total of $2 billion in financial support, the Malaysian central bank said on Friday. T

    October 13, 2017 02:08 pm JST
  • 'TPP 11' should preserve all agreed-upon rules: ex-US trade chief

    TOKYO -- As the 11 remaining parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership work to ratify the trade deal, possibly by November, a former U.S. trade representative warns that the pact could be severely weakened unless efforts are made to keep "high standa

    October 13, 2017 12:37 pm JST
  • Taiwanese companies fuel gains in Nikkei Asia300 Index

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, helped by a rally in Taiwanese companies and overnight gains on Wall Street.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,345.96.All the three major U.S. indexes climbed to records on Wedne

    October 12, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Three scenarios for the global economy

    For the last few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After over a year of acceleration, is th

    October 12, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Frederic Neumann

    TPP to rise from the ashes

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is clinging on. Despite the U.S. withdrawal from the pact earlier this year, the other 11 members are still aiming for ratification -- for good reason: Even without the world's largest economy, the agreement s

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST