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  • Asia manufacturing turns soft as China's construction loses steam

    HONG KONG -- The recovery of Asian manufacturing proved to be short-lived. Of the 12 economies tracked by The Nikkei across the region, seven registered slower growth and three saw contractions in May. Analysts noted that the downturn has much to do

    June 6, 2017 12:35 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    World Bank's Levy calls for new type of globalism

    TOKYO -- Asia should champion a new form of globalism, such as one that facilitates cross-border infrastructure investments, World Bank Managing Director Joaquim Levy said in a speech at the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia on Tue

    June 6, 2017 12:21 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    ASEAN aims for 'legally binding' South China Sea rules

    TOKYO -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will aim for a legally binding code of conduct on the South China Sea territorial dispute when it negotiates with Beijing, ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh told the Nikkei Asian Review on Mond

    June 6, 2017 09:39 am JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    South China Sea agreement expected in November: official

    TOKYO -- Asian countries will likely agree on a code of conduct for the South China Sea when regional leaders meet for a summit in November, Philippine Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Enrique Manalo said Monday.Manalo spoke at a panel on t

    June 6, 2017 09:01 am JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Beware of robots, says Indonesian Vice President Kalla

    TOKYO -- Sophisticated automation technology, such as robotics, could spell disaster for the world economy, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said at a forum in Tokyo on Monday."If advanced economies decide to use robots and automation technolog

    June 6, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • VietJet to begin flights to Japan with Osaka route

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- VietJet Air is set to open its first route connecting Vietnam and Japan with the launch of service from Hanoi to the western Japanese city of Osaka, probably by early next year.The Vietnamese budget airline aims to meet growing d

    June 5, 2017 09:22 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Indonesia has 'lost interest' in TPP without US, vice president says

    TOKYO -- Indonesia has lost its motivation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, due to the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact, the Southeast Asian country's vice president told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview on Monday."The allure of the

    June 5, 2017 06:38 pm JST
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    Vietnam 'considering' options for TPP renegotiation, PM says

    TOKYO -- Vietnam is mulling which sections of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement can be renegotiated after the withdrawal of the U.S., Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on Monday."Vietn

    June 5, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Threats to free trade 'cannot be taken lightly,' ASEAN chief warns

    TOKYO -- The chief of Southeast Asia's regional bloc on Monday pushed back against the emerging anti-globalization mood, stressing a commitment to continued economic integration and open trade.Le Luong Minh, a veteran Vietnamese diplomat who became

    June 5, 2017 04:22 pm JST
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    Like it or not, globalization is 'inevitable,' Vietnamese PM says

    TOKYO -- Asian countries should not let mounting security threats and the rise of protectionism deter them from strengthening ties within and outside the region, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Monday."History shows that whether w

    June 5, 2017 11:23 am JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Leaders gather in Tokyo to discuss fate of globalization

    TOKYO -- World leaders and experts convened in Tokyo on Monday to discuss the security and economic challenges facing the region, at the 23rd International Conference on The Future of Asia.Organized by Nikkei Inc., the two-day event is being held at

    June 5, 2017 10:21 am JST
  • Asian flagship carriers sink as Chinese airlines expand

    HANOI -- Major Asian airlines find themselves increasingly squeezed due to the advent of low-cost carriers, rising fuel prices and intense price competition stemming from a sharp expansion of international operations by Chinese air carriers.Chinese

    June 5, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • An animated look at how Asia has changed over 50 years

    Asia has changed considerably since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations came together as a political bloc in August 1967. But how can we get a sense of the pace and direction of that change? Inspiration comes from the Gapminder Foundation,

    June 5, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Shangri-La Dialogue focuses on terrorism in SE Asia

    SINGAPORE -- In the wake of the Manchester and London attacks, pipe bombs in Bangkok, suicide bombings in Jakarta, and a besieged city in the southern Philippines, Southeast Asian nations harbor few doubts about the likelihood of more terrorism ahea

    June 4, 2017 09:13 pm JST
  • Vietnam's mobile game market attracts Japanese players

    HANOI -- Vietnam's mobile game market is booming, and Japanese companies are vying for a piece of the action.KDDI leads the pack of Japanese information technology companies and game developers looking to cash in on the Southeast Asian country's mob

    June 3, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Asian steel market braces for South Korea, China influx once again

    TOKYO -- The steel market is growing cautious as South Korea ships out more cheap exports amid weak domestic demand and concern grows that China could do the same if its economy slows down.Exports are already pushing into the Japanese market. In lat

    June 3, 2017 05:05 am JST
  • Southeast Asia's new-car sales climb 4% in April

    BANGKOK -- New-car sales in Southeast Asia rose 4% to 256,647 units in April for a sixth consecutive month of year-on-year increases, despite a slower pace of gains than in February and March.Thailand saw the biggest jump, as the region's second-lar

    June 3, 2017 04:56 am JST
  • ASEAN PMI falls to 50.5 in May

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 50.5 in May from 51.1 in April.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction.Latest data indicated that only fo

    June 2, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Southeast Asia tends to defenses in South China Sea

    HANOI -- With Vietnam welcoming foreign warships to a key port and the Philippines building on a disputed island, Southeast Asian nations are working to reinforce their South China Sea claims in the face of an increasingly assertive Beijing.Japan's

    June 2, 2017 06:03 am JST
  • Mazda aims upmarket with Thai dealership revamp

    TOKYO -- Mazda Motor will spruce up all of its dealerships in Thailand, as part of its plan to sell more cars in the Southeast Asian market.The Japanese automaker aims to increase sales in the ASEAN region to 150,000 units by the year ending March 2

    June 2, 2017 02:38 am JST