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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
  • 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
  • Myanmar deputy planning minister calls for more transparency

    NAYPYITAW "Winston" Set Aung, Myanmar's new deputy minister for planning and finance, urged his fellow leaders to push ahead with reform during a panel session at the Myanmar Democratic Transition Forum in Naypyitaw on Aug. 12.At the gathering, aime

    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
  • Cambodia orders US-funded group to leave in new anti-American move

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -- Cambodia ordered the U.S.-funded National Democratic Institute to stop activities and remove foreign staff on Wednesday in the latest move by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government against American interests ahead of elections n

    August 24, 2017 04:41 am JST
  • DHL plans Southeast Asian hiring blitz

    BANGKOK -- DHL will increase its staff in four countries in Southeast Asia's fast-growing Mekong region by about 40% to roughly 17,000 by 2020, part of an expansion that includes a full-fledged entry into Myanmar this year.A total of around 5,000 pe

    August 23, 2017 01:29 am 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
  • SE Asian convenience stores see big prospects in tiny spaces

    HANOI/YANGON/JAKARTA -- Southeast Asian convenience-store chains are finding success with unorthodox strategies such as minimarts tailored for crowded cities or remote areas, giving them a flexibility that bigger foreign rivals have failed to match.

    August 20, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • William C. Dickey and Nay Yan Oo

    Myanmar's military holds key to further reform

    What does Myanmar need to push through a successful democratic transition? It must build strong institutions, transform the economy, and end decades of conflict between ethnic armed groups and government forces, among numerous other challenges. Yet,

    August 18, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian workers press for big minimum wage hikes

    HANOI -- Calls for major increases in minimum pay are spreading through Southeast Asia as workers grow more conscious of their rights amid economic expansion and turn up the pressure on their governments.Malaysia and Myanmar are among the countries

    August 18, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • Myanmar's infrastructure deficit outpaces the world

    SYDNEY -- A wide-ranging assessment of Myanmar's infrastructure deficit and its ability to start closing the gap has found that the country is likely to meet only half of those investment needs by 2040, dampening hopes that it can lift the estimated

    August 16, 2017 08:00 pm JST
  • For ASEAN, Japan is a key counterbalance to China

    TOKYO -- Five decades after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was established, changing economic and political dynamics in the region are putting a spotlight on Japan's growing importance to the bloc as a counterbalance to China.Japan and t

    August 14, 2017 12:16 pm JST
  • Angel Gurria

    Making the digital age work for ASEAN

    Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic regions, with vast endowments of natural resources, an increasingly diversified economy, an expanding middle class and growing global influence. With the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community in 201

    August 14, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Myanmar economy needs 'predictable policy,' new reform leader urges

    NAYPYITAW -- "Winston" Set Aung, Myanmar's newly-appointed deputy minister for national planning and finance, has urged fellow government leaders to pursue further regulatory and policy reforms for the economic development of Myanmar during a panel

    August 13, 2017 08:21 pm JST
  • Craft beer serves heady brew to Myanmar

    YANGON -- On a recent evening at Father's Office, a popular bar in downtown Yangon, the patrons who gathered there represented a microcosm of what could be called the "new Myanmar."Some expatriates at the back were nursing pints of beer while watchi

    August 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Suu Kyi's dilemma over Myanmar energy mix

    YANGON -- When Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy was swept into power in 2015, economic development was a key priority and the fledgling government's social and environmental stance seemed tailor-made for foreign investors.But few for

    August 12, 2017 03:05 pm JST
  • Myanmar must balance peace with development, says Suu Kyi

    NAYPYITAW -- Neither economic development nor peace with Myanmar's ethnic minorities can succeed without the other, de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a forum on the Southeast Asian nation's democratic transition, signaling a more balanced policy

    August 12, 2017 04:49 am JST
  • Richard Heydarian

    Divided ASEAN hands China diplomatic coup

    The annual regional forum and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila brought together 27 foreign ministers from around the Asia-Pacific region -- but the outstanding result was a major diplomatic victory for

    August 12, 2017 04:14 am JST