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  • Singapore's ban on North Korea trade highlights tougher line

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's recent ban on all commercial trade with North Korea, as the international community seeks to cool leader Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions. The move is in line with the increasingly tough steps that other Southeast Asian natio

    November 16, 2017 11:44 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Tencent rises after earnings

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Thursday, as Tencent Holdings paced a rally in technology shares after upbeat third-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.8% to 1,380.25.Index heavyweight Tencent advanced 2.3% a

    November 16, 2017 08:28 pm JST
  • The TPP 11 rekindle multilateral trade hopes as Trump looks on

    DANANG, Vietnam When Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi walked into the press briefing room at the International Media Center in Danang on Nov. 11, his expression told many stories. One of them was of fatigue, as was to b

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Duterte says the South China Sea dispute is better left untouched

    MANILA Following bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping the previous day, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Nov. 12 that a territorial dispute in the South China Sea between China and five Asian countries, including the Philipp

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Can an 'America first' approach restore US leadership in Asia?

    DANANG, Vietnam U.S. President Donald Trump has made it clear -- finally -- that America intends to stay involved in the Asia-Pacific region. What is far less certain is whether bilateral deals that put "America first" will be enough to curb China's

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Southeast Asian auto sales make a comeback

    BANGKOK The Southeast Asian auto market is set to have a second straight year of growth, thanks especially to Thailand and the Philippines, where sales have been particularly strong.New-auto sales in six major countries in the region climbed 5% on t

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The Mall is optimistic about traditional Thai retail

    The chairwoman of The Mall Group, Thailand's second-largest retailer, is on the lookout for a "strategic partner" to help fend off global e-commerce giants Alibaba Group Holding and in Southeast Asia.Supaluck Umpujh said that she feels "p

    November 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index drops as energy stocks fall on crude's slide

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian equities outside of Japan fell Wednesday as easing crude oil prices dragged energy related stocks lower amid weakening global risk appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index lost 0.8% to close at 1,369.47. H-shares of PetroChina an

    November 15, 2017 08:13 pm JST
  • J. Brian Waterhouse

    Japan's banks look southeast

    Japan's manufacturing industries have been enjoying record profits thanks to a combination of stringent cost controls, growth in global trade and a weakening yen. Yet, the banking industry remains under a cloud, with the latest round of interim resu

    November 15, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Asia Insight

    Xi Jinping bests Trump in Asia-Pacific diplomacy

    HANOI -- The hospitality U.S. President Donald Trump received on his tour of Asia was so warm that he may have felt more at home than in Washington, where he is constantly sparring with the media. But while Trump was relishing the red-carpet treatme

    November 15, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • South China Sea dispute 'toned down' at ASEAN meeting

    MANILA -- Competing claims over territory in the South China Sea, which have long held center stage at meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, have been getting less attention at the current ASEAN summit and in related meetings being

    November 14, 2017 11:12 pm JST
  • After delay, RCEP leaders resolve to wrap up pact in 2018

    MANILA -- Leaders of the 16 nations negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a proposed Asia-Pacific free trade deal, resolved on Tuesday to conclude the talks within 2018. The plan had been to finalize a deal this year."I am opt

    November 14, 2017 09:56 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as China data sparks slowdown worries

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday as a slowdown in China's industrial output and retail sales dented investor appetite.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,380.97.China's industrial output rose 6.2% in October, d

    November 14, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • ASEAN may partially dump its rule-by-consensus principle

    MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is planning to revise the principle way it has governed itself for half a century -- by taking positions only when all members form a consensus. The 10-nation bloc is also looking at strengthening

    November 14, 2017 03:13 pm JST
  • ASEAN+3 pledges to fight deglobalization, protectionism

    MANILA -- In an effort to fight rising protectionism, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China, Japan and South Korea are seeking greater cooperation at the 20th ASEAN+3 summit in Manila on Tuesday.The 13 nations represented at t

    November 14, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • 'ASEAN way' confronts new realities of US, Chinese power

    MANILA -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations finds its ability to set a safe course between the world's colliding powers -- an approach to diplomacy that served it well for much of its first 50 years -- threatened by the changing dynamics of

    November 14, 2017 12:30 pm JST
  • Growth in emerging Asia to slow to 6.3% in 2018-2022: OECD

    MANILA -- Economic growth in emerging Asia will remain steady this year before slowing over the medium term as China's expansion decelerates in the next five years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Center

    November 14, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Trump's devotion to trade puts North Korea issue on hold

    MANILA -- The ASEAN summit is shaping up to be a missed opportunity for participating nations to strengthen their unity against North Korea, as U.S. President Donald Trump's push for "reciprocal" trade with the region puts the issue on the back burn

    November 14, 2017 01:15 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls amid uncertainty over U.S. tax cuts

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Monday as uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed corporate tax cuts weighed on sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.3% to 1,385.65.The Dow Jones Industrial Average and

    November 13, 2017 08:29 pm JST
  • Trump pitches 'reciprocal' trade to ASEAN

    MANILA -- U.S. President Donald Trump told ASEAN leaders he wants "reciprocal" trade relationships -- ones that will allow the U.S. to slash its deficits with countries in the bloc."We celebrate your incredible success and we also seek economic part

    November 13, 2017 05:52 pm JST