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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index recovers from weekly loss as US inflation damps Fed rate hike bets

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rebounded from a weekly loss, tracking gains on Wall Street after slower-than-expected U.S. inflation data eased expectations of another rate increase this year.The Nikkei Asia300 Index add

    August 14, 2017 09:24 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
  • K-pop purveyors build bands with multinational flair

    TOKYO -- If you turned on a TV in Japan seven years ago, there was a good chance you would see a South Korean pop act gyrating away. The odds of that are lower today.Chalk it up to changing tastes, new entertainment options or politics, but there is

    August 12, 2017 06:00 pm 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
  • Thai Airways falls back into quarterly loss

    BANGKOK -- Ailing flag carrier Thai Airways International posted a net quarterly loss of 5.211 billion baht ($156.7 million) in the April-June period after it recorded a marginal net profit in the first quarter, according to Bangkok stock exchange f

    August 12, 2017 01:11 am JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    ASEAN is looking good, but now looking up to China and India

    TOKYO -- The first 50 years of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations should be regarded as an overall success, but its future is anything but certain. Sandwiched between China and India, ASEAN could find itself overwhelmed economically by these

    August 11, 2017 07:27 pm JST
  • CP All's Q2 profit up 10% on store expansion

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's CP All, the operator of the country's 7-Eleven stores, saw negative growth in same-store sales for the April-June period but posted gains in both consolidated revenue and net profit thanks to its ongoing aggressive store expans

    August 11, 2017 06:47 pm JST
  • Citi sees Thailand potential as regional banking hub

    BANGKOK -- Thailand has the potential to become a regional banking hub if it pushes through some more reforms, according to Darren Buckley, outgoing Citi country head for Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. "A strong regional banking hub here is v

    August 11, 2017 06:00 pm JST
  • Asian music sensations break the sound barrier

    Move over, K-pop. South Korea has been a dominant force in Asian entertainment for about a decade, but a powerful combination of economic development and social media is changing the game. From Southeast Asia to China, other countries are producing

    August 10, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • K-pop purveyors build bands with multinational flair

    TOKYO If you turned on a TV in Japan seven years ago, there was a good chance you would see a South Korean pop act gyrating away. The odds of that are lower today.Chalk it up to changing tastes, new entertainment options or politics, but there is a

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asian music sensations break the sound barrier

    Move over, K-pop. South Korea has been a dominant force in Asian entertainment for about a decade, but a powerful combination of economic development and social media is changing the game. From Southeast Asia to China, other countries are producing

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Ambitious Thai canal would link Pacific and Indian oceans

    SIKAO, Thailand Fisherman Sittichai Bohmung lounges on a remote pier beside a ramshackle waterfront village in this southern Thai district and recalls the time last year when a group of retired generals from Bangkok and businessmen from China came c

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am 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 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN AT 50: Nicholas Farrelly

    Time for idealism is over in ASEAN

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will celebrate its 50th birthday in August with much backslapping and bonhomie. In recent decades, its 10 members have prospered, leaving behind the dark shadow of the Cold War when battles raged on almost

    August 10, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Thai Beverage to acquire over a third of KFC outlets in Thailand

    BANGKOK -- Thai Beverage, the brewer of Chang beer, is continuing to expand its restaurant business and will soon acquire more than a third of KFC outlets in Thailand.TCC Group, a listed beverage and real estate conglomerate run by billionaire Charo

    August 9, 2017 08:23 pm JST
  • ASEAN AT 50: Frederic Neumann

    At 50, ASEAN is still punching below its weight

    It is easy to dismiss the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as another international talking shop. But that would be a mistake. Over the last five decades, the organization has brought stability to a region all too often riven by tension and st

    August 9, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Daikin's profit hits fresh high on overseas strength

    OSAKA -- Daikin Industries' net profit rose 4% on the year to 50.9 billion yen ($461 million) for the three months ended June 30, a fourth consecutive record high for the quarter, as aggressive expansion abroad continued to bear fruit.The Japanese a

    August 9, 2017 12:45 am JST
  • Thailand hosts Tillerson, shows unity on Pyongyang sanctions

    BANGKOK -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Thailand on Tuesday and met with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, becoming the highest-ranked American official to travel to the kingdom after the military regime took power in a 2014 coup.Th

    August 9, 2017 12:10 am JST
  • ASEAN AT 50

    Ever-adaptable ASEAN confronts new tests

    BANGKOK -- On Aug. 9, 1967, The New York Times reported the signing of the Bangkok Declaration to inaugurate the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The brief, 80-word article on the declaration -- inked the previous day by five founding foreign

    August 8, 2017 04:06 pm JST