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Obama leaves fate of TPP to Trump – Vietnam’s economy seen as casualty

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US President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal agreement of the Trans Pacific Partnership...
Vietnam scraps plans to build nuclear power plants

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Vietnam has decided to ditch plans to build two nuclear power plants in its southeastern Ninh Tuan province owing to soaring costs and safety...
Duterte in US policy U-turn after Trump’s election win

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after Donald Trump's US election victory abruptly switched from his anti-American rhetoric to a more conciliatory stance, saying he "changed...
Trump’s presidency carries significant economic risks for Asia-Pacific

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Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election poses significant new risks for the Asia-Pacific region, notably China and other important trading partners of...
Asian markets tank on Trump’s US election victory

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Asia-Pacific stock markets took a dive during November 9 trading sessions as Donald Trump secured a clear US election victory. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down...
Brunei Times in surprise closedown

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Brunei Times, the second-largest daily newspaper by circulation in the small Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam behind Borneo Bulletin, published its final edition on November...
Vietnam to switch to e-visas by next year

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The Vietnam government is about to put an end to the tiresome tourism visa process it uses to offer via numerous and partly unreliable...
Thai government earmarks $3.6 billion for rice support scheme

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The Thai military government will use a total of 127 billion baht ($3.62 billion) for loans and subsidies for rice farmers suffering from the...
Myanmar to release new investment law by next year

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Myanmar will get its official investment regulation framework by end-March or early April next year when the by-laws of the country’s investment law are...
Cambodia opposition leader officially banned from entering the country

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In a severe blow to democracy and freedom of speech in Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP),...
Philippines, Japan ink economic, defense deals

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The Philippines and Japan agreed to cooperate closer in various economic sectors and to work together in regional security initiatives that "promote peace and...
Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam big winners in Doing Business ranking

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Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking...
Former Thai PM Yingluck slapped with $1-billion fine

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Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been presented a whopping 35.7-billion baht (around $1 billion) bill by the ruling military government as reparation...
Duterte in China: “Time to say goodbye to America”

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on October 20 clearly sought closer ties with the Asian country...
Thai government sticks to election roadmap

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The Thai government reassured that plans to stage elections by the end of next year remain unchanged despite the sad demise of Thailand's King...
How Muslim integration can work in Thailand

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Thailand is known for a decade-long violent insurgency in its Muslim south, and news about attacks and bombings from there are normally not exactly...
Singapore residential property prices keep dropping

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Singapore home prices dropped for a 12th quarter in a row, extending the longest losing streak on record, with the slow decline accelerating in...
Duterte says farewell to US troops in the Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on September 28 that the early October joint military exercise between the Philippines and the US would be the...