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Power stacked against SE Asia's poor as China dams Mekong

'Even though there are less fish we are still trying because we don't have any other jobs and we have no land to farm.'

Singapore fourth-quarter GDP growth slows as manufacturing loses steam

It was slightly below the median forecast of 2.9 percent growth in a Reuters survey.

ASEAN fails to condemn attacks on Rohingya

The ASEAN countries stayed silent over the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. 
November 16, 2017 | 05:11 pm GMT+7

China, Philippines agree to avoid force in flashpoint waters

The two countries have agreed to resolve the waters dispute via talks.
November 16, 2017 | 03:43 pm GMT+7

Trump skips East Asia leaders Summit, sends Tillerson instead

Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he delivered his prepared remarks during a lunch with the leaders instead.
November 14, 2017 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in troubled waters

Code of conduct in the flasthpoint East Sea talked at ASEAN Summit in Manila, but final agreement has yet to be reached. 
November 14, 2017 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Vietnamese diplomat appointed Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN

The sitting Vietnamese ambassador to Indonesia will take over the position from 2018 to 2021. 
November 13, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7

ASEAN signs free trade, investment pacts with Hong Kong

The pacts, which conclude nearly three years of talks, are expected to take effect on January 1 at the earliest.
November 12, 2017 | 04:02 pm GMT+7

China, Southeast Asia aim to build trust with sea drills, Singapore says

Tensions in the South China Sea have been exacerbated by Beijing's island-building and Washington's increasing freedom of navigation patrols.
October 25, 2017 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Indonesia overtakes Thailand to become Vietnam’s top car supplier in August

Tariff cuts under a regional trade deal are making cars from Southeast Asia more affordable in Vietnam.
September 18, 2017 | 02:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnam calls for Southeast Asian unity amid East Sea tension

'Do not let ASEAN become a playing card for the competition among major countries,' said Vietnam's leader.
August 24, 2017 | 02:57 pm GMT+7

Free trade deal boosts Vietnam's petrol imports from South Korea

Vietnamese companies are turning away from Chinese petroleum suppliers in favor of South Korean.
August 12, 2017 | 10:21 pm GMT+7

Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ over North Korea hurts his Asia allies

Tensions with Pyongyang could shift U.S. attention further from the wider regional agenda in Southeast Asia, including disputed waters.
August 12, 2017 | 12:57 pm GMT+7

Saigon to close downtown streets for ASEAN's 50th birthday celebrations

Avoid the area if you plan on getting anywhere fast on Tuesday.
August 07, 2017 | 04:08 pm GMT+7

Single tourist visa expected to benefit ASEAN members

Southeast Asia's single visa scheme is hoped to save a lot of time and resources, but its materialization is facing myriad challenges.
August 07, 2017 | 12:49 pm GMT+7