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2 gadget makers may move manufacturing out of China, citing trade...

Tile considering moving its plant to Malaysia, Vietnam and Mexico.

Thailand asks tech firms to set up centres against ‘fake news’...

The proposal came as Asean telecoms regulators were meeting this week in Bangkok with an aim to come up with regional guidelines to regulate over-the-top platforms, including taxation policies.

Australia agrees to ban exporting recyclable waste

State and federal governments agree at a conference to draw up a timeline for developing their own recycling capabilities.

Migrants mistakenly held in Thai trafficking shelters

The US State Department criticises Thailand for not pushing their anti-trafficking efforts enough.

Asian factories are stuck in the doldrums as trade war hits...

Purchasing manager indexes for Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan remain below 50, signalling deeper contractions in factory output.

Britain searches for post-Brexit trading opportunities in Southeast Asia

Advocates of Brexit have long argued that one of the biggest benefits of leaving the EU will be an ability to strike new bilateral trade deals rather than relying on EU-level agreements.

Indonesians hope ‘milestone’ ruling will dampen haze-fire risks

New policies include educating and training communities in fire prevention and setting up a Peatland Restoration Agency.

Philippine peso falls as Fed focus eclipses Duterte’s promises

While President Rodrigo Duterte’s tax plans are pending, Philippine peso value declined as traders focused on falling bets for an aggressive easing by the Federal Reserve this month.

Vietnam says Chinese vessel violated its sovereignty in South China Sea

Vietnam and China are embroiled in a years-long dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of waters in the South China Sea.

Obesity is climbing the fastest in Vietnam in Southeast Asia

Improving economic standards in the region has brought about lifestyle changes, which in turn have led to a shift to more unhealthy diets, a report says.

Cambodia probes Chinese firm over illegal waste imports

Cambodian authorities say they would send the waste back to its stated countries of origin – the United States and Canada.

Asia-Pacific meth drug trade worth up to US$61 billion, UN says

The cartels, based in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Thailand, produce most of the meth in northern Myanmar and distribute it as far away as Japan and New Zealand.

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff

China's U-shaped 'nine-dash line' marks a vast expanse of the South China Sea that it claims, including large oil-filled chunks of Vietnam's continental shelf.

Malaysian banks top gender diversity in Southeast Asia

Women make up more than 30% of the boards of top Malaysian lenders in comparison with only 9% in the Philippines and 13% in Singapore.

Malaysian stocks fall as neighbours react positively to US-China deal news

Southeast Asian markets have come under pressure since the imposition of tariffs by the world's two economic giants on each other's goods.

Swastikas and statues, Southeast Asia’s fixation with Nazi iconography

As Antisemitism grows in Europe, in Southeast Asia, Nazi symbols are relatively easy to find, as they are considered as a certain type of fashion.

Philippine central bank chief Espenilla dies after cancer battle

Espenilla was a three-decade veteran of the central bank when he took office in July 2017.

Trump, Kim impersonators held for questioning by Hanoi police

About 10 police officers showed up at a local TV station where they were giving an interview, and told them to stop making media appearances or risk being deported.

Vietnam readying for Kim train arrival next week

The leaders are slated to meet in Hanoi on February 27-28 to follow up on their first meeting last June in Singapore.

Singapore plans cautious budget with an eye on election

While not expected to be as headline-grabbing as last year, the 2019 budget will cover a range of familiar policy priorities.

Thai army chief dismisses coup talk ahead of election

He vowed that the army would step back for the election.

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king’s...

Thai electoral law forbids parties from using the monarchy in campaigns.

Thai princess bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command

The announcement effectively invalidates Princess Ubolratana's unprecedented bid for prime minister in the March elections.

Thai princess says #ILoveYou to supporters after king opposes her PM...

The princess did not directly mention her brother or her political hopes, but thanked her supporters.