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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.

Australians who helped rescue Thai cave boys appeal for Bahraini football...

Soccer players and organisations around the world have called for Araibi's release.

Philippines says 8 killed as soldiers, militants clash in south

The bombings came days after voters endorsed a new autonomous region intended to end decades of violence in Sulu.

Strong 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Indonesia

Officials are still assessing the impact but there were no immediate reports of damage and casualties.

Elections to fuel Philippines’ 2019 growth, economic chief says

Philippines' chief economist says spending for the mid-term elections can add 1-2% to this year’s GDP expansion.

Philippine fund up 14% in brutal year looks to frontier markets

Michael Garcia wants to apply his expertise of Philippine shares to Vietnam and Myanmar.

Indonesia to release suspected Bali bomb mastermind from prison

Bashir was convicted in 2010 under anti-terrorism laws for links to militant training camps in Aceh province and jailed for 15 years.

Philippines’ richest man Sy dies at 94

Henry Sy made his fortune with a Philippine shopping centre conglomerate that has put up some of the largest malls in the world.

Indonesia resurgence gathers pace as global investors pile in

The rebound has shown no signs of fading in 2019.

Cambodia PM says EU holding country ‘hostage’ with tariff threats

The EU threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia's garment and footwear sector.

Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school

Clashes between Malay-Muslim rebels and the Buddhist-majority Thai state have killed nearly 7,000 people since 2004.

Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport says fears death if repatriated

She was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials when she arrived in Suvarnabhumi airport and her travel document was forcibly taken from her.

Thai activists protest as election faces delay

The junta has promised and postponed the election several times since it came to power.

Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police...

Fighting resurged in Rakhine state between government forces and the rebel Arakan Army, which wants greater autonomy for Rakhine.