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Pompeo to visit Bangkok, commit to Southeast Asia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead talks on the Lower Mekong Initiative during his visit to Thailand.

SE Asia’s kids targeted by online paedophiles

Technology has shifted the patterns of abuse in the region, driven by growing access to broadband internet and encrypted technology.

Southeast Asia not destination of US firms planning to quit China

Analysts say manufacturers prefer to be closer to their supply chains.

Singapore’s law firm sees more Southeast Asia credit strains

A slowing Chinese economy and more risk aversion among alternative capital providers will make it more challenging for some companies to meet maturing obligations.

Dovish tilt spreads to Asia as funds hoover up regional bonds

Debt is rallying across the region as a worsening economic outlook prompts dovish noises from central banks, suggesting the tightening cycle is over.

The Asian markets that should do well but aren’t

Despite the overall Asian stock rally, Southeast Asian bourses are lagging - but sentiment for the region remains positive.

Egyptian bank EFG-Hermes weighs Southeast Asian acquisition

CEO Karim Awad said the investment won’t be 'too big' and would involve 'building market share from the ground up.'

Turn to Southeast Asia for growth, HSBC tells international businesses

The region has come a long way since the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis, says HSBC head of strategy and planning for Asia-Pacific.

Asean wary of China’s Belt and Road project, sceptical of US,...

Some Western governments have accused China of pulling countries into a debt trap with the initiative.

Malaysia’s Airbnb fastest growing in Southeast Asia

Registering a 99% increase, owners must however ensure that the management of their properties allow Airbnb in the first place.

Singapore calls for closer S.E. Asia, says multilateralism under threat

Lee has previously warned that the US-China trade war could have a "big, negative impact" on Singapore, and the city-state's central bank has warned it could soon drag on growth.

Thanks to trade war, Southeast Asia has an investment boom

Southeast Asia is seeing a boom in foreign direct investment as the intensifying trade war between the US and China prompts companies to shift production to the region.

China, ASEAN start inaugural joint maritime drills

The navies of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to hold the week-long manoeuvres as part of efforts to promote stability and ease tensions across the disputed sea. a

China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

Tabletop exercises between ASEAN and China were held in Singapore in August to prepare for next week's drills.

Southeast Asia stocks – Philippines, Singapore recover on bargain-hunting

The Philippines' annual inflation rate likely continued to climb in September, a Reuters poll showed, keeping pressure on the country's central bank to raise interest rates further.

UN: Oversupply of drugs in Mekong, Southeast Asia puts younger users...

Malaysia made its largest seizure of crystal meth in May, intercepting nearly 1.2 tonnes of the drug disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar.

Vietnam taps first woman to top leadership as acting president

Thinh will be the acting president until the National Assembly elects a new leader.

State funeral, national mourning to be held for Vietnam president

Flags will be flown at half-mast and entertainment venues shut for two days starting September 26.

Most Southeast Asian stocks rise as trade war fears fade

Markets have been speculating that an immediate escalation could be averted after a knee-jerk negative reaction to the new tariffs announced by Washington and Beijing on Tuesday.

US-China trade tussle is creating winners in Southeast Asia

The complication of calculating aggregate benefits for some economies is evident in Malaysia, which could score wins in some areas while also taking a hit to its parts-makers that sell heavily to China.

HSBC plans wealth hiring spree in CEO’s bet on Asia’s rich

The wealth strategy is part of Flint’s plan to grow HSBC by expanding in Asian markets including Greater China and Southeast Asia.

SE Asia stocks: Most fall; Singapore hits 1-1/2 year closing low

Escalating US-Sino trade tensions also weighed on investor sentiment, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extending its decline to an eighth session.

Myanmar-Thailand highway branded ‘ecological and social disaster’

Critics said an environmental and social impact assessment for the road project failed to adequately specify compensation for loss of land and livelihoods.

Trump to skip summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Pence to...

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump asked Pence to represent him at the summits.