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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains tracking record-high U.S. stocks

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Tuesday after all major U.S. indexes climbed to records overnight.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.1% to 1,358.91.U.S stocks rose Monday along with the dollar, while bond yields d

    October 17, 2017 08:31 pm JST
  • Thai carrier Nok Air pins recovery hopes on new CEO

    BANGKOK -- Things have gone from bad to worse for Nok Air in recent years. Having failed to cope with the increased competition in Thailand's crowded aviation market, all hopes now rest on a change of management. The company had been operating in th

    October 15, 2017 01:12 pm JST
  • Thailand's record current-account surplus adds muscle to baht

    BANGKOK -- The baht is at its highest point against the dollar in about two and half years, as Thailand's policymakers and exporters worry that the strong currency could hurt industry.The baht, unlike other Asian currencies, also appears immune to s

    October 14, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • Japanese shipper expands halal logistics to Indonesia

    TOKYO -- Yusen Logistics has become the first Japanese freight company to receive halal certification in Indonesia, part of an effort to expand in a fast-growing region with a large Muslim population.The Nippon Yusen group member's system for shippi

    October 14, 2017 03:40 am JST
  • A funeral fit for a king

    BANGKOK -- The fragrance of sandalwood fills the air in a well-lit room in a government compound in Bangkok's historic quarter, rising from an ornately carved coffin and a giant urn placed on stands in the center of the room. Visitors troop by in re

    October 13, 2017 09:27 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as Singapore stocks rally on economic growth

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday, helped by a rally in Singapore shares after better-than-expected third-quarter economic growth in the city-state.Samsung Electronics declined as record earnings were overshadowed by the

    October 13, 2017 08:45 pm JST
  • Anthony Couse

    Green office blocks secure better tenants

    Singapore's Asia Square Tower 2 made headlines last month when it was sold to CapitaLand Commercial Trust for $1.5 billion, setting the record for the biggest office deal in Asia Pacific this year. In 2016, Asia Square Tower 1 was acquired by Qatar

    October 13, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • ASEAN renews currency swap deal to provide $2bn support: Malaysia central bank

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to renew a currency swap deal for two more years from Nov. 17, providing a total of $2 billion in financial support, the Malaysian central bank said on Friday. T

    October 13, 2017 02:08 pm JST
  • One year on, King Bhumibol's development legacy to Thailand

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- When Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej died a year ago today, Namo Mancherng, an 89-year-old hill-tribe farmer living in Angkhang along the hilly border with Myanmar, was in despair and did not eat for four days. For the ne

    October 13, 2017 01:33 pm JST
  • Biography: King Bhumibol Adulyadej

    King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the third and youngest child of Prince Mahidol of Songkla, and was born in the U.S. while his father was studying medicine at Harvard University. Prince Bhumibol spent his early years in Thailand, where his father died in

    October 13, 2017 01:32 pm JST
  • Taiwanese companies fuel gains in Nikkei Asia300 Index

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, helped by a rally in Taiwanese companies and overnight gains on Wall Street.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,345.96.All the three major U.S. indexes climbed to records on Wedne

    October 12, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Cuba plants medical diplomacy flag in Thailand

    NONTHABURI, Thailand -- In state-of-the-art laboratories set in a lush, green landscape -- and with help from communist-ruled Cuba -- nearly 200 researchers and technicians are paving the way for Thailand to take an ambitious stride into the expandi

    October 12, 2017 05:47 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Three scenarios for the global economy

    For the last few years, the global economy has been oscillating between periods of acceleration (when growth is positive and strengthening) and periods of deceleration (when growth is positive but weakening). After over a year of acceleration, is th

    October 12, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Tea Leaves

    What the 'bicycle index' says about a country

    You are what you drive -- the car advertisement claims. That is not true in Thailand, where you are what you ride. Bicycles have become the nation's most unexpected status symbols.Thais have taken to recreational pedaling like nobody else. Each week

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • A manufacturing uptick can't pierce South Korea's gloom

    HONG KONG Despite escalating threats from its northern neighbor, South Korea saw its manufacturing condition pick up on stronger domestic demand and output last month. But analysts remain cautious about the country's economic outlook as the ongoing

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • High-flying Thai businessman sets his political sights on the sky

    BANGKOK At diplomatic receptions in Bangkok, Anutin Charnvirakul, leader of the Bhumjaithai political party, is burnishing his credentials as a future star in Thailand's political firmament. Dressed in dark, well-cut business suits, he holds court t

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • What the 'bicycle index' says about a country

    You are what you drive -- the car advertisement claims. That is not true in Thailand, where you are what you ride. Bicycles have become the nation's most unexpected status symbols.Thais have taken to recreational pedaling like nobody else. Each week

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Modern chefs forge a fresh kind of Thai cuisine

    BANGKOK Anyone who thinks Thailand's menus are limited to pad Thai fried noodles or tom yum goong, the piquant prawn and lemongrass soup -- two of a dozen basic dishes fostered by a former government keen to standardize the cuisine as a tourist lure

    October 12, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances as Samsung extends gains

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Wednesday, as heavyweight Samsung Electronics extended gains ahead of its preliminary third-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,337.13.Asian equities also got a boost from

    October 11, 2017 08:28 pm JST
  • Bilahari Kausikan

    Growing complexities threaten ASEAN consensus politics

    Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, "centrality" is a defining concept -- an implied vision of regional order in which the collective interest of member states comes first -- or at least is not disregarded"ASEAN centrality" is not a m

    October 11, 2017 03:00 pm JST