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SE Asian economies

Heng sees solid Southeast Asia growth despite risks

(Apr 8): Singapore and other Southeast Asian economies are poised to remain resilient in the face of increasingly dour signs on the global economy, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

SE Asian economies

China-backed Asia trade deal pushed back to 2019 amid delays

SINGAPORE (Nov 13): Asian nations gave up hopes of completing a 16-nation trade bloc this year, with Chinese and Australian officials now looking to finalise the deal in 2019.

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Singapore FinTech Festival to see launch of API Exchange amid Asean push

SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon revealed Monday that the Asean Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) will launch an API Exchange, or APIX, later


What does Asean need to do for its member states to experience a growth surge?

SINGAPORE (Dec 1): It’s been a good year for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as it celebrated its 50th anniversary in style and enjoyed an upside surprise to economic growth.

Middleweight cities set to spearhead Asean growth

SINGAPORE (July 5): Forget mega-cities such as Jakarta, Manila, and Bangkok.

Emerging Markets

Opportunities abound in Indonesia turnaround

SINGAPORE (June 8): Southeast Asian giant Indonesia is finally turning things around.

ASEAN to introduce common standards for ‘green bonds’

SINGAPORE (March 13): A group representing financial market regulators in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plans to introduce a common standard for so-called “green bonds”.

Investing strategy

Thailand, Singapore firms lead the way as Asean gains ground with investors

SINGAPORE (Jan 6): DBS Group Research says companies in Singapore and Thailand are leading the way among the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in the expansion

Asean, China to adopt communications protocol to ease tensions at sea

MANILA (Sept 2): Southeast Asian countries and China will establish hotlines and adopt communications protocols to avoid potential naval clashes in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, a Phi

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Brexit vote a wake-up call for Asean, Indonesia’s Lembong Says

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE (July 4): The UK vote to leave the EU should be a wake up call for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to make trade agreements more in touch with the needs of working peop

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