Recent arrests in Indonesia show that the illegal sale of babies is still taking place in ASEAN. How can governments tackle a hidden problem that transcends ASEAN’s borders?
The recent draft text for a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea only further exposes the vast divide between the parties.
The general election gripped headlines in a landmark week for Malaysia. Elsewhere in ASEAN, state visits took place and the Philippines removed its chief justice.
Wuhan Huantou and Bluegogo has exited the bike-sharing scene. Many did not expect the rapid withdrawal of these bike-sharing giants.
The Vietnamese government’s audacious abduction of Xuan Thanh Trinh may have further reaching consequences than PM Phuc thinks.
Singapore’s taxi giant ComfortDelGro announced that it now accepts Alipay for fare payments. Alipay has entered five key areas of the Singaporean market: fashion, food, accommodation, tourism, and play.
Medical tourism has been a focus for STB (Singapore Tourism Board). At the same time, Singaporeans claim long waiting times in hospitals. A trade off between medical tourism and decent public healthcare has to be made now or in the near future.
The Philippine central bank and Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority will sign an agreement aimed at opening up the banking industry under the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework “ABIF”.
Chinese banks may have reported lower nonperforming loan figures than expected. But what lies beneath could be a complicated system that hides the risks of a weakening financial system.
Online hospitality disruptor Airbnb has announced plans to expand their business in Indonesia.