Asean morning news for February 22

Asean morning news for February 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Investors upbeat but scepticism over BRI growing The ongoing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that’s taking place all over the world has got investors excited. — The Asean Post Commentary: Russia floods Southeast Asia with arms Russia’s “hard” power is generally well-understood. — Channel NewsAsia ASEAN […]

Asean morning news for February 21

Asean morning news for February 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asian nations seize opportunities in Islamic finance sector The three predominantly Muslim countries out of ten in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), namely Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, are on the way to form a new hub for Islamic finance and the wider halal […]

Asean morning news for February 20

Asean morning news for February 20

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Japan makes infrastructure push into Southeast Asia Japan Inc. is launching a plan intended to make it a bigger development player in Southeast Asia, a region increasingly awash in Chinese money. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) US-ASEAN Forum shows the need for concrete plans on economic […]

Singapore names newest warship RSS Invincible (video)

Dr Ivy Ng, chief executive of SingHealth and the wife of Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen, has named the city-state’s newest warship, a S$800 million (about US$589 mln) German built submarine, the RSS Invincible at a ceremony in Kiel, Germany. The RSS Invincible is the first of four Type 218SG submarines ordered by […]

Asean morning news for February 19

Asean morning news for February 19

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Philippines and Indonesia lead region in 2018 antitrust activity says report Governments globally are stepping up efforts to ensure level playing fields and stamp out anticompetitive behaviour and regionally it is no different. — AEC News Today Trade war hits SE Asia, growth down for first […]

Asean morning news for February 18

Asean morning news for February 18

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean-Beijing South China Sea talks set to start by late-Feb Negotiations for a pact between Asean nations and China aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea are to begin later this month, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen early today at the Munich Security […]

Asean morning news for February 15

Asean morning news for February 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean lawmakers call for charges against Philippine journalist Maria Ressa to be dropped Lawmakers from South-east Asian nations have called for all charges against Philippine journalist Maria Ressa to be dropped. — The Straits Times Slowing SE Asian economies will test social cohesion Economics is too […]

Asean morning news for February 14

Asean morning news for February 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ‘Asean stands ready to provide healthcare to Rohingyas’ Asean cannot discuss with Myanmar on how to provide citizenship to the Rohingya, but stands ready to provide healthcare and education, said Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan today. — The Daily Star Goal! UEFA Champions League live on […]

Asean morning news for February 13

Asean morning news for February 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ADB & WHO team up to drive universal health coverage throughout the AP A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Health Organization (WHO) in Manila last Friday (Feb 8) may one day result in universal healthcare throughout the region. […]

Asean morning news for February 12

Asean morning news for February 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Anwar Tells Southeast Asian Nations to Defend Territory against China Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim said Southeast Asian nations have to defend their territory amid Beijing’s aggressive moves to expand shoals into artificial islands and build military facilities in the South China Sea. — Benar News Navigating […]

Asean morning news for February 11

Asean morning news for February 11

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Regional consensus needed for a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ The main protagonists behind the ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ (FOIP) concept are continuing diplomatic efforts to crystallise a strategy for its realisation. — East Asia Forum Dozens of companies launch US$1 billion bid to end plastic pollution […]

Asean morning news for February 8

Asean morning news for February 8

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asian banks on watch with trillion-dollar Libor transition TRILLIONS of dollars globally are priced to Libor, the scandal-tainted benchmark that is due to vanish by end-2021 – and this massive transition may catch Asian banks wrong-footed with the speed of its phase-out. — The Business Times […]

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