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Brexit’s Impending Impact: Assessing ASEAN’s Exposure

  Synopsis This week, the UK government will finally start the process for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. The rest of the world is assessing how...

Plastic Bag Ban in Singapore Sparks Consumer Backlash

  A move from Singapore’s largest retailer to ditch plastic bags has backfired, with consumers complaining that the absence of single-use bags to carry chilled...

Singapore Tops List of Countries Where Rich Indonesians Kept Funds With S$279.2 Billion

  Singapore topped the list of countries where rich Indonesians kept money and assets, according to figures on the country's tax amnesty programme from its...

EU Summons Filipino Envoy to Explain Duterte Tirade

  The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials...

US Asked to Slap Duties on Biodiesel from Indonesia, Argentina

  The trade group for US biodiesel producers on Thursday petitioned the US government to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of biodiesel from...

Annual Trust Barometer: Business more trusted than NGOs

  The 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals the largest ever trust gap (12 points) between the informed public and mass population, driven by income inequality...

Shareholders Tell Miner Freeport to Get Tough With Indonesia

  Shareholders are pressuring miner Freeport-McMoRan to stand up to the Indonesian government over changes the Southeast Asian country wants to make in the US...

Is Indonesia’s Vaunted Secularism Under Threat?

  Do protests against Jakarta’s Chinese-Christian governor signal a turn toward Islam’s far right? It seems improbable that a little more than two years after the...

Suspect in North Korea Killing ‘Thought She Was Taking Part in TV Prank’

  Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, duped and ‘not aware it was assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents’, says head of police. An Indonesian woman arrested for...

Canada, China to Attend Summit on Free Trade After TPP Collapse

  Canada and China are joining a mid-March summit hosted by Chile on how to advance trade in Asia-Pacific now that Donald Trump has pulled...

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