Philippines businesses seek clear policies ahead of ASEAN integration

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:11AM UTC ASEAN memebrs Philippines and Thailand are two of the worlds top canned tuna producers.Pic by Edwin Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Businessmen from all over Mindanao are seeking clear cut government policies on five major agenda as the country prepares for economic integration under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

Japan rated Asia’s most peaceful country, China falters

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 1:47PM UTC Police officers stand guard near a blast site in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang, Thursday. Pic: AP.

Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the rankings amid terrorist threats, international tensions and rapid militarisation.

Are we winning the war against shark fin soup?

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:00AM UTC Shark fin restaurant in Bangkok. Pic: Y-Not ? (Flickr CC)

The swelling tide of new money in Asia has resulted in some serious conservation concerns. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and Vietnam has equipped millions who were previously excluded from enjoying luxury goods with unprecedented buying power.

Kerry to outline new ‘Asia pivot’ priorities

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 9:24AM UTC U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Pic: AP.

HONOLULU (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up an eight-day, round-the-world diplomatic trip in Hawaii with a speech outlining the Obama administration’s new priorities in its much-touted “pivot to Asia.”

Silver tops gold as Singaporeans crave more homegrown talent

By Tue, Aug 05, 2014 5:52PM UTC Singapore's Derek Wong plays a shot towards India's Kashyap Parupalli during their men's singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games Sunday. Pic: AP.

This is just one of the messages of support that Derek Wong received after news broke that the Singaporean shuttler had made it to the final of the Commonwealth Games men’s badminton singles.

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