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World Health Organization wants South East Asia to be more cautious of diabetes
Life

World Health Organization wants South East Asia to be more cautious of diabetes

WHO urged the Southeast Asian countries to promote educational campaigns regarding self-management of diabetes and make its treatment cost effective.

SE Asia's white-hot mobile games market to mirror Thai growth slowdown
News & Analysis

SE Asia's white-hot mobile games market to mirror Thai growth slowdown

The world's hottest region for mobile video games, Southeast Asia, may be set to cool off amid early signs of the curse of makers of titles like "Minecraft" and "Candy Crush Saga" - the prospect of market saturation after a wave of smartphone buying.

China has deployed anti-aircraft missiles on contested island in South China Sea
World

China has deployed anti-aircraft missiles on contested island in South China Sea

Taiwan said on Wednesday that China had positioned anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island claimed also by Taiwan and Vietnam and watched closely by Washington.

North Korean leader displeases Kim Jong-un, gets invitation to real-life Farmville as punishment
World

North Korean leader displeases Kim Jong-un, gets invitation to real-life Farmville as punishment

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent his key aide to a local farm earlier this month as punishment for mishandling a hydraulic power station construction project.

Flooded residents on rooftops as typhoon Koppu pummels Philippines
World

Flooded residents on rooftops as typhoon Koppu pummels Philippines

Residents trapped on rooftops by rising flood waters waited for rescue Monday as Typhoon Koppu flogged the Philippines for a second day, after killing two people and leaving thousands temporarily homeless.

Cannot rule out any group for Bangkok bombing, says Thailand as blast toll rises to 22
World

Cannot rule out any group for Bangkok bombing, says Thailand as blast toll rises to 22

Thai authorities have not ruled out any group, including elements opposed to the military government, for a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 22 people, but officials said the bombing did not match tactics used by insurgents in the south.

Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people; South-East Asia struggle to tackle problem
World

Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people; South-East Asia struggle to tackle problem

A senior Thai official says the influx of boat people migrants in Southeast Asia has reached an "alarming level" and is calling for governments to address the root causes of the crisis.

ASEAN to push China to use diplomacy when handling maritime disputes
World

ASEAN to push China to use diplomacy when handling maritime disputes

Myanmar hosts summits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) followed by the East Asia Forum, which US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend.

Modi 's 3-nation tour: Myanmar is India’s window to South East Asia
World

Modi 's 3-nation tour: Myanmar is India’s window to South East Asia

India is attaching increasing significance to Myanmar which is borne out by the fact that for the first time in the modern history of India-Myanmar bilateral ties, an Indian Prime Minister has visited this contiguous neighbour twice in the same year.

Back on tour: PM Modi in Myanmar for 25th ASEAN summit
World

Back on tour: PM Modi in Myanmar for 25th ASEAN summit

Within hours of his landing in Naypyitaw, new capital of Myanmar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the first of his over 20-odd bilateral meetings during his 11-20 November three-nation tour when he met his first host country’s president Thein Sein.

Royal Enfield plans to thunder into Latin America, South East Asia
Corporate

Royal Enfield plans to thunder into Latin America, South East Asia

The Chennai-based firm, which makes various popular motorcycle models including Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird and Continental GT, is also looking to scale up its production capacity.

Indonesia: Outgoing leader urges presidential poll loser to concede
Politics

Indonesia: Outgoing leader urges presidential poll loser to concede

A protracted wrangle over the election outcome could undermine confidence in Indonesia which has seen strong investment in recent years.

M&A activity expected to pick-up as SE Asia e-commerce market soars
Biztech

M&A activity expected to pick-up as SE Asia e-commerce market soars

In Southeast Asia, there is no one company with the number one position in two markets. Therefore the region is ripe for M&A activity and we expect to see market developments in the near future, says Frost & Sullivan.

M&A activity expected to pick-up as SE Asia e-commerce market soars
Biztech

M&A activity expected to pick-up as SE Asia e-commerce market soars

In Southeast Asia, there is no one company with the number one position in two markets. Therefore the region is ripe for M&A activity and we expect to see market developments in the near future, says Frost & Sullivan.

Manmohan Singh arrives in Myanmar for BIMSTEC summit
World

Manmohan Singh arrives in Myanmar for BIMSTEC summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Myanmar on Monday to attend the BIMSTEC Summit, making a strong pitch for giving a fillip to India's Look East policy and explore ways to enhance connectivity, transport, trade, tourism and other linkages to all the northeastern states.

US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticises China
World

US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticises China

US Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Monday to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.

US concerned about continuing political tension in Thailand
World

US concerned about continuing political tension in Thailand

The United States has expressed its deep concern over the continuing political tension in Thailand and said it is closely following the situation in this South east Asian nation.

Philippines aims to half poverty by 2016 with economic initiatives
World

Philippines aims to half poverty by 2016 with economic initiatives

The Philippines' top economic official said Friday the government aims to sustain growth at a rate high enough to nearly halve poverty by 2016

Foreign funds cash out on SE Asia for cheaper Indian, Chinese mkts
Investing

Foreign funds cash out on SE Asia for cheaper Indian, Chinese mkts

Pricy share valuations in Southeast Asia are steering the funds to cheaper markets after a bull run in which the Philippines and Thailand were some of the best performers in the world.

Will AI win back passengers by flying key foreign routes?
Business

Will AI win back passengers by flying key foreign routes?

Air India will resume most of its international operations by the end of the month. It will also add more services to the busy Southeast Asian regions by mid-August.