International Organizations ASEAN


  • VIENTIANE, Laos— China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia's main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions. Most significantly, it failed to mention a recent ruling by an international arbitration panel in a...

  • VIENTIANE, Laos— The Latest on the meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations:. A highly anticipated meeting between Southeast Asian foreign ministers and their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi has begun in what is expected to be tense discussions on China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea. Wang Yi arrived at the Lao...

  • The foreign ministers of the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations deliberated for several hours during the three sessions, including over lunch, but remained deadlocked because Cambodia didn't want China criticized, diplomats said. "It's really a loyalist of the big country C," a diplomat who attended closed-door meetings told...

  • While the agenda of the meetings is extensive, the focus behind the scenes is expected to be on the July 12 decision by a Hague- based tribunal in a dispute between China and the Philippines. The Permanent Court of Arbitration found that China had no basis for the expansive claims it has made on territorial waters around the Philippines. China has similar claims...

  • Asean Economies

    The Indonesian central bank is likely to cut the reference and 7-day reverse repo rate by 25 basis points, says BNP Paribas' Philip McNicholas.

  • Siemens' ASEAN ambitions

    Siemens Regional CEO Armin Bruck says Asean's infrastructure push is driving growth and building a solid foundation for future investments.

  • North Korea

    The joint military exercise is meant to create an intelligence sharing platform to counter threats from North Korea, says NTU's Michael Raska.

  • EU-ASEAN Biz Council on Brexit

    A close call for the Brexit vote might lead to another leave-or-remain referendum down the road, says EU-Asean Business Council's Chris Humphrey.

  • ADB's infrastructure spending initiatives

    China-led AIIB is a welcome addition to help fund infrastructural developments in the region, says Japan-led Asian Development Bank's VP, Stephen Groff.

  • CNBC Exclusive : Lippo Group's growth strategy

    Governments should facilitate and manage changes that come with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Lippo Group's deputy chairman, Ginandjar Kartasasmita.

  • How effective is the AEC?

    There's still some way for the Asean Economic Community to be implemented across the various countries, says Muhktar Hussain, HSBC Bank Malaysia's CEO.

  • Chinese economy

    There needs to be more cooperation between Asean members to grow through innovation, reckons Martin Lakos from Macquarie Private Wealth.

  • What to expect from the World Economic Forum

    The WEF wants to support closer ties within Asean, increase the region's competitiveness and highlight its potential globally, says WEF's Philipp Rosler.

  • SINGAPORE, May 17- Low-cost airline groups and manufacturers of smaller passenger aircraft will be among the main winners after Southeast Asia's open skies agreement finally came into effect last month, although airport capacity constraints could limit the benefits. Ratification of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations open skies agreements by...

  • Bank Indonesia

    Deyi Tan, ASEAN Economist at Morgan Stanley, says the recent change in the central bank's benchmark rate merely indicates it is improve policy sanctity, not stimulate markets.

  • CNBC Exclusive: Surin Pitsuwan

    While many ASEAN nations have joined the TPP, that won't hinder the progress of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), explains Surin Pitsuwan, former secretary general of ASEAN.

  • CNBC exclusive : Elizabeth Littlefield

    OPIC's first representative office opened in Thailand, in hopes of stimulating more private sector FDI in Asia, says President Elizabeth Littlefield.

  • Positive on Vietnam

    Vietnam's manufacturing sector has gotten a boost from China's restructuring and its property market is heating up, says Daryl Liew from REYL Singapore.

  • ASEAN economic outlook

    Rainer Michael Preiss from Taurus Wealth Advisors says ASEAN integration could work well, but the region needs to learn from the EU's mistakes.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China on Wednesday complained the media were ignoring radars and weapons deployed by other claimants in the South China Sea.