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International Organizations ASEAN


  • How should Southeast Asia respond to migrant boat crisis

    Syed Hamid Albar, former Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, says countries such as Malaysia should allow asylum seekers to land on their shores before a serious humanitarian problem emerges.

  • 26th ASEAN Summit kicks off in Malaysia Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 9:49 PM ET
    26th ASEAN Summit kicks off in Malaysia

    Sandra Seno-Alday, lecturer at the University of Sydney, highlights some challenges for the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital, which is hosting the ASEAN summit. Security had already been heightened in Kuala Lumpur where leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations arrived on...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbours to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread support ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas. In a speech to foreign ministers ahead of the...

  • Is the ASEAN Economic Community a realistic goal? Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Is the ASEAN Economic Community a realistic goal?

    Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairman of SM Investments Corporation, says awareness of regional integration will likely begin in 2015, but the completion of the ASEAN Economic Community may need time.

  • Cambodia: The new frontier market darling? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    Cambodia: The new frontier market darling?

    For investors, Cambodia boasts of positive factors like political stability, low inflation and a stable exchange rate, says the country's Minister of Commerce, Sun Chanthol.

  • Gao Hucheng said on the sidelines of China's annual session of parliament that China would work hard to wrap up talks for the RCEP, or Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, before the end of this year. RCEP, which comprises of the 10- nation ASEAN club plus six others- China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand- is a Beijing- backed trade...

  • China, Vietnam playing dangerous game of chicken Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Anti-China protesters march while shouting slogans in Ho Chi Minh City, May 11, 2014.

    China's expansion of its oil operations is only part of the reason behind its rising conflict with Vietnam.

  • Time to rotate back into Asian bonds: JP Morgan Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:20 PM ET
    Time to rotate back into Asian bonds

    Stephen Chang, Managing Director and Head of Asian Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains why Indonesian bonds look attractive.

  • Why taper doesn't matter for ASEAN Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 10:32 PM ET
    ASEAN markets: Taper does not matter

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks QE taper is irrelevant to the ASEAN markets.

  • More gloom for ASEAN in 2014: Morgan Stanley Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 8:41 PM ET
    More gloom for ASEAN in 2014: Morgan Stanley

    Hozefa Topiwala, ASEAN Equity Strategist and Head of Singapore Research at Morgan Stanley, says Indonesia is the bank's least preferred market within the ASEAN region.

  • Did Obama's no-show APEC hurt Asia pivot? Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 8:42 PM ET
    Has Obama's no-show at APEC hurt the US pivot to Asia?

    Curtis Chin, Managing Director, RiverPeak Group and former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank says the U.S needs to do more than just diplomatic or defense efforts.

  • What Obama stands to lose by canceling trip to Asia Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    U.S President Obama's decision to cancel his scheduled trip to Asia this weekend risks undermining the country's standing with regional allies.

  • Ford's first dealership in Myanmar Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Ford's first dealership in Myanmar

    Matt Bradley, President, ASEAN, Ford talks about the company's first dealership in Yangon, Myanmar and the prospects for building more manufacturing plants in Southeast Asia.

  • Preparing for an ASEAN economic community Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 11:48 PM ET
    Preparing for an ASEAN economic community

    As ASEAN countries prepare to face up to the challenge of more competition, CNBC's Martin Soong got some answers from Wai Phyo, Managing Director of Yathar Cho, Myanmar's largest instant noodle maker.

  • North Asia, the region's new safe haven Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:54 PM ET
    North Asia a safe haven from emerging Asia gloom: Pro

    Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch says that North Asian economies are safe havens right now amid the sell-off in emerging markets.

  • Mark Mobius: Shenzhen's strategic location Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:36 AM ET
    Mark Mobius: Shenzhen is a doorway between China and the world

    Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group discusses the benefits of expanding into Qianhai, Shenzhen.

  • Challenges & Opportunities of investing in ASEAN markets

    Hozefa Topiwalla, Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley Asean, says domestic growth is the key concern for countries like Indonesia due to rising cost of capitals and FED's tapering.

  • Guide to investing in ASEAN markets Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 8:20 PM ET
    Investing in ASEAN Markets

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia, Macquarie tells investors which ASEAN markets they should bet on.

  • Playing the Markets: Defensive or Cyclicals? Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 8:15 PM ET
    Playing the Markets: Defensive or Cyclicals?

    Kelvin Blacklock, CIO at Eastspring Investments says the markets that have moved up recently are those that have seen strong earnings growth. He says these defensive markets are looking expensive while the cyclicals appear cheap.