China is very ready to engage with the countries the U.S. has struck a trade accord with, a U.S. government official said.
Beijing has just inflamed a war of words between a Singaporean diplomat and an influential Chinese tabloid, the SCMP reports.
The U.S. was a ringleader for ASEAN during the first Obama administration but later lost momentum, says Christopher Johnson, senior adviser at CSIS.
Premier Li Keqiang's remarks come as the relationship between China and Singapore faces uncertainty over the South China Sea, the SCMP reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shook hands and had a brief chat on Wednesday, officials said.
Rodrigo Duterte used a Filipino phrase to describe what he'd say to Obama if the U.S President raised human rights issues in their talk.
There is a steep learning curve when it comes to presidential behavior, says Institute for Political and Electoral Reform's Ramon Casiple.
Henderson Global Investors' Andrew Gillan talks about the impact of low oil prices on Asian economies and expectations of the Asean Summit in Laos.
Domestic stocks are overpriced but global base rates being close to zero almost justifies overpaying, says Coram Asset Management's James Sullivan.
Invest in the service sector, such as tourism-related businesses, but stay away from the local stock market, says Jayant Menon, senior economist at ADB.
There's still hope for passing the TPP given how pro-trade Republicans have control of the Senate, says Alexander Feldman, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
CNBC's Bernie Lo explains why U.S. President Barack Obama called off his meeting with the Philippines' president. It's not pretty.
Duterte's comment is dominating headlines but the Philippines remains a key U.S. ally, says Alexander Feldman from the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
Laos, the host of this year's East Asia Summit, has reduced its reliance on mining, turned to trade with China and developed hydropower facilities.
Nok Air CEO Patee Sarasin says a lack of supporting infrastructure could hinder the success of Asean's Open Skies policy in Thailand.
Southeast Asian countries are turning to alternative energy and multilateral cooperation to meet their growing energy demands. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah has more.
Asean's goal of a single market and production base still has to contend with non-tariff barriers and weak infrastructural links in some member states.
Foreign direct investors are attracted by Vietnam's advantages compared to China, such as lower wage rates and young workforce.
As Asean leaders gather in Laos for their annual summit, the focus will be on the group's relationship with China amid the South China Sea controversy.
It's been a tough year for Asean as tensions over China's incursions into the South China Sea have challenged its long-running practices.