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TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Dec 14- Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China's military assertiveness raises regional tensions and after U.S. and Chinese warships narrowly avoided collision in the disputed South China Sea.
China's recent announcement of an air defence zone that covers islands in the East China Sea, which are controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing, triggered protests from Japan, United States and South Korea.
TOKYO, Dec 14- Japan and Southeast Asia must strengthen ties and ensure the region is based on the rule of law and not force, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Asian leaders at a summit on Saturday, amid heightened tensions over China's new air defence zone.
Growth of sales to China, the United States and the European Union all slowed whereas exports to Southeast Asia's 10- nation ASEAN bloc posted the worst decline since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, the data showed.
U.S President Obama's decision to cancel his scheduled trip to Asia this weekend risks undermining the country's standing with regional allies.
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.
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.
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, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group discusses the benefits of expanding into Qianhai, Shenzhen.
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.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia, Macquarie tells investors which ASEAN markets they should bet on.
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.
Anthony Nelson, Director for Myanmar Affairs at the US-ASEAN Business Council supports Thein Sein's recent trip but says the nation must continue to develop a framework for business and investment.
Timothy Wong, Managing Director and Regional Head at DBS Group Research tells CNBC's Cash Flow why the ASEAN markets are the place to be.
Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management shares his investment strategy for Asia's emerging market giants.
Raymond Tong, GM of Corporate Development at China Resources Enterprise shares the results of YPO's latest Global Pulse Confidence Index. The survey finds Japan's confidence level at its highest while optimism in China has tempered slightly.
Bhaskar Laxminarayan, CIO, Asia at Pictet Wealth Management shares his top picks among ASEAN markets.
Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment shares her top picks among the ASEAN markets and explains why Fidelity is underweight on Indonesia and Malaysia.
A surprise contraction in Singapore's economy in the first quarter of this year shows that the wealthy island state continues to struggle, prompting Credit Suisse to call for more downgrades to the country's 2013 growth forecasts.
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director of Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, warns that ASEAN economies are heating up while central banks are focusing on inflation and not doing what they should be - raising rates.