Mohamed Rafique Merican, CFO of Maybank Group, says factors such as weaker commodity prices and the implementation of the goods and services tax will weigh on loan growth this year.» Read More
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...
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.
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's expansion of its oil operations is only part of the reason behind its rising conflict with Vietnam.
Stephen Chang, Managing Director and Head of Asian Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains why Indonesian bonds look attractive.
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.
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.
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.
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.