Richard Hume from Tech Data added that new technologies around cloud, analytics, big data, and artificial intelligence present a "phenomenal opportunity."
U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday played down an exchange of contentious remarks with North Korea on the sidelines of weekend regional meetings in Singapore, saying Pyongyang had made clear its continued commitment to denuclearize.
China and Southeast Asian nations also faced calls in the Singapore meetings to rapidly conclude an effective nonaggression pact that can help fend off possible clashes in the disputed South China Sea. "Now the hard work is really on the details," Cayetano told reporters before walking into daylong meetings between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...
David Adelman, partner at Reed Smith and former U.S. ambassador to Singapore, discusses what to expect from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Indo-Pacific tour.
*Critics say progress too slow, delaying tactic for China. SINGAPORE, Aug 2- Southeast Asia and China have agreed on a working text to continue long drawn-out negotiations over a code of conduct in the disputed South China sea, with officials on Thursday lauding it as a "milestone" and "great progress". Some members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and...
*Critics say progress too slow, delaying tactic for China. SINGAPORE, Aug 2- Southeast Asia and China have agreed on a working text to continue long, drawn-out negotiations over a code of conduct in the disputed South China sea, with officials from both sides on Thursday lauding it as a "milestone." A number of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...
SINGAPORE— China's top diplomat said Thursday that an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference. China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which includes four rival claimants to territories in...
Medha Samant of Fidelity International says investors are looking at "diversification" by sector rather than geography.
Trade volume and activities have been rising in Asia, but that could change depending on the Washington-Beijing trade spat.
Meredith Miller of Albright Stonebridge Group says the Trump administration appears set to move more aggressively on trade actions.
Alok Ghose of Signify says the firm's name was adopted to show that lighting has become "more digital."
Deyi Tan of Morgan Stanley says Indonesia has been "quite exposed to external funding linkages."
MANILA, May 4- Finance ministers and central bank governors of East and Southeast Asian countries discussed the threat of trade frictions and rising protectionism on Friday and pledged to stay vigilant and work preemeptively to avert threats to the global economy. In a statement after the meeting of the ASEAN plus three on the sidelines of the annual Asian...
ASEAN+ 3 STATEMENT: PROTECTIONISM, GEOPOLITICAL UNCERTAINTY AMONG RISKS THREATENING RECOVERY OF GLOBAL ECONOMY.
ASEAN + 3 STATEMENT: WE DISCUSSED RISKS POSED BY RISING TRADE PROTECTIONISM.
ASEAN +3 STATEMENT: MEMBERS ARE VIGILANT AGAINST DOWNSIDE RISKS THAT MAY THREATEN RECOVERY IN GLOBAL ECONOMY.
JAPAN, CHINA, S. KOREA FINANCE LEADERS' MEETING STATEMENT: ASEAN +3 CONTRIBUTING TO IMPROVING GLOBAL ECON OUTLOOK BUT VIGILANT AGAINST DOWNSIDE RISKS.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a mounting trade spat between the U.S. and China was one of the most pressing concerns for Southeast Asian nations.
Michael Michalak of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council and former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam says Southeast Asia remains a focus for U.S. companies, though there is some caution because of uncertainty around the impact of regional trade policies.
CNBC explores the growing significance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations — even as it struggles to deal with economic and security challenges.