Stephen Nagy of International Christian University says the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations "worry about overreach by China and growing assertiveness by Beijing" in the South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region.
Exports are the main driver of Japan's economic growth. They are the beginning and the end of the country's business cycle, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
As the world's two largest economies continue to wage an escalating tariff war, global trade was one of the primary topics on the agenda at the annual World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Vietnam's geographical proximity to China and its historically strong political and economic links with Beijing are paying dividends.
"Digital integration" could contribute a $1.1 trillion increase in Southeast Asia's economy by 2025. Florian Hoppe of Bain & Company shares more.
The Trump administration has touted an Indo-Pacific strategy aimed at increasing regional cooperation, notably with India, Australia and Japan, to counter China's influence
Darell Leiking, Malaysia's minister of international trade and industry, says a "solution" to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is likely to be found.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, would account for about one-third of the global economy when it's completed.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, when concluded, would form the largest trading bloc in the world. Ramon Lopez, secretary of trade and industry of the Philippines, discusses the progress of RCEP negotiations.
Jalil Rasheed, investment director at Invesco, says it's time the Association Of Southeast Asian Nations focus on economic issues amid the ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
Bridget Welsh of John Cabot University says Malaysia's geographic position in Southeast Asia and its connection to the South China Sea are among some of the reasons why the country is "important" to China.
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.
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.
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."
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.