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  • Nov 17, 2017: A worker taps a rubber tree in Asahan Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

    Natural rubber prices are hovering near record lows, but Singapore-headquartered Halcyon Agri is looking to rectify the problem.

  • *Sabeco offers access to fast-growing Vietnam market. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Dec 10- Brewing groups including Thai Beverage, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Kirin Holdings are gearing up to bid for a stake in Vietnam's largest brewer, Sabeco, people familiar with the matter said, with the $5 billion sale process by the government opening this week. Thai Bev, controlled by...

  • *Sabeco offers access to fast-growing Vietnam market. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Dec 10- Brewing groups including Thai Beverage, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Kirin Holdings are gearing up to bid for a stake in Vietnam's largest brewer, Sabeco, people familiar with the matter said, with the $5 billion sale process by the government opening this week. Thai Bev, controlled by...

  • The United States stopped election support for Cambodia and the European Union threatened trade preferences after the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved at the request of the government of authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Nov. 16. Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, a representative of 600 factories that...

  • The International Rubber Consortium announced the decision on Thursday after the International Tripartite Rubber Council- consisting of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia- met on Wednesday in Thailand's northern capital of Chiang Mai to discuss concerns over falling prices even though oversupply has recently eased as bad weather hit production.

  • Tan Hooi Ling, co-founder and chief operating officer of Grab.

    Tan Hooi Ling, co-founder of Grab, said it is difficult, but necessary, to say no to talented individuals who aren't a good fit culturally.

  • BANGKOK— Thailand's military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports. While the ministry says the "Media Watch" app is an important tool to protect society from "unsafe" media, it comes as Thailand is led by a military junta that maintains broad restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly and has sought to stifle all...

  • KARANGASEM, Indonesia— Flights trickled out of Bali a day after its airport reopened but the erupting volcano there shut down air travel to a neighboring Indonesian island Thursday, showing the continued risk to aircraft from the towering ash clouds. Australia's Jetstar said it would have 16 flights out of Bali on Thursday, six more than usual, which would take...

  • *AirAsia says to redeploy Bali capacity. With no immediate sign of the eruption ending any time soon, industry experts say airlines may consider making longer-term flight frequency adjustments to Bali as forward bookings collapse and risks of ash damaging aircraft linger. "If this situation is prolonged for 2 to 3 months, it is possible that the airlines could...

  • *AirAsia says to redeploy Bali capacity. With no immediate sign of the eruption ending any time soon, industry experts say airlines may consider making longer-term flight frequency adjustments to Bali as forward bookings collapse and risks of ash damaging aircraft linger. "If this situation is prolonged for 2 to 3 months, it is possible that the airlines could...

  • Thailand's strong fundamentals will cushion the impact of oil price hikes, says the country's Vice Minister for Finance, Kiatchai Sophastienphong.

  • The largest shareholder in Australian miner Kingsgate wants to change the board and management to try and resolve a legal dispute over a gold mine in Thailand, says Michael McNeilly of Metal Tiger.

  • A phone displays the Uber ride-hailing app on September 22, 2017 in London, England.

    SoftBank's investment in Uber opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns, industry sources say.

  • JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds board of governors meeting. **Zagreb- Croatia Finance Minister Zdravko Maric will meet an association of Croatia export-oriented firms to talk about the policy plans for 2018- 0900 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel participation by Michele Bullock, Reserve Bank of Australia's assistant governor at the Women in Payments Symposium, Sydney...

  • Douglas Feagin, senior vice president and head of global business at Ant Financial

    Douglas Feagin, SVP and head of global business at Ant Financial, addressed concerns about the company's asset-backed securities.

  • Workers distribute express parcels at a logistics centre of China Post during Alibaba Group's Singles' Day global shopping festival on November 11, 2016 in Ganyu, Jiangsu Province of China.

    In Southeast Asia, Alibaba-backed Lazada is pouring big money into promoting Singles Day as a main shopping event.

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017.

    President Trump forcefully presses his "America first" agenda at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

  • *Will launch Bangkok-Dalat, Vietnam route in December. Thai Vietjet is the first plank of Vietjet's strategy of forming joint ventures in Asian countries to expand its brand and reach, as Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd and Indonesia's Lion Air already have done. CAPA Centre for Aviation last month said Vietjet needed markets beyond Vietnam in order to use all of those...

  • *Will launch Bangkok-Dalat, Vietnam route in December. Thai Vietjet is the first plank of Vietjet's strategy of forming joint ventures in Asian countries to expand its brand and reach, as Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd and Indonesia's Lion Air already have done. CAPA Centre for Aviation last month said Vietjet needed markets beyond Vietnam in order to use all of those...

  • A masked demonstrator in Washington, June 25, 2017.

    Trump isn't expected to raise human rights during his Asia tour, a move that holds severe implications for both the region and Washington.