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Siah Hwee Ang: Asean is becoming a sound investing alternative to China.

OPINION: Recently, the International Monetary Fund raised its growth forecast for the Asia Pacific region to 5.5 per cent in 2017, up from the 5.3 per cent projected six months ago.

- Stuff - NZ

Surin makes surprise bid for city governor.

Surin Pitsuwan, a former secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, says he is ready to run in the Bangkok governor election and vowed to turn the city into an international smart city as soon as the regime gives the green light to local elections.

- BangkokPost - TH

SDiah Hwee Ang: ASEAN is becoming a sound investing alternative to China.

OPINION: Recently, the International Monetary Fund raised its growth forecast for the Asia Pacific region to 5.5 per cent in 2017, up from the 5.3 per cent projected six months ago.

- Stuff - NZ

The elephant and the dragon.

'In the Asean market, the train left at the same time for India and China, but while India's ride has been symbolic of India's rickety railways, it seems that China's has been on a bullet train,' note Renjini V R, Manmeet Ajmani and Devesh Roy.

- Rediff.com - IN

China hopes India, US won't disturb South China Sea peace.

Beijing, June 23 China on Friday said it hopes India and the US will not disturb peace in the South China Sea as the issue is likely to come up between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump when they meet. "With concerted efforts of China and Asean countries, the situation there is cooling down.

- Yahoo! News - US

Japanese ICT firms urged to use Malaysia as stepping-stone to Asean.

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Digital Economy Corp is urging Japanese information and communication technology companies to use the Southeast Asian country as a stepping-stone to tap into the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations market.

- BangkokPost - TH

Tough times for industrial property in Malaysia's Iskandar.

Developers look outside Asean for buyers to tackle oversupply on weak domestic demand

- Financial Times - US

Digital Economy Seen Presenting New Opportunity for US-ASEAN Engagement.

Countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be a wellspring of opportunity for the United States because of growth in the region's digital economy and its young population, researchers say. Those combined forces will "create a much more dynamic ... over the coming decades," said Satu Limaye, head ...

- Voice of America - US

Taming a 'giant': Expert says Asean must flex muscles to rein in China.

ASEAN needs a reality check – the best way to handle China as it races for control over the South China Sea is by matching Beijing's assertiveness with bold moves, a regional expert has suggested. The post Taming a 'giant': Expert says Asean must flex muscles to rein in China appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Pinay maid in HK on ASEAN tour courtesy of thankful kids.

A Filipina domestic worker is on a 10-day all-expenses paid trip to ASEAN countries courtesy of the six children she raised through her 20 years of hard work in Hong Kong.

- GMA News - PH

ASEAN officers take South China Sea tour aboard MSDF's Izumo helicopter carrier.

Southeast Asian military officers have embarked on a four-day tour of the South China Sea on the Maritime Self-Defense Force's Izumo helicopter carrier in the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Asean officers board Japanese ship for South China Sea tour

TOKYO - Southeast Asian military officers have embarked on a four-day tour of the South China Sea on the Japanese navy's Izumo-class helicopter carrier in the latest sign Japan is stepping up efforts to counter growing Chinese influence.

- BangkokPost - TH

HSBC invests over RM1b to build HQ in TRX

HSBC's participation in the project will develop Malaysia as a financial centre in the Asean region, says bank's CEO.

- Malaysiakini - MY

HSBC invests over RM1 bil to build HQ in TRX

HSBC's participation in the project will develop Malaysia as a financial centre in the Asean region, says bank's CEO.

- Malaysiakini - MY

How Nationalism Undermines ASEAN Integration

The problem continues to haunt the grouping fifty years on.

- The Diplomat - US

The US Needs ASEAN in Its New Asia Strategy

The United States can ensure its relevance in Asia by strengthening ties with ASEAN.

- The Diplomat - US

Singapore Unveils New ASEAN Defense Initiatives Ahead of Chairmanship

At the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue, the city state revealed some of the proposals it will try to advance in 2018.

- The Diplomat - US

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