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4 ASEAN countries sign deal on free movement of investment advisors

MALAYSIA, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate cross-border movement of investment advisers which would give regional investors greater access to professional services, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Friday.

Costs, weak currencies weigh on ASEAN PMI

PURCHASING activity, a proxy for the robustness of the manufacturing sector, exceeded the regional average in the Philippines but placed the country in the second tier among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to an IHS Markit survey conducted for Nikkei released on Tuesday.

ASEAN artists come together in a 3-part show

ON AUG. 8, 1967, the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand — signed a document (later known as the ASEAN Declaration) describing the region as “bound together by ties of history and culture.”

PHL to become ASEAN’s most coal-dependent economy by 2030 — ADB

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to become the most coal-dependent country in Southeast Asia in 12 years, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

ASEAN meet led by Singapore takes up South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA is back in the discussion table among Southeast Asian countries as foreign ministers gathered in Singapore on Thursday for the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meetings.

PHL holds bilateral talks with Iran, Norway

THE Philippines held bilateral talks on Thursday with Iran and Norway on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meetings in Singapore, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Exhibit explores what binds ASEAN art together

DESPITE OUR differences in religion, culture, and lifestyle, the Philippines and its neighboring countries are held together by the language of art. To demonstrate both the contrasts and the resemblances, the Philippines is hosting a contemporary art exhibition called Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia.

Philippines hosts anti-drug abuse training for ASEAN members

THE PHILIPPINES, which has been under fire from local and international critics for the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, hosted a training on drug abuse prevention and rehabilitation for the member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Metro Manila last week, from June 25 to 29.

Duterte to ‘revisit’ UN West Philippine Sea ruling ‘at the right...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed that he will revisit “at the right time” a United Nations ruling that upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over...

Duterte to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam on the sidelines of the 32nd Association...

Duterte to meet with leaders from Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam during ASEAN...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to have bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam on the sidelines of the 32nd Association...

ASEAN summit in Singapore to include talks on South China Sea

The South China Sea issue will be one of the topics to be discussed by leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...

Philippine factories lose ASEAN helm to Vietnam

THE PHILIPPINES lost out to Vietnam in January in terms of improvement of manufacturers’ business in seven members of the Association of Southeast Asian...

South Korea offers to train ASEAN countries in tax administration

SOUTH KOREA has offered to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) training program for tax policy and administration, the Department of Finance...

Final ASEAN chairman’s 31st summit statement now even softer on China

THE FINAL version of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) chairman’s statement at the end of the bloc’s 31st summit -- released to...

Trump’s trade barbs push Asian nations closer to China’s orbit

NEW DELHI/SEOUL -- For years, smaller nations in Asia have looked to the US to provide a counterweight to an increasingly powerful China. Under President...

China, PHL make strong pitch for reaffirmed ties

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE PHILIPPINES and China held bilateral talks on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and signed 14 agreements during what President Rodrigo...

ASEAN Plus Three airs ‘grave concerns’ over N. Korea

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 14, “expressed grave concerns” over the “provocative and threatening actions” by...

31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings: Highlights

The 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings in Manila concluded on Tuesday, Nov. 14, marking the end of the Philippines'...

Duterte lashes out at Canada’s Trudeau as Trump ties warm

President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European officials over their criticism of alleged human rights abuses under...

OECD sees faster 2nd half PHL growth

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter PHILIPPINE gross domestic product (GDP) growth should pick up slightly this semester from the first half’s 6.45% average on the...

Draft ASEAN chairman’s statement raises questions as bloc’s 31st summit winds...

THE 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit -- the second this year while the Philippines chairs the bloc -- was set to...

SE Asian businesses eye tech role in SME boost

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent AS SOUTHEAST ASIA looks to the next half decade, technology will play a pivotal role in unlocking the economic...

AirAsia eyes integration of ASEAN operations

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor REGIONAL low-cost airline AirAsia Berhad is moving towards the next phase of its business, its founder and CEO Tony Fernandes...

Security, integration top ASEAN dialogue concerns

THE FOLLOWING are the outcomes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) dialogues with its global partners at the 31st ASEAN Summit: HONG KONG:...

Human rights spice up talks on cooperation

THE PHILIPPINES capped its series of bilateral talks on Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit...

Baguio mayor suspends classes as tourist influx causes road congestion

THE NOV. 13-15 holiday declared in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Pampanga for the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit has drawn tourists...

ASEAN claims ‘significant progress’ on RCEP

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has achieved many of the items on its economic agenda and made major progress in bringing forward...

ASEAN’s Codes and Consequences

As the Philippines’ hosting of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summits comes to an end, ASEAN and China have agreed to open...

Trump’s Russia, Duterte’s China

Siegfried and Roy had a long-running and very successful act at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. The act featured two white tigers that...

ASEAN: Delusions of integration

By Eduardo C. Tadem As the ASEAN marks its 50th year, it is time to examine its record in terms of its goals and objectives...

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Duterte’s opening remarks at 20th ASEAN Plus Three Commemorative...

Let me begin by saying to you… Your Excellencies of ASEAN and the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea; His Excellency...

US-Philippines bilateral meeting

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks during a bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast...

Duterte puts security risks front and center

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte, representing the chair this year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), yesterday set the stage for the bloc’s...

Asian leaders cite connectivity gaps

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent ALLIES of Southeast Asian nations are ready to help foot the mammoth bill needed to plug the region’s infrastructure...

Razon eyes gaming opportunities in Asia

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter PORTS and gaming tycoon Enrique K. Razon, Jr. is scouting for opportunities to expand his gaming business in Asia. Mr. Razon,...

PSE drafts guidelines for short selling transactions

THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is seeking public comments on its draft rules for short selling transactions, a mechanism that is already allowed under...

Duterte, Trump omit human rights in bilateral talks, affirm trade ties

THE ISSUE of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between US President Donald...

Water cannon repels anti-Trump protesters

RIOT POLICE used water cannon and sonic alarms to repel hundreds of protesters shouting anti-Donald Trump slogans on the sidelines of a major summit...

ASEAN reforms urged to deal with automation threat to labor

THE World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Monday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must introduce reforms ahead of greater automation and...

ASEAN Trilemma: Wherefore the 2017 summit?

By Federico M. Macaranas TWO IN, one out. This is the trilemma facing leaders as the 2017 ASEAN Summit strives to give equal attention to the...

ASEAN competitiveness through better supply chains, procurement, and logistics

In recent years, with the increasing pace of economic growth in Asia coupled with the slowdown in Europe and the US, the world is...

Shooting from the hip: Trump and Duterte’s fiery quotes

Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte met Monday in Manila for their first official talks, an occasion that brought together two of the most outspoken statesmen of...