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Asia Pacific Politics

Indonesia’s haze crisis fuels Southeast Asian quarrel

Southeast Asian countries have called on the Indonesian government to do more to stop the haze crisis. This has strained relationships, in addition to having a significant impact on regional

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Southeast Asia’s high speed rail network

A number of Southeast Asian countries are seeking to update their rail networks to high-speed lines. This is expected to significantly benefit state and regional economies. For some states, however,

Asia Pacific Politics

Malaysian prime minister weathers ‘people power’ movement — for now

Malaysia’s prime minister has so far weathered anti-government protests calling for his removal. Without political stability and a strengthened economy, his long-term prospects of survival seem uncertain. The Malaysian capital

Asia Pacific Economics South and Central Asia

Economic turbulence ahead: Aviation safety in Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s recent Trigana Air plane crash is evidence of the region’s failure to grapple with a number of aviation safety challenges. Without a move to remedy this failure, it is

Asia Pacific Security

The rise of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia

Support for the Islamic State is increasing among Muslim extremists in Southeast Asia. Unless regional states cooperate to tackle extremism, this is likely to pose a significant future security threat.

Asia Pacific Politics

Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal shatters business confidence

Malaysia’s once fast growing economy – buoyed by cheap labour and high quality products – risks losing its attractiveness to foreign investors as probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal unfolds.

Economics South and Central Asia

David Cameron Seeks Business Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Seeking to develop new business opportunities with a growing ASEAN market, David Cameron launched a trade delegation consisting of representatives from every region of the United Kingdom and is indicative

Asia Pacific Politics

Can the Malaysian PM survive the 1MDB Scandal?

An anti-corruption probe has uncovered documents that appear to link Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds. The allegations have helped push the Malaysian ringgit to

Asia Pacific North America South and Central Asia

Five challenges American companies face in Asia

American companies operating in Asia face distinct challenges affecting their profit, productivity, and potential to develop in the fast-growing markets. In particular, there are potential barriers to entry for new

Economics South and Central Asia

’11th Malaysia Plan’ fails to convince investors

Malaysia needs to alleviate the concerns of young talents and investors in order to attract both the brain and the fund that are needed to take country into a high-income