#POLICY

EU Aims for Data Transfer Deal With Japan, South Korea

The European Union hopes to seal commercial data transfer deals with Japan and South Korea to boost business ties, and plans to tackle barriers to the free flow of data within the bloc.

11 January 2017 | 11:59 PM

#POLICY

China's WeChat Seeks Slice of Apple's App Store With 'Mini' Function

China's largest mobile social media network WeChat is offering its 768 million users a function which allows them to bypass app stores such as Apple's.

11 January 2017 | 11:30 PM

#POLICY

China Vows to Contain Corporate Debt Levels as Inflation Heats Up

China vowed on Tuesday (10/01) to contain high company debt levels and further cut excess coal and steel capacity.

11 January 2017 | 11:00 PM

#POLICY

ChemChina, Syngenta Submit Minor Concessions to EU Watchdog: Sources

ChemChina and Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta AG have proposed minor concessions to the European Union's competition watchdog.

11 January 2017 | 10:30 PM

#ECONOMY

Indonesian Small-Cap Banks Saw Best Returns in Asia-Pacific: Report

Indonesian small-cap banks saw best returns in Asia-Pacific last year, a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence revealed on Wednesday (11/01).

11 January 2017 | 10:19 PM

#POLICY

Samsung Display Plans to Invest Another $2.5 Billion in Vietnam

Samsung Electronics' display panel subsidiary plans to invest another 3 trillion won ($2.51 billion) in Vietnam to boost capacity.

11 January 2017 | 10:00 PM

#OPINION

Precise Definition of Terrorism Needed in Antiterrorism Bill to Avoid Rights Abuses: Activists

Activists have called for a precise definition of terrorism, in accordance with the United Nations recommendations.

11 January 2017 | 09:32 PM

#POLICY

Displacement Fears Fuel South Asia Protests Over Infrastructure Projects

Protests against a power plant in Bangladesh and an industrial zone in Sri Lanka highlight growing anger across South Asia at big development projects.

11 January 2017 | 09:30 PM

#POLICY

Thai King's Office Seeks Changes to Draft Constitution

The new Thai king's office has requested changes to a draft constitution regarding his royal powers and the government has agreed to make them.

11 January 2017 | 09:00 PM

#POLICY

Philippines' Duterte Approves Up to $2 Billion Global Bond Issue

Rodrigo Duterte has approved the government's plan to raise up to $2 billion from the overseas debt market to fund this year's record budget.

11 January 2017 | 08:30 PM