On this battlefield man has no better weapon than his intelligence, no other force but his heart
— José Rizal
 Filippine
  • Explore "Inner core of Bangkok"

    Bangkok, a capital city of Thailand, is renowned as a strategic location in ASEAN, as it is a hub of transportation, a hub of business and industry, a hub of art & culture, and a hub of tourism. Over the past decade, Bangkok has rapidly grown following the launch of ...

  • Isetan Mitsukoshi may open facility in Philippines

    Department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. is considering opening a store in the Philippines, sources said Friday. The company is discussing the development of a department store-style facility with residential housing in a suburb of Manila. The project would be in partnership with Nomura Real Estate Development Co. It ...

  • Japan to fund $2.4 billion railway for congested Manila

    Japan on Friday announced it is pouring $2.4 billion into a new railway aimed at easing Manila’s notorious gridlock. Japan, the Philippines’ top trading partner and source of aid, said the 38-kilometer (24-mile) elevated commuter line would connect Manila to nearby Bulacan province to decongest the capital and help spur ...

  • ASEAN expects China, Brexit to slow economic growth in 2016

      53 percent of the U.S. companies thought ASEAN has become more important in terms of worldwide revenue in the past two yearsThe global economy is slow... but steadier than everAsian women still suffer pay gap, inequality at work: studyVietnam's stock market loses $1.12 bln as Brexit wreaks havoc worldwideSoutheast Asia ...

  • South China Sea Claimants Must Avoid Confrontation – Kerry

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday stressed the need for claimants of disputed areas of the South China Sea to avoid confrontation. In a meeting with the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Perfecto Yasay in Manila, Kerry said the July 12 ruling from the Permanent Court of Arbitration ...

  • Human Resource Watch: News from AEC Neighbours

    As a member country and partner within the ASEAN Economic Community, Thailand needs to keep appraised of human resources innovations and changes taking place in other member countries. We can thereby maintain our competitive advantage and potentially learn from the experience of neighbour countries.

  • Japan’s firms investing more in ASEAN, skipping China

    Japanese investment in Southeast Asia continues to grow because of the region’s potential and low labor costs and amid simmering tensions that have reduced the appeal of China for some businesses. For a third straight year, in 2015 the amount of foreign direct investment from Japan to the 10-member Association ...

  • Packer eyes Manila growth

    City of Dreams Manila is on track to post significant growth, according to its local partner.

  • E-Trade’s overseas offices raided, 36 arrested for ‘illegal’ trades

    ETrade’s going to need more than a talking baby to smooth this over. The day-trader broker had its Manila offices raided, equipment confiscated and as many as 36 employees arrested in a raid by Philippines authorities last week, The Post has learned. The May 10 action took place in the ...