Toyota's ASEAN supply chain
The integration of ASEAN's economies can be seen with how Toyota assembles its vehicles, using parts and labor from across the region, using the best of what each country can offer, and in turn selling them there as well.
Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island ready for the big time
The island of Phu Quoc is quickly becoming the next big resort destination in Southeast Asia. And with new resort hotel, special economic status, and even a casino under construction, Vietnam's largest island is ready to welcome the world.
Nikkei Asia300 Forum: Opportunies ahead
The Nikkei Asia300 Global Business Forum was held in Bangkok. In the opening address, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak stressed Asian businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of the shifting world order.
The Mitsubishi way in Indonesia
What's a Japanese company to do if it wants to succeed in the Indonesian market? Turn to Mitsubishi Corp., which is helping everything from diaper makers to bread bakers in joint ventures that vertically integrate into the country.
Thai cats, a breed apart
Revered in ancient texts and admired by kings, Thai cat breeds had until recently been nearly forgotten in their home country. But now breeders, monks and ordinary citizens are working to celebrate and popularize their homegrown felines.
Xi's Hong Kong visit
President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong for the first time has China's leader, making the 20th anniversary of the territory's handover from Britain, as many in Hong Kong marked the event with protests and concerns for the future.
Foxconn still wants Toshiba Memory
Hon Hai Precision Industry's annual shareholders meeting was a showcase for the Taiwanese company's new products, and Chairman Terry Gou's ambitions, as he championed major investment in the U.S. and his desire to acquire Toshiba's memory business.
CapitaLand's plans for beyond China
Lim Ming Yan, the president and group CEO of the Singapore-based developer CapitaLand, says China's economic slowdown is within the company's expectations, and that he is looking to focus more on expanding into more markets worldwide.
Taiwan could be keen on TPP
Taiwan should join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in due time, says Taiwanese Premier Lin Chuan, adding that recent efforts by China to disrupt Taiwan's relations with other countries is counterproductive for cross-strait ties.
Onboard the USS Ronald Reagan
Reporter Yasu Ota spends a day on the USS Ronald Reagan at an undisclosed location in the South China Sea to witness first-hand how the U.S. military's largest show of mobile force functions.
Bangkok's 'ghost tower' -- an accidental monument to financial failure
For two decades, the Sathorn Unique Tower has stood as an empty shell on the Bangkok skyline, never finished, but now serving as a stark memorial of sorts to the Asian Financial Crisis and what it did to the region.
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