US tells Southeast Asian leaders summit marks ‘new era’ for ties

WASHINGTON, USA – United States President Joe Biden said on Friday, May 13, a first summit in Washington with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked the launch of a “new era” in the relationship between the United States and the 10-nation bloc. Addressing ASEAN leaders on the second day of a … Read more

Asian gas buyers puzzle over Putin’s demand for payment in roubles

TOKYO, Japan – Asian importers of Russian gas were scrambling on Thursday, March 24, after Russian President Vladimir Putin said “unfriendly” countries must pay for Russian gas in roubles, in the latest jolt to global energy markets after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan were on the list of countries deemed unfriendly. … Read more

Southeast Asian equities shine as commodities rally on Ukraine crisis

Southeast Asian stocks are becoming a haven for international fleeing a growing outlook for global equities who are hoping for sustained strength in the commodity-heavy harvested of the region. Driving the renewed interest is a surge in commodity prices that spells good news, particularly for key producers Indonesia and Malaysia, coupled with the sparse economic … Read more

Cagayan de Oro teen tops storytelling competition at Asian English Olympics

Joseayn Dennies Albasin’s school, the University of Asia and the Pacific, is the overall champion, while other Filipino students also win in different categories of the online competition CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – A teenager from Cagayan de Oro emerged as the champion in the storytelling competition of the 2022 Asian English Olympics (AEO). … Read more