Australia Targets An ASEAN Alliance, But Disagreements Over Human Rights Could Slow Its Progress
09:23 19/03/2018
Australia has been trying to foster a closer relationship with ASEAN’s economy for some time, but without the economic might of global powers like Japan, America or China, the...
ASEAN civil society organisations meet in Singapore
09:05 16/03/2018
Singapore (VNA) – About 50 leaders of civil society organisations (CSOs) from 10 ASEAN countries have attended the third ASEAN Forum, which opened on March 14 in Singapore, to...
Singapore PM tells ASEAN to adjust to new power balance
09:05 16/03/2018
SINGAPORE -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should adjust to a new power balance in Asia so that individual members and the group can benefit from increasingly...
ASEAN Banks Eager For Real-Time Payments
09:04 16/03/2018
Banks across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region expect real-time payments to come with some major benefits to their businesses, according to new analysis...
ASEAN’s Women to Watch: Part 2
09:03 16/03/2018
Last week, to celebrate International Women’s Day, I looked at the women defining and changing the conversation across Southeast Asia. This week, I follow up with the remaining...
Australia’s key role in the ASEAN economy
09:02 16/03/2018
China. India. ASEAN. That’s not a grouping we regularly hear but it should be. The 10 ASEAN countries – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - make up almost 10 per cent of...
ASEAN working towards regional economic integration, while global mood shifts in 'opposite direction': PM Lee
09:01 16/03/2018
SYDNEY: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong welcomed a new ASEAN-Australia Digital Standards Cooperation Initiative on Friday (Mar 16), calling it a “very good first step in developing...
Four challenges for Australia–ASEAN relations
09:00 16/03/2018
ASEAN is back on Australia’s agenda. The media release for the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper states that Australia’s first foreign policy priority is to ‘increase [its] efforts...
Sydney beefs up security for ASEAN summit
08:59 16/03/2018
Top police officials and the Australian foreign minister are confident in the tough security measures being imposed on Sydney for this weekend's ASEAN summit.