U.S. Vice President Harris announces $20 million new clean energy funding for Mekong region

U.S Vice President Kamala Harris announced $20 million in new funding for clean energy projects in the Mekong region, during the last day of her tour of Thailand on Sunday following a regional summit. She spoke to civil society and business leaders in Bangkok after the ...

Poppy Mcpherson

Southeast Asians See China Replacing US as Regional Power, Survey Finds

Three-quarters of educated professionals surveyed across the ASEAN bloc say China is the country most likely to fill a vacuum created by a perceived growing lack of American interest in the region, according to a report published by a Singaporean think-tank recently. More than 1,000 ...

Pending US-China talks give investors hope

 Global stock markets rallied ahead of the upcoming US-China trade negotiations amid reports of easing tensions. But investor confidence remains fragile as market participants are monitoring the US government shutdown and a sharp fall in Apple share prices after it warned of slowing sales. Keep reading ...

Asean 'may have to choose between US, China'

Southeast Asian nations may soon have to “choose sides” between the US and China in their ongoing trade war, the political heir to Cambodia’s strongman ruler Hun Sen warned Wednesday in rare public comments. Impoverished Cambodia has become an unlikely staging ground for geopolitical influence ...

US to support infrastructure investment in SEA

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal development finance institution in the US, is looking to support American infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia to enhance the region’s connectivity. Keep reading ...

Vietnam Prime Minister hopes for stronger ties with the US

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc affirmed that Việt Nam attaches importance to its relations with the US at a reception for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hà Nội on July 9. Keep reading ...

In trade war with US, China may import Myanmar cattle

The government and the China’s Yunan province are finalising an agreement for Myanmar to export cattle to meet rising demand in the Chinese market. China’s beef consumption has steadily increased to 8.4 million tonnes annually, according to Beijing. China is expected to allow 14 beef-exporting ...

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