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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... beginning to appear. Supposed neutrals Indonesia and Malaysia are now leaning towards the US. Singapore, as a US strategic partner, and the Philippines, as a US ally, are already there. Thailand ... and Thailand seem to have a preference for engaging China through a "low-key approach". Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have rival claims vis-à-vis China- and each other. ...

  2. Business - Money

    Malaysia aims for yuan debt hub status

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Kuala Lumpur seeks to build on bond issues as trade ties with China grow Malaysia reaches for yuan debt hub status Malaysia aspires to become the next yuan debt hub in the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region as the country's trade ties with China continue to strengthen. Malaysia's Second Minister of Finance, Ahmad Husni ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    UOB eyes deals with Chinese firms after Xi's Asean trip

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, SIJIA JIANG

    ... everywhere," she said. "That will help us a lot when we expand." President Xi Jinping visited Asean members Indonesia and Malaysia last week, while Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited China in August at the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang. Analysts say Xi is keen to strengthen political and economic ties between China and the Asean region, where Singapore and Malaysia ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Xi Jinping's and Li Keqiang's Asean visits to boost regional economies

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Australia and New Zealand, analysts say. "Overall, the impact of the visits is highly significant. They signal a new phase in relations between China and Asean, not just Indonesia and Malaysia ... in Singapore. Xi attended an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in Bali, Indonesia. He also visited Indonesian capital Jakarta and Malaysia. In Jakarta on October 3, Xi said he aimed ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Asean endorses Japan as active peacemaker, in boost for Abe

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:36am by AFP, AP

    ... that an explicit reference to China was always going to be hard for countries in Beijing's immediate economic orbit. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei all have their own disputes ...

  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangxi optimistic about trade with Asean despite tensions over territorial disputes

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 11:14am by Angela Meng

    ... with the Philippines has cooled, that’s to be expected. But there’s also Malaysia and Vietnam, so we believe our trade volumes will continue to grow rapidly”.   ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Stronger ties between China and Asean nations a matter of trust

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by President Xi Jinping attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum in Bali and visiting Indonesia and Malaysia, and by Premier Li Keqiang's trip to the East Asia Summit in Brunei. Some ... 2002; it has been Asean's biggest trading partner since 2009. The comprehensive strategic partnerships and billions of dollars in trade deals signed by Xi with Indonesia and Malaysia ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Memo to Obama: there's still time to recharge US-Asean ties

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 09:46pm by SIMON TAY

    ... This is especially so in Malaysia, where there is unease that the demands of the partnership will affect the Bumiputera policies of entitlements to Malays and other native-born people. Elections ... as the first incumbent US president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon Johnson. For more economic impact, bring in US multinationals doing business in the region. The American private sector is revving up. ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - EXPANSION

    CIMB puts China at heart of growth push

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... of growth push Regional banking group CIMB, which acquired key Asian assets of Royal Bank of Scotland last year, is targeting China for rapid business expansion outside its home market in Malaysia ... economy. "Malaysia has already become the third-biggest trading partner of China after Japan and South Korea, with annual bilateral trade volume generating more than US$100 billion," ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    America must work for its place in Asia

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... and Malaysia. This shows that even sensitive issues of sovereignty are being addressed among Asians. Taken together, the list on Asean's agenda adds up to an important signal: Asian regionalism ...




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