Varde Plans to Double Asia-Pacific Staff in Distressed-Debt Push – Bloomberg

Varde Partners, the $12 billion U.S. buyout firm and distressed-debt investor, plans to double its Asia-Pacific staff in coming years as ballooning corporate debt offers investment opportunities, new regional head Ilfryn Carstairs said. “What you have seen is a large accumulation of leverage in this region, which with patience and over a period of time, tends […]

Asia’s Legendary Savers Could Be Making More From Their Cash – Bloomberg

Asia’s legendary savers are missing out on greater wealth by being too conservative, according to a study by Standard Chartered Plc. An average of 39 percent of “emerging affluent” individuals in seven Asian countries rely on savings accounts to meet their top savings goal, while just 18 percent use investments in equities, according to figures […]

US discovers SE Asia – Bangkok Post

One hundred days into the Donald Trump presidency, the United States has realised there is a part of the world it ignored. Vice-President Mike Pence has been in Indonesia, praising its “moderate” Muslims. Mr Trump will attend all three big East Asia summits in November. He also will […]

Simon Draper: Southeast Asia deserves our attention – Stuff.co.nz

SE Asian visitors with Jason Hall of Lower Hutt’s Ripe Coffee. OPINION: What do you think of when you think of Southeast Asia? Holidays in Bali or Lombok? Night markets, tropical fruits and cheap food? Chances are you’re not thinking about the single origin coffee, or some of the world’s best chocolate, or cutting-edge apps. […]

US to Reassure Asia Allies on South China Sea Dispute – Voice of America

STATE DEPARTMENT —  The United States is reaffirming its engagement with Southeast Asian nations at a time when analysts say there are concerns that North Korea’s threats are overshadowing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Since becoming president, Donald Trump has softened his once-stern tone on China, reaching out to Beijing to help pressure […]

Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia – Foreign Policy (blog)

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. ASEAN, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, is the cornerstone of Asia’s multilateral institutions, so we can hope that President Donald Trump’s distrust of multilateralism becomes the next foreign-policy position that he reverses. Last week, Trump […]

Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia – Foreign Policy (blog)

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. ASEAN, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, is the cornerstone of Asia’s multilateral institutions, so we can hope that President Donald Trump’s distrust of multilateralism becomes the next foreign-policy position that he reverses. Last week, Trump […]

Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia – Foreign Policy (blog)

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. ASEAN, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, is the cornerstone of Asia’s multilateral institutions, so we can hope that President Donald Trump’s distrust of multilateralism becomes the next foreign-policy position that he reverses. Last week, Trump […]

March for Science kicks off in Asia-Pacific – Aljazeera.com

Gatherings in New Zealand, Australia and Japan have kicked off the worldwide March for Science, a global movement defending the role of science in society and calling for evidence-based politics. More than 600 pro-science satellite marches were planned around the world on Saturday, with the main event in the US capital Washington, DC expected […]

Here’s How Trump Can Succeed in Southeast Asia – Foreign Policy (blog)

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. ASEAN, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, is the cornerstone of Asia’s multilateral institutions, so we can hope that President Donald Trump’s distrust of multilateralism becomes the next foreign-policy position that he reverses. Last week, Trump […]

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