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From fried duck to unicorn, businesses benefit from open borders

What do a lunch of fried duck from Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut and Grab's grand ambitions have in common? They are a testament to the opportunities in a region that is committed to opening borders. Such openness has unlocked new markets for businesses and created jobs.

Summit with Velloor: Leaders gather for 'the biggest game in town'

Today's East Asia Summit is taking place amid three developments that are of deep concern to Asean, including the hardening strategic rivalry between the US and China.

After back-to-back talks, leaders tuck into dishes inspired by local delicacies

Business came first, with 10 hectic hours of back-to-back talks on trade, bilateral ties and global developments.

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US Secretary of State Pompeo warns Russia and others not to violate North Korea sanctions

SINGAPORE - United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Aug 4) warned Russia and the international community not to violate global sanctions on North Korea, as he stressed the importance of maintaining pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearise.

Asean Smart Cities ink deals to gear up for next lap

SINGAPORE - Several Asean cities inked agreements with corporate partners in Singapore on Sunday (July 8), to gear up to become "smart cities".

Asean+3 finance, bank chiefs vow to resist protectionism

The finance ministers and central bank governors of Asean and three East Asian partner countries vowed yesterday to push back against protectionist measures that they warned could derail world economic recovery.

Asean to support peaceful denuclearisation of Korean peninsula: PM Lee Hsien Loong

PM Lee was speaking at the 32nd Asean Summit hosted by Singapore, a day after the historic inter-Korea summit.

Asean must step up to tackle security threats like terrorism, chemical weapons: Ng Eng Hen

KUALA LUMPUR - Countries in the region must continue to work together to deal with pressing threats such as terrorism and chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) weapons, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Monday (April 16).

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Asean's golden jubilee: 50 things about Asean countries you probably didn't know

It's home to the world's biggest flower and youngest app developer.