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[BEIJING] China's largely rubber-stamp parliament ratified an agreement with the world's largest emerging nations on Wednesday to create a new development bank, state news agency Xinhua...

[SEOUL] South Korea on Wednesday said it would waive visa fees for visitors from China and Southeast Asia as it struggles to recover from the MERS outbreak which has seen tourist numbers plummet.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Fitch Ratings' decision to affirm Malaysia's credit rating at A- and a revision in the outlook to "stable" reflects a fair and balanced view of the government'...

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's annual inflation rate accelerated to 7.26 per cent in June, the fastest pace since December, due to higher food and tobacco prices, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday...

[BRUSSELS] Greece lurched deeper into crisis Wednesday as European finance ministers prepared to consider a request for new loans in a last-ditch effort to keep the country in the eurozone after it...

[BEIJING] China's legislature adopted a national security law on Wednesday that will enable authorities to "take all necessary" measures to safeguard territorial sovereignty and ensure...

[YANGON] Japan will grant Myanmar a 25.89 billion yen (S$284 million) loan as Official Development Assistance (ODA) under an agreement signed between the two countries in Naypyidaw on Tuesday, the...

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's June PMI signalled a further worsening in operating conditions, with its weakest reading in 32 months. ...

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's manufacturing activity contracted for the ninth straight month in June on persistent declines in new orders and production, suggesting Southeast Asia's biggest economy...

[HONG KONG] Some seven months after Hong Kong police forcibly cleared pro-democracy street protesters from the streets, tens of thousands of people are expected to rally for free elections on...