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[PARIS] Greece's budget proposals are insufficient to ensure a surplus this year, International Monetary Fund chief economist Olivier Blanchard was quoted as saying on Monday...

[TOKYO] Japan and Malaysia agreed to bolster security ties and start talks on transfers of defence equipment and technology, their leaders said on Monday, as both separately wrangle with China over...

[BANGKOK] Thailand has deployed a helicopter carrier in its waters to serve as a temporary medical and processing centre for migrants found adrift, its prime minister said on Monday.

[TOKYO] Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday urged Japan and others in the global community to help tackle Southeast Asia's migrant crisis, saying it requires "an international...

[ATHENS] Greece has the responsibility to pay its obligations but needs a deal with lenders as quickly as possible because of its cash crunch, the government spokesman said on Monday in response to...

[BANGKOK] A slump in car sales in Thailand reached two years in April, while business sentiment hit a seven-month low, the Federation of Thai Industries said on Monday.

[KATHMANDU] Hundreds of Nepalis gathered Monday at the ruins of a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu to mark one month since a devastating earthquake killed more than 8,600 people in the Himalayan...

[BEIJING] China's top banking regulator, Shang Fulin, said he expects the amount of non-performing loans at commercial banks to continue to rise, and warned of increased risk from real estate...

[BEIJING] Profits of China's state-owned non-financial firms fell 5.7 per cent in the first four months of 2015 from a year earlier, official data showed, compared with an 8 per cent drop in the...