[TOKYO] Eleven countries aiming to forge a new Asia-Pacific trade pact after the United States pulled out of an earlier version will hold a signing ceremony in Chile in March, Japan's economy...

[TAIPEI] Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that she does not exclude the possibility of China attacking the self-ruled island, amid heightened tensions between the two sides including an increasing...

[JAKARTA] A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the south of Java, about 140km south-west of Jakarta at about 1.35pm local time on Tuesday, according to Indonesia's meteorology, geophysics and...

[COLOMBO] Singapore and Sri Lanka signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday.

[TOKYO] Rocks spat out by an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and one skier was missing following an avalanche that occurred shortly after the...

HOUSEHOLDS in the lowest income bracket benefited the most from low inflation in the second half of 2017, according to statistics released on Tuesday.

[DAVOS] After a gala opening set against spectacular snowfall, the World Economic Forum starts in earnest on Tuesday basking in robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-...

[MARAWI CITY, Philippines] Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their...

INFLATION remained mild in 2017 despite stronger economic growth with consumer prices finishing off the year by edging up less than expected in December.

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan (BOJ) maintained its massive monetary stimulus programme and kept its price and economic forecasts unchanged. In a small sign of progress, it said inflation expectations had...