Vietnam wants US back in TPP
Vietnam's prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, says that his country is poised to benefit greatly from sever free trade agreements in the works, but would also like to have the U.S. reconsider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Indonesia's next airport rises in West Java
Kertajati Airport is set to transform the area 180km east of Jakarta, as the local government and private funding see the rise of not just an airport, but a whole city for air transport.
Retiring US naval commander has concerns about China
Adm. Scott Swift, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, is retiring from the navy. At his final press conference, he expressed his concerns that the "rules-based order" among military powers is deteriorating in the region.
Bank Mandiri puts focus on offshore assets
Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, the CEO of the Indonesian banking giant Bank Mandiri, talks about the region's commodities recovery and the bank's move into Singapore wealth management as it targets offshore assets.
The power of "impact investing"
Durreen Shahnaz, the founder of Impact Investment Exchange, talks about helping the most disadvantaged members of society to borrow and lend, and how this can help emancipate people, from her native Bangladesh to the whole world.
Mahathir ready to take on Najib
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says in an interview that he is ready to lead a coalition opposition against current Prime Minister Najib Razak, saying this goal is worth uniting once political enemies.
HCL Technologies focuses on cybersecurity
Swapan Johri, the vice president of the Indian software giant HCL Technologies, says the future of his company is in protecting the world from cyber threats.
Cuisine as life philosophy
Gaggan Anand sits down at his world-renowned Indian progressive restaurant in Bangkok to discuss how he views the creation of innovative meals, and why he plans to shut the place down in 2020 no matter how successful it is.
Coal and the future of Indonesian energy
Garibaldi Thohir, the head of Indonesia's Adaro Energy, talks about the need to look at coal as an efficient energy source, for the time being, while still keeping renewables in mind.
China's BOE to stick to production at home
Wang Dongsheng, the chairman of BOE Technology Group, says that there are no plans to open new production facilities outside of China. But that could change if circumstances allow for it.
Disrupting the shopping mall
Supaluck Umpujh, the head of Thailand's The Mall Group, is ready to take the shopping mall to new levels as she talks about her vision to bring in more consumers to physical stores while also embracing the best of e-commerce.
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