IMF: Global growth is not expected

Persistent supply chain disruptions and inflation pressures are constraining the global economy's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday as it cut growth outlooks for the United States and other major industrial powers

Russia ousts China and USA from South-East Asia

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s much-publicized tagline for the homegrown Sputnik vaccines — “reliable as a Kalashnikov assault rifle” — seems to bear a special connotation for Southeast Asia, …

Iran seizes tugboat in Persian Gulf

Iran’s coast guard seized a foreign tugboat and detained its 12 Filipino crew members on suspicion of smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf, Washington Examiner reports. Iranian state television said the tugboat was carrying nearly 284,000 …

ASEAN’s priority: China

This is realpolitik ASEAN has to face. Chinese Premier Li Leqiang’s presence at the summits of ASEAN leaders and their meetings with their trading partners in Singapore this week will have a decisive and direct impact on the outcomes of …

APEC summit participants arrive in Da Nang

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have already arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam for the APEC Economic …