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Govt lures major Chinese investment to new EEC

Bangkok summit focuses on technology exchange from Shanghai, Hong Kong.

DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said yesterday that the government plans to connect its new Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project with the Chinese government’s One Belt, One Road initiative.

700 delegates from 40 countries will attend the WEF on Asean

PHNOM PENH (Rasmei Kampuchea Daily/ANN) - The Cambodian and World Economic Forum’s (WEF) officials expressed their hope that the World Economic Forum on Asean to be held in Phnom Penh this week will attract 700 delegates from 40 countries. 

Five things to know about South Korea's presidential election

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The Korea Herald breaks down today's historic presidential election in South Korea that may see Conservatives lose power for the first time in a decade. 

South Koreans go to the polls Tuesday after eight months of political turmoil saw President Park Geun-hye removed by a massive, but peaceful, grassroots rebellion. 

FEATURE: Short and sweet

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - The SeaShorts short film festival aims to expose young Malaysian filmmakers to South-East Asian cinema.

When award-winning filmmaker Tan Chui Mui first watched a South-East Asian short film, she was blown away.

Palace hits UN envoy's unannounced visit to the Philippines

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Presidential Palace did not appreciate what it claimed was an unannounced visit of special rapporteur Agnes Callamard to the Philippines, saying it would raise the issue before the United Nations. 

Oil prices hit, markets falter amid fears of slowdown

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Commodities also take a beating; analysts attribute oil slump to high US inventories.

Renewed jitters over the prospects of slower growth in the world's two largest economies - the United States and China - saw oil prices dive, markets sputter and commodities take a hit.

US wants Asean to review relations with N. Korea

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - Tillerson underscores commitment to bloc, seeking help to cut regime's funding streams.

The United States is asking Asean member states to review their diplomatic relationships with North Korea and fully implement United Nations sanctions to help isolate the Pyongyang regime.

US House underlines value of ties with Asean

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - Resolution recognises "positive outcomes" of engagement 

ADB to help Bangladesh produce renewable energy

YOKOHAMA, Japan (The Daily Star/ANN) - The 50th annual meeting of the bank kicks off.

3 Asean leaders confirm their attendance for the WEF on Asean in Cambodia