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Will the US Dollar continue to strengthen?

After a bout of US dollar strengthening in anticipation of President Trump’s promises to increase infrastructure spending, cut taxes and get America going, the dollar has in fact reversed and weakened against the Euro and the Japanese Yen.  

 

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China condemns US incursion off Nansha Islands in S. China Sea

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Frigates deployed to warn ship sent by Washington to leave S. China Sea area

Hong Kong govt dismisses Moody's rating cut

Cambodia lifts freeze on maids to Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Cambodia has lifted a six-year freeze on its citizens working in Malaysia as maids, with the first group of workers expected to arrive here after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Asean COST-72 to promote social, economic development

Harley-Davidson to build assembly plant in Thailand

Harley-Davidson, the iconic motorcycle brand hailed by US President Donald Trump for keeping jobs in America, is building a plant in Thailand, the company confirmed Thursday, as it seeks new buyers in Asia and lower tariffs.

Myanmar extradites former Thai police doctor facing death sentence

Myanmar police on Thursday handed over to their Thai counterparts a fugitive former police doctor who has been sentenced to death for a murder conspiracy involving one of his Myanmar employees.

India pushing trilateral project to connect NE with SE Asia

 

Having rejected China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative on the ground that it would  compromise its sovereignty, India is now working on its own three-nation ‘Trilateral Highway’ project that will connect the country to Thailand and Myanmar.

As Asean turns 50, region’s leaders must prepare young generation for the future

The bloc’s members are in a hurry to embrace a digital strategy, but any joint initiatives may falter following AEC disappointments, Pana Janviroj writes
 
If Asean is shaped by foresighted leaders, the selection of Tan Hooi Ling as co-chairwoman of the World Economic Forum on Asean 2017 is a telling example of the group’s future.
 
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ASEAN-Korea digital partnership

Since the term “Industry 4.0” made its debut in 2011, it has quickly gained attention across the globe.