The Philippines has estranged itself from its US military alliance (1), joining a list of nations stating the US has worn out its welcome on a global scale (2).
Vietnam has been enjoying a surge in technology investments (3) and is opening up to more diversity in upper management (4).
Indonesia is using digital banking to bring a greater portion of the unbanked population access to services (5) as strides are being made in logistics (6).
Allegations of immigration officials taking bribes for illegal Chinese workers has rocked the Philippines (7), while economic growth is slowing across the region (8), necessitating rate cuts to boost the economy amidst the coronavirus slowdown (9). Not all of the traditional stars are looking quite so glittery at the moment (10).
Chinese ambitions in Taiwan have been curtailed for the moment as the pro-democracy party won a decisive election (11).
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