FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Former Thai prime minister Anand Panyarachun has appealed to the Lao government to do more to locate the missing activist Sombath Somphone, who disappeared in Vientiane nearly a month ago.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Japanese quest for diplomatic influence in Indochina has often been typified by a soft, behind-the-scenes approach backed by big spending on much-needed infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, health clinics and, […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — THE World Bank has placed the Finnish consulting and engineering firm Pöyry on its blacklist of non-responsible vendors. Late in June, the World Bank accused the Finnish consulting powerhouse of “submitting false […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It is potentially an unusual business transaction. While the prospect of a Vietnamese company taking over a Russian group in of itself is unusual, the buyout of a strategic stake in […]