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The Future of Asia 2012
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Nikkei Inc. on Wednesday presented awards to three prominent Asians in recognition of their contributions to improving the well-being of people in the region.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, speaking at a symposium in Tokyo on Thursday, said he does not believe there will be a conflict between China and the U.S. in the near future.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister of Singapore, expressed reservations about having casinos in the city-state, while speaking at the annual Future of Asia conference here Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Greater cooperation between universities and industry will spur growth for Asia, said Chi-Huey Wong, president of Taiwan's Academia Sinica, at a symposium in Tokyo on Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--In an increasingly globalized world, regulators in different countries need to communicate with each other to reduce barriers to trade, Craig Foss, New Zealand's minister for commerce and broadcasting, said at the Future of Asia conference here Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Thursday the government will draw up a strategy by autumn to help expand the size of the middle class in Asia.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Mitsubishi Corp. (8058) Chairman Yorihiko Kojima said on Thursday that deeper economic partnerships will make it easier for Asia as a whole to collectively manage risk.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Kazumasa Iwata, president of the Japan Center for Economic Research expressed hopes for Asia's future role in the world in a panel discussion at the annual Future of Asia conference on Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Juzhong Zhuang, deputy chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, expressed optimism about the growth prospects for Asia at an international forum here Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to prepare for both the benefits and problems that further globalization will bring, World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Thursday at the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Thursday that emerging markets will continue to play a major role in the world economy during times of crisis.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The Comprehensive Economic Partnership for East Asia is a top priority but does not exclude joining the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, said Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the Association of South East Asian Nations, at an international forum here Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the Association of South East Asian Nations, emphasized the importance of Japan in maintaining East Asia's position as the center of global growth at an international forum on Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, speaking at an international symposium on Friday, sought more investment and trade with Japan, and demanded "respect" from the U.S. and its allies for its sacrifices in combatting terrorism in the region.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad says it is time to promote Asian values to improve the world situation.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said Friday that a new growth model is needed for her country as the current export-led model has proven to be substantially affected by global economic turmoil.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Kwak Seung-jun, chairman of the Presidential Council for Future and Vision of South Korea, said on Friday that the system LSI and content industries have been key to the country's track record of sustainable economic growth.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Thailand Trade Representative President Olarn Chaipravat said Thursday that his government was taking steps to ensure that the country remains attractive to investors in the aftermath of last year's floods in the Bangkok area.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Myanmar is moving toward becoming a "democratic and peaceful" nation, its Minister for Industry Soe Thane emphasized at an international forum in Tokyo on Friday, adding that he and his country would welcome foreign direct investments from all over the world, including Japan.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--China's former Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, on Friday emphasized the need to strengthen dialogue between Japan, the U.S. and China on a broad range of issues.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Japan will seek to promote economic growth in Asia both in negotiations on joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and in talks on regional free trade agreements, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Thursday at a banquet attended by Asian political and business leaders.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Myanmar aims to bring back a canceled project for the construction of a coal-fired power plant by utilizing Japanese environmental technology, Minister for Industry Soe Thane told The Nikkei in an interview Thursday in Tokyo.
Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.