CNBC - Asia News Monetary Authority of Singapore teams up with World Bank's IFC to encourage Asian fintech innovation 2017-05-25T10:56:00.000000000+00:00 IFC is going to set up the Asean Financial Innovation Network (Afin) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to encourage fintech innovation Can Geely turn around long-struggling Proton? Analysts aren't sure 2017-05-25T10:19:00.000000000+00:00 Malaysian carmaker Proton has finally landed a foreign partner in Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding. This satellite provider plans to beat fiber at its own game 2017-05-25T05:01:00.000000000+00:00 U.S. network provider LeoSat, who uses satellites to transit data, shares how it plans to beat competitors who rely on fiber optics. Republican candidate in Montana special election accused of 'body slamming' Guardian reporter 2017-05-25T04:51:00.000000000+00:00 A Guardian reporter says Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body slammed” him during a taped interview. Philippines: Duterte's talk of martial law sparks fresh human rights worries 2017-05-25T02:48:00.000000000+00:00 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's hint of nationwide martial law has triggered fears of further human rights violations. Singapore flags concerns with China, but maintains 2017 GDP growth forecast for now 2017-05-25T02:44:00.000000000+00:00 Singapore's first quarter GDP rose 2.7 percent as expected year-on-year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Thursday, affirming the full-year forecast of 1.0 percent to 3.0 percent. China is downside risk for oil prices as OPEC meets: Analysts 2017-05-25T00:37:00.000000000+00:00 All eyes are on OPEC ahead of a highly-anticipated meeting later in the day, but the big downside risk comes from China. In first under Trump, US warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea 2017-05-24T23:37:00.000000000+00:00 A U.S. Navy destroyer was traveling close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in a move likely to anger China. The Philippines is experiencing the biggest growth in demand among SEA travelers: Expedia 2017-05-24T23:06:00.000000000+00:00 The Philippines is experiencing some of the largest volumes of increased demand from Southeast Asian travelers this summer. Trump tells Duterte of two US nuclear subs in Korean waters 2017-05-24T14:02:00.000000000+00:00 Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible because of its nuclear and missile programs.