The German foreign minister is on a charm-offensive through Southeast Asia. Guido Westerwelle is seeking to strengthen ties with the world's fourth leading financial centre.
Asia's big economies are set to grow by 6.3 percent this year and 2016, said the ADB in its annual report. But what is driving this growth and what are the risks involved? DW talks to ADB chief economist Shang-Jin Wei.
As the US and Europe negotiate a massive free trade pact, protesters and politicians on both sides are hesitant to allow corporations the right to sue states. But without that power, the deal could have far less impact.
Singapore's long-serving Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew represents the quintessence of an Asian success story, admired even in China. But his weaknesses cannot be overlooked either, writes DW's Rodion Ebbighausen.
Germany and Vietnam are half a world apart, but the two countries are much closer diplomatically because of their history. The two nations are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.