The Republic of the Philippines is the world's third-largest English-speaking country. Most children grow up bilingual. More than a million mainly young and well-educated people work in call centers in the Philippines.
An increasing number of German entrepreneurs are taking their startups to Asia. Christian Geissendoerfer, CEO of German Accelerator Southeast Asia, talks to DW about the dos and don'ts when striking out in the Far East.
For 50 years, ASEAN has given Southeast Asian nations a forum to address a long list of conflicts, catastrophes and crises. But there are limitations to what the association can accomplish beyond business and rhetoric.
Rodrigo Duterte is likely to extend the recently declared martial law to areas other than Mindanao following violent clashes between police and the militants linked with "Islamic State." Ana P Santos reports from Manila.
Asian nations must spend a lot more on infrastructure projects, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said. It argued that otherwise the battle against poverty and the fight against climate change could not be won.
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