TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - Japan's declining birth rate has forced some businesses to utilise robots and turn to AI (artificial intelligence).

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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Small, newly independent Ukraine's dealings with an assertive Russia hold lessons for small states in Asia dealing with a large regional power. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Barack Obama is leaving the White House but for Indonesians, the president's policies follow Pancasila which is Indonesia's ideology.

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - About 1,000 Japanese companies operating in Britain have begun to review their strategies as Britain looks at restricting immigration and pulling out of the EU single market.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The Corruption Eradication Commission names Emirsyah Satar, former Garuda Indonesia CEO, a suspect in a corruption case involving Rolls Royce.

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - Japan's declining birth rate has forced some businesses to utilise robots and turn to AI (artificial intelligence).

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung Group has avoided the worst-case scenario but market reformists are urging for a prompt investigation as this could be a chance to break down the chaebol system.

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BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - Thailand and the rest of Asean will face only an indirect impact from US President-elect Donald Trump’s economic policies, while those policies should not cause an extreme global slowdown or severely hit trade with China, according to an economist.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thais living along the Mekong fear the navigation development plan would cause severe impact on the riverine ecosystem as well as local livelihood.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - What has not changed is that South-east Asia conglomerates are consistently delivering higher shareholder value than their counterparts in developed markets.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - In an interview with The Straits Times, Dr Evan Medeiros urges countries in the region to have patience, not overreact and keep engaging with the Trump administration. 

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Family members of Chinese passengers met a representative of Malaysia Airlines to express their unhappiness and demand further actions. 

BANGKOK (ANN) - Given the issues the region is facing, observers say that the US needs to have a regional and multilateral coordinated policy.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - But poll finds that foreign firms doubt China's vow to open markets. 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Countries must start thinking outside the trade-bloc box if they want prosperous relations with new deal-making presidency.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung Group de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is the first head of the conglomerate to have faced an arrest warrant request.