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Asean Markets1

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With only a little more than three years to go, the ASEAN Economic Community is far from being a concrete concept. Though the ten-member...

Korea Bank

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Asia is moving toward a self-sustaining cycle with on-going trade surpluses, with banks in better financial shape than in the West. Banks in developing countries are looking forward to a decade of profitable growth.

Real Estate 1

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Latest data from Singapore shows that demand for new residential properties has fallen in June 2012 for the second consecutive month. Sales volume for private residential units went down by 20 per cent.

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Taking a look at the recent Asia Pacific GDP growth statistics you could be forgiven for thinking that there are storm clouds on the horizon. All the major countries in the region have had their GDP forecasts revised downwards.

Call Center Philippines

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Fuelled by the expanding business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, the building boom in the Philippines could leave the country with too much, too little, or just not the right office space.

Rainforest

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Resource-dependent economies and corporations of Southeast Asia have the opportunity to boost both the environment and their bottom lines after Brazil’s Rio +20 Earth Summit.

Afta Pix

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The common question arising among all ASEAN member countries is how to become well integrated to be able to enjoy benefits from each other and, at the same time, to avoid harming or exploiting local markets.

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Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur is a fully serviced residence in the heart of Kuala Lumpur for discerning business and leisure travellers alike, hotel manager Shirley Lai says.

Counterfeit Ipad

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Intellectual property laws are still weak throughout Southeast Asia, despite some countries stepping up measures for better protection of trademarks and patents. However, counterfeit goods seem to remain an ever-thriving industry.

South China Sea Fleet

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The dispute over the South China Sea is no longer limited to regional claimants and could threaten the stability of the entire Southeast Asia region, if diplomatic efforts between China, the Philippines and the US fail.

Thailand Students

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While Southeast Asia is certainly a strong economic force, some countries in the region are struggling to train and educate their people, not because of a lack of attention to the matter, but because of limited budgets.

Petronas Towers Wallpapers 2

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Currency movements can make a significant effect on real estate returns, especially with the Euro area continuing to cause uncertainty in global markets. Property experts take a look at ten Asia Pacific office markets.

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Indonesia’s lagging 2012 stock performance looks nothing like its stellar 2011 track record yet - but is the country truly on the way down or is it time to take advantage of low valuations? Citigroup sees 15 per cent upside potential for the rest of the year.

Rice Field In Sukhothai Thailand

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Southeast Asian countries are putting more and more emphasis on green projects specifically in key areas of carbon reduction technology, energy efficiency, renewable energy, organic farming and green buildings.

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Standard Chartered has won the “Best Private Equity House in the Middle East for 2011” Award by finance magazine, emeafinance, according to a media...

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The Gulf region is expected to experience an oil-fuelled economic boom based on rising crude prices and its positive effects on spin-off industries, according...

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The growth of social media has created change in the way business news is produced and consumed, and we will possibly see a real diversification in the way business news is created and disseminated, e.g. in online forums.

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Asians with new wealth are providing a boost for the regional yachting industry as they spark an increase in sales of luxury boats, according...