Economy and Trade

Economy and Trade

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Thailand Will Be Host To World’s First Cannabis Festival

Thailand will host what it calls the “World Ganja Festival” next year, an event organised by the...
Brunei’s Youth Unemployment Highest In Southeast Asia: Imf

Not much signs of wealth inside Brunei's floating villages © Arno Maierbrugger At a whopping 31.7...
Filipino jeepney drivers protest against phase-out plans for old vehicles

The US-China trade war is hitting the Philippine economy © Arno Maierbrugger The World Bank has downgraded its...
Indonesia’s Lion Air Readies For Mega-ipo

Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest airline by market size and destinations and the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast...
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Ho Chi Minh City skyline at night The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s competitiveness ranking for 2019 is out...
Philippines Has Lowest Female Labour Participation In Southeast Asia

Women in jobs or seeking work in the Philippines made up less than half the female working-age population...
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Thailand’s commerce ministry is considering whether to remove certain innovation-related businesses from the list of those open...
Myanmar Lauded For Easing Business Environment

Custom House along Strand Road in Yangon, a well-preserved British colonial building still fulfilling its original function © Arno Maierbrugger
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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General...
Vietnam Economy Blasts Off With 7.3% In Third Quarter

Vietnam’s economic growth quickened in the third quarter, underpinned by solid growth in exports and manufacturing, the General Statistics...
Private Equity Investors Set Up Association In Myanmar

A group of leading private equity firms in Myanmar launched the Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital...
Vietnam, Thailand Benefit Most From Chinese Company Relocation Amid Trade War

More Chinese manufacturers are looking to Vietnam and Thailand as a production base to avoid US tariffs,...
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Cambodian labour ministry on September 20 announced a raise in next year's legal minimum wage for workers...
Vietnam Best Country For Foreign Investment In Se Asia: Report

Vietnam has climbed in the ranking of best countries in which to invest this year, surpassing other...
Thailand, Cambodia To Connect Capital Markets

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) on...
Thailand Seeks To Lure Companies Fleeing China With 50% Tax Break

The Thai government has introduced a package of incentives for companies in China affected by the China-US trade...
Hong Kong Businesses Consider Move To Singapore: Survey

Almost a quarter of businesses in a new survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore...
Thailand’s Tourism Industry Feels The Heat From Strong Baht, Fewer Visitors

Thailand’s tourism industry, which accounts for at least a fifth of the country’s GDP, is coming under...