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Economy and Trade

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Philippines leading the BPO race in ASEAN

The Philippines is seen leading the race in the business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry when the regional markets are about to integrate in 2015 within...
Philippine BPO sector thriving: Here’s the list

The Philippine's business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is buoyant as ever and expected to create around 124,000 new full-time jobs in 2014, Pasig City...
SM Investments acquires 5 BPO buildings in Manila

SM Investments, a holding company of Philippine billionaire Henry Sy, has completed the acquisition of five business process outsourcing (BPO) infrastructures in Bonifacio Global...
Thailand has become a major hub for gold

Thailand saw a 57 per cent year-over-year rise in third quarter gold jewelry demand, and a 126 per cent year-on-year rise in bar and...
Philippines: Calling on a $25b BPO industry

In Metro Manila’s Eastwood City, a pair of statues fitted with headsets pays homage to call center agents, the lifeblood of the Philippines’ BPO...
Why do Japanese businesses love the Philippines?

Electricity costs are unreasonably high. Infrastructure is apocalyptical. Severe weather seasons and the country’s archipelagic nature make successfully navigating supply chains a case study...
Thailand cuts rice subsidies

The Thai government under much criticism agreed on June 19 to cut the fixed price for its rice subsidy scheme from 15,000 to 12,000...
Philippine jobless rate rises to 7.5%

The Philippines’ unemployment rate rose to 7.5 per cent in April, higher than the 7.1 per cent registered in January and 6.9 per cent...
Myanmar investments jump fivefold

Investment into the newly opened economy of Myanmar have increased fivefold between the fiscal years 2011/12 and 2012/13, ending in March, the country's president...
The manifestos shaping Malaysia’s economic future

With Malaysia’s 13th general election in all-out campaign mode, Inside Investor takes a look at the economic manifestos of the competing parties and how this could impact Malaysia's further development.
Malaysia-Australia trade set to take off

The new trade agreement between Australia and Malaysia, the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement, or MAFTA, is likely to push bilateral trade relations between the...
Philippines: Investment destination of choice

The Philippines is expected to be among the top performers in Southeast Asia for the years to come. Inside Investor talked to Cristino L. Panlilio, outgoing Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary.

Vietnam's economic growth, hit by high inflation, shrinking exports and bad debts, is expected to slow to 5.1 per cent in 2012 from 5.89...

Cambodia's total import and export volume was $12.31 billion in the first eleven months of 2012, up 17.5 per cent over the same period...

The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) in Malaysia has attracted a staggering 37 billion ringgit ($12 billion) in investments between 2007 and November 2012,...
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The current low-interest environment in ASEAN spurs public and private sector spending in infrastructure, technology and skills and is boosting the capital markets in...

Myanmar aims to overtake both Laos and Cambodia in average income per capita by 2014 or 2015, Radio Free Asia's news service reported on...

The Philippine government said it is aiming to boost foreign direct investment to $10 billion annually, with a focus on the Business Process Outsourcing...