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Thailand’ finance ministry raised this year’s GDP growth forecast for the country to 4.5 per cent from an earlier 4.2 per cent on the...

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Indonesia's homegrown ride-hailing app Go-Jek on May 24 confirmed earlier reports that it will launch its services in four other Southeast Asian countries as...

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Malaysia’s finance ministry has used a total of 6.98 billion ringgit ($1.76 billion) in tax money since April 2017 to pay back accumulated debt of state...

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As financial technology startups, or fintechs, keep disrupting Vietnam’s financial services industry, their market value is expected to reach $7.8 billion in just two...

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Hundreds of motorbike drivers staged a street protest on May 17 in downtown Bangkok in front of the office of GoBike, a Thai motorbike...

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Malaysia's finance ministry on May 16 announced that the unpopular Goods and Services Tax (GST) of six per cent will be discontinued from June...

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The Philippines is starting to lift the complete ban of deploying Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait after the two countries reached an agreement...

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AirAsia Group founder and CEO Tony Fernandes on May 13 publicly apologised for his pre-election support of Malaysia’s former ruling coalition Barisan Nasional and...

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The year 2018, it was 9th May – I went into the day with much hope for the future of my country, Malaysia. I...

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has suffered a stunning loss in the country's 14th general election on May 9 to former leader Mahathir Mohamad,...

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Cambodia's leading English-language daily, Phnom Penh Post, has been sold by its Australian owner to a Malaysian public relations firm, a move that triggered...

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As part of its strategic opening to the world, North Korea has submitted a request for the approval of new international air routes with...

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Another warning has been aired that the Philippine economy, one of the fastest-growing in Asia, is in risk of overheating – just shortly after...

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All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from 900,000 kip (some $108) to 1.1 million kip ($133) a...

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak promised at a Labour Day speech on May 1 to raise the minimum wage this year if he wins...

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Singapore reported its biggest quarterly jump in first-quarter 2018 private home prices in nearly eight years on April 27, a 3.9 per cent growth...