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Colombia, the world's largest producer of cocaine and largest growing area for coca, the drug's base product, will look into Thailand's opium eradication programme...

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The Communist government of Vietnam has obviously warmed up to digital currencies, including Bitcoin, and is preparing to legalise them under a new plan...

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Laos will transform into a high-middle-income country from its current lower-middle-income position by 2030 and also leave behind its status as least developed country...

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Just  shortly after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a nationwide law that prohibits smoking in public, Japan Tobacco,  the world's fourth-largest tobacco manufacturer, thought...

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Do-it-yourself furniture chain IKEA, the world’s largest, will set up its regional distribution and supply chain center for Southeast Asia in Malaysia, the company...

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Thailand’s economy grew at the fastest pace in more than four years, led by a surge in tourism arrivals and agriculture exports. Gross domestic...

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Malaysia's economy expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter of 2017 on the back of domestic demand...

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The escape of jet-setting Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, who is wanted in a deadly hit-and-run case involving his Ferrari and a Bangkok...

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One of the largest manufacturers and retailers of home furnishing products in Thailand, Index Living Mall, opened its first store in Indonesia in Jakarta...

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Ride sharing company Uber on August 15 refused to suspend its services in the Philippines after it was ordered to shut down for a...

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Kuala Lumpur-based shopping portal iPrice has put together a very nice table of the current e-commerce scene in Thailand which shows a dominance by...

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The Philippine peso on August 14 sailed through the 51:1 barrier against the US dollar, a value not seen since August 2006, bringing about...

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Vietnam saw a record number of international arrivals in 2016 with more than ten million visitors and a 25-per cent increase over the previous...

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Citigroup in a new country study said it expects the Philippines to enjoy the fastest economic growth in Southeast Asia and the third-fastest growth...

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Singapore’s economy posted faster growth in the second quarter of 2017 than previously estimated by the government as a recovery in global trade helped...

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Growth of gross domestic product (GDP) in the Philippines is seen to slow down this year, at least as per the forecast of UK...

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In good old COMECON style, Russia will accept payments from Indonesia for Russian-built fighter planes in commodities such as palm oil and coffee, reports...

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Following the footsteps of Singapore and Malaysia in successfully boosting their housing markets for expats, the Vietnamese government considers an extension of the leasehold...