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The economy of Vietnam expanded at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012 as bank lending and domestic demand eased, adding pressure on...

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Indonesia is poised for heavy IPO activity in 2013 with a significant number of firms seeking to raise capital from an initial  public offering...

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The Philippine economy is expected to grow by more than 6 per cent this year, which is above the country's earlier growth forecast of...

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US-based bank JPMorgan will close its retail banking operations in Malaysia, its only presence of that business arm in Asia. The closure is part...

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The Islamic Bank of Thailand is the Buddhist nation's first Shariah-compliant bank. Senior executive VP Rak Vorrakitpokatorn in an exclusive interview.

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Dubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group announced on December 19 that it has exited its investment in the Thai restaurant chain Hot Pot through an...

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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...

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Some of the biggest names in private equity have recently been racing to set up business in ASEAN and to put their surplus cash to work. They are all drawn by a region that is still defying the global economic slowdown.

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In the coming realignment of world powers, emerging nations in Asia will play a key role and are set to become dominant global political...

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Thailand-based food and retail conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group, which is in the process of buying a 15.57 per cent stake in China's Ping An...

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Japanese and South Korean companies have been steadily escaping rising wages and nationalism in China and relocating to the Philippines, contributing to the $1...

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The private financing arm of the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), will invest up to $400 million in the Philippines in 2013, doubling...

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Malaysian power company Malakoff Corp Bhd, the next candidate for a large initial public offering at the Bursa Malaysia, has said it wanted to...

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Thailand's major companies and business tycoons were the top deal makers in foreign investment in ASEAN in 2012 so far. The record $25 billion of...

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Kamarudin Meranun and Tony Fernandes, founders of the AirAsia Group, will kick off the 2013 IPO spree in Southeast Asia by listing at least...

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Dubai-based investment banking firm Shuaa Capital is about to enter the Indonesian capital market to offer investment banking services to issuers and investors in...

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The Malaysian government expects private investment in the economy to reach 30 per cent of total investments in 2013, up from 22 per cent...

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Southeast Asia's second-largest economy remained resilient to the economic wobbles in China, the US and the euro zone,  the Thai Chamber of Commerce reported...