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KKR bullish on Southeast Asia in 2013

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US-based private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) sees economic growth and increased consumer spending in ASEAN as a good basis for...
Laos growing, but risks remain

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Laos has maintained robust growth in 2012 and expects further advancement in 2013, though the country is facing a challenge in managing its domestic...
Singapore closely avoids recession

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Singapore escaped a technical recession after the economy grew in the fourth quarter of 2012 by 1.8 per cent over the third quarter, the...
ASEAN to drive world economy in 2013

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ASEAN high-growth countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will underpin the world's economic growth in 2013, according to a report by...
Robust outlook for Cambodian banks

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The banking system in Cambodia is expected to remain robust in 2013 despite the economic crisis in Europe and the economic slowdown in the...
Philippines struggle to curb strong peso

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The Philippines by the end of the year 2012 have intensified efforts to contain the surge of the country's currency, imposing a ceiling on...
Waiting for the right time to invest in Myanmar

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Myanmar has received a great deal of attention from investors when the country opened up its economy in 2011, and later on eased its investment rules to attract foreign direct investments: However, investors need to be cautious.

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Singapore was ranked 5th out of 185 economes in terms of ease in paying taxes, according to the "Paying Taxes 2013" report compiled by...
Thailand, Philippines top ASEAN bourses

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Thailand's SET index and the Philippines' PSE Composite were among the top 10 best-performing stock markets globally in 2012 based on year-to-date performance. The SET...
Singapore start-ups struggle for capital

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Despite Singapore's liberal investment rules, tax-friendly environment and highly-educated workforce, start-up companies in the city state are increasingly struggling to obtain venture capital or...
Hunt for Vietnam banks has begun

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Stressed Vietnamese banks are facing rising interest of foreign buyers in its shares, whose value in the past was continuously shrinking on the back...
Strong peso hurts Philippine call centers

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The low-cost advantage of the export-oriented Filipino service economy, in particular the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, has become under threat due to the...
Malaysia braces for huge FDI inflows

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With a number of large projects coming up in Malaysia starting from 2013, the nation is expecting new record capital inflows into the several...
Vietnam’s economy in slow mode

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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...
Indonesia next hot spot for IPOs

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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...
Philippines growing faster than expected

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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...
JPMorgan to shut Malaysia retail unit

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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...
Potential abound

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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.