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Business News

News about trade, finance, investment trends and issues.


Indonesia has set itself the target of reaching $41 billion in investment in 2013, the head of the country's Investment Coordinating Board, Chatib Basri,...
Gulf Air

The two wealthy Gulf states of Qatar and Bahrain are intensifying their economic relations to ASEAN states. While Bahrain is marketing itself as a...
Bursa Malaysia

After Felda Holding and IHH Healthcare, Bursa Malaysia expects another billion-dollar listing probably at the beginning of next year. The new listing will be Westports...
Bangkok Street

Investors' applications through the Thai Board of Investment (BoI), the approving body for strategic industry and commercial investments under a tax privileges scheme, will...
High Speed Train

An ambitious but costly high-speed railways system connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and other major towns in Vietnam has been modified by...

Singapore's sovereign wealth fund is stepping up its investment in the US, targeting the energy and hospitality sectors. Together with China's government fund China Investment...
Tiger Beer

Heineken and Thai Beverage, both in the run to acquire Singapore's Tiger Beer maker Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), are locked in a bidding brawl,...

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the ASEAN region are becoming increasingly interesting for foreign investors who cast an eye on the booming property...
Nec Cable

The new 7,800 kilometer data connection Asia Submarine-Cable Express (ASE) has been opened for Internet traffic on August 11 in an aim to boost...

Myanmar's keenly awaited new investment law might be stricter than expected, after a draft leaked to the media showed that it contains various protective...
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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...
Korea Bank

Asia is moving toward a self-sustaining cycle with on-going trade surpluses, with banks in better financial shape than in the West. Banks in developing countries are looking forward to a decade of profitable growth.
Luxury Brands China

Southeast Asia, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan will be the world's richest economies by 2050 and are already home of the largest number...

Cambodia's picturesque temple town of Siem Reap will host the 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting on August 27, where trade liberalization, economic cooperation and inequality...
Thailand Rice Export1

The full recovery of the industrial sector after the 2011 floods will prompt the Thai economy to grow by 4.5 per cent this year,...
Astro Sat

Pay-TV company Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, preparing for the next large IPO in the country, will offer almost half of its shares to indigenuous...
Lao Vietnam Border

The two communist-led nations of Vietnam and Laos are forging closer economic ties, while Vietnam also discovers East Timor and Africa as investment destinations. In...

Singapore has made it in the news as a possible destination for wealthy German individuals' funds that are currently kept in Switzerland for tax...