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Indonesia Beefs Up To Become Southeast Asia’s Digital Hub

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Indonesia has set itself the goal to become nothing less than a regional digital hub in Southeast Asia as early as next year. To...
Bangkok Now Second Most Expensive City To Live In Southeast Asia

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Thailand’s capital Bangkok has now become the second most expensive city to live in within ASEAN, only beaten by Singapore, according to a new...
Thailand’s Central Group To Invest $200 Million In Ride-hailing Service Grab

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Bangkok-based family conglomerate Central Group, which is active in retail, real estate, hospitality and restaurants and operates Thailand’s biggest shopping mall, plans to invest...
Philippines Gdp Growth Slowest In Three Years

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The Philippine economy grew 6.2 per cent in 2018, missing the government’s growth target as price increases slowed consumer spending as well as business...
Indonesia’s “smart Kiosk” Startup Raises More Funds To Digitise Street Vendors

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Indonesian micro-retail tech startup Warung Pintar (“smart kiosk”) has secured new funding of $27.5 million in a Series B round participated by its existing...
Eu Reinstates Import Duties On Rice From Cambodia And Myanmar

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The European Commission has reinstated duties on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar for three years after determining that imports were causing economic damage to...
EU lifts “yellow card” on Thai fishing industry

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The European Commission on January 8 removed Thailand from the group of "warned countries,” known as “yellow card,” for its action and progress in...
Jobless rate in Brunei jumped to 9.3%

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Brunei’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 per cent in 2017 from 6.9 per cent in 2014, latest available data from the Department of Statistics...
Philippine digital economy expected to grow to $10 billion by 2025

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The Philippine e-commerce industry is poised for exponential growth, with its share of the Southeast Asian market expected to be worth $10 billion by...
Indonesia’s Tokopedia raises $1.1 billion from Alibaba, Softbank

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Indonesia’s leading e-commerce portal Tokopedia said on December 12 it has raised $1.1 billion in funding from investors including Japanese tech holding SoftBank’s Vision...
Vietnam’s Vingroup to launch its own smartphone brand

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Vingroup, Vietnam’ biggest listed firm by market value and a conglomerate with businesses that range from real estate to retail to tourism to automotive,...
Malaysia government sets 20% annual growth target for e-commerce sector

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The Malaysian government has set an annual growth rate target of 20 per cent for the e-commerce sector in the country, from 14.3 per...
Indonesia’s digital economy to become largest in ASEAN by 2025

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The annual “e-Conomy Southeast Asia” study conducted by Google and Singapore's state holding company Temasek found that Indonesia’s digital economy is poised to become the...
Service robots to assist shoppers in Metro Manila mega mall

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In a country-wide's first, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, the Philippines’ second-biggest shopping center behind SM City North EDSA, will deploy robots starting from next...
Leicester owner’s death comes as Thai duty-free monopoly is about to end

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Thailand’s King Power International Group, the country's largest duty-free retailer, may find itself facing a challenge to win the upcoming new auction to operate...
European Union revokes preferential trade status for Cambodia

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The European Union on the 12th annual EU-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit that took place in Brussels on October 18-19 temporarily revoked its...
Philippine inflation could rise to 7%, only lagging Myanmar’s in ASEAN

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Filipinos are increasingly forced to tighten their belts in the wake of a continued high inflation rate which reached 6.4 per cent in August...
Myanmar set to turn into major gold exporter

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Myanmar`s Ministry of Commerce is in the process of officially removing a regulation that prevented traders to export gold for more than five decades,...