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China to assist Cambodia in setting up e-commerce ecosystem

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Cambodia and China signed a memorandum of understanding on November 10 to support the development of the country’s e-commerce business operations, according to a...
Thai jasmine rice variety named best in the world

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The World Rice Conference at its annual meeting in Macau on November 8 declared Thailand's fragrant Hom Mali variety the world's best rice, maintaining...
ASEAN car market on growth trajectory

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The Philippines and Thailand, alongside Myanmar, which still has a much smaller market, were the three countries leading new automotive sales in the Association...
Living in Asia’s top cities most expensive, Singapore, Hong Kong remain on top

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Cities in Asia are becoming more and more expensive to live for expatriates and locals alike, the newly released Worldwide Cost of Living report...
Vietnam’s biggest-ever IPO rocks stock market

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The Communist nation of Vietnam saw its biggest-ever initial public offering at the stock market on October 26, with the retail unit of the...
First Philippine startup valued at more than $1 billion

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In what can be seen as a major milestone for the Philippine startup sector, an innovative Makati-based company creating prefabricated designer homes became the...
Cambodia to introduce charges for plastic bags

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In what could be a role model for other Southeast Asian countries, most of all Thailand, supermarket shoppers in Cambodia by law may soon...
Cambodia Post goes e-commerce

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Cambodia’s state postal service together with a Chinese company and a local startup created a new e-commerce joint venture that plans to launch an...
Yuan set to end US dollar dominance in Cambodia

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The National Bank of Cambodia and the People’s Bank of China announced that they – for the first time – have introduced an official...
Philippines: High heels no more compulsory for female staff

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The Philippines government issued a new order that effectively bans employers from forcing women to wear high heels at their workplaces. Instead, companies are...
Five ASEAN countries among world’s biggest plastic polluters

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Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia are named in a new Greenpeace report as being among the top ten countries globally for mismanaged...
Malaysia cans October beer festival as Muslims object “vice”

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The Better Beer Festival, Malaysia's biggest annual craft beer event roughly modeled after Munich's famous Oktoberfest, has been scrapped after an influential Muslim party...
Indulging in Thailand becomes more expensive

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After a long and secretive preparation phase, Thailand on September 16 finally introduced an amended excise tax law for taxes levied on cigarettes, alcoholic...
Vietnam to produce homegrown cars under VinFast brand

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Vietnam's property conglomerate Vingroup has launched a new division called VinFast which is set to become the nation's first home-grown car maker. Vingroup announced...
Laos promotes online trade in e-commerce push

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Laos has become the latest country in Southeast Asia to promote e-commerce for its large small- and medium business sector. An online trade website...
Vietnam gov’t changes course, legalises cryptocurrencies

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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...
Japan Tobacco buys Philippine cigarette maker for close to $1 billion

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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...
IKEA makes Malaysia its regional distribution hub

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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...