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Energy & Resources

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Thailand dreams of 100 smart cities

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As a part of its Thailand 4.0 initiative - a plan to transform Thailand's economy into a digitally powered ecosystem - the country has...
Samsung decides against investing in Myanmar amid “government inaction”

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South Korea’s corporate giant Samsung Electronics scrapped its plans to build a production base for smartphones or home appliances in Myanmar due to what...
Thailand’s economy shows some muscles

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Investment drawn to Thailand’s proposed Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) could push the country’s economic growth rate above five per cent by 2021, Siam Commercial...
Vietnam going solar after nuclear power plants shelved

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The Vietnam government decided to embark on a number of projects to build large solar power facilities in the country and encouraged large companies...
Despite latest IPO, Myanmar’s stock exchange remains lame duck

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The young Yangon Stock Exchange saw its first real initial public offering (IPO) on January 26, but despite high expectation of the listing of...
Singapore job market declined for the first time in 14 years

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Singapore's total working population, excluding foreign domestic workers, shrank for the first time since 2003 by an estimated 10,700 last year, according to preliminary...
New US tariffs sad news for Malaysian solar panel exporters

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Malaysia as the largest photovoltaic (PV) exporter to the US internationally with a market share of 30 per cent of PV imports is likely...
China to pour billions of investment dollars into Cambodia

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Cambodia and China on January 11 signed 19 agreements worth several billion dollars to develop the impoverished Southeast Asian country's infrastructure, agriculture and healthcare....
Malaysia says it is ready to help Mindanao out of poverty

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Malaysian businesses are ready to help the southern Philippine island of Mindanao out of poverty through targeted investments that would help the region develop...
Luxury brand Bulgari under fire for using “genocide gems” from Myanmar

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Italian high-end jewelry maker Bulgari is feeling the heat from human rights activists for continuing to buy and use gems from Myanmar. By doing...
Investment climate in Myanmar worsens over uncertainty, delayed reforms

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Myanmar, just until recently dubbed the new frontier for investments into nearly everything – infrastructure, consumer products, telecom, housing and tourism – has turned...
FDI into ASEAN down 20%, Indonesia, Thailand drop the most

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Foreign direct investments (FDI) flows into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fell by 20 per cent to $96.7 billion in 2016, the...
Singapore, Tokyo ranked Asia’s smartest cities

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Two Asian cities made it in the top-ten smartest cities in the world, according to the 2017 Smart Cities Index compiled by EasyPark Group,...
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...
Malaysia stops imports from North Korea, closes embassy in Pyongyang

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Relations between former friends Malaysia and North Korea hit rock bottom in the wake of the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother at...
Manila Water Company expanding to Thailand

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Publicly listed Manila Water Company, the major water provider for Metro Manila in the Philippines, in which the country's oldest conglomerate Ayala Corporation holds...
Trump tells Prayuth that Thailand should buy more from US

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Thailand's trade surplus with the US was one of the key issues discussed during Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's meeting with US President Donald...
Petronas seeks clarity over partnership with Sarawak’s new oil firm Petros

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The Malaysian state of Sarawak, which set up its own oil and gas extraction company last month in an unprecedented challenge for the country's...