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Healthcare

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AirAsia founder to launch budget healthcare service ASEAN-wide

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Tony Fernandes, founder of low-cost carrier AirAsia, is planning the launch of a new "affordable healthcare" business called Tune Care within his company holding...
Brain drain from Southeast Asia growing constraint for economic growth

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Young well educated people leaving their home countries in Southeast Asia to pursue a better career in a well-salaried job in richer countries of...
Smoking in public in the Philippines now carries up to four months jail time

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got serious with his plans to ban public smoking all over the country by signing a respective executive order on...
Global Cyber Attack cripples Computers in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia has not been spared by the global cyber attack that affected so far around 50,000 computers in nearly 100 countries all around...
Cambodia stops shady breast milk export business by US firm

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Cambodian authorities have stopped a Utah, US-based company with the peculiar name of Ambrosia Labs from selling human breast milk harvested from women in...
Malaysia expects one million medical tourists this year

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Malaysia is set to welcome around one million health travelers in 2017, up from 860,000 last year, and generate respective revenue of $292 million, ...
Malaysia enters cultural exchange cooperation with North Korea

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Malaysia, one of the few countries globally that have close diplomatic relations with North Korea and of the even fewer ones for which North...
Myanmar to release new investment law by next year

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Myanmar will get its official investment regulation framework by end-March or early April next year when the by-laws of the country’s investment law are...
Thai stocks, currency drop after palace statement on King’s health

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A statement by the Thai Bureau of the Royal Household released on October 9 that King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health condition has been deteriorating to...
Malaysia has to face its challenges

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The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of MAHSA University in Selangor, Malaysia (and former Director General, Malaysia Ministry of Health) Dr. Tan Sri Ismail Merican talks...
Thailand seeks to become Southeast Asia’s start-up hub

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"Thailand 4.0" is the new catchphrase for the Thai government in its aim to groom the country's start-up scene to an extent that Thailand...
Philippines seeks to adopt Cuba’s public healthcare system

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Newly elected Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte seems to have developed a fancy for the healthcare system in Cuba and will send a medical fact-finding...
Duterte’s Philippine economic agenda eyes sustained GDP growth

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte unveiled a 10-point agenda for economic growth in the country last week which aims at sustaining the average GDP growth...
Thailand’s richest earned a few more billions in 2016

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The new Forbes list of Thailand's 50 richest is out, and it shows that most of those who already possess a considerable fortune added...
Thailand pushes nascent startup scene

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Amid sluggish economic growth, Thailand is now trying to create the foundations for a flourishing startup scene, initiatives from which the country could certainly...
No budget for free birth control in the Philippines

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Philippine supreme lawmakers have scrapped the 2016 budget allocation for free family planning commodities such as condoms, contraceptive pills and intrauterine devices, money which...
Medical tourism to Asia-Pacific to cross $20bn-mark by 2019

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With medical travelers mainly hailing from the Middle East, Africa and Asian countries, and a smaller portion from the US and Europe, health tourism...
Global healthcare spending compared (infographic)

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This infographic by Medigo displays data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Healthcare Outcomes Index 2014, which took into account a number of diverse...