There are an estimated 200,000 Filipinos working in Qatar, or roughly 10 per cent of the population. Filipinos commonly find jobs as construction workers, domestic helpers or in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Despite Singapore being one of the few AAA-rated Asian countries, its strong reliance on trade and exports means that the economic performance of its larger US and European counterparts cannot be ignored.
The latest data from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam indicates that inflation in Vietnam accelerated to 2.2 per cent in September over August 2012, the fastest pace that had been seen in 16 months in the country.
Today the pulse of Cambodia’s capital follows the rhythm of construction mallets and whirring traffic. Offices, homes and shopping spaces are being erected across a city that hopes to detach itself from a gruesome past.