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ASEAN’s best companies under $1 billion in revenue

The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is lively in ASEAN, as the newest Forbes list of "Asia's best companies with sales under $1...
Malaysia in tourism infight with Singapore, Thailand over crime

A storm of indignation broke out in Malaysia after newspaper comments in neighbouring countries started questioning the general safety for residents and tourists in...
New Cambodia Airlines to take off in October

The planned joint venture between Philippine Airlines and Royal Group of Cambodia to revive Cambodia Airlines Co.  Ltd. has been postponed for 3 months...
The ups and downs of Brunei tourism

Many a thoughts have been given as to how Brunei can attract more tourists to its small territory, which with no doubt boasts attractive...
Ten cheapest cars in the world

With the rising buying power of Southeast Asia's middle class, the desire to purchase a car sooner or later comes to the table. However,...
Vietnam, Cambodia to embark on medical tourism

Both Vietnam and Cambodia want to catch up in the fast-growing health tourism market in Southeast Asia and are seeking a share of the...
Crisis looming? Soldiers, tanks deployed in Phnom Penh

Soldiers and tanks have been stationed in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh and other provinces on August 8 for the first time heavy armor has...
ASEAN ambassadors in Qatar: ‘AEC on track’

ASEAN ambassadors to Qatar on August 7 marked the 46th anniversary of the founding day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the...
Japanese bookstore challenges Amazon in ASEAN

Tokyo-based bookstore Kinokuniya Co said on August 6 that they will be setting up online stores throughout Southeast Asia in order to catch up...
Myanmar ‘ready to take ASEAN leadership role’

Myanmar is ready to take on the leadership role in ASEAN when it will chair the bloc in 2014, a crucial year to prepare...
Cambodian psychedelic rock songs of the 60s & 70s revisited (video)video

A Cambodian rock band has recovered psychedelic songs once performed by long-forgotten Cambodian singers in the 1960s and 1970s - most of whom were...
Singapore’s FairPrice named ASEAN’s best retail brand

UK-based brand research agency Interbrand released its new list of best retail brand in Southeast Asia on August 7. Singapore’s homegrown retailer FairPrice which has...
Myanmar’s punks break silence on religious violence

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence, and nothing is more anti-authoritarian than punks who break that silence. Myanmar’s issue is far bigger than its...
Cambodia rice exports set to double

Unlike Thailand's, neighbour Cambodia's rice exports have been surging over the first 7 months of 2013 and already surpassed the total figure achieved for...
First Park Hyatt hotel opens in Cambodia

US luxury hotel chain Hyatt Hotels announced that it has opened its first hotel in Cambodia, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, the 14th Hyatt...
Brunei’s software piracy, an anachronistic phenomenon?

An interesting aspect of Brunei is that the nation has a comparably high software piracy rate within ASEAN and even globally when it is...
Intervie – Thinking ASEAN in business

Grooming executives: Asian Institute of Management
Cambodian PM mocks US threat

Speaking to the press on August 3, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen blasted US threats to withhold aid money if the recent Cambodian national...