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Infographic: Competitiveness in Southeast Asia

The new Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 of the World Economic Forum is out and clearly shows the changes in the region's economic ecosystem: Indonesia,...
Our Series: Ethics in Business – ‘Fair Trade’ or ‘Fair Game’ – Who benefits, really?

A conversation with Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria, Secretary General, MITI
Financial expertise at work

Primeiro Partners' Stephen Sieh sheds light on the advisory business in SE Asia
Finished: The frist Dreamliner for Southeast Asia

It's done and painted: The new aircraft that left Boeing's hangars in Seattle is nothing less than the first Dreamliner to be delivered to...
Cambodia restricts travel ahead of mass protests

The planned mass protests by the Cambodian opposition on September 7 in Phnom Penh have prompted the country's authorities to impose unusual travel restrictions...
Southeast Asia’s insurance industry to quadruple

A new study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has found that the overall health insurance industry in Southeast Asia will grow at a compounded...
Time to reflect on TPP enthusiasm

The 19th talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement held in Brunei last week have put the nation into the global spotlight once more,...
Japanese developer expands into ASEAN

Mitsui Fudosan, one of the largest developers in Japan and a subsidiary of the Mitsui conglomerate, is expanding into Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, the...
Siam City Cement shelves $200m Cambodia project

Thailand’s second-largest cement company, Siam City Cement, has suspended a cement-plant project valued at about $200 million in Cambodia's Kampot province, citing "political uncertainty and...
Southeast Asia in the stranglehold of capital outflows

What is currently happening in Southeast Asia’s economies needs closer attention. It seems that the major nations have hit a speed bump in their...
Sina Weibo starts Southeast Asia expansion

The popular Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, often seen as a Chinese hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, has launched a company called Trend Media...
Further wage rise in Cambodia expected for 2014

The political tension after elections have inspired the Cambodia government to take steps to further increase the minimum wage for garment and footwear workers. After...
Cambodia fears tourism fallout due to tensions

Tourism companies in Cambodia are concerned that tensions rising due to opposition protests that started on August 30 and will culminate in a mass...
Obama wants to visit Southeast Asia again

US President Barack Obama will soon be visiting Southeast Asia, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, who is currently on a visit to several countries in...
Official trailer of biggest video game launch releasedvideo

In what is seen as the biggest video game launch of 2013, Rockstar Games has released the official trailer to Grand Theft Auto 5,...
Cambodia’s opposition plans huge mass protest

The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the country's main opposition party led by Sam Rainsy, threatened on August 28 to hold daily demonstrations for...
Cambodia fixes minimum wage for garment workers

The new minimum for Cambodia's garment and footwear workers agreed on in May 2013 has now come into effect. Workers are now being paid...
ASEAN textile exports to US, EU shrinking

Exports of textiles and garments of ASEAN member countries to the US and European Union markets declined in 2012, the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF)...