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Singapore invests in “smart urban estates”

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Singapore is driving the development of smart districts and smart urban estates which will be enabled to operate and consume energy more efficiently. To...
Indonesia presents new economic stimulus package

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Indonesia on November 16 announced a new economic stimulus package to support the rupiah and spur growth in the lead-up to the upcoming presidential...
Thailand takes over ASEAN chairmanship

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The chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formally turned over on November 15, with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...
Khmer Rouge tribunal coming to an end with final verdicts

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The tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians is expected to issue...
More charges against Malaysia’s former first lady

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Malaysia will file additional charges against Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, the anti-graft agency said on November 14, as...
Vietnam’s new Bamboo Airways can finally take off

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport on November 12 officially granted an aviation business license to Bamboo Airways, the latest airline in the country to take...
China plans free trade zone in the Golden Triangle

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China is looking to establish a free trade zone at the section of the Mekong where the river forms the border between Myanmar and...
Fortune magazine sold to member of richest Thai family

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US publishing house Meredith Corporation announced on November 9 it sold one of its business flagship titles, Fortune magazine, to a Thai tycoon for...
Finally: Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft, sentenced to prison

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The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on November 9 ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos (89) after finding her guilty on seven counts...
“Mislatel” chosen as third Philippine telecom operator

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A consortium led by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy in partnership with China Telecom has been declared the country’s third major player, which is expected...
Thailand issues free visas-on-arrival to boost tourism

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The Thai Immigration Bureau has approved the plan to temporarily waive visa-on-arrival fees for 21 countries, China and India among them, in hopes of...
Philippines to sign $3.3-billion railway loan deal with China

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Philippine President Duterte and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set to sign this month a 175-billion pesos ($3.3 billion) credit deal to build...
Setback for Suu Kyi in Myanmar by-elections

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Myanmar's ruling party led by the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi lost a constituency it previously held to the military-backed opposition party...
Singapore lifts land to prepare for rising sea levels

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Singapore is preparing early to protect itself from the consequences of climate change, something other countries in the region such as Thailand and Indonesia...
Thailand’s English proficiency deteriorates

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The new edition of EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI), a ranking compiled annually by Swedish education company EF Education First, revealed that English...
Myanmar presents plan to attract over $200 billion in foreign investment

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The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) came up with an ambitious business plan that includes a major investment promotion strategy aiming to attract more than...
First Formula 1 race in Hanoi starts with 2020 season

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Vietnam's capital Hanoi will start hosting Formula 1 races by April 2020, the Hanoi People's Committee said on November 1 in a statement. That...
Leicester owner’s death comes as Thai duty-free monopoly is about to end

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Thailand’s King Power International Group, the country's largest duty-free retailer, may find itself facing a challenge to win the upcoming new auction to operate...