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Obama’s ASEAN trip confirmed for October

The White House on September 14 confirmed that US President Barack Obama will travel to ASEAN from October 6 to 12 and visit four...
Cheapest labour in Asia: Not Myanmar, not Bangladesh

In the past years, there has been a notable shift of labour costs within Asia, and China is no longer leading the pack. The...
Small businesses in ASEAN – Keys to overcoming the middle-income country trap

An analysis by Ronald Mendoza, Asian Institute of Management
Bomb explodes in front of Cambodian parliament

A bomb has detonated outside Cambodia’s National Assembly building in Phnom Penh on September 13, according to Twitter messages. The Phnom Penh Post also said...
Sultan of Brunei on hotel buying spree

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who via the Brunei Investment Agency controls the Dorchester Collection, chain of currently 9 luxury hotels in the US and...
Cambodia’s tax discipline improving

Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation said on September 9 that it had collected $606 million of tax in the first eight months of 2013,...
Brunei takes the renewable energy path

The Sultanate of Brunei announced on September 9 announced that it will introduce a feed-in tariff model for renewable energy in the nation in...
Cambodia casino company goes Vladivostok

Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp Ltd. plans to partner with Macau casino tycoon Lawrence Ho to open a casino in Vladivostok near the Chinese border...
Phnom Penh to get new landmark building

Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh is set to get a new landmark after Hong Kong-based property developer Hongkong Land broke ground on September 6 on...
Thai TV production firm to set up Myanmar studios

Thailand-based television production firm BEC-Tero Entertainment said it aims to build its own studios in Yangon, Myanmar, to respond to increasing demand for TV...
Insights on Brunei’s global competitiveness ranking

The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shed an interesting light on the current state of Southeast Asian economies,...

Former Director-General of Health Malaysia, Tan Sri Ismail, gives advice
Laos government urges Christians to leave

Despite constitutional protections, the small minority that makes up Christians in Laos are faced with either giving up their religion or being deported out...
Competition among ASEAN budget carriers heats up

The aviation market for low-cost carriers or budget airline in Southeast Asia is becoming tougher even though in some markets the industry is close...
Hun Sen confirmed as Cambodia’s election winner

Cambodia's election commission announced on September 8 that its official result showed the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Cambodian People's Party (CPP),...
Cambodia: 20,000 rally over disputed elections

Around 20,000 protesters gathered in Phnom Penh on September 7 in a so far peaceful rally to demand a probe of the results of...
Muslim ASEAN nations concerned about Syria (scenarios)

Islamic-majority nations in ASEAN, namely Malaysia and Indonesia, have expressed worries about how a crisis in Syria and the Middle East that could affect...
Siem Reap land prices take off

High demand for plots in Cambodia's tourism hub of Siem Reap have caused land prices going through the roof, real estate experts say. Prices increased...