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Squeeze-out in cyberspace: Facebook vs. ASEAN social media

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Southeast Asians love Facebook. Indonesia has 64 million total Facebook users, Bangkok is the city with the most Facebook users per capita and Vietnam...
Roundup: ASEAN’s future looks bright

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2012 was another good year for ASEAN economies, and 2013 is shaping up to be one as well. Despite a weak global economy, Thailand,...
Brunei set to become a major hub of BIMP-EAGA

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Brunei could greatly improve its role in the region as a major business and transport hub within the Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines-East ASEAN Growth...
Indonesia, Cambodia outlook most “positive” for US businesses

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One may employ a woeful amount of red tape and have poor political stability, while a strongman has helmed the other since 1985, eroding...
Spotlight: The TPP’s ASEAN impact

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Exclusionary trade treaties are the weapon de jour of geopolitics. In the race to form the most comprehensive, tightly knit world order, the US...
World Bank cuts financing for coal

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On July 16, the World Bank held a closed-door meeting that marked a crucial moment for climate change. Led by World Bank President Dr Jim...
Decker & Co: ASEAN’s New Boutique Broker

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Last week the first US-based broker dedicated solely to Southeast Asia opened its doors for business. Decker & Co intends to bring US capital...
Five implications of appreciating ASEAN currencies for the GCC

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Forecast from Steve Troop, CEO of Barwa Bank, Qatar Heading one of the fastest growing Islamic banks in Qatar, Steve Troop, CEO of Barwa Bank,...
ASEAN e-reader boom led by 2 companies

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The e-reader market in Southeast Asia is booming. ASEAN people have proven themselves eager consumers of the latest “smart” gadgets, like tablets and iPhones,...
ADB trims Asia growth outlook

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on July 16 trimmed its growth outlook for developing Asia for 2013-2014 due to an ongoing slowdown in China,...
Top 5 transactions leading ASEAN’s M&A trend

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The World Bank has long underscored the economic importance of Southeast Asia, a top global growth engine, because of its burgeoning middle classes and...
Strange ASEAN laws: Black magic ban in Indonesia

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The Indonesian government is currently considering adding a law to the country’s Criminal Code that would outlaw witchcraft.  Here is the proposed law: (1). Any...
Getting the ASEAN Economic Community train back on track

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A recent report by the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute published on June 20 and titled The ASEAN Economic Community: The Status of Implementation shed...
Message to Bruneian banks: Shape up your customer service

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As years pass, many new banking services have been rolled out to enhance consumer experience in Brunei. Internet banking, ATM debit cards, branches cropping...
ASEAN’s growing population: Many new mouths to feed

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ASEAN's overall population is exploding. Whether this is good or bad is dependent on the country. While large populations can be viewed as adding...
Myanmar to export household workforce to Singapore

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The term Overseas Myanmar Workers, or OMW, has still to be coined, but the government in the former pariah state has recognised that legal...
Malaysia: An ASEAN tech hub?

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Listen up Malaysians: If you find yourself hankering for the latest Apple gadget, it turns out you don’t have to look far for a...
Cambodia, next powerhouse for ASEAN investors

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The success Qatar’s Ooredoo had with being issued a mobile phone license in Myanmar is an encouraging development for Middle East investors who are...