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What is the ratio between unemployment and corruption in ASEAN countries? This infographic shows the correlation between both factors.
Common ASEAN visa system in the making

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Four ASEAN countries on June 5 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia 2013 held in Myanmar signed an agreement to facilitate...
Prestigious event raises Myanmar’s profile

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia 2013 puts Myanmar in the spotlight. The country has received massive investment pledges in the line-up to the prestigious conference, but with high potential also comes risk.
Philippines gets first semiconductor lab

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In an effort to cut costs for the Philippines’ emerging semiconductor and electronics industries, the government has launched the country’s first laboratory to conduct...
ASEAN nations eager to conquer space

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Unnoticed by many, member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have stepped up their spending for space science in the past,...
Shoe factory collapses in Cambodia (video)video

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The collapse of the ceiling of a shoe factory in Cambodia on the morning of May 16 left at least two dead and injured...
SingTel on shopping spree in ASEAN

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Singapore’s largest telecoms provider, SingTel, said it will set aside $1.6 billion over the next three years for startup acquisitions in Southeast Asia,  preferably...
Brunei wise to set focus on food security

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Agriculture is the next sector the Brunei government has set sights on to transform its oil-dependent economy, a forward-thinking measure that future generations will certainly be thankful for.
Sarawak’s unduly overlooked solar potential

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Solar power plants are suitable for Sarawak’s equatorial location on Borneo, and the low frequency of debilitating storms make the energy source especially viable, writes Justin Calderon after an on-site inspection.
On the search for ASEAN’s most admired enterprises

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The ASEAN Business Advisory Council has launched the search for 2013's 'Most Admired ASEAN Enterprises' through the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) for large, medium and small enterprises in the region.
ASEAN Infrastructure Fund kicks off

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) has readied $1 billion to begin operations for lending projects by the second half of...
Behind the curtain: ASEAN’s 4 most secretive tycoons

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In ASEAN, a highly potent cocktail blending the benefits of export-led economies and under-the-table government support throughout the bloc has bred a nebulous class of tycoons that prefer to enjoy their prosperity in secret.
Cambodia exports up 21% in first quarter

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Cambodian export values increased more than 21 per cent in the first quarter 2013 compared to the same period last year, a report in...
Cruise liner targets ASEAN markets

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Carnival, the world's largest cruise group, said it wants to expand rapidly in Southeast Asia as it expects the regional market for leisure voyages...
Unearthed gem: Mindanao, Philippines

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Romeo Montenegro of the Mindanao Development Authority spoke with Inside Investor about the huge potential the Philippines' southern region has.
Brunei: Adjusting to new economic requirements

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Economic growth in the Sultanate of Brunei slowed to an estimated one per cent in 2012, owing to weakness in production and exports of crude oil, which is way below all other ASEAN peers except Singapore.
Brunei starts financial literacy initiative

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Brunei will launch a programme to improve financial literacy for people all over ASEAN, the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the 17th ASEAN Finance...
Cambodia wants its own car industry

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Cambodia is planning to manufacture a domestic car brand after state-owned ACICA Automotive signed a $2 billion joint venture investment with UK-based BIW Automotive. The...