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Malaysia PM cleared of graft – $681-million ‘gift’ came from Saudi royals

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Malaysia's anti-corruption investigators cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of graft over a transfer of $681 million donated to his personal bank accounts, bringing the...
Barclays cuts hundreds of jobs in Asia, exits South Korea, Taiwan

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British bank Barclays is closing its investment banking units in Asian countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as in Australia and Russia,...
Power play in the media and ethics

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Is media a lapdog, watchdog, running dog or simply wagging its tail in a society? A look at the power play in the media -...
Myanmar steps up defense industry, buys fighter jets made in Pakistan

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Although the military rule in Myanmar is coming to an end, the country has been drastically expanding its defense capabilities in the recent past,...
Search for flight MH370 to end in June 2016

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Australia's government said that the underwater search for missing flight Malaysia Airline MH370  will likely end by June 2016. A statement by the Australian Joint...
South Asia has world’s lowest financial literacy

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A new report released by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s and the World Bank, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services Global Financial Literary Survey, shows...
Philippines gets new fighter jets amid South China Sea feud

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The Philippines received the delivery of two fighter jets — the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade — as it strengthens its...
Medical tourism to Asia-Pacific to cross $20bn-mark by 2019

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With medical travelers mainly hailing from the Middle East, Africa and Asian countries, and a smaller portion from the US and Europe, health tourism...
Google to connect Indonesia with ballon-powered Internet

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Search engine giant Google announced it will begin testing balloon-powered internet over Indonesia in 2016, aiming to provide coverage across more than 17,000 islands. The...
Southeast Asian stock markets bottoming out – time to buy

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Southeast Asian stocks have clearly seen better days, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. In the largest unloading of stocks on...
Joseph Stiglitz: The trans-pacific free-trade (TPP) charade

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There's been a big buzz in the media about the October 5 agreement reached by the US and 11 other countries on the Trans-Pacific...
Kirin aims to make Myanmar Beer a regional brand

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After taking over the majority of Myanmar's largest beer company, Myanmar Brewery,  Japanese beverages giant Kirin is planning to market the Myanmar Beer brand...
Southeast Asian shares bounce back – China, Japan extend drop

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Volatile stock markets in Asia on August 25 showed signs of a respite from the recent blood-letting, as bargain hunters helped most stocks off three-year...
Two Koreas at the brink of war after exchanging fire

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Just one day after the first-ever concert of a Western rock group, Laibach from Slovenia, in North Korea, the situation on the peninsula seems...
Asia’s currencies get hammered after double yuan whammy

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Asian currencies suffered big time after after China's surprise decision to devalue the yuan on August 11, and got a double whammy after Beijing...
Asia braces for “grey tsunami” amid huge demographic shift

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Asia is on the way to become the “oldest” continent in just a few decades, with the number of people aged over 65 expected...
Asia shares, crude down on Greek tragedy

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The surprising results from Greece's referendum on July 5 sent markets into a tailspin after Asian stock exchanges opened today, with US crude suffering...
Survey: Asia-Pacific’s homegrown brands growing to regional giants

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A new ranking by market researcher Nielsen and marketing network Campaign Asia Pacific, called Asia’s Top 1000 brands and released last week, gave insights...